Osita Okechukwu: Biafra is dead –VON boss says

Biafra protesters.

Okechukwu also suggested that the Igbo people might produce the next President to succeed Buhari in 2023.

The Director General of the Voice Of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has called on those agitating for a Biafra nation to dump their agenda and support President Buhari.

Okechukwu also said the realisation of the Biafra agenda cannot be achieved anymore.

He said “If we must tell ourselves the truth, the greatest obstacle to the actualisation of Biafra, was glaringly demonstrated by successive national conferences, the Abacha Conference and Jonathan Conference, in each of the two conferences the issue of region was voted against by Enugu and Ebonyi states.

“The Jonathan Conference of 2014, for instance was made up of pro-Biafra elements whom a lot had assumed will support regionalism as a prelude to secession. Other states like Ogun, Lagos, Bayelsa, Cross River and majority of Northern States rejected regionalism. To cap it all the Jonathan Conference recommended the creation of over 50 states.”

Okechukwu also suggested that the Igbo people might produce the next President to succeed Buhari in 2023.

He also added that “This golden opportunity will end the issue of marginalization, will gazette the true republican nature of Ndigbo and return us to the mainstream of Nigeria.

“The doubting Thomases will doubt this projection, but it is real and anchored on the truism that in the public domain is the law with its legal teeth and the convention with its moral weight, mostly unwritten. This thesis projects that in 2023 when President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, by God’s grace completes his two term tenure, it will be the turn of the South.

“At this juncture, Ndigbo relying on equity and justice will make a good case, persuade and lobby Nigerians, in particular our South West and South-South brothers and sisters to support us, since they both had served eight and five years respectively in this 4th Republic. For no one ethnic group can win the presidency of this great country alone.”

According to the VON boss, “The agitation for Biafra sounds as a good music, much fun and furry as if it is the only route to Eldorado. This is false as some of us who lived in the defunct Biafra enclave can narrate.

“The question one had always posed is can Biafra be achieved via democracy or by force? Most people one had discussed with had always told me it will be achieved via peaceful means, which in other words means democracy.”

“This is over a decade and the germane question remains at what stage is our application? Is their records in the UN which suites our case? If there is none, the option is home-made democratic process.

“As stated earlier only very few are advocating force, and unfortunately, visible obstacles seem to taint the acclaimed democratic process,” he said.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) recently slammed President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he is confused about the Biafra agitation.

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