The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has said there is no independence in Nigeria. They describe the celebration as enslavement.
In a statement signed by Power Emma who happen to be the group’s spoke person said independence does not exist in Nigeria. Emma insists that the 56th independence anniversary marked by Nigeria on Saturday 1st oct can only be best described as enslavement celebration.
IPOB said preparation against the celebration was a sham, unlike previous episodes.
Partly quoted, the group said “Normally, at least two weeks to the independence celebration, products with themed Nigerian colours(Green and White) floods the markets as companies, offices, clothes, flags, cars and other materials in various cities across the country are customized in the mood of the October 1 event,”
Emma said there no sign of celebration in the south east “This latest development has prompted the indigenous people of Biafra IPOB to investigate some notable Companies and individuals that oversee the production and distribution of the customized products. READ ALSO: Fani-Kayode congratulates Buhari on Independence Day with incredibly harsh statement “The astonishing investigation by IPOB have laid credence to the notion that as older Nigeria as an inorganic entity turns up, the more the territorial integrity and structural cohesion of the country experiences devastating imbalances,” Emma said.
Emma further attributed the low celebration of the national day in these areas to the agitation for the restoration of Biafra by the people of the South East. He said:
Emma traced the low celebration exercise in the east to the struggle for restoration of the Ibo nation “Nigeria independence does not exist, you cannot talk about independence of Nigeria when millions of people are enslaved and subjugated beyond their wish in this country as a result of the influence of the British government and some world leaders.”
“Independence day celebration where 120,000 universities in every year no employment for at least 5000 graduates in five years, the country released terrorist group and detained unarmed civilians who only ask for his or her freedom, a country where rich will become richer and the poor become poorer, a country where abuse of human right is order of the day. “Our people should open their eyes, we can no longer celebrate slavery and failure. we ordered our people not to print or customize any material be it cap, clothes or anything in the name of the independence celebration.
“Biafrans we don’t need Nigeria and her fake independence, what we need is restoration of our new republic Biafra and the release of our leader prophet Nnamdi Kanu and others detained in different prisons and security cells across the country unconditionally. Nigeria celebrated its 56th year of liberation from the colonial masters on Saturday, October 1. The President Muhammadu Buhari on the morning of Saturday delivered a 50-point Independence Day speech. The president said his administration has delivered in many areas including security.
Also speaking on recession, President Buhari said: “I believe that this recession will not last. Temporary problems should not blind or divert us from the corrective course this government has charted for our nation. We have identified the country’s salient problems and we are working hard at lasting solutions.”
Recall that IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi kanu has been in police cell since Oct. 2014 on charges of treasonable fellony and act in which many have condemned.