Deputy director of Radio Biafra, Mr Uche Mefor has said that his group, headed by Nnamdi Kanu will participate in Nigerian politics. This is directly contrary to the earlier position of the group which has been in place since 2017.
Recall that Nnamdi Kanu had shortly after being freed from prison, started a premeditated attack on the political arm of the Biafran struggle, Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN).
While MOBIN canvassed to have Biafrans in Nigerian politics, to run for offices and take over political control of the Biafran territory, Kanu’s IPOB labeled MOBIN betrayers and even directed his foots soldiers to attack MOBIN directors and officers campaigning for political struggle in Nigeria.
Kanu on two different occasions in 2017, haf accepted that the MOBIN methodology was better and owned up by agreeing that his group will be involved in the Anambra 2017 governorship polls.
One meeting was organized by Ala Igbo Development Foundation (ADF), in Enugu, while the second was organized by the Supreme Council of Elders of the Indigenous People of Biafra, and hosted by late Dr Dozie Ikedife.
Jungle Journalist Media Ltd in an exclusive report then, observed that strangely, Kanu after granting press interview that he has agreed for elections to hold, quickly denied it, making claims that he never accepted the political option.
However in a very recent online discussion panel, monitored by MOBIN MEDIA, Uche Mefor was quoted to have said that IPOB would now begin to participate in politics, and using the exact words of MOBIN, is quoted to have said that they want to take ‘control of the Biafran territory politically’.
His words “IPOB is doing everything humanely possible to make sure we go back to the original stage whence we started. We are trying to identify who are our brothers, who are our sisters, who are our neighbors. This is something Nigeria has carefully through their agents over the years destroyed and put confusion into us. But we are not going to allow that confusion to be sustained…
“There is the third one which is effective government. We must have a government we call the government of Biafra. The indigenous people of Biafra should be in control of decision making in Biafraland. Whether we like it or not. The reason why we decided and meticulously deviate from the temptation of going into Nigerian politics is because if we do that, we will be destroyed forever. They set a trap for us. The system is corrupt, the system is not working ad you can see, your vote des not count, they buy off votes, even the supreme Court of Nigeria is now at the centre of deciding elections.
“Your so-called PVC does not count. We refuse to be driven into darkness but we are not going to allow ourselves to be on that particular mindset for a long time. Nigerian political system is a very devilish one, they Apply gutter methodology.
“They are telling us, ‘let them be talking while we are taking decision about what is going on in their own land. This we have studied, and going forward, we are going to descend on every evil legislation in Biafraland and destroy it, and the people of Biafra will take over the control of their territory.
“If they apply gutter methodology, we will also apply gutter methodology. In order to take over what belongs to us. We are going to use their system and work against them. If they want to be destroyed, we will help them to destroy it.
“We are not going to back away from the civil disobedience method. At the same time, we are not going to leave the political offices especially those in Biafraland. I am talking about Biafran territory. The policies. The political decisions been taken must be a reflection of the wishes of the people of Biafra.
“We have the capacity, we have the number, we are telling them ahead of time”, he stated.