The Vision Bearer of the legal framework of Biafra, Barrister Emeka Emekesiri has revealed that the Customary Government of the Indigenous People of Biafra has legal backing of the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Barrister Emekesiri made this revelation in a media document, made available to our reporters.
He also explained that a Biafran Government is already in place, but will be made complete by Biafrans massively participating in partisan politics by “joining political parties, running for elective positions, voting for Biafrans in elections”.
“Its when we have core Biafrans in political positions that they can determine the type of development we deserve here, and hasten the quest for nationhood through legal and political methodology”, Emekesiri said in a phone interview.
The media document read in part “In 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari granted an interview to the Al Jazeera in Qatar and was asked about his solution to the Biafra versus Nigeria conundrum. He gave a clear answer that the Biafrans should organise themselves and vote to have a State within a State.
“The Biafrans have complied with the President’s instruction or directive and have organised themselves. They have established and activated their Customary Government known as the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra by a Deed Poll of Customary Governance registered under the Nigerian law.
“They have gathered themselves by the use of Town Hall Meetings under Customary law. Most importantly, the Biafrans have created their National Database which is capable of holding the entire population of Biafran people in the whole world.
“All Biafrans are advised to visit the Customary Government website at http://www.ipobgovernment.org and enter their details on the Database. They are also advised to contact the Customary Government Secretariat by email addressed to email@example.com for more information.
“Please listen to the instruction by the President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, on the Al Jazeera Television. We invite you to come under the protection of the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra”, it stated.