The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has disclosed that some politicians and state governors have paid security agents and electoral officials to rig Saturday’s governorship election for their preferred candidate.
This is as the group accused politicians of hiring some political thugs to cause a crisis in the Southeast during Saturday’s election.
IPOB, however, warned that any political thug caught causing a crisis in the Southeast on Saturday would be dealt with.
Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB, warned that the peaceful atmosphere the Southeast enjoyed during the presidential election must be maintained during the governorship poll.
A statement by Powerful reads: “The intelligence reports gathered by our M.Branch revealed that some unscrupulous elements hired by politicians have planned to cause a political crisis in Some parts of South East on Saturday the 18th March 2023.
“We dare these political thugs to cause any violence in any part of Biafraland especially South East and see if sorry will not be their portion. If you’re caught by IPOB Volunteers, you will have yourself to blame.
“The peace and calm witnessed in the South East during their Presidential Selection process must not be disturbed for any reason whatsoever by any politician and their political thugs because both will be held accountable.
“Moreso, the same intelligence report showed that corrupt politicians, especially governors, have paid Nigeria Security Agencies and INEC officials to rig elections for their preferred candidates in the upcoming Saturday elections.
“We warn those compromised Security Agents and the INEC officials in Biafraland to bury such ideas because our intelligence are monitoring them, and there shall be consequences if they dare subvert the will of the people.”