Zionists leader says IPOB can’t get Biafra. 

The leader of a pro – Biafran group,
Biafra Zionists Federation , Benjamin
Onwuka, has dismissed the agitation
by the Nnamdi Kanu – led Indigenous
People of Biafra as a “ waste of time. ”
Speaking in Enugu on Tuesday ,
Onwuka said Biafra would not be
actualised by IPOB . He said Biafra
would be actualised once the United
States recognised his ‘ Biafran
government. ’
A lawyer, Onwuka had on July 25 ,
2017, named himself interim President
of Biafra while announcing a ‘ Biafran
government’ which included the Prof .
Pat Utomi , Prof . Chukwuma Soludo,
Labaran Maku , Prof . Jerry Gana , Prof .
Barth Nnaji , and Chief Nnia Nwodo ,
among others .
He said , “ We are hopeful that Biafra is
going to be approved in December by
the US because this problem of Biafra
is not about IPOB or Nnamdi Kanu , it
is about America ’s support .
“ We are now waiting for Trump ’s
endorsement before Christmas .
Whatever we are doing is based on
America’ s diplomatic engagement .
“ Biafra issue is a diplomatic matter , if
America does not support us, it will
not work. So, IPOB or Nnamdi Kanu
cannot get Biafra , what the IPOB is
doing is a waste of time .”
The secessionist declared that Biafra
would be formally declared in Lokoja,
the capital of Kogi State , which he said
was an Igbo territory .
Announcing plans for the
independence of Biafra , Onwuka
disclosed that a former Finance
Minister , Dr Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala , had
been appointed the Biafran
ambassador to the US .
Onwuka condemned the recent visit of
some South – East leaders to President
Muhammadu Buhari in the
Presidential Villa .
Reacting to Onwuka’ s declaration that
the Igbo leaders ’ meeting with Buhari
was futile , Ohanaeze Ndigbo said the
pro- Biafran activists talked in that
manner because they lacked
Seaking with our correspondent ,
National Publicity Secretary of
Ohanaeze, Prince Uche Okpaga , said ,
“ There is this Igbo adage that says
‘what an elder sees while lying down ,
the youth cannot see it even while on
top of a tree.’
“ The experience of the elders , the Igbo
leaders , cannot be wished away .
“ Many of the agitators are youths who
did not see the war, that is why they
talk the way they do but we as elders ,
we don ’t want them to pass through
the same experience we had .
“ We don ’t blame him (Onwuka )
because he was speaking according to
his level of understanding but those of
us in Ohanaeze see things differently
and we know what we are trying to
protect and project .
“ The work Ohanaeze is doing is not
quantifiable , but we believe that
posterity will remember us. ”

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