The attention of the Customary Government of IPOB has been drawn to the rhetorics coming from Nigeria Ruling class that Nigeria is indivisible and that any call suggesting division of the Country is treasonable.
It is rather unfortunate that Nigeria Ruling Class has rejected every opportunity to redress the ‘sins’ of the past. It is even worst when they know the existence of lawsuit no FHC/OW/CS/192/2013,a case authorized by Justice (Rtd) Eze Ozobu OFR and Dr Dozie Ikedife OON asking the court to establish the rights of Indigenous People of Biafra for self determination.
The public should note that it is the refusal of Nigeria authority to give peace a chance that ignited the current street agitation for Biafra.The Elders of Biafra has provided a legal platform for the issue of Biafra to be resolved on the round table ,alas certain influential people around the positions of political powers keep on feeding the innocent public with wrong information that Nigeria remains indivisible even when they know that the quest for Biafra is not a call to divide Nigeria but to restore an already existing Nation-Biafra.
Customary Government of IPOB wants to reiterate that a peaceful restoration of Biafra will make Nigeria much stronger and united. We do not think that Nigeria will collapse or disintegrate if we leave the unholy union because the owners of Nigeria can live happily and manage their country without us. Egypt did not collapse or disintegrate when the Israelites left. India did not collapse or disintegrate when Bangladesh left. Ethiopia did not collapse or disintegrate when Eritrea left. Sudan did not collapse or disintegrate when South Sudan left last year. At the moment, UK has voted yes to leave EU and that action will not divide EU. Why are the Nigerians afraid to let the Biafrans go? If Nigeria shall disintegrate at all, it will not be caused by the Biafrans but by the wickedness and injustice in the Nigerian polity.
That the indigenous people of Biafra have an unquenchable thirst and hunger for freedom is certain. The message of Biafra has been passed down to the children from generation to generation just as the message of the captivity of Israel in Egypt was passed down from generation to generation for four hundred years. We believe that the map of Biafra deleted by the Europeans at the Berlin Conference in 1884-1885 shall be redrawn, even if it does not include all the original tribes that made up the ancient country. In the Suit No FHC/OW/CS/192/2013, the Claimants defined the indigenous people of Biafra as the inhabitants of the South-East geopolitical region of Nigeria, parts of the South-South geopolitical region of Nigeria and parts of the Middle Belt region of Nigeria. Though our enemies sowed some seeds of discord among us to divide the Eastern Region of Nigeria, we know that we are of a common ancestry.
The Customary Government of IPOB wants to reassure Biafrans across the globe that our burning desire for freedom is unquenchable and remains ‘unpurchasable’ .All Biafrans are hereby advised to remain calm and await for further directives from the De Facto Government of IPOB-Customary Government as the international lobbying continues.
Director- Directorate of Information,CG-IPOB