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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Biafra cannot be actualised by mere protest, street demonstrations - Chewas Okorie tells Ipob, Massob

Former presidential candidate of the United Progressives Party, UPP, Chief Chekwas Okorie
has noted that demonstrations and protests by the members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was not enough to actualise Biafra.
The Chairman of UPP made the assertion while speaking with Saturday Vanguard.
According to Okorie, the pro-Biagra agitators should follow the path way of political dialogue rather than demonstrations.
He said, “Mere demonstrations and protests cannot achieve Biafra. I will advise them to use a political option. As a matter of fact,President Muhammad Buhari has tacitly suggested that when he spoke with an international news channel. Buhari said ‘Nigeria is a multi-party democracy. Igbo people should take advantage of that,organize a political party and use it to vote for what they want’. Last February, Republic of Ireland celebrated its 100 years of struggle for self determination to breakaway from United Kingdom. And they are still counting because it is not over yet. In 2014,Scotland also had a referendum. In that referendum,what Britain did was to give some concession to Scotland. The referendum failed to achieve what it was set out to achieve. Today,majority of their people,voted to remain.
“Even if you want to do a referendum in Nigeria,it cannot be possible without the cooperation of the sovereign country covering the area. Merely demonstrating on the streets cannot achieve a separate country. It can’t. It has not achieved it anywhere in the world. Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, at St Peter’s Square Rome, during their visit to Pope Francis at the Vatican.
“Buhari had almost given them a hint to what they can do. It is like somebody you want to breakaway from advising you on how to go about it. I toe the line of our late great leader,Dim Chukwuemeka Odumuegwu Ojukwu who said,’Biafra of the spirit is indestructible, but Biafra of a geographical area will require a superior Tank, to the Nigerian Tank.”

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