The Indigenous people of Biafra(IPOB)on Monday released a statement through the IPOB Media Publicity Secretary,Emma Powerful,that the Referendum had been scheduled to be hosted alongside the February ,16th elections.
Emma Powerful,in a statement stated that the Leader of IPOB,Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,who recently relocated to the united Kingdom from his former base in Israel,is currently meeting with high commissioners in Europe to perfect the plans for the Referendum which will take place on 16th February.
“We can assure you that majority of them have given their assurances and the proposal has received a tremendous support from many key allies, who see self-determination for Biafra as the best solution to the present Nigeria problem.
“We are sure of peaceful and rancour-free referendum because international observers and media platforms will be on ground to monitor the exercise on that day. It is important we remind Nigerians, once again, that the ongoing political developments in the country only confirms that Nigeria cannot work together as one country, and Biafra must be a sovereign nation.
“We, the global family of IPOB, ably led by Nnamdi Kanu, wish to announce officially to the people of Biafra, both home and in the diaspora, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom that our leader, Kanu is currently in London, to join his family and see his newborn child he hadn’t seen because of his illegal incarceration and detention since 2015.
“He will also discuss with IPOB top family members in London, to finalise the way forward for Biafra referendum that will hold on February 16, 2019, alongside Nigeria’s presidential poll.
“On Friday last week, Kanu arrived Leeds Airport in England, where our deputy leader, Uche Mefor and other top IPOB members based in the UK received him. Kanu and other top IPOB high command are expected to meet with European Union ( EU) officials to gather more international support for the Biafra proposal.”