Worthy of mention here is the fact that Biafrans particularly residing in Biafraland whether wittingly showing sympathy to Nigerian politics or not, remain eternally indebted to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). This globally recognised phenomenal, peaceful and highly enlightened indigenous mass movement, ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has holistically restored the lost prestige of the Biafran people.
The vehement and untainted resolve of the worldwide family members of this global movement, towards outright boycott of Nigeria organized elections in the entire Biafran territory, has repositioned the people once again at the centre of attraction as the scheduled elections close in. Concerned parties are desperately scampering for relevance and support for votes from Biafrans, quite unprecedented in the history of Nigeria. The IPOB leadership that has remained dogged in it’s intelligence and wisdom, deserves all the appreciation in it’s insistence that the elections be uncompromisingly boycotted in Biafraland, come Saturday 16th February 2019. This is the date marked according to election timetable, for presidential votes.
Recall that in previous election years, Biafrans across Biafraland (Igbo, Ijaw, Efik, Urhobo, Annang, Ibibio, Itsekiri, Ogoni tribes, etcetera), have never been this valued few weeks prior to Nigeria elections, courtesy of the IPOB campaigns for total boycott of the elections. The so-called South-East and South-South regions (Biafraland), have suddenly become of beehives of election campaigns by politicians. Virtually all the political parties are pitched against one another in their desperation to woo back to themselves, the Biafran people into participating in the elections, which of course have been roundly rejected.
Information available to the Family Writers Press has it that all the predominant political parties now indulge in crowd rentage to shore up their respective rallies across cities and towns in Biafraland. The effect of the decision of Biafrans to shun the elections has started taking it’s toll. The era of falling for the monetary inducements of these self-serving political merchants is virtually over in the land. In the light of the foregoing, it remains to be seen, if these political parties will equally resort to votes rentage on election days. Biafrans have unanimously taken their position through their blatant rejection of any kind of vote casting in Nigeria.
Rejection of political rallies in Enugu, Aba, Umuahia, Onitsha, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Uyo, Yenegoa, Asaba, Calabar, Abakiliki, amongst other cities and towns in Biafraland, are clear indications that the people have unequivocally, resolved to turn down all invitations relating to Nigeria organized elections. This is in obedience to the order of the IPOB leadership concerning the total boycott of the forthcoming elections. We are therefore looking forward to seeing all actions practically and completely translated in terms come the election days.
The people of Biafra must as a responsibility, finalise what has been started albeit encouragingly, by staying indoors all over the land, come Saturday 16th February 2019 when the presidential election will be taking place and then in subsequent ones. Anyone contravening this clearly spelt out instruction, should be regarded as a saboteur and will be so treated. The entire global community is already watching to see how compliant Biafrans will be.
A total lockdown of activities must be tenaciously observed across Biafraland. We have undoubtedly rejected all the election rallies but our eventual destination remains untainted election boycott. This will definitely create constitutional crises that will herald the much sought independence of Biafra. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) even globally, are warming up to really appreciate family members in Biafraland, for clinically turning down invitations to rallies/campaigns of political parties that are taking part in the elections. The outright boycott of these elections billed for February 16, will really consummate IPOB’s next program of action.
The present towering reputation of the Biafran people occasioned by the total boycott of the elections stance of the IPOB, must be consolidated by our people, giving election observers the unanticipated shock of their lives, come Saturday 16th February 2019, when the presidential election will be conducted. The election observers, both local and international that will monitor proceedings, need be given such a treat for the world to fully comprehend the language of Biafrans in the Biafra restoration quest, via the elections.
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media