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Movement of Biafra in Nigeria(MOBIN) lists achievements 3 years after establishments.

Speaking with Mobin Media on the telephone earlier today, the Director of Biafran National Orientation, Comrade Zulu Ofoelue said its heartwarming that in just three years after it was founded, numerous Biafrans now hold political offices, with the Mobilization, Orientation and Political Activities that MOBIN preaches and practices. He said these do not include the thousands who are now politically conscious, and are ready to participate.

Ofoelue, who said that MOBIN began its outing in the 2017 Anambra Governorship elections, argued that despite the setbacks recorded in the polls, MOBIN has much to celebrate.

His words “We are proud of the successful outing of MOBIN in 2017 in Anambra, and the 2019 general elections under the chairmanship of Barrister Emeka Emekesiri, and of course, led by our Director General, Comrade Rita Anigbogu.

“In Anambra, 12 Pro-Biafrans contested for governorship.

Shortly after in 2018, we went into massive mobilization and political education. The result is that a pro-Biafran emerged the state chairman of a political party, over 20 Pro-Biafrans currently hold executive positions in diverse political parties across Biafraland, and 3 Pro-Biafrans were fielded by their parties to run for Senate.

Continuing, he said “while five of us contested for House of Representatives, 24 others also ran for House of Assembly in the 2019 General elections. From our records, about 38 ran for local government chairmanship in various states, and I am proud to inform you that we currently have 11 men and women holding local government chairmanship positions in the Biafran states. We also have 11 of our candidates who ran for councillorship currently serving as political office holders in their various wards across our land.

“I am also very proud to inform you that in Abia, Anambra, Delta, Enugu, Rivers and Ebonyi States, Pro-Biafrans have been appointed by their governors, local government Chairmen and even councillors to be part of the government. We also have our members as board members of some agencies in some Biafra states.

“For an organisation that only just came to life three years ago, this is indeed a huge feat. As the elections approach once again, MOBIN is very busy strategising to see more Biafrans holding political offices. It doesn’t matter what party you run under. The important thing is to take over our territory politically”, the Director affirmed.

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Pro-Biafrans launch MOBIN political movement, adopt UPP as national party

Leaders of pro-Biafran organizations across the world met over the weekend to adopt the United Progressive Party(UPP) as Biafra’s national party in Nigeria.

The groups in its meeting in Enugu, where they were hosted by the leadership of the UPP, led by its national chairman, Chief Chekwas Okorie, vowed to take over the leadership of the old Biafran region, starting with Anambra.

It also announced the formation of its political movement in Nigeria, the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria(MOBIN). “Since Nigeria has resolved to deny us the right to self-determination, we have also resolved that they can no more continue to decide who runs our ancestral nation of Biafra. Today, we resolve to take over our territory through political means. We are calling on pro-Biafrans today to join us and run for political positions. It’s our home and we shall win. Never again shall security forces kill our children in our homes because a stooge of the Nigerian state is the governor. Never again shall our people be subject to underdevelopment and lack of jobs and remain helpless. We shall vote in our own politicians and hold them responsible for quality governance in our land”, said Rita Anigboogu, the Coordinator-General of MOBIN in an interview with The AUTHORITY.

Chekwas Okorie, chairman of the UPP told newsmen that the relationship between his party and MOBIN, which is the mobilization group of pro-Biafran activists, has been fully cemented “This is the only political party, of all the parties registered under the Nigerian law that has a manifesto, a political ideology expressly expressed in its document registered with INEC that is a social contract with the Nigerian people. The party has made as its cardinal programme self determination of the ethnic nationalities in Nigeria through federalism, resource control, devolution of power. That also includes state police, community policing, referendum at any given time, that any section may wish to express its willingness to remain of exit from Nigeria. The government of UPP will build into the Nigerian constitution the provision for referendum, that is an exit clause as it is today in the constitution of Ethiopia. That has made Ethiopia more stable today than it was years ago when they were fighting each other. UPP is the only political party that has taken a decision to appropriate all the 660 recommendations of the 2014 national conference, all reached by national consensus, not by anyone side neglecting the other. 

UPP has a programme, it is like an expo that cannot be copied by any other party. It’s a UPP brand, and that brand is self determination of any nationalities inclusive of the fact of all those who may have been arrested, detained or even sentenced to prison terms. Only on account of their political beliefs will be granted freedom with compensation, if UPP takes the government of Nigeria in 2019”.

London-based Barrister Emeka Emekesiri, solicitor for the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) told our corespondent “today is actually the day we came to cement the relationship between the UPP and MOBIN, in which case MOBIN has become the mobilization agency for UPP, so the programme is that MOBIN will mobilize the entire old Eastern region and parts of the North Central and make them to vote Biafran candidates into power. Our mission is clear-we want Biafrans to take charge of the whole political space of Biafraland. MOBIN is now officially the mobilization agency for UPP. We have adopted UPP as the national party for all Biafrans. We will mobilize our pro Biafran groups across the world to move into the UPP, and begin to prepare to take over the whole Biafra nation”.

Also speaking on the matter, Engineer Anthony Aniebue, Administrator of the Customary Government of the IPOB told The AUTHORITY “We cemented our relationship of working together with the UPP, in making sure that we enthrone Biafranism in all Biafraland, that we take over Biafran political environment through political process, that from the Biafran angle we have what we call the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria. We are Biafrans by indigenous identity, but we are still Nigerians struggling for our freedom. Between now and the shortest possible time when we hope to restore Biafran nation and country, we are still Nigerian. Within that time, we want to make sure that we have Biafran people representing Biafra, Biafrans in thoughts, Biafrans in action, Biafrans in deed. What we have come here to do is to have a working relationship with United Progressive Party, a party that has identified itself with the Biafran project-of self determination, of emancipation and the freedom o pf Biafran people living in Nigeria. That political platform which we have endorsed today, with which we have a working relationship is the UPP. From now henceforth, what we want to project are all Biafrans that want to pursue their political ambitions. We want to offer them MOBIN, we want to offer them UPP, and upon UPP, we will take over Biafraland politically”.

He continued “We know that, as people agitate for freedom, in whichever way you try to actualize it, that even if you are in the forest fighting a war, or leading a violent campaign, that act certain points time, there must be a round table discussion. That roundtable is what we call political solution. That political solution is what we are embarking on today, and we want to use it to stop the slaughtering of our fellow Biafrans on the streets. From the time of cessation of hostilities in 1970 till date, Biafra has lost not less than 3 to 4 million Biafrans that the Nigerian people have killed. It cannot happen if the Biafrans are in charge of our governance”.

“What we are doing today is to take over our governance, take over the political administration of Biafraland, so that our children can no longer be killed. Where a givernor comes out and says he is the Chief Security Officer, yet he is in the office while his citizens are slaughtered, and he will say nothing. Is he really a CSO of that state? So what we are doing is to ensure that henceforth, no one is killed on the streets of Biafra anymore”, he stated.

Zulu Ofoelue, civil society activist and education present at the meeting also spoke “It’s a great improvement. For a long time we have been agitating for something that is purely political, we need power, be on our own, establish our own state, but we have had no political platform. We have no platform through which we can democratically determine our future in Nigeria. Holding this meeting where agreements are drawn to that end is a great step, and I see a very great future for us”.

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Customary Government of Biafra/Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria appoint Biafran Envoy to California

The Customary Government of Biafra has appointed an Envoy and Administrator for the Biafrans in the State of California, United States of America. The Customary Government is powered by the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN).

The Administrator and Envoy is Ifeoma Caroline Nwadike. In a letter of appointment sent to MOBIN MEDIA, the Chairman, Governing Council of the Customary Government of Biafra, Barrister Emeka Emekesiri, said that the appointment, which took effect from November 2020 will last for three years, and may be renewed upon satisfactory performance.

It read in part; “By this appointment, you have become the Director of Biafran Diaspora Affairs in California under the Movement of Biafran in Nigeria (MOBIN) who shall oversee the affairs of all Biafrans resident in California as Nigeria’s citizens or with dual or multiple citizenship of other countries.

“You will liaise with and assist the Government of California in the internal affairs of the Biafran living in California. This is strictly an internal affair touching upon the private lives of Indigenous People of Biafra in the State of California under Customary Law.

“You will encourage Biafrans to participate actively in the politics and socio-economic life of California and win friends.

“The Customary Government recognizes the sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and does not oppose the Nigerian Government. The Customary Government is an internal governmental structure for the Biafrans created under the Nigerian Customary Law by Deed of Customary Government which accepts that the Biafrans are Nigerians by citizenship but Biafrans by indigenous identity as provided by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples, Res 61/295 of 2007.

The Customary Government is powered by the political arm of the Biafran struggle known as the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN), the political movement that engages in both national and international politics in the interest of Biafrans.

By this appointment, Nwadike becomes the first Envoy of the Customary Government of Biafra in California.

CG-IPOB okays reconciliation of pro-Biafran groups, leaders in New Year message

The Customary Government of the Indigenous People of Biafra (CG-IPOB) has announced that it will welcome any effort being made by pro Biafran groups and leaders to unite the struggle.

The Vision Bearer of the CG, Barrister Emeka Emekesiri indicated this in a Press Brief he signed and,are available to our Enugu Office.

He however stated that any such reconciliation must be guided by prudence, as the Customary Government will not be ready to tolerate a repeat of the betrayals that led to the current imbroglio.

He hinted also that the diverse wings of the Customary Government, including the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria and Bilie Human Rights Initiative would be ready to work in harmony and love with all Biafrans, following due process, and using the judicial, political and displomatic processes in their pursuit for a Biafran nation.

It read “I write to inform you that the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra with its political and human rights wings known as the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN) and Bilie Human Rights Initiative (BHRI) respectively, has affirmed its acceptance of working in love and unity with all the Biafrans in all the groups provided that they believe in self-determination by due process of law consisting of the judicial, political and diplomatic processes.

“We therefore open our doors and hands of fellowship to all the Biafrans who are of the same mind with us. We shall work in love, unity and synergy with all the Biafrans who are of the same mind with us. WE SHALL NOT ALLOW THE MISTAKES OF THE PAST TO HAPPEN AGAIN.

“If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us either by phone to any of our Directors or Director General or by email addressed to info@ipobgovernment.org or mobin.freebiafra@gmail.com and we shall provide the further information. I pray God’s blessings upon everyone in this Forum.

“Thank you. Emeka Emekesiri, Esq., Chairman.”

IPOB CUSTOMARY GOVERNMENT SPEAKS ON NNAMDI KANU/RALPH UWAZURUIKE/ASARI DOKUBO CLASHES

The IPOB Customary Government of Biafra has broken its silence regarding the ongoing media war between the different camps of the Biafran struggle.

Jungle Journalist Media Limited gathered that the Customary Government is established under the guidance of the Supreme Council of Elders of the Indigenous People of Biafra, and runs a Customary Government on behalf of Biafran indigenes in Nigeria.

The Statement which is signed by the Vision Bearer of the original IPOB, Barrister Emeka Emekesiri is reproduced here in full:

“We have noted the ongoing social media war and attacks between various factions in the Biafra Struggle who are not under the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra. There have been accusations and counter accusations among those factions touching upon some issues of criminal responsibilities and civil liabilities.

“We condemn these unhealthy rivalries among the factions. Unfortunately, we are unable to help in making peace among them because they are not subjects of the Customary Government Administration under the supervision of the Elders of Biafraland.

“Consequently, we hereby advise, instruct and direct all the indigenes of Biafra under the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra to refrain from making any comments whether for or against any of the warring factions. You are advised to be focused on our VISION and MISSION without any distractions.

“Please ensure that you attend the Town Hall Meetings of the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra wherever you reside and participate fully in their activities. Other information shall be given to you at the Meeting.

“The Customary Government has given approval for the Biafrans who live abroad or outside their States of Origin to put their names in the Registers of their States of Origin as well as their States of Residence. The Biafrans who believe in politics are advised to contact the MOBIN Directors in their Secretariat on +2347068031176, +2348181830307, +2348032620750,
+2348036853927 +2348035798085 or +2348063641413 for assistance.

“If you need any further information on the activities of the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra, you can send your questions by email to info@ipobgovernment.org and we shall get back to you. Please be guided accordingly.

Signed:
Emeka Emekesiri, Esq.
For: The Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra

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CG-IPOB appoints new National President and Secretary for Bilie Human Rights Initiative (BHRI)

The Customary Government of the Indigenous People of Biafra (CH-IPOB) has appointed a new National President and National Secretary for its human rights and legal department, the Bilie Human Rights Initiative(BHRI).

Vision Bearer of the CG-IPOB, Barrister Emeka Emekesiri announced the appointments during the annual General Meeting of the organization at Awka.

Barrister Pius Nwabueze Okoro was appointed National President of the human rights group, while Frank Nwapa Esq. emerged National Secretary.

BHRI is the accredited human rights advocacy group for the Biafrans. It is the human rights organisation that has presented the Biafran case to the United Nations and the African Union. It has engaged the Nigerian Government in a hydra-headed battle of wits using legal, diplomatic and political strategies. It is one of the sister organisations under the CH-IPOB, the umbrella body of the Biafran struggle as was envisioned by Biafran lawyer, Barr Emeka Emekesiri, the Solicitor for Indigenous People of Biafra.

Emeka Emekesiri is the Vision Bearer of the Legal Method of Self-determination.

MOBIN Chairman Emeka Emekesiri pays tribute to Dr Arthur Nwankwo

TRIBUTE IN HONOUR OF THE GREAT FREEDOM FIGHTER DR ARTHUR AGWUNCHA NWANKWO FROM MOBIN AND THE CUSTOMARY GOVERNMENT OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA ON HIS SEND-OFF PARTY TO ETERNAL GLORY THIS 8TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2020

Our Mentor and Political Adviser, the Patron of the Movement of Biafrans in Nigerian (MOBIN) and the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra, Dr Arthur Agwuncha Nwankwo, Ikeogu Ndigbo, the indefatigable freedom fighter who demonstrated the power of the pen and brain in freedom fighting, it is with great joy that we have gathered here today for your send-off to Eternal Glory. You fought a good fight for humanity and deserve a good rest in the bosom of the Almighty God.

You sowed the seed of freedom fighting in Biafra by intellectual power in your first book in 1969, THE MAKING OF A NATION: BIAFRA. You worked in Biafra and excelled in the Media Department. Even after the war, you remained resolute in defending us. Your pen remained sharper than razor blade, and you could not tolerate the corrupt politicians who had become tyrants and local colonial masters over us.

In 1982, you changed the Nigerian Criminal Law of Sedition when you published the book, “How Jim Nwobodo Rules Anambra State” for which you were convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for 12 months. You rejected the judgment and appealed to the Court of Appeal. Your bravery and challenge to tyranny delivered us from the Law of Sedition made by the Colonial Masters to intimidate us and silence our opposition and freedom of speech.

You were vindicated when the Honourable Justice Olatawara, JCA, (as he then was) made the judicial pronouncement in the case now cited as Arthur Nwankwo v The State (1985) 6 NCLR 228 in the following words:

“It is my view that the law of Sedition which has derogated from the freedom of speech guaranteed under this Constitution is inconsistent with the 1979 Constitution, more so when this cannot lead to a public disorder as envisaged under Section 41(a) of the 1979 Constitution. We are no longer the illiterates or the mob society our colonial masters had in mind when the law was promulgated. The safeguard provided under Section 50(2) is inadequate more so where the truth of what is published is no defence. To retain Section 51 of the Criminal Code in its present form, that is even if not inconsistent with the freedom of expression guaranteed by our Constitution, will be a deadly weapon and to be used at will by a corrupt government or tyrant……The decision of the founding fathers of this present Constitution which guarantees freedom of speech must include freedom to criticize and should be praised and any attempt to derogate from it except as provided by the Constitution must be resisted. Those in public office should not be intolerant of criticism.”

Our Mentor in Freedom Fighting, you purchased the right to freedom of expression for us in this country. By that case, the Court of Appeal declared Sections 50 and 51 of the Criminal Code null and void. That was the end of the Law of Sedition in Nigeria. Sedition is no longer part of the Nigerian Criminal Law because of the case of Arthur Nwankwo. But alas, the agents of the devil are working surreptitiously again in the National Assembly to reintroduce the Law of Sedition with a new label described as the Law of Hate Speech.

You were fearless and resisted all tyrannical governments including the military junta with your pen and brainpower. On the annulment of the Nigerian Election on June 12, 1993, you were in the vanguard of NADECO fighting to restore democracy in the country. General Sani Abacha felt that you were a threat to his government and threw you into detention in 1998 but God killed him miraculously within four weeks and released you so that you could continue the fight for our freedom. You did not relent but continued the fight unto the end.

In 2018, you invited us to a meeting in your house and told us that Nigeria had become irredeemable and that you had mourned for Nigeria just like David wept over Saul who was rejected by God and slain for his stubbornness.

You gave us your last book titled, “NIGERIA AND HER PATH TO DOOM” where you wrote in the Prologue as follows: “I do not want to die a shameful death. I do not want future generations of Nigerians to point to my grave and say, ‘there lies the remains of a man who could not speak the truth’…I weep for Nigeria, a country richly blessed of God but whose destiny has been frittered away on the altar of expediency. I weep for Nigeria, a country with the awesome potential for the renaissance of Africa but wasted in a heap of corruption. I weep for Nigeria, a country with the capacity to drive the fourth dimension of global economic resurgimento but scuttled on the evil temple of religious bigotry and ethnic jingoism. My heart bleeds for this country. Professor Chinua Achebe must have had today’s Nigeria in mind when he chose ‘Things Fall Apart’ as the title for his epic novel. For indeed things have fallen apart in Nigeria and the centre can no longer hold. Like David wept over Saul and Jonathan, I weep over Nigeria. In typical Davidic fashion, my cry is that the beauty of Nigeria has been slain upon the evil altars in Aso Rock”.

Yes, we heard you as you referred to the evil altars in Aso Rock upon which the beauty of Nigeria was slain. Nevertheless, on Page 164 of your book, you still proffered the best solution and gave a warning in the following words: “I am not unmindful of the fact that Nigeria has become a very treacherous environment where truth is stifled and where commitment to speak the truth could easily be misconceived and mischievously interpreted as felonious. But the truth about or situation is that we cannot avoid talking about a restructured Nigeria if there must be a tomorrow for us. There is no alternative route to this. Nigeria must be restructured urgently or it will die”.

Although you have departed from the earth, your words will bear witness that you warned Nigeria but she refused to listen. We have joined you to weep over Nigeria as a failed state. The smokes of her institutionalised corruption and injustice against the Igbo Nation have reached heaven.

The inhabitants of heaven and earth, visible and invisible witnesses of the wickedness of men, have heard that Nigeria took a loan of $22.7billion for infrastructural development of the country but did not allocate a single kobo for the development of the South East. Yet, it is a national debt placed upon the head of every Nigerian citizen. It is very clear that the wickedness of Nigeria against the Igbo people and its inability or reluctance to protect our lives and properties can no longer be remedied.

For this reason, we are insisting that Nigeria must be renegotiated and restructured to guarantee autonomy and self-governance to the 6 geopolitical regions that make up the country so that every region would be free to govern itself and develop at its own pace. There is no alternative to restructuring Nigeria into Regional Governments otherwise Nigeria will surely die.

You inculcated in us the discipline and resoluteness required for Freedom Fighting by intellectual prowess and political strategies. We have resolved to continue the fight from where you stopped. We acknowledge that the journey is far and tedious but we assure you that we shall never give up. We shall fight from generation to generation until our freedom is achieved.

We are grateful to you for all the lectures, advice, books and resources you placed in our hands to continue the battle of wits and intelligence after your departure. We assure you that we shall never disappoint you.

Rest in Peace, our great Patron and Mentor, Dr Arthur Agwuncha Nwankwo, the Defender of the Igbo Nation.

Signed:
Emeka Emekesiri, Esq. (Chairman)
For and on behalf of all Biafran activists under the Supreme Council of Elders of Indigenous People of Biafra who believe in the Legal Methodology of Self-determination consisting of the judicial, political and diplomatic processes

GOOD NEWS: Customary Government of Biafra appoints Administrator and Envoy for South Africa

The Indigenous People of Biafra has appointed a Customary Government Administrator and Envoy for South Africa.

In a letter addressed to the Government of the Republic of South African through its Minister of Homeland Affairs, Dr Dr Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi, the Biafrans announced the appointment of Victor Osonduagwuike Akanno, who is an engineer as its Administrator.

The letter, signed by Chairman of the Governing Council of the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra, Emeka John Chigozie Emekesiri, Esq. announced that Engineer Akanno will be responsible for organizing Biafrans and managing their internal affairs in South Africa.

He would also ensure that they live in peace and harmony with their hosts, and work with the laws of the country.

Other parts of the letter read as follows:“We are the custodians of the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra which oversees and manages the affairs of the remnants of the Biafrans who are scattered in all parts of the world on self-exile since after the war between Biafra and Nigeria in 1970. Following the collapse of the Republic of Biafra and the loss of her sovereignty, some of our people who could not endure the persecutions and humiliations we faced and still face in Nigeria went on self-exile to foreign countries. Others who could not escape the ordeals remained in their homeland and were granted the Nigerian citizenship and permitted to practise their Customary Law pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Thus, we are Nigerians by citizenship and subject to the Nigerian law but Biafrans by indigenous identity and practicing our Customary Law under the Nigerian Legal System until we gain independence by due process of law.

“The Biafrans have migrated to all parts of the world in their great numbers. We can confirm that there is a large Biafran Community in South Africa. Also, the Biafran Babies who were evacuated from the war and carried to various countries of the world to save them from starvation and death have now grown to large communities desiring to reconnect with their ancestral roots. Introducing our Customary Government Administrator and Envoy in South Africa:

“It is with great pleasure that we introduce MR VICTOR OSONDUAGWUIKE AKANNO whose details are shown above as our Customary Government Administrator and Envoy in South Africa. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and Member of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), trained at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa. He has impressive Curriculum Vitae.

“Mr Akanno is saddled with the task of organizing the Biafrans in South Africa and managing their internal affairs, ensuring that they live peacefully in harmony with their host communities and with one another, ensuring orderliness, discipline, and respect to constituted authorities and obedience to the laws of the country. He shall operate under Customary Law to manage the internal affairs of our children in South Africa and liaise with the Ministry of Home Affairs in South Africa in matters pertaining to them if your Office requires him to do so.

“We encourage our children to work hard and earn decent living and participate fully in the development of the communities and cities where they live in any part of the world. We believe that they shall contribute immensely in the development of their host towns and communities in South Africa and add value to the economy of the country.

“We have instructed our Customary Government Administrator and Envoy to present himself and his executive members to your Office in due course for a formal introduction. Please receive him in the name of the surviving Elders of Biafraland who have sent him to represent us in South Africa.

“We pray the Almighty God to be with you, and bless you with divine wisdom and good health to excel in your Office, and grant you the desires of your innermost heart in accordance with his perfect will”, the letter said.

We are Biafrans fighting for freedom, our PVC is our AK 47- Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria says as it plans political inauguration in Dunukofia Anambra State

The umbrella body of Biafrans in politics, Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria has stated that although they are fighting a bitter war for the purpose of Biafra’s freedom from Nigeria, they are battling with different kinds of weapon from the ones usually deployed for war.

It said that in place of the gun AK47, its deploying Biafrans with their PVCs to ensure that core Biafrans win the elections and take control of government in the state.

MOBIN, while revealing its plans to go into Anambra 2021 elections, said it will be re-inaugurating its chapters in all local governments of the state, beginning with Dunukofia Local Government Area, and then moving into the other LGs of the state.

In her message to MOBIN MEDIA on the development, Rita Anigbogu who is the Director General of the political organization said;

“We want to gather the Biafrans especially those who believe that although they are Biafra indigenes, they are also Nigeria citizens. Those who say that as long as they are still in Nigeria that they will participate in everything happening in Nigeria till Biafra eventually regain its lost sovereignty after the 1969-70 war.

“We are different, we are reinaugurating to start getting our PVC together. Our PVC is our own AK47 and we will use it to decide who will go for us as long as the politics of Anambra is concerned. At the expiration of the reinauguration, we can authoritatively tell you how many MOBIN members that we have in Anambra state and whether we can drive home our insistence of deciding who goes to Agu Awka as the governor and those who will be in the House of Assembly.

We are beginning to ease out of a pandemic lockdown. Life and it’s existence will not be terminated with the pandemic and so the political activities. The reinauguration is not only special but important to us because our enemies are not resting and we will not rest. We want to get our tact together, we want to be ready at all time knowing that Anambra election is almost with us. We will guide and guard ourselves with our facemasks, observe the social distancing and our hand sanitizers will be handy with us.

“In Anambra 2021 election, our people will witness the Biafra spirit. The multitude of Biafrans that will participate in the next year’s election will out number that of 2017. We have the message and we have the content. Long live Biafra, God bless Biafra, forward ever, backward never.”

UPP Has Failed Biafra – Offodile, MOBIN

For working against the tenets of democracy and showing disrespect to human life, principles which are contrary to the Biafran ideology, the United People’s Party, UPP, has failed Biafra. These were the opinions of the former guber aspirant on the party’s platform, Hon Chudi Offodile, and a pro-Biafra group, Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria, MOBIN, Jude Atupulazi reports.
Briefing newsmen in Awka in the wake of the UPP gubernatorial primary election also in Awka, Chudi Offodile, who withdrew from the primary over alleged doctoring of the delegates list, announced his resignation from UPP.
According to the two-time Federal House member, apart from the wilful and corrupt manipulation of the party delegates list by the national chairman of the party, Chekwas Okorie, the party’s gross insensitivity to the life of a party member who slumped and died at the accreditation venue, finally convinced him that UPP was not the right party for people of good conscience.
He recalled that despite his call on the party to call off the primary as a mark of respect to the dead, the party went ahead with the said primary which, he alleged, was doctored to favour his opponent, Osita Chidoka.
He said it was what compelled him to reconsider his continued membership of UPP, hence his resignation.Offodile’s resignation came at the same time that a pro-Biafra group, Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria, MOBIN, is also considering opting out of its alliance with UPP.
Its spokesman and administrator, Comrade Anthony Aniebue, who stated this at a press briefing in Awka, condemned UPP led by Chief Chekwas Okorie for, according to him, acting against all known democratic norms.
In his media briefing, Offodile recalled how efforts he made to draw the attention of the party hierarchy to the doctored list before the primary failed to have the desired effect.
He accused the party leadership of reversing and doctoring the delegates list that emanated from their ward and local government congress in June this year which was signed by the state chairman and secretary and counter signed by the national headquarters of the party.
He said that everyone was surprised when a new list that contained strange names was later published on the party’s website on July 29 and variously amended on the 4th and 5th of August.
‘The website list contained strange names with no phone numbers unlike the authentic delegates list that had phone numbers of all delegates displayed,’ Offodile said.
He further alleged that when accreditation commenced on the day of the primary election, he was informed that only those whose names appeared on the website list were being allowed into the venue, a development, he said, that prompted him to drive to the venue to hand a protest letter to the election committee chairman, Chief Ejike Uche, and the state party chairman, Dr Sylvester Igwilo.
He said that after threatening them with withdrawal from the primary if they insisted on using the allegedly doctored list, he also went to the office of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, to register his protest.Offodile said he did not appoint any agent or participate in what he called the Kangaroo primary.
He said that it was in the midst of the scuffle trailing the disenfranchising of some delegates that the police fired tear gas canisters on the crowd, leading to the slumping and death of a delegate, Hon Uwakwe Maduabuchi, chairman of Owerre Ezukala Ward 1, Orumba South LGA.
He said the deceased, even though his name appeared on the list, was fighting the injustice of the exclusion of some of his members whose names had appeared on the original list.
He said that following the man’s death, his call to the election committee to call off the exercise in deference to the dead fell on deaf ears.
‘When the call fell on deaf ears and considering that my Christian faith and the Biafran ideology we profess place a high premium on human life, I promptly withdrew from the exercise. I consider it unconscionable for the party to have carried on with the primary under the circumstances,’ Offodile explained.
He expressed regret that despite the party’s constitutional provision that only a ward congress could replace those elected officers whose names went missing from the new list, the national chairman, Okorie, unilaterally replaced them across the 264 wards in the state, thus giving himself, what Offodile called preference shares in the primary and in his ”dream government” in Anambra State.
Offodile therefore called on his supporters and all those who believed in Biafra’s ideology of freedom and justice to do same, while awaiting further directives from him.
When contacted for his reaction, the state chairman of the party, Dr Sylvester Igwilo, said there was no need to talk about the issues raised by Offodile since Offodile had left the party.
Igwilo said the primary which he had no powers to stop, had been done and dusted and that there was no further need to revisit it, especially after he had earlier spoken extensively on it.’There’s no point crying over spilt milk. The primary has come and gone,’ Igwilo stated.

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