The members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) took to the streets of Owerri on Monday, destroying every campaign billboards and posters on the way.
The group which chanted pro-Biafra songs was seen in a cluster along Okigwe Road, warning the people not to vote during the election, insisting that they want Biafra.
They mocked those they said would vote during the election, describing them as sellouts in the Biafra project, even as they said that those people sold out because of N500 from politicians.
The IPOB had also in furtherance to their campaign for election pasted posters in Owerri and its adjoining communities calling for sit-at home on election day.
It could be recalled that the leader of the IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, had in a recent broadcast called on Igbo people to boycott the election, demanding a referendum on Biafran independence instead.
The federal government had in September 2017 proscribed the IPOB through an order of The Federal High Court in Abuja. The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), AbubakarMalami, had approached the court to declare the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as “acts of terrorism and illegality.”