Onwuka, who declared himself Biafra Zionist President, named Prof. Part Utomi as the foreign minister. Also in the cabinet are Prof. Chukwuma Soludo- Central Bank of Biafra, CBB; Mrs. Aruma Oteh- finance minister; Ohanaeze President, Chief Nnia Nwodo- Ambassador to US; Prof. Jerry Gana – Transport; Labaran Maku- Aviation, among others. According to Onwuka, the interim Biafra government, which would take off tomorrow, August 1, will last till August 31. He called on all security personnel of Igbo origin to pull out from Nigeria and join his government.
The Biafra Zionist Federation (BZF) has on Monday July 31 announced the split of south east from Nigeria by announcing an interim government to run the affairs of Biafra.
The self-acclaimed president of Biafra, Barr. Benjamin Onwuka made this known at a press briefing in Enugu, Daily Post reports.
Onwuka declared: “I am the President of Biafra; we have formed an interim government that will be in place till the next 30 days.
“The interim government will take off tomorrow, August 1 and last till August 31, 2017, that is 30 days.
“America is behind the Biafra people because former President Barrack Obama already endorsed Biafra before he left office and President Donald Trump will not go against it considering that it has formed part of America’s foreign policy.”
He named other members of the cabinet to include Prof. Chukwuma Soludo- Central Bank of Biafra, CBB; Prof. Pat Utomi- foreign affairs; Mrs. Aruma Oteh- finance minister; former Personal Secretary to Late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu- petroleum.
Others are Amarachi Ubani- information; Ohanaeze President, Chief Nnia Nwodo- Ambassador to US; Prof. Jerry Gana- transport; Labaran Maku- aviation, a lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Mrs. Mary Okafor- trade and industry; Benny Lar, Secretary to the Government of the Republic; Gabriel Oluwole Osagie- education, Prof Barth Nnaji- energy; Philip Effiong Jnr.- health.
Going further, the self declared president Onwuka said Israel will be taken up leadership position in the newly formed Biafra government.
He said: “Israel will be key players in this government because there is so much corruption in Nigeria; so, they are coming to help us clean the system. They are coming to sweep the system. They will challenge agro-revolution and also abolish corruption very easily.
“Same goes for America; their companies will be in control of our oil industry. This is to reward them for what Obama did for us; Obama saved us even when we were in detention; they already passed death sentence on us even without our knowledge, but Obama’s intervention saved us.”
“I am also calling on the avengers, the militants to come out from the creeks and join us to defend and protect Biafra. I’m beckoning on Asari Dokubo, Tompolo, Ateke Tom to come out and join us. I am calling on all our boys in Biafra land to come out. I’m not afraid, the US is with us.”
Onwuka claimed that: “although we have met all the conditions for their bail, the bailiff of the Court is playing games, even after collecting hundreds of thousands of naira from us.
“So, we are using this medium to ask them to release our members forthwith because we have met all the conditions attached to their bail.”
“The Biafra people will not allow themselves to be Islamized; 1967 will no longer be allowed to repeat itself. Apart from removing the Christian Religious Knowledge from the school curriculum, they have also banned history. This is to prevent our young ones from knowing all the things that happened in the past.
“This is entirely war on our people and we are not going to take it. Where there is religious conflict, the offended side will always win; the same thing will happen here,” he vowed.
Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has said the total rejection of restructuring of the country by the members of the Senate is an indication that Nigeria can never be united.
The group in the statement obtained by newsmen on Thursday, July 27, stated that the rejection of restructuring by the Senate had vindicated its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB.
Spokesperson for the group, Emma Powerful, stated that IPOB remains the only legitimate voice that understands the plight of the masses.
The group said that only a referendum can resolve the issue of Biafra not restructure. It remains the only way the masses can decide their future in Nigeria.