The various Igbo groups agitating for a Sovereign State of Biafra have formed a unified body called Biafra Peoples National Council, BPNC, which the leaders believe would expedite action in actualizing Biafra.
The new body, however, exclude Chief Ralph Uwazuruike’s Biafra Independent Movement, BIM, and its faction of MASSOB.
Also excluded is the detained Nnamdi Kanu’s Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The groups and leaders who formed BPNC include Uchenna Madu faction of MASSOB; Felix Obioha, Eastern Peoples Congress; Austin-Mary Ndukwu, Biafra Liberation Council; Osita Chuk¬wuagbanarinam, Salvation People- Biafra; and Jackson Nebechukwu, Ekwenche Organisation.
Others are Adiele Chikadibia, Biafra Nations Youth League; Rev. Dr. Stanley C. Ajah, Biafra Revolution Organ¬isation; Prince Oliver Chi¬dozie, Biafra Liberation Crusade; Ayers Shi¬mobi, Biafra Movement for Sovereignty; Godwin Offor, Biafra Regional Emancipation Movement; Joseph Ohanenye, Bilie Organisation and repre¬sentative of Biafra in the Diaspora, Dr Chukwuma Egemba.
In a communiqué signed by all their leaders after the All-Biafran Conference, ABC, organised by the Organisation of Emerging African States, OEAS, in Accra, Ghana from May 27 to 31, the newly formed BPNC would form a collegiate parliament comprising representatives of Biafra ethnic nationalities and pro-Biafra organisations.
They said,“Biafra shall be a state founded on equity, fairness, justice, participatory democracy and egalitarianism and even development.”
They also agreed that the administrative and political capital of Biafra should not be concentrated in one location but spread across the Biafran land.
They added, “These capitals shall include but not limited to; executive, legislative, judicial, cultural, economic, science and technology, agriculture and defence.”
They also agreed to draw up a legal framework for the new Biafra state.
The leaders lamented and condemned, “The attitude of the Commonwealth of Nations towards the senseless, cruel, inhuman, degrading and extrajudicial killings of more than 700 unarmed civilians of Biafran origin and proBiafran activists by various security apparatus of the Federal Government of Nigeria and its militias under the disguise of Fulani herdsmen.”
Accusing the Commonwealth of playing double standards by not invoking sanctions on the Federal Government, they called on the body to “Immediately begin a process of expelling the Federal Republic of Nigeria from the Commonwealth of Nations.