Newbreak: Asari Dokubo, others announce Biafra Interim government
By John Ebiri, Port Harcourt
Niger Delta self determination activist, Asari Dokubo has announced the formation of an interim government of Biafra.
He made the announcement in collaboration with some people of Eastern Nigeria extraction
In a statement this weekend Dokubo was named as the leader of Biafra defacto Customary Government (BCG).
The Head of Information and Communication of the Customary Government, Mr Uche Mefor named George Onyibe as the newly electes Secretary.
While many ethnic nationalities in the Niger Delta are suspicious of alliance with the Igbo South East, Dokubo has been one of those seeking strategic alliance with Igbo himself being half Igbo.
Mr Emeka Esiri was also named as the Attorney General.
Dokubo said in the statement made available to Irohinoodua “Fellow Biafrans, our government will concentrate on the following areas: security paramount, securing the lives and properties of our people, we are going to invest everything we have in science and technology to increase the scientific and technological discoveries, fabrications and making life easier for our people through science and technology.
“We are going to pursue rigorously the education of our people, we are going to make sure that we feed ourselves.
“You are all aware of the recent plot where they decided to stop food from the north. They failed woefully, they will continue to fail. The Government of Biafra States will look to make sure that we only eat what we can produce.”
The BGC leader however affirmed that to achieve this purpose, it shall never go into war with anybody but certain to actualise their aim.
“Nobody can stop us. Nobody can blockade us as they did in the first war. We’re not going to fight any war with anybody, we’re walking to freedom.
“We will not shoot any gun with them, they will prepare their weapon but they will have nobody to kill with their weapon,”
In what appears like a mockery of the Nigerian government Dokubo said the decision to establish Biafra was informed by the persecution of Igbo and the people of the Niger Delta.
He said a new alliance has emerged that will lead to the formation of Biafra that will extend from Igboland to the entire Niger Delta States.
Dokubo said the new government will take full responsibility for the protection of life and property of the people in the area.
He said “We as people have resolved that as Biafra, it’s time for us to take our destiny in our hands and bring freedom to ourselves and our children and the generation of Biafrans yet unborn.
“I hesitate a little but I thank God that it’s time for us to do our duty and our service to motherland, I have accepted this role. I have dedicated my life hundred percent to play this role.
“My first act today in taking this position is to name those who would be on the driver’s seat to navigate through this period of tempest, this period of uncertainty with me.
“I want to call on our brother, George Onyibe to come on board to join as the secretary of the defacto customary government of the State of Biafra. He will take care of the administrative, day to day administration of the Biafra State.
“I also call on our brother Emeka Emeka Esiri to take care of the legal needs of this nascent government.
“My brothers and sisters, the four of us will kick start the process, others will come on board. We want volunteers who are committed, we want volunteers because there is nothing anymore. We are the people who have volunteered to salvage ourselves and the rest of us.
“I also call on Biafrans in the various province of the Biafra nations in Aba, Abakiliki, Anang, Awka, Calabar, Degema, Eket, Enough, Nsuka, Ogoja, Oji River, Okigwe, Onitsha, Opobo, Orlu, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Umuahia, Uyo and Yenegoa province.
“We are going to proceed to set up provincial structures of government starting with provincial assemblies and provincial governance and administrators.
“Let nobody be mistaking that a Biafrans will be worse than Nigeria. There is nothing that will be worse than what we are facing today in Nigeria,” Dokubo stated.