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BOLD MOVE? Asari Dokubo Declares Formation Of Biafra Government, Says ‘Nobody Can Stop Us’.
In what can be described as a bold move, Asari Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force, yesterday declared the formation of Biafra Customary Government, BCG.
Uche Mefor, BCG’s head of information and communications, said Dokubo also named those who would serve as leaders in the government alongside himself.
He added that they would proceed to set up provincial structures for the new government.
“We as people have resolved that as Biafra, it’s time for us to take our destiny in our hands and bring freedom to ourselves and our children and the generation of Biafrans yet unborn,” he said.
“I hesitate a little but I thank God that it’s time for us to do our duty and our service to motherland, I have accepted this role. I have dedicated my life hundred per cent to play this role.
“My first act today in taking this position is to name those who would be on the driver’s seat to navigate through this period of tempest, this period of uncertainty with me.
“I want to call on our brother, George Onyibe to come on board to join as the secretary of the defacto customary government of the State of Biafra. He will take care of the administrative, day to day administration of the Biafra State.
“I also call on our brother Emeka Emeka Esiri to take care of the legal needs of this nascent government.
“My brothers and sisters, the four of us will kick start the process, others will come on board. We want volunteers who are committed, we want volunteers because there is nothing anymore. We are the people who have volunteered to salvage ourselves and the rest of us.
“I also call on Biafrans in the various province of the Biafra nations in Aba, Abakiliki, Anang, Awka, Calabar, Degema, Eket, Nsuka, Ogoja, Oji River, Okigwe, Onitsha, Opobo, Orlu, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Umuahia, Uyo and Yenegoa province.
“We are going to proceed to set up provincial structures of government starting with provincial assemblies and provincial governance and administrators.”
Dokubo also noted that although the new Biafran government would not go to war, it would not be stopped.
“Nobody can stop us. Nobody can blockade us as they did in the first war. We’re not going to fight any war with anybody, we’re walking to freedom,” he said.
“We will not shoot any gun with them, they will prepare their weapon but they will have nobody to kill with their weapon.”
Recall in 2020 when Dokubo described the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, as an “idiot” saying he cannot work with him.
Asari alleged that Kanu’s faction was promoting religious intolerance against non-followers of Judaism.
Asari was speaking in response to a video he received where he said Kanu’s followers had threatened to kill Christians and Muslims in the proposed country and make Biafra “a Jewish State”.
“Every pastor in Nigeria is evil. If you’re going to church, you’re going to hell! Direct! Because the message you’re receiving, they’re from messengers of darkness, of liars and deceivers,” Kanu had said in the 21- second clip.
Asari stated that this was why he could not work with such people because his Biafra would guarantee religious freedom.
In a video now making rounds on social media, the former Niger Delta militant leader stated that no one owns Biafra as every Biafran had equal rights.
He said, “All of us are Biafrans, a set of Biafrans now decide that they have the right of life and death over all of us, that they are going to kill all Christians, that they’re going to close down all churches.
“They have started going, breaking down the monuments of Mary, Angel Gabriel and all sorts of things, they have proclaimed our Biafra, our own Biafra, a Jewish state.
“They are going to kill all Moslems, including myself, a critical stakeholder, a formal stakeholder in our Biafra – they will kill me! They will kill every member of my family, they will kill every Muslim.
“And they say go and work with Nnamdi Kanu, go and work with Nnamdi Kanu. Who is this idiot you want me to go and work with?
“What are his credentials in our struggle? He rants. What is his badge of honour? 76 times in detention, still counting. I have not given up, I have not run away. I am not Ben Johnson, I am not Usain Bolt.
“They say he has been bought over, who bought me over? Is it Obasanjo or Buhari?
“The Biafra we are building will be a joy to all mankind. People will come from all over the place to live in Biafra because they would be free.”
What are your thoughts on this, do you think this was a bold move?
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