By Obulose Chidiebere N.
For Family Writers Press
There are really different methods in trapping stubborn rodents. If Nigeria fails to uphold International laws of which she is a signatory, by giving a date for Biafran Referendum, there will definitely not be any form of election in the entire Biafra territory from this November 2017, to the general elections in 2019. ” If you want me to stop talking, then give me Biafra”….Mazi Nnamdi Kanu challenges the Nigeria government.
“When Great men speak, its not because of the sweetness of the words in their mouths but because they see something you do not see”……Prof Chinua Achebe of the blessed memory. Do we then see what leadership entails?. Can we really fathom what it takes to stay a course? Can we really appreciate the sterling qualities of a dependable servant? Do we see a man who has staked all for the Biafran cause? The above words (questions) of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu depict his desperation, enthusiasm, resoluteness, eagerness and unshakable faith in the restoration of Biafra, be it in prison or in free life, rain or winter. Many criticised him in the beginning but have now identified with him. Many are yet not comfortable with his mission but without doubts, will certainly join forces in this onerous task of achieving the Biafran freedom.
My focus however, is primarily on the recent criticisms of the President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) political party, which said that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu lacks the right to stop people from exercising their civic responsibilities of casting their votes in the forthcoming Anambra state gubernatorial election scheduled for 18th of November, 2017. It is correct to say that nobody should be denied his or her right in exercising his or her civic duties but it is wise also to emphatically state here that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a family has decided not to participate in any election organised by Nigeria throughout Biafra territory unless a date is given for referendum. It is really ironical to note that no fruitful gains have been recorded, in terms of impactful democratic dividends from the Nigerian state since elections commenced. It has been tales of thievery, vampirism and oppression amongst others from those given the mandate of representation from Biafraland who are in evil affinity with their political demigods. Biafrans have not forgotten the killing of young Biafran men of over 20 years old whose corpses were dumped into Ezu River in Amansí, Awka North local government area of Anambra state on January 2013 under the watch of the then governor of the state, Mr. Peter Obi and till date, such a dastardly act has remained mysterious. The erstwhile information director of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafria (MASSOB), Comrade Uchenna Madu in a petition to the then President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, gave the names of arrested MASSOB members as Basil Ogbu, Michael Ogwa, Sunday Omogo, Philip Nwankpa, Eze Ndubuisi, Ebuka Eze, Obinna Ofor, Joseph Udoh, Udechukwu Ejiofor, etc. These were picked up from MASSOB security office at Onitsha, Anambra state on the 9th of November 2012, by a combined team of Nigeria security operatives and later handed over to Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) headquarters, an arm of the Nigeria police saddled with the responsibility of flushing out armed robbers. This unit of the Police is stationed at Awkuzu, Anambra state. Some of our disguised members and relations of the arrested were refused access to the detained and even medicare.
The present and soon outgoing governor of the state, Willie Obiano was elected into office and the suitable compensation for Biafrans who brushed aside all odds to support him, was a collaborative decimation with the Nigeria security forces of the people. The murderous Nigeria Army, Navy and Police unleashed a well plotted orgy of violence against us as they were ordered to kill over 150 unarmed and harmless family members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), at Nkpor on the 30th of May 2016 as we gathered to honor Biafran fallen heroes and heroines. Willie Obiano and his company of vampires never budged as they bluntly and shamelessly denied the killings even when evidences were tendered to buttress such despotic massacre.
The Aba massacre that recorded over 100 hundred slain family members of the IPOB is another pointer to this bizarre act of evil by the so-called elected government of the people. They were targetedly gunned down at different locations in Aba, Abia state on the 29th of January 2016 and 9th February 2016 respectively. These took place and yet Governor Okezie Ikpeazu whom Biafrans stuck out their necks to elect into the government house at Umuahia, kept sealed lips.
Amnesty International following barrages of reports of the atrocities committed,
embarked on aggressive and extensive investigation to unravel these heinous crimes and the preliminary reports revealed condemnable unwholesome activities carried out against innocent, unarmed and peaceful protestors legitimately exercising their civic rights. The Hausa-Fulani cum Boko Haram infested military and police, perpetrated these crimes in a place where a supposed elected governor of the people maintained docility because of his political baptisers at Aso rock (Abuja). Today in Aba, the city has been turned to epidemic distribution centre as refuse dumps litter every nook and cranny where yet, exists a governor who pledged to uphold as his paramount concerns, the defence, protection and wellbeing of the people.
About a month now, the imbecilic governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, another puppet in the hands of the Northern oligarchy, ordered the men of the Department of Security Services (DSS), to manhandle a young journalist by name – Charles Otu, for publishing reports on the evil and wicked acts Umahi’s government has tenaciously visited on Ebonyi people. All these are clear indications that these Biafran politicians don’t have the interests of the people at heart besides their selfish pursuits. The Indigenous People of Biafra ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has conclusively resolved to “kill the rats through other possible ways” at it’s disposal without shedding human blood and one of those ways is the clinical application of “NO MORE ELECTIONS IN BIAFRALAND AS DECLARED, UNTIL REFERENDUM DATE IS GIVEN”.
Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press