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In 2017, the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN) went into a political alliance with the now deregistered United Progressive Party (UPP).

In 2017, the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN) went into a political alliance with the now deregistered United Progressive Party (UPP).

Here, Director General of MOBIN, Comrade Rita Anigbogu holds a brief discussion with MOBIN Directors and State Coordinators from the 7 Biafran states of Nigeria.

In that first political experiment, many pro-Biafran candidates emerged and ran elections under the UPP because of the MOBIN alliance.

Nnamdi Kanu of Radio Biafra visited the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Elders of Indigenous People of Biafra, Dr Dozie Ikedife in 2017.

The meeting was to discuss issues around Anambra governorship elections of that year.

Present at the meeting include Director General of Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN), the then Administrator of the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr Anthony Aniebue, leadership of Biafra Voice International (BVI), Chinedu Peters Asuzu and Ndubuisi Anaenugu, Director of Media and Mass Mobilization of MOBIN amonh others.

The argument was for Kanu to end his call for no elections in the state.

Although he agreed during the meeting, IPOB was to issue a statement denying it later that day.

In 2017, Anambra State was preparing for an election, and Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN) had just been established.

In 2017, Anambra State was preparing for an election, and Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN) had just been established.

As the political arm of the Biafran Project, MOBIN’s mandate was, and still is to mobilize Biafrans to join politics and be part of legislations, diplomacy, and political decisions regarding Biafrans and the Biafran territory.

Armed with the message of politics, MOBIN Directors began to tour Anambra State, telling them to vote and be voted for. This was no mean task, as another Biafran group was also busy asking Anambra people not to participate in political activity.

‘We held town hall meetings, rallies and talks day in day out in Anambra”, Rita Anigbogu who is the Director General recalls.

MOBIN attended one of its town hall meetings where the gains of politicking was robustly discussed.

In 2017, the UPP gubernatorial candidate in Anambra State, Chief Osita Chidoka held a meeting with the Directors of MOBIN long before he got the party ticket.

In 2017, the UPP gubernatorial candidate in Anambra State, Chief Osita Chidoka held a meeting with the Directors of MOBIN long before he got the party ticket.

The meeting was held in Enugu, and at the end, MOBIN’s DG, Rita Anigbogu presented him with a membership form.

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