Oduduwa, Biafra agitators unite, give Nigerian govt referendum ultimatum
Forward of the sixtieth independence anniversary of Nigeria on October 1, agitators of Biafra Republic within the southeast, and their Oduduwa counterparts within the southwest, yesterday, solid a typical entrance to advance their reason behind self-determination.
This got here because the our bodies urged the Federal Authorities to convene a referendum the place Nigerians can freely make a democratic selection, whether or not they wish to proceed with Nigeria as presently configured or search their proper to self-determination earlier than the 2023 basic elections.
In a joint assertion by Worldwide Basic Secretary of Yoruba One Voice, YOV, Dr Sina Okanlomo and Head, Directorate of State of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Chika Edoziem, the teams dug into the historic antecedent of Nigeria as a nation, concluding that the 1914 compelled amalgamation of the totally different nation-states which made up Nigeria and the successive years of exploitation of the peoples of the Southern elements of Nigeria, has entrenched poverty, underdevelopment, mediocrity, unemployment, wanton killings, terrorism, inequality, insecurity, amongst others.
Whereas stating that the golden years of Nigeria had been when the nation had three areas, with every area having its personal Structure, the our bodies stated the present presidential structure, which is unitary in character, has failed the individuals of Nigeria.
The assertion reads: “From all indications, the present management of Nigeria shouldn’t be, and has by no means been dedicated to the elemental goals and directives of the rules of statehood, insurance policies of Federalism as enshrined in Chapter II of the Structure that it derived its powers from.
“Our peoples are bored with terrorism, insecurity, hopelessness, injustice, killings, unemployment, inequality, corruption, scandals, violence, oppression, extortion.
“Whereas, our peoples are entitled to their inherent inalienable rights to Self-determination and dignity of their individuals in accordance with Article 1 of the Common Declaration of Human and Peoples Rights of 1948; Article 20 of the African Constitution on Human and Folks’s Rights, Article 1 of the Worldwide Conference Civil and Political Rights and the Worldwide Conference on Financial, Social and Cultural Rights.
“Our aspiration is to construct a viable, democratic and steady Nation for our Peoples and on this regard, we demand that there should be a referendum in order that our peoples can freely and pretty make a democratic selection, whether or not they wish to proceed with Nigeria as presently configured or search their proper to Self-determination earlier than the 2023 Basic elections.
“In an effort to stop an implosion of kinds, we, on behalf of our individuals, subsequently demand a correct referendum/plebiscite, to be carried out between now and the first of October,2021, in accordance with the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ throughout everywhere in the world beneath The Regulation as offered within the AU and the United Nations charters, to be supervised by Each The AU and the United Nations.
“Copies of this collectively signed Launch have been despatched to those world our bodies.
If, as we consider, our individuals select Self-determination, The Subsequent Pure Step could be the quick activation of the processes and modalities, starting from the 2nd of October, 2021, for the creation of the Odùduwà and the Biafran Nations out of the current however otiose Nigerian experiment, which began in 1914.”
The teams additionally known as on its individuals to keep away from participation and involvement in any October 1, 2020; sixtieth independence anniversary actions as could also be mounted by the Unitary Authorities of Nigeria.
” In particular phrases, we hereby name on the peoples of our territories, and certainly all peoples of Nigeria craving to be free from inside colonization to be ready to Keep-At-House on October 1, 2020.
” Nobody amongst us ought to play together with any celebration of 60 years of an imbalanced unequal nation. Staying-At-House means conserving protected and away for the inhuman and inhumane character of the current regime of Main Basic Buhari.”
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