Telling us to Forget Biafra is like ‘Day Dreaming’ – Ikedife replies Buhari


Dr. Dozie Ikedife, former president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has described as day-dream, the thinking by anybody including President Muhammadu Buhari, that Ndigbo would forget Biafra or jettison the self determination struggle.

Dr. Dozie Ikedife

Consequently, he has called on President Buhari, who at the just concluded United Nations (UN) General Assembly said  he would not allow referendum on Biafra, to discard the thought that Igbo would be in a hurry to forget Biafra.

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Speaking to newsmen yesterday in Nnewi Anambra state, Ikedife, who is the deputy chairman of the Supreme Council of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), restated that nothing would make Ndigbo  forget the 30- month civil war experience and what they suffered in the hands of the Nigerian government.

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“How can we forget Biafra when the life of every Igbo man was reduced to worth only 20 pounds, and some of us refused to collect our own till date?

“How can we forget Biafra when the reconciliation, rehabilitation and reintegration were declared after the war and the first step was to go to Lagos and rebuild the Third Mainland Bridge?

“How can we forget Biafra when up till this day, the second Niger Bridge has not been constructed?

“How can we forget Biafra when for 30 months our territory was landlocked and we watched our children die of starvation?

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Tell us how we can forget Biafra?

Tell President Buhari that we will never forget Biafra. Never!”

Ikedife insisted that Biafra would never be forgotten even if all the people that experienced the war died, stressing that the story would continue to be told from generation to generation.

He described last Saturday’s sit-at-home declared by IPOB as a huge success.

Ikedife said people obeyed the order, “not for fear of being molested, but to express their genuine quest and demand for self determination.”

-The Sun


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