If there is any time in the history of the indigenous people of Eastern Rigion (Biafra) which secession and self-determination is highly desirable, sincerely, now is the time. Like I have submitted in some of my previous piece, that for Ndigbo to gain there freedom from the shackle of
Royal Níger Company Slavery, (British Empire)a cogent plan and strategy must be put in place.
The bitter truth remains that Biafra can not be actualised by mere agitation, protest and carrying
of flag , also, going into war is not an option. The indigenous people of Biafra need
to know that the time has come and now is the time for us to set up an indigenous government in our land to exploit the Sept.13 2007 united Nation declaration on the right of indigenous peoples(UNDRIP), exploiting the UNDRIP declaration will indeed make our quest for self-determination easier and tenable. Kosovo in 2009 exploited UNDRIP declaration and got secede from Serbia.
Significantly, Article 3 of the Sept 13 2007 UNDRIP,recognizes Indigenous peoples’ right to self-
determination, which includes the right “to freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.”
Article 4 affirms Indigenous peoples’ right “to autonomy or self-government in matters relating to their internal and local affairs,”
Article 5 protects their right “to maintain and strengthen their distinct political, legal, economic, social and cultural institutions.”Article 26 states that “Indigenous peoples have the right to the lands, territories and resources which they have traditionally owned, occupied or otherwise used or acquired,” and it directs states to give legal recognition to these territories.For this to be achieved, a motion on self-
determination must be raised by those we have elected to represent us in national house of
assembly. It is only when motion on self-deteination has been raised, that we can back it up
with agitation, carrying of flags and REFERENDUM.Without this, our agitation will be tantamount to
effort in futility and breach of law. The agitators could be charged for treasonable felony, which is
punishable under Nigeria law, this is why Nigeria police has been brutalizing innocent Igbo youth
and Federal government jailing MASSOB members.Sincerely, It’s not about being ready to die for
Biafra, 3.5 million people died for Biafra, yet Biafra remains a dream. Death will not actualize Biafra.
Biafra can only be actualised when we marry our local politics with the Biafran movement. This is
the first step, and anything other than this is a waste of time. Secondly, we must find a way to
place core pro secession Biafrans at the seats of power throughout Igboland from the national
Assembly members, the Governors, the State house of Assemblies down to the councillors.
looking at Scotland’s failed secession referendum shows that the failed secession was led by her political elites, especially Mr Salmond. Also, a critical probe into the Catalonians demand for independence from
Spain, reveals that the Catalonians have forced her political elites to become pro independence.or no place for you in political dispensation in Catalunya, In views of this, a non official referendum was conducted where the majority of Catalans voted for independence from Spain. These group
(Catalonya and Scotland) had managed to put core pro secessionist elements at the helm of their political affairs .Biafrans this is the first step and anything apart from this will fail at the doord step and will lead us no where.Ndigbo Taa Bu Gboo.
May God Bless BIAFRA and the people of Biafra.