Biafra secessionist leader, Nnamdi Kanu, announces referendum on February 16, Nigeria’s presidential and national assembly election day

Nnamdi Kanu, the man spearheading the Biafra secession

Nnamdi Kanu, the man spearheading the Biafra secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has announced that IPOB will hold a referendum on the sovereign state of Biafra on February 16.

February 16 is a date fixed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the presidential and national assembly elections.

Kanu who spoke through, Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, said that IPOB members will come out with the modalities for the referendum soon.

“We wish to announce officially to the people of Biafra both home and in the Diaspora, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom that our supreme leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is currently in London to join his family and see  his child he hadn’t seen because of his illegal  detention.

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“He will also discuss with IPOB top family members in London to finalise the way forward for the  Biafra referendum that will hold on February 16, 2019.”

“Kanu is currently meeting with IPOB high command in Europe to perfect plans for the referendum which will go side by side with the February 16 presidential poll,” the statement read

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