Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has declared that the struggle for Biafra will continue even if the South East produced Nigeria’s next President.
Recall that the Ohanaeze Youth Council Worldwide had over the weekend advised the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to jettison their quest for the realisation of Biafra independence.
Ohanaeze rather urged IPOB to support the cause for an Igbo presidency in 2023, saying it was easier and nearer to achieve than the Biafra realization.
Reacting, BNYL stated that people of the South East had sacrificed a lot in their push for Biafra, hence the struggle could not be jettisoned for Presidency.
In a statement by its Secretary-General, Ordu Jeoffrey Nwosoiba, BNYL said the demands for a separate state of Biafra remained sacrosanct, adding that most members and followers of the organisation were not from the South-east.
Nwosoiba said, “Biafra will continue even if Nigeria decides to allow President of Igbo extraction. The demands for a separate state of Biafra remains sacrosanct.
“The people of the region have sacrificed a lot for Biafra that it is no longer possible to drop the agenda for Igbo Presidency,
“Though we are not a hindrance to Igbo Presidency, but it should be noted that even after Igbo Presidency Biafra will not die.”
Nwosoiba also declared that the group enjoys a large followership especially in the South-south geopolitical zone.
He said all who were arrested at Bayelsa junction on their way to the inauguration of Biafra National Council (BNC), officiated by Dokubo Asari on 17 august 2019 were all indigenes of Rivers State, Cross River and Akwa Ibom.
He lamented that it will be “too difficult for them to adopt Igbo Presidency instead of Biafra which is our right.”