Raphael Ede, Enugu
The Biafra Zionists Federation (BZF), has asked Igbo to ignore a sit-at-home call by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), on May 30.
The pro-Biafra groups had, in different statements, urged the people of the defunct Biafra to sit at home on May 30, in commemoration of the declaration of Biafra in 1966, by late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
Briefing newsmen yesterday, in Enugu, self-acclaimed President of the Biafra Zionists, Benjamin Onwuka, said instead of sitting at home, people of the area should rather assemble at the Enugu Government House, where, he claimed, he would declare Biafra on May 30.
Onwuka flayed the strategy IPOB and MASSOB have adopted over the years.
He said: “You can’t get Biafra by sitting at home; there is a a saying in the bible that, ‘faith without work is dead’; you must act, so that the United States of America can hear you. I’m saying it loud and clear, don’t listen to IPOB; we have been doing it since 2003, what have we achieved with the sit-at-home? Has it worked? They should also stop all these protests in London, New York, China and the rest of the world.
They have freedom of expression in those countries, and that is the highest you can get from them. Has any leader in those countries said anything about Biafra? So, these protests by IPOB is a waste of time.”