Following in the footsteps of the United Kindom’s exit Europe campaign, BREXIT, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has launched its own campaign, BIAFREXIT.
The IPOB’s own campaign to exit Nigeria to form their own country tagged ‘BIAFREXIT’ is expected to mobilize Biafrans to just the way BREXIT did.
IPOB Launches BIAFREXIT Campaign
Spokespersons of the IPOB, Barrister Emma Nmezu and Dr. Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya, who announced this in a statement made public on Saturday 25 June, accused former British Prime Minister, David Cameron of showing a hypocritical attitude towards the Biafran course.
The statement was entitled: “There Must Be ‘BIAFREXIT’ In Line With The Just Concluded ‘BREXIT’”.
The campaign aims at organizing a referendum that should see a vote by residents of the regions of Nigeria purportedly under the ‘Biafra’ regio.
They will vote to decide whether or not they want to exit or stay within the Nigerian federation or form their own government just like the United Kingdom.
The statement read as follows:
“The British Government, which is the closest ally of the Nigerian Government must, as a mark of exemplary leadership, guide Muhammadu Buhari and his colleagues to organize a BIAFREXIT akin to the recently organized BREXIT.
“The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) congratulates the Government and people of Britain for organizing the BREXIT vote and applaud the British Government for respecting the wishes of her citizens.
“However, it smacks of hypocrisy that the same David Cameron that initiated the BREXIT vote has been propping up the Buhari‘s Government in their murderous acts of suppressing the quest by Biafrans to exit from Nigeria.
“This leaves Biafrans to ask if David Cameron’s hypocrisy is because Biafrans are blacks and if black Africans are inferior to white British people?
“Why does David Cameron think that what is good for the white British people is not good for the black people of Africa especially Biafrans?
“Mr. David Cameron, in organizing BREXIT is taking advantage of the rights of people to make their choice.
“But in denying Biafrans the right to choose their own nation, David Cameron is telling Biafrans that they are inferior because of the colour of their skin.
“David Cameron is directly telling Biafrans that because they come from an inferior race, they do not deserve to exist as a nation of their own choice.”