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Pro-Biafra groups seek restructuring on 1963 constitution


Indigenous People of Biafra

The leadership of the various pro-Biafra groups has proposed the recognition of the six geo-political regions of South-East, South-South, South-West, North-Central, North-East and the North-West as the federating units in the restructuring of Nigeria using the 1963 Constitution as the template.

They rejected the proposal being clamoured by many for the 36 states as federating units of Nigeria as a part of the nation’s restructuring.The pro-Biafra groups stressed that using the 36-state structure was totally against the wish and desire of the people of Biafra.

The groups, at one-of-a-kind meeting held on Wednesday in Nnewi, the home-town of the late Leader of Biafra, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, which was attended by no fewer than 16 pro-Biafra groups, including MASSOB, Eastern Peoples Congress (EPC), Biafra United Liberation Council (BULCO), Joint Revolutionary Council of Biafra (JRCB) and Igbo Hebrew Cultural Restoration, among others, discussed, deliberated and decided on many issues affecting the struggle for Biafra actualisation and restoration and issued a five-point communique which was signed and endorsed by all.

In the communique, jointly signed by Uchenna Madu (MASSOB), Felix Obioha (EPC) and Amadi Innocent on behalf of the various groups, a copy of which was made available to journalists yesterday, the groups said that without unity of purpose and one accord, no individual pro-Biafra group can actualise Biafra alone irrespective of the propaganda of such group.

They also reiterated having realised that “our internal and external oppressors are always happy and comfortable that pro-Biafra groups are not working together. We have also resolved to shame our critics with our unshakable decision to work together as one body for Biafra actualisation and restoration.

They agreed to work together for the purpose of Biafra actualisation, restoration and unity of purpose for Biafra.The communiqué stated, among others: “All pro Biafra groups shall maintain their individual status, name and internal running of their affairs. But that all pro Biafra groups shall jointly as one body execute all national and international engagements, programmes and commitments of the Biafra government.”including diplomatic affairs.

“All the groups’ members at home have resolved to always liaise and work with all pro Biafra groups in Diaspora for the common interest of Biafra actualization and restoration for effective and successful referendum that will determine the possibility of Biafra independence from Nigeria.

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