The Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB has revealed plans to ensure a referendum that will be officially supervised by the United Nation.
The Biafra group that has been championing for a Biafran sovereign nation for the past seven years is making frantic efforts to enable a free choice of the Biafran people.
This is contained in a statement received by Obinwannem news and signed by the IPOB media and publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful on Tuesday.
Powerful confirmed that the exercise will enable the people to determine what type of future they want for themselves.
He also stressed the fact that the new Biafra nation will be a place where people will be enabled to decide what they want.
The full statement reads:
“It is quite clear and understandable to every citizen of Biafra and indeed the entire world that we need a referendum, where the people will exercise their right on whether or not they want self-rule or continued existence within Nigeria.
“On that fateful day, they will be allowed to exercise their God-given right to determine what type of future they want for themselves and their children. Should the powers that be in Nigeria wish, they may also seek to extend the same rights to other indigenous groups within Nigeria?
“UN-supervised referendum is a must and a right for every human being in Nigeria to unequivocally state where they wish to belong. We in IPOB and Biafrans in general expect the United Nations to supervise this referendum which will enable even those living beyond the boundaries of Biafra to equally determine their own fate. We want freedom for all, not just for Biafrans alone.
“IPOB is making frantic efforts to ensure that this happens in the shortest possible time.
“We are not going to force or intimidate anyone or tribe because the will of the people is sacrosanct and must be respected. Each individual will be allowed to decide for themselves where they wish to belong.
The raging Biafra agitation led by our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is a divine project and we are confident of securing over 99.9 percent approval any day a referendum is held because more tribes and clans outside the South-East and South-South are indicating interest to be recognized as Biafrans.
“The nation of Biafra will be a democratic state where the people will decide what they want. People of various nations in the new republic shall be in charge of their own affairs while the center will only have control over the defense of the country against ‘external aggression’ and foreign affairs”.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News