Biafra, Oduduwa Nations: IPOB, Yoruba group reveal plans, give Nigeria Govt ultimatum
The Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) and the Yoruba One Voice (YOV) have reiterated their resolve to attain Biafra and Oduduwa Nations.
Warning of an implosion in Nigeria, they advised the federal authorities to between now and October 1, 2021, conduct a referendum to permit residents select whether or not to depart or stay within the nation.
This was contained in a joint launch made out there to DAILY POST on Friday.
It was signed by Sina Okanlomo, YOV Common Secretary and Chika Edoziem, Head, IPOB Directorate of State.
The assertion stated Southern individuals have been enduring life “with others, who don’t share our personal values, whose methods of life, mannerisms, ideology, are untoward, inimical, alien, hostile to our individuals.”
The our bodies famous that it’s time to boldly jettison the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), “which was not a product of the collective will of the individuals.”
They stated the structure was decreed into existence by the Common Abdulsalami Abubakar administration, after the annulment of June 12, 1993 common elections, “received honest and sq. by the late Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.”
The signatories famous that the 1914 “compelled amalgamation” has entrenched poverty, underdevelopment, mediocrity, unemployment, wanton killings, terrorism, inequality, insecurity, injustice, ethnic bigotry, non secular fanaticism and breach of human rights.
IPOB and YOV stated from all indications, the present management of Nigeria has by no means been dedicated to the elemental targets and directives of the rules of statehood, insurance policies of federalism as enshrined in Chapter II of the structure.
They acknowledged that individuals of the South are bored with the terrorism, insecurity, hopelessness, injustice, killings, unemployment, inequality, corruption, scandals, violence, oppression, extortion, and repression.
“Our aspiration is to construct a steady Nation for our Peoples and on this regard, we demand that there should be a referendum, in order that our peoples can freely and pretty make a democratic alternative, whether or not they wish to proceed with Nigeria as presently configured or search their proper to self-determination earlier than the 2023 common elections.
“With the intention to forestall an implosion of kinds, we, on behalf of our individuals, subsequently demand a correct referendum/plebiscite, to be carried out between now and the first of October, 2021, in accordance with the Rights of Indigenous Peoples everywhere in the world beneath the regulation as offered within the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) charters.”
The teams stated if the individuals select self-determination, there can be an instantaneous activation for the creation of Oduduwa and Biafran Nations out of Nigeria from October 2, 2021.
IPOB and YOV advised Southern individuals avoid Nigeria’s sixtieth Independence Anniversary actions.
They advised them to be free from “inside colonization” and to remain at residence on October 1, 2020.
The assertion advised agitators to be prepared for additional requires peaceable and authorized demonstrations.