Why we declared new Biafra government —Asari Dokubo
A former Niger Delta militant leader, Alhaji Asari Dokubo has, on Sunday, declared a new Biafran government, adding a new twist to the struggle for an independent State of Biafra.
Alhaji Dokubo declared himself head of the new Biafra de facto Customary Government (BCG) in a statement which has gone viral.
The Head of Information and Communication for the new government, Uche Mefor, stated that George Onyibe Emeka Emekesiri will be the Secretary and head of legal matters respectively.
Speaking, Dokubo said: “It’s time for us to do our duty and our service to the motherland, I have accepted this role. I have dedicated my life a hundred percent to play this role”.
“I want to call on our brother, George Onyibe to come on board to join as the secretary of the defacto customary government of the State of Biafra.
“He will take care of the administrative, day to day administration of the Biafra State.
“I also call on our brother Emeka Emekesiri to take care of the legal needs of this nascent government.
“My brothers and sisters, the four of us will kick start the process, others will come on board.
“We want volunteers who are committed, we want volunteers because there is nothing anymore.
“We are the people who have volunteered to salvage ourselves and the rest of us.
“I also call on Biafrans in the various province of the Biafra nations in Aba, Abakiliki, Anang, Awka, Calabar, Degema, Eket, Enough, Nsukka, Ogoja, Oji River, Okigwe, Onitsha, Opobo, Orlu, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Umuahia, Uyo and Yenegoa province.
“We are going to proceed to set up provincial structures of government starting with provincial assemblies and provincial governance and administrators.
“Let nobody be mistaking that Biafra will be worse than Nigeria.”.
He cited security for lives and properties and the recent food boycott by Northern Nigeria as part of the reasons behind the new government, saying:
“You are all aware of the recent plot where they decided to stop food from the north. They failed woefully, they will continue to fail.
“The Government of Biafra States will look to make sure that we only eat what we can produce.
“Nobody can stop us. Nobody can blockade us as they did in the first war. We’re not going to fight any war with anybody, we’re walking to freedom.
“We will not shoot any gun with them, they will prepare their weapon but they will have nobody to kill with their weapon.”