- The Biafra Nations Youth League has disclosed that referendum activities would begin on November 6, across the states of the southeast
- The group's leader, Princewill Obuka, stated that that date was chosen as it marked the anniversary of the death of Philip Effiong, the man who signed the document for the surrender of Biafra at the end of the Civil War
- Obuka also bashed the presiding judge in the Nnamdi Kanu trial for threatening to withdraw from the case; as he stressed that the judge had a duty to find out where the IPOB leader was being held
The Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has stated that referendum activities would begin in the southeast, on Monday, November 6.
According to reports, the development was made public in a statement released by the group’s leader, Princewill Obuka, on Wednesday, October 18.
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NAIJ.com gathers that Obuja stressed that the group was committed to ensuring the actualization of Biafra.
He disclosed that the date, November 6, was chosen for the commencement of referendum activities as it marked the anniversary of the death of Philip Effiong, who signed the document signaling the Biafran surrender at the end of the Civil War.
He stated: “Referendum activities would commence after the event on November 6 marking the death of late Philip Effiong, who signed the Biafran surrender.”
The BNYL leader further slammed the presiding judge in the Nnamdi Kanu trial, Justice Binta Nyako, for threatening to withdraw from the IPOB leader’s case over some applications filed by Kanu’s counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
Having being infuriated by Ejiofor’s application, Nyako had stated: “If you don’t want me to continue in this matter, I will recuse myself.”
However, Obuka faulted the judge for making such as threat as he stated that she had a duty to get to the bottom of the matter and find out where Kanu was being held.
He stated: “The judge is expected to move the court and cause proper investigation to ascertain whether he is being held truly by the Military or in hiding.”
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Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stated that Biafra can only be actualized through a referendum and not by quit notice or violence.
The PDP’s Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman, Walid Jibrin, said the opposition party was not in support of any group that focused on bringing disunity and division among Nigerians.
He said if the Igbos truly want their own country, all they ought to do is root for a referendum which will grant them an independence.
Citing the Brexit as an example, Walid said, Britain conducted a referendum for its exit from the European Union membership.
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