The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has pointed out that contrary to opinions in certain quarters, Biafra can be actualised through civil disobedience or direct action.
The pro-Biafra group made this known in a statement issued on Monday in Enugu and signed by its spokesperson Emma Powerful.
The group said, “IPOB can categorically and experimentally conclude that Biafra can be achieved by civil disobedience and direct action contrary to statements made by some saboteurs and Hausa-Fulani slaves from Igbo-speaking area.
“That Barack Obama is the president of the USA today is directly attributable to the civil disobedience of the days of Malcom-X and Martin Luther King Jr. For 27 years, the blacks in South Africa never stopped carrying out civil disobedience until Nelson Mandela was released from prison.
“The Arab Spring started with civil disobedience and the outcome is there for all to see. It is, therefore, preposterous and smacks of political illiteracy for some compromised people to make mockery of the well-organized and peaceful civil disobedience by IPOB that has the twin objectives of pressurizing government to release their illegally detained leader and for the restoration of the nation of Biafra.”
IPOB’s stance is coming on the heels of a recent comment by former Presidential candidate of the United Progressives Party, UPP, Chief Chekwas Okorie, who stressed that Biafra cannot be actualised by mere street demonstration and civil disobedience.