Biafra Defacto Government: Uche-Mefor, a Biafran hero or backstabber?
By Kalu Nwokoro Idika
Many tongues have continued to wag after the intrigues that greeted the declaration of the former Niger Delta Volunteer Force commander (NDVF), Asari Dokubo as the chairman of Biafra Defacto Government. A declaration which was made after all the pro Biafra movements across the globe (apart from the outlawed Indigenous People Of Biafra) closed ranks and came under the umbrella of Biafra Nation.
Millions of pro Biafra supporters have welcomed the the new move, describing it as long due while some infinitesimal wannabes who feel that Biafra is their personal property have remained to groan and fabricate all kinds of parochial rhetorics to shift attention from what ought to be.
Although, their endless barking means nothing to the present crop leaders navigating Biafra Defacto Government as they appear to be more occupied with how to confront the myriad of challenges arresting the economic and political wellbeing of the Eastern region.
However, the estranged deputy leader of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Uche-Mefor who led the unification process of all pro Biafra movements across the globe has come under heavy attack by some unsavoury elements who got irritated with the latest move.
Some tried to throw a spanner in the works by alleging that Uche Okafor-Mefor and others who spearheaded the unification collected undisclosed amount from Buhari’s government.
When a wicked story like this is been allowed to fester, individuals who are not thorough in reasoning might swallow the entire malicious rhetoric hook line and sinker.
For the sake of truth and fairness, Uche-Mefor and other egg heads behind the Biafra Nation never collected money from any organization or government.
This is one wicked methodology the outlawed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) uses to malign and destroy genuine people fighting assiduously to restore Biafra. They apparently accuse others what they themselves are doing at the back.
This commentary is not designed to make any form of case for Uche Okafor-Mefor and the new Biafra Defacto Government.
Needless to say, any group or individual who is not happy with the unification of all pro Biafra movements is an agent of Nigerian government. There is no two ways about it. Secondly, any group or individual that attacks Uche Okafor-Mefor for instigating this unification is an unremorseful saboteur.
Uche-Mefor is a true Biafran hero that deserves respect and support. He has proven that the restoration of Biafra is more important than position and money. While some are fiddling and ranting under bogus names, he condescended so low by setting the interest of Biafra first. Show me a true Biafran hero, I will immediately mention Uche-Mefor.
In conclusion, Biafra is not an exclusive reserve of any religion. Biafra when restored shall be a home for all.
Kalu Nwokoro Idika is a writer and Investigative journalist