Ahead of the February 22 election into wards, provinces, districts, regions and zones in the South-East and South-South, the Biafra Independent Movement (BIM), on Thursday declared that Biafra would set a standard for good conduct of elections.
Speaking during a zonal campaign at the proposed site of Ojukwu Memorial Library in Enugu Ezike, Enugu province, the leader of BIM, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike said the election would serve as a guide for the rest of Africa to follow.
Uwazuruike, who was represented by Dr. Mrs. Augustina Ugwuoke said, “Our election will not be conducted same way as that of Nigeria; Biafra will not give room for election rigging as is the case in Nigeria.
“We are well prepared; we will teach africans how to conduct crisis-free election.
“we are in process of mobilisation for YES VOTE, the Biafra Electoral body will roll out programmes for the polls”, she said.
Ugwuoke commended Biafra citizens for coming out en-masse to participate in the sensitization forum and their continuous support for Biafra referendum through internationally recognised law, stressing that their dream Biafra Republic will soon be restored.
“I commend you all for your steadfastness in the struggle as well as donation of lands towards the building of Ojukwu Memorial Library in the Enugu North Senatorial Zone.
“Your sacrifices will not be forgotten”, she added.
Ugwuoke assured citizens of Biafra that the chairman of Biafra national election body, Rev. Fr. Samuel Aniebonam will conduct peaceful and transparent election.
Speaking earlier, the zonal leader, Chief James Omeke said Enugu North district was taking a cue from their leader to put up a befitting structure for the Ojukwu Memorial Library.
“You can see that we are not mincing words about Biafra Republic; we have acquired land for the Ojukwu Memorial Library in Enugu North Disrtict believing that in no distant time, work will commence as people are ready to contribute towards the project.
“I urge Biafra citizens to remain resolute in the struggle as well as remaining united as there is light at the end of the tunnel”, he stated.