The National Chairman of the Independent Democrats, Chief Edozie Madu, has called on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to form a political party if he ‘ thinks his movement is popular’.
The Independent Democrats Chairman spoke in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Tuesday, while inaugurating the party’s women league and a 10-man committee of the party in the state ahead of the November 18 governorship election in the state.
Chief Madu’s statement is in reaction to an election boycott warning given by Mr. Kanu to Anambra people for the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
The ID leader described IPOB’s threat to disrupt the November 18 poll in Anambra State as empty, adding that “if Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB thinks his movement is popular he should form a political party where he will have all the powers and legitimacy to participate in elections the way he thinks.
“We are fully prepared and ready for the Anambra governorship election. We don’t listen to such talks. We don’t want to be distracted because we are out to win. No party has presence in the 21 local government areas and 326 wards in the state as ID.
Chief Madu furthered urged the committees to mobilise the people of the state to vote Independent Democrats in the November 18 poll.
Madu also codemned the attack in the cathedral on Sunday, describing the act as ‘barbaric and satanic’.
The Independent Democrats Chairman stressed that the administration of President Buhari bring the culprits to book, adding that the massacre in Ozubulu was a wake-up call to security agencies to work harder at creating a crime-free society.