In a press release issued after an extensive meeting organised by a coalition of 24 Pro Biafran groups,the Coalition stated why they have taken a far reaching decision to boycott Late Gen Achuzia Burial.The Statement reads in full ‘We have observed the position of the family of Late Biafran General J.O.G Achuzia, in which they categorically banned Pro-Biafran Groups from participating in the burial .We Biafrans frown at such a reprehensible stance of the family and without fear of contradiction maintain that it’s a shame that such a position was taken in the burial of a great Biafran-who lived all his life defending Biafra and Biafrans.bv In as much as Achuzia may have had a great many laurels to his name, he was best known for defending Biafra and all it stands for. He was a warrior of the Biafran war and Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Elders of the remnants of the Biafra territory, and remained in active service even in old age till death. We received with rude shock the position of the family and see it as a great insult to the collective intelligence of all Biafrans, especially war veterans and not just Biafrans, but every right thinking people in the world. It is an insult on late Achuzia who have also attended several Biafracentric burials in his lifetime and also wished to be buried as a Biafran. It is on record that our late leader had specifically stated during his lifetime, that three categories of people should be allowed to bury him, including Pro-Biafran groups.
Therefore, the position of the family goes contrary to the wishes of their father and as such, could attract curses upon those who have thwarted the last wishes of “Air Raid”. We have waited patiently for a possible change of heart by the family, but they have vehemently decided to stand against the wishes of their late father for reasons best known to them.Consequently, we state here, without fear of contradiction, that we will stay away from the said burial and allow the family do whatever they deem fit. Like the Pontius Pilate, we are washing our hands from this calamitous act perpetrated by Late Achuzia’s’s family’
The statement was signed by Uchenna Madu of Massob and Okey Orji of EPC.
Ndubuisi reporting for BVI Channel 1 Online