IPOB: What We Want Is Biafra Referendum and Not War - IPOB Tells Nigeria Govt and International Community
By Mazi Onyebuchi Eze
For Family Writers
29 June 2017
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the Supreme Command of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (De Great) has once again wish to make it clear before Nigeria government, its military and economic allies, international community and the world at large, that what Biafrans want is not war with Nigeria government as Nigeria government has continued beating drums of war against Biafrans, but what IPOB vehemently demand is just the restoration of Biafra through the instrumentality of referendum. It is regrettably unfortunate that even the so-called professors of Law in Nigeria such as the half-baked Yoruba Quota-System Prof Yemi Osinbajo SAN, cannot be able to precisely differentiate between Self-determination and Violation of Constitution, a call for Referendum and a call for War. Biafrans do not need war with Nigeria, they only want a peaceful exit from Nigeria through the instrumentality of UN, EU, AU, ECOWAS, IPOB and Nigeria FG joint monitored referendum where Biafrans will show the world whether they need Biafra restoration or still want to be part of the defunct Nigeria federation. It is upon this ground that IPOB Worldwide wish to call on Nigeria government to stop beating drums of war against people who are not calling for any war, to stop the secret arms build up which it is doing at the moment as there is no need for such waste of resoures, to stop wasting scarce tax payers resources in sponsoring and paying allowances for those military officers who are being sent to Pakistan on monthly basis to acquire military training to fight Biafra when time reach whereas Nigerians are dying in hunger back home, to stop heating up the polity with threats of war when such situation has not arise.
Nigeria government should do the needful by organizing a referendum for Biafra which is the simple demand of IPOB worldwide. Nigeria government should stop dwelling in the dark ages of 16, 17, 18 Centuries when Uthman Dan Fodio (Founder of Sokoto Caliphate), Mai Idris Alouma of Kanem-Borno Empire and Gandoki the jihadist of Sokoto Caliphate were conquering territories and forcing the dwellers to Islam by force, but begin to think towards modern way of doing things in this 21st Century which is enshrined in the seeking the consent of Indigenous people before having them belong to any political arrangement like Nigeria.
It could be true that there are few Biafrans who may not want Biafra restoration but let the statistics be determined through referendum and not by mere assumptions of some intellectually dwarf individuals like Sen Rabiu Kwankwaso who is calling on political, traditional and opinion leaders in Biafraland to disown Biafra agitation if they claim to be sincere to Nigeria unity of disgrace, yet the Fulani moron called Kwankwaso cannot learn lessons from the fact that those leaders of his opinion in Biafraland he called upon snubbed him and made him a fool. For the sake of putting record straignt, Nnamdi Kanu have not called for war with Nigeria government at any day but only demanded that Biafrans should embark on civil disobedience which is an indisputable part and final phase of our Self-detemination. The civil disobedience will be demonstrated as Biafrans are ready to reject and completely boycott any election in Biafraland organized by Nigeria government henceforth unless Nigeria government fix and announce date for Biafra referendum. By the election boycott, Biafrans are no more sending anybody to represent them in Nigeria Senate, Nigeria House of Rep, State Governors offices, House of Assembly of state under Nigeria because Biafrans have rejected Nigeria in its entirety. So, anybody still sitting in Nigeria Senate, House of Reps and other Nigeria government offices is no more representing Biafrans there as they cannot present the collective desire of Biafrans in the two National Assembly chambers by moving a motion for Biafra referendum. It is an evidence that they are not representing the people in National Assembly Chambers but their families. So, if Nigeria government fail to announce date for referendum on Biafra, nobody including the governors, the Senators, the ministers and the aspirants will vote on November 18, 2017 because Biafra field battallions will not even allow INEC to sit in any polling Unit in Biafraland to conduct the election in the first place. What we want is a referendum where our people will voluntarily vote and not an election where Biafrans will be compelled to vote whether they accept the flag-bearers of parties or not. The world should be the witness of Biafrans that we are not calling for war against Nigeria government but peacefully demanding for referendum. Long Live Biafrans! Long Live IPOB!! Long Nnamdi Kanu!!! #InBiafraReferendumWeStand!
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