In what appeared to be a vindication For the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who declared victory after the election Boycott in Biafraland, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that agitations for a sovereign state of Biafra affected the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in the southeast.
INEC made the confession on Friday during a town hall meeting with civil society groups and the media.
While INEC struggled to twist facts by failing to acknowledge IPOB’s victory and their false result announcement, it stated that the exercise picked up in the zone only after the successful conduct of the Anambra State governorship election in November last year.
INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Enugu State, Emeka Ononamadu disclosed that it was the conviction that followed the successful conduct of the Anambra election after various threats from secessionist groups that swayed the people’s interest in the registration exercise.
Ononamadu in his myopic mind thought that the agitation for Biafra was not so intense in all the states of the zone, but acknowledge the fact that it, however, had ripple effects on the exercise.
However, the Indigenous people of Biafra has insisted that the only viable election to be conducted in Biafraland is the upcoming Biafran Referendum and has therefore urged her members to desist from obtaining the Permanent Voters Card PVC