In a Statement made available to BVI Channel 1 newsroom by the Chairman of MOBIN and the Vision Bearer of Legal Methodology to restore Biafra-Barr Emeka Emekesri ; the statement reads in full:
‘I want to invite all the Biafran activists and all the lovers of freedom who believe in self-determination by due process of law and diplomacy to come forward and take up the political positions of power in the whole Biafraland. We want to have Biafran legislators in the Houses of Assembly in Biafraland to pass our Customary Government Bill into Law at regional level. We want to have Biafran activists as Governors in Biafraland. We also want to have Biafran legislators at the National Assembly in Abuja just as the people of Scotland have the Scottish freedom fighters in the British Parliament debating and advocating for the Independence of Scotland.
The statement further stated that before the emergence of Barr Emekesiri in the Biafran Independence Struggle, the leaders of various pro-Biafra movements restrained their followers from participating in the Nigerian politics and Nigerian census with a wrong advice that they were not Nigerians but Biafrans. These leaders contradicted themselves as they still use the Nigerian Passports, Nigerian Driving Licenses, Nigerian Currency, etc, but deny their Nigerian citizenship. This is either hypocrisy or sheer ignorance like blind leaders leading the blind. Barr Emeka Emekesiri entered into the Biafran Struggle and stated the correct position of the law and clarified the difference between citizenship and indigenous identity of a person. He said that we are Biafrans by indigenous identity but Nigerians by citizenship until we gain independence from Nigeria whether inside or outside. We must maintain our identity as Biafrans while living in Nigeria until we gain independence. The case he instituted in the Federal High Court Owerri, Suit No FHC/OW/CS/192/2013, between Biafra and Nigeria has secured judicial immunity for all the Biafrans to identify themselves boldly as Biafrans living in Nigeria and in all parts of the world. He defined them in Court as INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA being the remnants that were not consumed in the war. Now is the time for the Biafrans to take over the political power in the whole of Biafraland. If we can vote Biafran activists into power as Governors in Biafraland, the Biafran Governors and Legislators can pass our Customary Government Bill into law at regional level. All Biafrans are advised to get their Voters’ Cards ready and vote for only the Biafran activists. Let us vote out the hawks planted in our midst by the North and West. Let us vote Biafran activists into power in Biafraland and take over our land. BIAFRAN POLITICIANS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED NOW’ The Statement concluded with a website address to visit for more information-www.ipobgovernment.org
Ndubuisi repporting for BVI Channel 1