By Blessed Orji
For Family Writers
The 30th May, 2016 would remain indelible in the hearts of Biafrans. It would be difficult to forget that sorrowful day in a hurry. It was an unforgettable day in the history of mankind so to say. That day perhaps was the darkest day in our struggle for freedom and independence.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) gathered to celebrate the Biafran Heroes’ Day and ended up brutally massacred at Nkpor Anambra State.
Since then, the Governor of the State, Willy Obiano never cared to set up a panel of inquiry or openly condemn the excessive use of force by the security agents. In an attempt to draw the attention of the governor to the gruesome murder, our mothers embarked on a peaceful protest to the government house Awka. They were assaulted, shot and incarcerated at the governor’s orders.
In spite of all these humiliations, we, the Indigenous people of Biafra remained peaceful in our quest for freedom. Hence, the Guineas Book of Record proclaimed us as the most peaceful freedom fighting group in the world. We were hunted like wild animals by the Nigerian government and crimes against humanity meted on us yet we were not deterred.
Now, the supreme leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra worldwide, Prince Nnamdi Kanu has given a direct command to boycott the upcoming election in Anambra State, Biafra land and it must be obeyed completely. Willy Obiano conspired with the Nigerian army to lie that nobody was killed in Anambra. This fallacy is enough to respect the order given by the Biafran leader.
If the Nigerian government fails to set a date for referendum to enable Biafrans determine whether to remain in Nigeria or not, there will be no more elections in Biafra land and the litmus test is Anambra election come November 18, 2017. We cannot continue to vote selfish politicians that careless about the masses or those selected by the Hausa Fulanis to continue the subjugation of our people. It would be our greatest mistake to vote politicians accredited as the worst in Africa who ‘spit and urinate’ on the graves of our fallen heroes. The compliance to our leaders command will show our determination to free ourselves from incessant massacre, unlawful kidnap, Fulani herdsmen killings, misery, corruption and destruction of our people. It will show our resolve to have and vote in an organised referendum monitored by the international communities.
The nations of free men will see really and truly that we need Biafra. They will question the evil done against IPOB and crimes against humanity meted on the Biafran people. Then shall the political contractors cease from deceiving themselves into believing that they will fight for Biafra when they get into office and finally put a stop to playing politics with the blood of our youths massacred in Biafra land.
Edited by Ngozi Kalu
For Family Writers