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Thursday, 29 June 2017

BIAFRA REFERENDUM: WE DO NOT WANT BULLET, WE WANT BALLOT

BIAFRA REFERENDUM: WE DO NOT WANT BULLET, WE WANT BALLOT


By Chima Chibueze
For Family Writers Press


Recently, there has been news making rounds on various social media platforms concerning the declaration of "No Election" or "Election Boycott" in the entirety of Biafraland by the IPOB leader, starting with the proposed gubernatorial election billed to take place on 18th November, 2017 in Anambra state, Biafraland. For those that do not understand or do not have a grip of what democracy is all about or those that do not know that Nigeria is operating in a democratical dispensation, should know that election boycott in Biafraland is as legitimate as voting. It is simply a civil disobedience geared at driving home a strong point of not participating in what you do not believe in. Biafrans in all intent, have rejected Nigeria and are now committed to the Biafra restoration project. The election boycott has been seen by many as being a threat, forgetting that the civilised world upholds the decision of the people to exercising their franchise or jettisoning electioneering in protest when uncomfortable with government. While it is the right of every citizen of a nation to vote, such a citizen also have equal right not to vote. Therefore, referendum through a ballot box has been the solution to the problem of agitation world over.

The Biafra agitation spearheaded by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB is an all inclusive agitation and not exclusive for Igbos as the Hausa-Fulani jihadistic oligarchy and their Yoruba conspirators will fraudulently lable the struggle to deceive the gullible. Nnamdi Kanu is the leader of IPOB, Radio Biafra London and Biafra Television. Recall that Nnamdi Kanu was recently released from the Nigerian prison under stringent bail conditions which he duely perfected and walked out of the shackles of the Nigerian gulag highly spirited.

Since his conditional release from prison, he has embarked on diplomatic consultations across the length and breath of Biafraland. This diplomatic move is occasioned by the need to maximally  harmonise and foster unity amongst Biafrans from the coastal region and the hinter land so as to carry everybody along and bring all on board in other to have a common front which will usher in the absolute and imminent emergence of the nation of Biafra.

However, many have doubted and questioned the viability of the election boycott while some have tried to cajole the fibble minded into believing that the election boycott will fail and subsequently be disastrous. IPOB is making bold to say unequivocally and unapologetically, that the viability of the forthcoming election boycott in Anambra state can not be overemphasized, even as it's benefits wil not only boost the Biafra struggle but will unimpededly send a clear and unmistakable precedence to the international communities and the Nigerian state in particular on the preparedness of Biafrans to exiting the forced and evil amalgamation of the contraption called Nigeria by the British colonialists.  


Mazi Nnamdi Kanu do not only have the mandate of the people, he also have their blessings which was why they came out em- mass to protest and demonstrate when he was unjustly arrested and imprisoned, even when they were faced with life threatening ammunitions and even got killed, buried in mass graves alive without burial rites, while some are bathed with raw acid and are left to die slowly but painful death in the hands of the murderous Nigerian security forces, yet they still queued behind him with unflinching support to struggle and unalloyed loyalty to his leadership. The just concluded and successful Sit At Home exercise is another case for serious introspection by the gullibles and doubter. It is now on record that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the supreme leader of IPOB issued a directive for Biafraland to be shutdown in remembrance of the Biafra fallen heroes who have paid the most ultimate price with their lives for us to have our voice today and be demanding for a Biafra nation and it was completely adhered, hence, Nigerian government is gripped with fear of the unknown.


Furthermore, the new directive of election boycott when completely complied to will bring the Biafra cause once more to the front burner which will incidentally give rise to the conduction of Biafra referendum. A successful Sit At Home exercise on the election day will precipitate a constitutional crisis in that there might be no newly elected governor and the incumbent will continue till infinity.

The Biafra agitation is an ideology whose time has come and not even bullets will stop it because it's like an unquenchable inferno that destroys any hinges or obstructions on its way. In the words of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu " What Biafrans want is referendum not war" which is a democratic process in a democratic dispensation and not bullets. Let's test our resolve and believe through the ballot box and shun the usage of guns and bullets. Biafra restoration is inevitable and must be achieved through the ballots, though other means are still on the table.

#BiafraReferendumNow


Edited by Ebere Okolie
For Family Writers Press

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