Chief Asari Dokubo, the leader of the Niger Delta Volunteer Force and the founder of the Oodua People’s Congress, Dr. Fredrick Fasheun were built to be in Owerri, Imo State capital to attend a prayer session ahead of the planned Biafra election.
Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) is a new group pulled out of Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra(MASSOB) headed by Chief Raph Uwazurike.
Uwazurike is the leader of the new group called BIM.
After accusing some members of MASSOB for having romance with top politicians and collecting monies from them.
He pulled out to from BIM which he heads with a well-structured plan to conduct election for the group come 22nd Feb. 2016.
Some appointments to that effect have been made with Rev. Fr. Samuel Aniebonam as the chairman of the Biafra Independent National Electoral Commission(BINE).
As reported by the Sun, Uwazuruike announced that an inter-denominational prayer session was to hold at the Ojukwu memorial library on Tuesday, January 12.
He mentioned that some religious clerics from south east and south south were expected to grace the event at Owerri for three days which is planned towards biafra election in feb..
The session was organized according to Raph to ask God for support and blessings over the election to be conducted.
Apostle Gregory Ashiegbu according to Uwazurike was to preside over the programme which was titled “Give us Biafra”.
On the model of the election, Uwazurike said unlike the closed ballot system use by Nigeria, they will use the Open ballot systems for their own election for positions are expected to have been completed by latest May 22, 2016.
This push for its own republic plunged the country into a civil war referred to as Nigeria- Biafra War that lasted for 3 years between 6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970.
About 2 million lives were estimated to have been lost due to hunger, starvation and killings.
In 2012, a young Ibo(Nigerian)-British citizen by name Nnamdi kanu formed a new biafran group called Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) which he is the leader.
IPOB’s agenda is to ensure the break away from Nigeria and become an independent nation for Ibo people of Nigeria.
They alleged that the amalgamation of 19 14 by Lord Fredrick Lugard was a complete scam as they see nothing common between the northern and southern Nigeria.
Nnamdi Kanu is currently standing trial by the government of Nigeria for treason and other charges.
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