Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN) is set to begin Biafran government in the Republic of Nigeria. This information is coming from the Chairman of the organisation, Barrister Emeka Emekesiri, who spoke with our Correspondent in a telephone interview.
Speaking from his London base, the human rights lawyer said that, as a matter of fact, there is already an existing Government of Biafra in Nigeria and that what they are about to do is elect Biafrans into power and take it to the next level.
Hear him “We are currently running a Customary Government known as the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra. The Customary Government is powered by MOBIN which organises the Biafrans in their Town Hall Meetings. We believe in the use of legal methodology consisting of the judicial process, political process and diplomatic process to achieve self-determination. We are legitimate. We are under the control of our Elders. We are not proscribed. We are operating by the rule of law. The organisation proscribed by the Nigerian Government is the faction of IPOB run by Nnamdi Kanu. The Nigerian Government did not proscribe the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra because the Customary Government is lawful just as the Sharia Government is lawful.
“If you look closely to the name of our political movement, MOVEMENT OF BIAFRANS IN NIGERIA, you will notice that we describe ourselves as Biafrans in Nigeria. In other words, we are Biafrans living in Nigeria. We are Biafrans by indigenous identity and Nigerians by citizenship just like the Scots are Scottish by indigenous identity and British by citizenship. By the International Law promulgated by the United Nations in 2007 known as the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we have the right to maintain our indigenous identity within the country where we are citizens.
He further stated “The aims and objectives of MOBIN are simple and clear. MOBIN is the political arm of the Biafran Struggle. All the Indigenous People of Biafra who believe in politics and diplomacy are constituted into the body called MOBIN.
“MOBIN wants all the Biafrans to participate in politics and install hardcore Biafran activists in power to control our territory. We have noted that most often the political leaders imposed on us are not our candidates. They are the stooges and agents of the northern and western political godfathers who do not act in our best interest. They are rigged into power by our political opponents.
“We are now giving political education to the Biafran masses that have been deceived and misled. Their leaders told them not to participate in politics and census because they are Biafrans and not Nigerians. They still us the Nigerian Passports and Driving Licenses. Just imagine their foolishness! MOBIN has come to correct these mistakes and impart political education to the Biafran activists. Unless Nigeria disintegrates tomorrow by an act of God, we shall participate in politics and census. We shall politick in the interest of Biafra and take control of our Territory by political power”, he stated.