Following the recent defection of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah (Anambra South) from YPP to the APC, and the attendant boast by the APC that they have conquered the South Eastern part of Nigeria (Biafraland), the Biafra De Facto Customary Government, BDFCG, has stated that luring the Senator to the ruling party makes no difference, as according to the group, Ubah “and his fellow businessmen in politics, driven by personal interests, cannot determine the direction the Biafran masses will take”.
In a press statement signed by the Spokesperson, Prosper Odinga, the group also described the boast as misleading, insisting that “Southeast, Eastern region in Nigeria or Biafra remains an indelible political challenge.
BDFCG however said that no politician from Biafran extraction is genuinely representing the ideology of Biafra – standing for freedom, good governance, equity, fairness and justice, all being the consolidated political legacy forseen by the founding fathers of Biafra, as well as that of Nigeria.
The group however said it is not expecting gold from APC or anyone, but merely demanding equality before the law, good governance, economic and political freedom, true federalism, a merit-driven system, among other principles.
The statement reads:
SOUTHEAST, EASTERN REGION IN NIGERIA OR BIAFRA REMAINS AN INDELIBLE POLITICAL CHALLENGE: BDFCG Warns South Eastern Political Jobbers, Led by Senator Akpabio.
The attention of the Biafra De Facto Customary Government has been drawn to news reports in which the All Progressives Congress (APC) boasted that they have conquered the South Eastern part of Nigeria (Biafraland) with the defection of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP)
BDFCG sees such statement as misleading the general public, and thus, this statement is issued to set the record straight.
Abuja’s political buccaneers should note that no politician from Biafran extraction is genuinely representing the ideology of Biafra, which stands for freedom, good governance, equity, fairness, and justice. No politician from Biafraland has been able to mobilize the Biafran masses to pursue and implement the Biafra ideology while still in Nigeria. A consolidated political legacy forseen by the founding fathers of Biafra as well as that of Nigeria. Sunday Igboho of Oduduwa is right in his struggle as well as Arewa with its long time opportunistic strategy anchored on religion has right also.
Unfortunately Nnamdi Kanu IPOB messed up a golden opportunity to reaffirm Biafra legacy. BDFCG is quite cognizant of all these forces working against the establishment of a free ,fair and just society .
Contemporary Abuja politicians have been sponsoring fictitious Biafra groups merely to control the emotions and psychology of Biafra people. This could be seen in the reasons why various agitating groups have always advised Biafrans not to participate in the electoral process and any other activities that would give legitimacy to the noble quest for self determination for Biafra people living in Nigeria.
These Abuja politicians have deceived the people of Biafra for decades, and the day of reckoning is fast approaching. The Biafra De Facto Customary Government wants to clarify that Biafrans have not been participating in the electoral process due to decades of brainwashing. This is why Prof. Chukwuma Soludo became the Governor of Anambra State with just 112,000 votes out of more than 4,000,000 eligible voters in Anambra State alone. BDFCG has come to mobilize millions of Biafrans to be part of the electoral process in pursuit of the Biafra ideology. Those who are masquerading under the noble course of Biafra self determination agenda to commit all forms of criminality must be called to law and order as BDFCG is for rule of law.
APC should be reminded that Senator Ifeanyi Ubah YPP and his fellow businessmen in politics, driven by personal interests, cannot determine the direction the Biafran masses will take. We are not asking anybody for too much! We are not expecting gold from APC or anyone. We are merely demanding equality before the law, good governance, economic and political freedom, true federalism, a merit-driven system, among other principles—not political patronage or appointment. Biafra people have been surviving and will continue to survive in a free, fair, and just system, which the APC government has been working against. Therefore, luring Senator Ifeanyi Ubah from YPP cannot make any difference unless APC starts today to review policies and constitution of the failing State of Nigeria.