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PHOTOS: Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN), attends Clifford Iroanya’s father’s burial

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The Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN) was part of mourners who thronged the ancestral home of Engineer Clifford Iroanya, whose father was laid to rest last weekend.

The pro Biafran organization, led by its Director General, Comrade Rita Anigbogu arrived the Imo community of Iroanya Achi, of Aro-Ndionyemobi autonomous community, Oguta, for the ceremony, where hundreds of other mourners comprising of family, in laws, friends and well wishers gathered to pay their last respects to Ichie Ezinna Bernard Nsidinanya Iroanya.

Addressing the family while presenting the traditional items for mourning, MOBIN, through its Director of Political Education, Dr Joseph Agbo said it has come to stand with a dear friend and brother in this trying time.

He stated that Biafra is a family, and all Biafrans are keen on being free. Agbo also used the opportunity to appeal to Biafrans to embrace the political message of MOBIN for the emancipation of Biafra.

The Iroanya family thanked the group, and expressed gratitude for their presence at the burial ceremony.

Highlights of the ceremony include various cultural displays, including the Itu Uli, women’s cultural dances, including the Umudihe Orlu Dance, and the Ekeleke masquerade displays.

PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT:

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How Abacha killed Africa’s 1st car dream-MASSOB reveals, mourns Dr Ezekiel Izuogu

Leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has said that the death of Engr Ezekiel Izuogu, Nigeria’s first car manufacturer was as shocking as it was painful.

MASSOB, through its Leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu in a letter to MOBIN MEDIA, described Izuogu as a ‘patriotic Biafran’, whose death was a huge physical loss to Biafra and Africa. The organisation recalled how General Sani Abacha’s government frustrated Izuogu’s efforts to give Africa its first indigenous car, and said he deserves to be honoured and celebrated forever, despite the frustration.

The message read;

“MASSOB was shocked to learnt about the sudden death of Engr Ezekiel Izuogu. His death was a huge physical loss to the people of Biafra and Africa in general. He is a patriotic Biafran that will forever be honoured and celebrated.

“The administration of General Sani Abacha and other successive governments of Nigeria frustrated his technological ingenuity that was deeply rooted in in his Igboistic nature and aspirations, his death is being celebrated by the dormant and unprogressive brains of Hausa Fulani who taught they have killed his V-600 vision and other technological advancements.

“Though MASSOB mourns his physical loss but his technological ingenuity, political aspirations and economical stability of Biafra land are still intact, soon the reminders of Ezekiel Izuogu will manifest.

“MASSOB rejects the hypocritical and subtle condolences of Nigeria federal government led by President Mohammadu Buhari. What moulded and shaped Ezekiel Izuogu is not dead, the spirit of Biafranism and ingenuity of Igbo man can never die. He is a patriotic and indefatigable Igbo man whose love for his Igboism have no match, his desire to project Igboism and unquenchable love for Igbo can never cease even in his transition.

“Even though Nigeria rejected and consciously failed to project his V-600 locally made car in 1997, even before India manufactured their first locally made car called “INDI” because he is an Igbo man, Ezekiel Izuogu also rejected the fortune offer from South Africa government to establish his Izuogu Motor Manufacturing company in Pretoria. He is a true Biafran that love to promote his Biafranism in Biafra soil”, it read.

It’s true, we have over 50 Biafrans in various political positions across Biafra region-MOBIN DG

By Ámáka Ani, Dunukofia Anambra State

The Director General of the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria, Madam Rita Anigbogu has revealed that, following the successful activities of the Movement between 2017 and 2019, over 50 Biafrans are currently holding political positions and appointments, in different governments.

According to her, “Over 50 Biafrans are holding political appointments of which am one of them. All these appointments came as a result of my involvement in Anambra election 2017. We got recognition after what we did in Anambra State Election 2017 and in 2019 ”.

Mrs Anigbogu who made this declaration during an interview with MOBIN MEDIA Correspondent at the reinuguration of Dunukofia Local Government Chapter in Ukpo, Anambra State, asked all Biafrans at home and in diaspora to come out in their large numbers come 2021 Anambra State elections and participate.

In her words, “If we say we are not interested in politics our head of state, President Muhamadu Buhari can just appoint one Gen. Abubakar as Military Administrator of the state and there is nothing anyone can do about.” she said.

Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria begin reinauguration of Chapters across Biafraland

By Amaka Ani, Dunukofia Anambra State

The Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN) has resumed the inauguration of its chapters in the Biafran states of Nigeria.

According to information from the Chairman, Barrister Emeka Emekesiri who delivered a speech at the maiden reinauguration at Dunukofia Anambra State, only true Biafrans will take charge of political offices from now henceforth in Biafraland.

Spesking through the Director General of MOBIN, Rita Eberechukwu Anigbogu who represented him, Emekesiri said:

“We are here again in Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State to strengthen our political structures to do it again better than we did in 2017.

“Our mission is to put Biafrans in power in the whole of Biafraland. We can no longer allow our political opponents from the North or West to install their stooges and errand boys in Biafraland to rule over us for the benefit of their slave masters.

“We have resolved that a Biafran activist must occupy the Anambra State Government House in 2021”.

IPOB opts for restructuring, sends memorandum to NASS

By Dennis Agbo (Vanguard News)

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has disclosed that it sent a memorandum to the National Assembly, requesting for devolution of powers and a restructure of Nigeria into six autonomous regions.

The development was disclosed by the original founder of IPOB, Mr. Emeka Emekesiri in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Enugu.

Emekesiri said the decision was taken after the IPOB team made several delegations to the British government asking for assistance in restoration of an independent state of Biafra, but was turned down by the former colonial masters.

He said that what the British preferred instead was for devolution of powers into regions as was contained in Nigeria’s 1963 constitution, adding that Britain said it was still interested in Nigeria remaining as one country.

Emekesiri said that the idea of seeking for Britain’s nod in the re-actualization of Biafra was informed after IPOB sought the assistance of other world powers, which insisted that Britain must be consulted and its opinion established before they could wade into the Biafra matter.

According to Emekesiri “In 2018 we opened up discussion with the British government, we met them three times and the last time, they told us clearly that they want Nigeria to be one, they don’t want Nigeria to break up. Britain has maintained its stand, it said it wants Nigeria to remain as one country.

“So we asked them how do we solve the problem of incompatibility, people of the north east and west unable to leave harmoniously, killing themselves because of differences of ideology and lifestyle. Worldviews are different, how do we do it so that the clashes will stop?

“They asked us for our proposal and said that far as they were concerned they want Nigeria to be one. We were there as Biafrans Living in Nigeria and our Movement is Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN), we are Biafrans in Nigeria. We had made it clear in our suit versus Nigeria that we are Biafrans living in Nigeria. So we are Nigerians by citizenship, but we are Biafrans in indigenous identity.

“We are Biafrians because we were not annihilated during the war and that is clear to both British and Nigeria governments. If Nigeria had annihilated Biafrans the way Romans annihilated Cartage, there wouldn’t have been anybody to talk about Biafra again, but they couldn’t and so we are the remnants of Biafra and we establish our customary government of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra in Nigeria.

“So we approached the British government as Biafrans in Nigeria who surrounded their sovereignty to Nigeria and whose indigenous identity cannot be denied, we are who we are. The British said fine, what do you want? We came back to consult our elders and we drafted a memorandum to be submitted to the British parliament.

“We sat down with elders and said we can’t fight with Britain as world power but that we can as well copy the British nations of nation model that maintain their indigenous identities such as Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland. We went to the British archives and got the British government policy of 1969 and used it to draft a memorandum which we presented to Britain.

“In the memorandum, we accepted that Nigeria should remain one, but that the model as it is in Britain, let be also in Nigeria. The Britain is four nations in one, in Nigeria we want six in one and that is the South East, the South-South, the South West, the North Central, the North West and the North East, that the six geopolitical regions shall now become six nations in one Nigeria and every nation will govern itself in one Nigeria; control your resources, develop at your own pace and we pay an agreed percentage tax to the centre.

“That is the issue of devolution of power or regional government or restructuring that we are talking about now. The politicians call it restructuring but we the Biafra activists are calling it devolution of power to the regions. Ohanaeze Ndigbo raised this issue on June 28 2012 and sent it to the National Assembly, Nigeria government sat on it and refused to implement it and said it will never restructure.

“However, our meeting with the British government paid off and I was not surprised few months ago when I saw a notice from the Senate that it wanted to amend the Nigeria constitution and in the list, item two talked about restructuring and devolution of powers which is our prayer seven in our originating summon already in court. But without prejudice, we prepared our memorandum and filed it with the Senate.

“So the Biafra memorandum for devolution of power to regions is currently with the senate. So, any moment from now when the hearing begins we shall go for the public hearing and defend our proposal. This is the first time in the history of Biafra struggle that the Biafra memorandum has been officially submitted to the Nigerian National Assembly.

“You know you can stay on the street and make noise on the street but at the end of the day, there has to be some documentation to sign and not on the street.

“You have to go to where it matters and right now, the memorandum for devolution of power submitted by the Biafra activists is right now before the senate. That is where we are now and we are waiting.”

Only power devolution can save Nigeria –IPOB founder


From Magnus Eze, Enugu(The Sun Newspapers)

Founder of the Customary Government of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra Nigeria (IPOB)/the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN), Emeka Emekesiri, has said only restructuring of Nigeria on the bases of devolution of power can save the country from disintegration.

He told newsmen in Enugu, yesterday, that to achieve Biafra; the advocates must dialogue with the world powers starting from Britain, USA and China because they would always want to protect their investments in Nigeria.

He disclosed the group had, in 2018, opened discussion with Britain but they had maintained they wanted Nigeria to remain as one country.

He, however, said the group was already making some progress as the British authorities were not opposed to Nigeria adopting ‘the British model’.

Emekesiri, who also disclosed that MOBIN has submitted a memorandum to the Senate on devolution of power, added that the only law that could guarantee peace and good governance in Nigeria was devolution of power.

“In the memorandum, we accepted that Nigeria should remain one, but that the model as it is in Britain, let it be also in Nigeria. The Britain is four nations in one, in Nigeria, we want six in one and that is the South East, the South South, the South West, the North Central, the North West and the North East, that the six geopolitical regions shall now become six nations in one Nigeria and every nation will govern itself in one Nigeria; control your resources, develop at your own pace and we pay an agreed percentage tax to the centre.

“That is the issue of devolution of power or regional government or restructuring that we are talking about now. The politicians call it restructuring, but we, the Biafra activists, are calling it devolution of power to the regions.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo raised this issue on June 28 2012 and sent it to the National Assembly, Nigeria Government sat on it and refused to implement it and said it will never restructure.

“However, our meeting with the British government paid off and I was not surprised few months ago when I saw a notice from the Senate that it wanted to amend the Nigeria constitution and in the list, item two talked about restructuring and devolution of powers which is our prayer seven in our originating summons already in court. But without prejudice, we prepared our memorandum and filed it with the Senate.

“So, the Biafra memorandum for devolution of power to regions is currently with the Senate. So, any moment from now, when the hearing begins, we shall go for the public hearing and defend our proposal. This is the first time in the history of Biafra struggle that the Biafra memorandum has been officially submitted to the Nigerian National Assembly.”

MOBIN Chairman Barr Emeka Emekesiri addresses World Igbo Congress

MESSAGE DELIVERED TO THE WORLD IGBO CONGRESS BY BARRISTER EMEKA EMEKESIRI ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR 3RD QUARTER BOARD / HOD MEETING THIS 5TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2020

  1. Introduction:

(1) I express my gratitude to the Leadership of the World Igbo Congress for this invitation to speak at the 3rd Quarter Board / HOD Meeting today. My name is Emeka John Chigozie Emekesiri, from Okwara Unegbu Village, Amucha, Njaba Local Government Area, in the Orlu Senatorial District, Imo State. By training and qualifications, I am a barrister & solicitor, pastor, estate surveyor & valuer and management consultant.

(2) In the struggle for self-determination of the Biafran people, I am the founder, originator and vision bearer of the movement of Indigenous People of Biafra established by the authority of the Supreme Council of Elders of Indigenous People of Biafra under the leadership of the late Igbo icons: His Royal Majesty, His Lordship, the Honourable Justice Eze Ozobu OFR; Dr Dozie Ikedife OON; Brig Gen Joe Achuzia; and Chief Barr Debe Odumegwu Ojukwu. Although these founding fathers have joined our ancestors, the struggle for self-determination continues on the same foundation they laid. Today, I will speak on what the Igbo people want and how they can achieve what they want.

  1. What the Igbo People Want and How to Achieve it:

(1) The Igbo people are known to be very friendly and hardworking believing in fairness, equity and justice. They believe in the concept of reward for hardwork and not reward for laziness. In the traditional Igbo society, we had no beggar and it was a shameful thing to be a beggar. The Igbo people are daring and adventurous, taking risks to succeed where others fail.

(2) They love themselves and also love strangers even more than they love their own brothers. Anywhere they settle down in this world, they make the place to look like their own home. They contribute in the development of their places of habitation in all parts of the world.

(3) They know that the Government in Nigeria has failed them at all levels and therefore they do not rely or depend on the Government but on their individual and community efforts. However, some of us have observed that the individualistic tendency is getting to an unacceptable extremism contrary to the Igbo Philosophy of “Igwe Bu Ike”, “Ike Otu Onye Adighi Ire”; “Anyukoo Mamiri Onu, Ogbaa Ufufu”. These are Igbo Philosophies that preach the power of unity and synergy of teamwork. This is the strength we are lacking now and which we must regain in order to succeed as a nation not as individuals.

  1. Putting our House in Order by Effective Leadership and Followership in the Igbo Nation:

(1) The psyche of the Igbo society was destroyed after the war between Biafra and Nigeria. Before the war, there was orderliness and effective governance in the whole Igbo nation by the Elders of the land right from the Family Head to the Community Head. If you brought a large sum of money home without a visible source of income, the Family Head or Elders of the Village would invite you to explain how you made the money. If your source or sources of wealth and riches were questionable, they would ostracise you from the Village Meeting. They believed that good name was better than silver and gold. Their philosophy was “Ezi Afa Ka Ego”. The youths who misbehaved were brought to the Village Square and flogged as a deterrent to others.

(2) There was a strong foundation of godliness, morality, honesty, integrity, fear and respect for elders and constituted authorities in the land. Thus, there was orderliness anchored on effective leadership and followership in the Igbo Nation. The Igbo Union was the powerbase of the Igbo Nation where decisions were made in the interest of the entire Igbo people in Nigeria. Today, the youths of the present generation have lost their bearing. They have decided to wander in the wilderness like sheep without a shepherd even though the old shepherds from the old generation are still alive and willing to guide the youths to the Promised Land. Unfortunately, most of the youths of today have become unteachable and incorrigible.

(3) The major problem in the Igbo Nation now is the spirit of rebellion among the youths. In fact, almost all Igbo organizations have split into many factions because of insubordination and rebellion. I have a bitter experience on this issue. When I came into the Biafra Struggle, the first thing I did was to create an Organization under the Elders of the Land so that all the Biafran activists would be properly guided and protected. This was why I created the body known as INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA to represent all the remnants of the Biafrans not consumed in the war which Dr Dozie Ikedife abbreviated to IPOB in 2013.

(4) Even though I created the movement, I did not make myself the Leader but only described myself as the Solicitor for Indigenous People of Biafra because I was the person who filed the case between Biafra and Nigeria. The Honourable Justice Eze Ozobu was the Leader. Dr Ikedife was the Deputy Leader. Col Achuzia was the Secretary-General. In short, the Elders were in charge and the youths were obedient to their Elders. It was a glorious movement respected by the Nigerian Authorities.

(5) Unfortunately, the person we put in our Media Department, who came from MASSOB and joined us, introduced the spirit of rebellion and insubordination in the Movement. He announced on the Radio that he had dissolved the Supreme Council of Elders of Indigenous People of Biafra and had become the leader and founder of Indigenous People of Biafra. He accused our Elders of being traitors and saboteurs. The Elders ostracised him and he created his own faction of Indigenous People of Biafra and registered it in the Company House in London as Indigenous People of Biafra Ltd. The same spirit of rebellion followed him and after some years, some of his followers also broke away and created their own faction. Now, there are many factions of IPOB.

(6) The rebellious children did not stop there. They wanted to do the same thing to Ohanaeze Ndigbo. They applied to the Corporate Affairs Commission Abuja and registered Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly as a corporate organization. They announced that the original Ohanaeze Ndigbo is not registered. They described the original Ohanaeze Ndigbo as “Ohanaeze Ndioshi”. Unfortunately for them, they thought that the Nigerian Law is like the British Law. Their coup against Ohanaeze Ndigbo failed and their certificate was withdrawn by the Corporate Affairs Commission.

(7) They did not know that Customary Law is part of the Nigerian Legal System and Customary Institutions are not registered. In fact, the major characteristic of customary law is that it is unwritten. Ohanaeze Ndigbo is a customary institution that does not exist on a piece of paper called Certificate of Registration. The Federal Government of Nigeria and the International Community know this and respect the Leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. It is a customary institution that remains valid even if Nigeria disintegrates just like the Nzuko Umunna of my village. I will not be surprised that one of these rebellious children may someday go to the Company House and register Nzuko Umunna Ltd and obtain a certificate of registration!

(8) For the Igbo Nation to move forward and achieve its goals, we must have effective leadership and followership. This is why we have made it clear that Ohanaeze Ndigbo is the APEX Igbo Organization. Every other Igbo organization must become an affiliate to Ohanaeze Ndigbo. The membership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo is automatic by birth just like the membership of the Nzuko Umunna of my village. You do not need registration to become a member of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

(9) Without disciplinary measures, there will be no effective leadership and followership. The rebellious children are emboldened by the lack of controls and punishments in the Igbo National Politics. They may think that nothing can be done to them. They may have riches and wealth and connections in high places but a pronouncement of ostracism by the Leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo against them will certainly subject their names to generational shame and opprobrium. I therefore advise the Leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to pronounce ostracism against the rebellious coup plotters as a deterrent to others. There must be discipline and orderliness in the Igbo Nation otherwise we shall not achieve our goal.

  1. The Goal of the Igbo Nation:

(1) The Igbo Nation believes in the concept of “Egbe Bere Ugo Bere” (Let the Eagle perch and let the Hawk also perch). We believe that the world is large enough to accommodate everybody. In the same way, we believe that Nigeria is large enough to accommodate everybody but if we are not accepted and accorded the same rights and privileges as given to other people, we shall leave Nigeria based on our philosophy that “Onye ajuru aju anaghi aju onwe ya” (He that is rejected does not reject himself). Therefore, the Igbo Nation held the Mkpoko Igbo Conference in 1994 and drew a roadmap to restructure Nigeria and emancipate all the people of Nigeria from the institutionalised injustice and neo-colonialism entrenched in the Nigerian polity. The Conference was held in preparation for the Sani Abacha Constitutional Conference scheduled for the following year 1995.

(2) During the Conference, the Igbo Intelligentsia made a constructive critique of the Aburi Accord and why it failed. I am aware that many people have blamed General Yakubu Gowon for the failure to implement the Aburi Accord. Yes, the buck stopped at his desk. He was ultimately responsible for the violation of the Aburi Accord but many people who are crying today joined in the betrayal and subversion of the will of the people expressed in the Aburi Accord.

(3) Mr Ken Saro-Wiwa, in his book, “On a Darkling Plain”, Pages 61 – 62, said as follows: “When news came that general agreement had been reached at a cordial meeting in Aburi, there was general elation. Ojukwu returned and spoke in glowing terms of Aburi. He had virtually achieved his confederal aims; if the decisions of Aburi were implemented, there was little doubt that peace would return to Nigeria. The generality of Ibos were cock-a-hoop about Aburi- it was inconceivable that an Ibo would go to bargain with Hausa and fail to win. The non-Ibos, on the other hand, were dismayed: it looked as though the nation had sold them to the Ibos. In Rivers circles particularly, there was great agitation. Some showed their dismay openly”.

(4) The Aburi Accord was signed on 5th January 1967. According to Mr Ken Saro-Wiwa, the non-Ibos were not happy with the Aburi Accord which created a confederation of regional governments. In the book, he told the story of how he took some of the chiefs in the riverine area and went to Lagos and defected to the Nigerian side and told General Gowon that the non-Ibos in Eastern Nigeria did not want to be joined with the Ibos in the same region and did not want Biafra.

(5) Consequently, General Gowon violated the Aburi Accord and divided the Eastern Region into three on 27 May 1967 by creating three States, namely: East Central State with headquarters at Enugu; Rivers State with headquarters at Port Harcourt; and South Eastern State with headquarters at Calabar. Three days later, on 30 May 1967, Ojukwu declared the Republic of Biafra. This was a wrong move in political calculations because the region had already been divided three days earlier. It was a master stroke by General Gowon. The Rivers State and South Eastern State had been given their own separate political identities three days before Biafra was declared. The whole Eastern Region was no longer one entity on 30 May 1967.

(6) Mr Ken Saro-Wiwa said that their rejection of Biafra and rejection of being together with the Ibos in the same region was based on their fear that the Igbo people would dominate over them. In fact, he used a phrase that the Nigerian Government had sold them to the Ibos as slaves by signing the Aburi Accord.

(7) The Igbo Intelligentsia discovered that the same fear of Igbo domination has remained with and tormented the non-Ibos in the Eastern Region. They also found that the North uses the people of the Middle Belt against the Igbo people in political and military strategies. Therefore, the Igbo Intelligentsia decided to divide the North and the South to create a balance of power in political equation. They invented two imaginary geographical cardinal points known as “South-South” and “North Central”. Those in the riverine of the Eastern Region they called South-South and those in the Middle Belt they called North-Central. Then, they separated the Fulani and the Kanuri into North West and North East.

(8) In all, the Igbo Intelligentsia created the six geopolitical regions instead of the four regions contained in the Aburi Accord. They proposed that the Presidency of Nigeria shall rotate among the six regions turn by turn. The plan is that each of the regions will have a sense of belonging in Nigeria as a self-governing region within Nigeria and may in future attain the status of an outright independent nation by the rule of law. The Biafra Independence Project is planned to be achieved in three phases: Phase 1 is the Awareness Creation Phase. The Phase 2 is the Regional Autonomy and Phase 3 is the outright independence in future.

(9) The Igbo Intelligentsia delegated Dr Alex Ekwueme, Dee Sam Mbakwe and Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu to represent us in the Abacha Constitutional Conference in 1995 and present the Igbo Master Plan. Dr Ekwueme made a wonderful presentation that got everybody captivated and convinced that the Igbo Master Plan was the best for all Nigerians. In the end, General Abacha was very impressed and approved the Igbo Master Plan. The structure of six geopolitical regions was accepted. The rotational presidency was accepted but the North said it would rotate between North and South instead of rotating among the six geopolitical regions. Their game plan is that when it comes to the turn of the south, they would support a candidate from South-South or South West but never the South East.

(10) Where do we go from here? Some are asking for Igbo Presidency while others are asking for Biafra. We are not really very keen on pushing for Igbo Presidency but for the Restructuring of Nigeria into Regional Governments in line with the Igbo Master Plan drawn in 1994. However, if they decide to give the Presidency to an Igbo man, we shall accept it but continue with our Master Plan. We have an example in the United Kingdom where Mr Gordon Brown from Scotland was made the Prime Minister of The Great Britain and Scotland still continued pushing for Independence.

(11) At the moment, we want to develop Biafraland to look like Dubai. Some people think that Dubai is a country. Some think that Taiwan is a country. Some people even think that London is a country. Most of the people agitating for Biafra do not have the correct mind-set. They are thinking about going to their Promised Land without understanding that we are already in our Promised Land. We are not like the Israelites who travelled for 40 years and fought wars for 40 years before reaching to their Promised Land. In our own case, we did not lose our Territory. We were not annihilated. We have argued in Court in the case between Biafra and Nigeria that what we lost after the war was our sovereignty and not our indigenous identity as a people.

(12) Therefore, we are Nigerians by citizenship but Biafrans by indigenous identity until we gain independence from Nigeria. We are the remnants of Biafraland that were not consumed in the war. This is why I coined our name as Indigenous People of Biafra. We want to develop our Biafran Region to become like Taiwan, London, Dubai, etc, so that the whole world will be coming to Biafraland for business and tourism. This is the Biafra Project Phase II. From Regional Autonomy we can push for outright independence in future. This is the Igbo Master Plan for the emancipation of the Igbo Nation. Everything has a process. It is a long-term plan. Patience is required.

You can visit our website at www.ipobgovernment.org and www.mobinbiafra.org for more information; Email: info@ipobgovernment.org

Thank you for listening to me. God bless you.

Emeka Emekesiri, Esq.

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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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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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.”

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