Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Clash of Titans as a Faction of IPOB Urges Nigerians to Ignore Stay-At-Home Order

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Okechukwu Onuegbu

Nigerians have been urged to ignore the Sept. 23 stay-at-home order issued by Biafra agitators in solidarity for the release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The Directorate of State (DOS) and the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had through its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful issued a statement urging their members to be part of the sit at home order on Friday no matter where they come from.

Powerful had lamented that, “Every prayer to treat us as equals has been roundly rejected by the oppressor, who vowed to lead everybody into the ocean, rather than loose us from bondage, leaving us no other choice than to reject, permanent status of serfs, by embarking on our glorious march to freedom and the release of our leader mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“Our statement by sitting at home tomorrow is designed to encourage each other that our future is in our hands. The oppressor can only successfully continue to oppress us if we do nothing and concede to his domineering plots. We are born free. We shall be free. How we feel in this false union and false marriage of incompatible bad fellows is the reason, we shall on Friday, between 7am and 4pm, sit at home. It becomes necessary to remind ourselves, why it is important to save and protect the future of our unborn progeny.

“The choices we make today will invariably shape our future, the unbearable oppression and persecution of the oppressor is unrelenting. His paranoia is informed and fueled by his fear of our God given endowments, physical, material and spiritual. Every effort has been made by our parents to renegotiate our terms of association; all were thrown to the dogs by the oppressor, including Aburi Accord of January 1967.

“Fredrick Lugard’s mistake of 1914, that has turned us into slaves in our fatherland, must be upturned. We shall dutifully break of every shackle, every fetters and every chain. Our children’s future, depends squarely on what we do today. On Friday, we call on all lovers of freedom and haters of injustice to join us and plead with others to partake in the stay at home on Friday.

“The oppressor is clearly jittery; and has resorted to hounding evangelists who are merely preaching the good news of freedom. They are confused and scared. Our sit at home on Friday, represents the birth pains of freedom, as we march through the red sea, we can sight the promised land, as we look back, we see Pharoah and his chariots heading to: you know where. Rise up and take your freedom, by joining our peaceful stay at home protest on Friday. It’s a great honour, to be able to tell our children” Powerful concluded

But in a swift directive on Wednesday, issued by a Coalition of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and signed by the Coordinator and Secretary of the coalition, Messrs Okanu Muoneme and Basil Okwuzi, the group called on their members to ignore the indoor protest as it would no longer allow the death of their members for avoidable reasons.
They however, reiterated the call for immediate and unconditional release of Kanu in obedience to the pronouncement of the various court judgments on the matter, even as they urged the Federal Government to address the infrastructural decay in the south east and south-south geo-political zones, especially the federal roads which were currently in terrible conditions.

The statement read in part thus, ``We, IPOB and MASSOB (home) hereby dissociate ourselves from the directives of Radio Biafra broadcasting from Oversea that people should stay indoors on Sept. 23 in solidarity for the release of Nnamdi Kanu.

``We plead that President Muhammadu Buhari effect the release of Nnamdi Kanu immediately without condition and that all previouscourt judgments which ordered his release by obeyed without further delay. We urged the people and every believer of the Biafra struggle to go about their normal businesses without molestation,’’ it concluded.

The coalition further frowned at the activities of the operators of Radio Biafra whom they said were enjoying selves outside the country while some of their members at home are either dead or languishing in prisons.



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