Written by Onyebuchi Eucharia O.
2nd February 2019
With growing optimism and desire for the unfettered restoration of the sovereignty of the nation of Biafra, the leadership of the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has in it's wisdom, finally announced to the world, that Biafra referendum will be conducted on Saturday 16th February 2019. This is the supposed date for the Nigerian government's planned presidential election. Biafrans, it should be stated, have variously suffered grave assaults in the hands of the agents of the State. This referendum which will come in 3 stages as stated by IPOB will definitely create the avenue that will usher in the most craved freedom of the people from the Islamic occupancy of the entire Biafran territory.
The global community, through the above assertion, will no longer feign ignorance of the hilarious treatments and gruesome killings of Biafrans since the inception of British colonial contraption of the Biafran indigenous people with the Islamic northern entity presently referred to as Nigeria. The cruel merging of Judeo-Christians with radical Islamic fundamentalists (Muslims), to form this murderous entity named Nigeria, has left trails of Biafrans blood in so many forms right from the war of 1967 to 1970, till date. The plight of the people has persistently remained unabated. This unbearably climaxed since late Muhammadu Buhari led APC government came on board. This is a government whose mission was to clinically accomplish the Islamic agenda of the caliphate, which revolves round the total Islamisation of the entire country. This agenda was boldly and conspiqously spelt out in the manifesto of the APC government, hence the abysmal act of jihadism since inception.
The same objectives thus, orchestrated the Fulani cabals within the APC vampiric federal government, to import a Sudanese impostor for the purpose of impersonating the late Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari who died on the 27th of January 2017, in a London hospital. He has since been buried in Saudi Arabia, albeit covertly. The identity of this Sudanese impostor, Jubril Aminu Al-Sudani, has however, been revealed to the bewilderment of the world through damning forensic evidences advanced by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the courageous and highly enlightened leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide. The revelations were serially made via live Radio Biafra broadcasts but the APC cabals in Aso Rock, have defiantly been parading this foreigner as a presidential flagbearer on the platform of the party, for the upcoming general elections scheduled for Saturday 16th February 2019, at the detriment of the lives of millions of Nigerians.
This ongoing wave of criminal deceit showcases the fact that the forthcoming presidential election has long been rigged, with the despicable removal from office, Justice Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), appointment of Amina Zakari (Buhari's niece), as the National Collation Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and bizarre absence of the presidential flagbearers of both the All Progressive Congress (APC) and People's Democratic Party (PDP), from the ill-fated presidential election debate. These anomalies are further firmed amongst other blatant lies of politicians and their parties, led in the pack by the APC. Rigging of election results is proudly an integral part of the Nigerian experiment since post military era. It is an institutionalized parade that comes up every four years just like that which transpired between late Muhammadu Buhari and Dr. Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. The above exercise of impunity irrespective of the law, has gravely become anathemaic in the eyes of conscientious democrats. This brazen act of lawlessness by the so-called federal government, should therefore clearly serve as an eye opener to everyone as the forthcoming general election, draws closer. Nobody should contemplate participating in the charade called presidential election which is essentially, a selection or better still, a public confirmation of their candidate. Be it presidential or gubernatorial election, do not partake because electorates votes do not count since Nigerian political independence in 1960. There is virtually no known benefit such exercises have yielded to the Biafran people. Rather, such have turned out to pitch the Nigerian government against the people through nepotism, killings, unemployment, marginalisation, oppression, pauperisation and varying degrees of dehumanizing assaults.
Though Nigeria is assumed democratic but only in theory. Funny enough, the democratic system herein adopted, is a scam. The country very strenuously practices dictatorship, with strong military backing that is readily prepared to crush any voice of dissent, right to freedom of expression and association, which has resulted in callous, relentless and totalitarian clampdown on Biafrans. It is this act of brutality, massive injustice and sufferings that triggered off the present spate of agitations for Biafra as clearly stipulated in article 3 of the United Nations charter.
Self-determination remains a legitimate right of all oppressed indigenous people to realize their freedom through the instrumentality of peaceful referendum. Self-determination is legally recognised across the world. It is however sad to state here that the Nigerian State abhors this very civilized approach to self-worth and criminalises it. It's demand has turned out to be an avenue for the government to unleash mayhem on the people, for daring to rise up against acts of subjugation and genocidal onslaughts on the Biafran people. Nigeria, which is a signatory to this self-determination laws both locally and internationally, happens to be the only country whose army shamelessly leave the barracks and terrorists ravaged sambisa forest, down to the streets of Biafraland, fully armed with weapons, to maim, kill and torture armless, innocent and law abiding Biafran citizens under the murderous military expeditions code-named "Operation Python Dance" and "Crocodile Tears". Killing Biafrans is now a fascinating hobby, an annual ritual to an impotent boko-haramised cum fulanised army that disgustingly bows in abscondment at the sight of Islamic terrorists of the North. The so-called "Operation Python Dance" and "Crocodile Tears" military activities were mere military concoctions designed to hoodwink the gullible, into unpreventably killing Biafrans in line with the Islamic agenda of the Sokoto caliphate on annihilating the people and annexing their land. Biafrans once again, have dastardly been preyed on by the Islamic government of Nigeria. This same government it was at it's inception in 2015, that publicly swore to an oath, to provide for the citizens' total well being and to protect them against external invasions.
For the Biafran people to survive this wave of wickedness against their very existence by these Islamists even in the Nigerian government, a referendum has to be conducted as the only ideal route of civilized escape from this plotted menace. It must be a referendum that will reflect the true choice and determination of the people. It will show clearly their choice of alliance, either to remain in Nigeria or be in an independent Biafra. This is a process every Biafran, particularly within Biafraland, must abide by for the total restoration of the sovereignty of our dear fatherland, where there exists complete freedom from slavery, misery, nepotism, inequality, tyranny, victimization, injustice, fear, unemployment, marginalisation, lack of basic infrastructures, killings and religious bigotry. The referendum which may come in different shapes as the IPOB leadership may deem fit, is a veritable route to freedom. It could take the shape of civil disobedience like elections boycott (Sit-At-Home), etcetera. Biafra, we must surely get and that on resilient and undivided obedience to commands.
Written by Onyebuchi Eucharia O.
Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press