Aisha Yesufu, Activists and co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls, has opined that if the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB can have an alliance with a political party in the South East, it will produce a good result in the region.
Yesufu said instead of the group to “keep” wasting their time pushing for Biafra nation, they could have used the opportunity to set a pace by grounding the region politically.
“Imagine if IPOB work with APGA to control the political power in the South East? Bring the best candidates to be nominated. Show the rest of us how people with competence, character and capacity in leadership position can change a region, Use the power to negotiate at Fed level”, Aisha Yesufu tweeted.
She added that, “Instead of IPOB wasting it’s goodwill on giving sit at home orders they can make it nominate and vote credible candidates “order”.
The activist also noted that the separatist group needs a political power to press home their demand, rather than fighting in the trenches.
“Political power is everything! Without it you are a pawn to be treated anyhow”, Yesufu said.
According to her with political power IPOB can negotiate with any party contesting to win Presidential elections and give the terms for their alliance.
In a series of tweets, Aisha wrote; “Any party interested in winning the region must be ready to meet your terms. That way no party takes the region for granted as belonging to one party.
“Everyone knows that South East is for PDP at the Presidential level. It shouldn’t be so. S/E should be for whichever party is ready to give South East the best deal!
“Use your political might to negotiate. Let PDP sweat for it too. That way South East is not a given to any party
“You can make South East an APGA party at National Assembly, Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections. Plus local government elections. When it comes to Presidecy you form an alliance with any party that is ready to meet your terms and give the best to the South East.
“Other regions can see the APGA/IPOB alliance working and emulate. When there are diff parties whose interest is their region first and then they form alliance with any party at the Presidential level, the regionalisation we are yearning for will begin to happen by fire by force
“Imagine an APGA/IPOB political alliance waxing strong and emulated in all the different region!
The different regions can control the legislative arm of government and be able to align to get things done!
You want a referendum? Ensure we have a constitution that has one!
“You want Biafra Republic, some want Oduduwa Republic, others want Middle belt Republic and some still it is South South Republic they want. Fine!
“Get strong regional parties. Send your candidates to the National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly. You can by pass a President!
“If the legislative members of the South East, South West, South South and North Central come together won’t you be able to get that restructuring faster than waiting for a President to give you?
“Being in the trenches and fighting will give you the adrenaline but political power will give you the control! The regional political parties can have a candidate joining national parties to contest for Presidential elections.