It has come to the attention of the Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra under the leadership of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu that a nonexistent amorphous group of charlatans that calls itself Anambra state Lawyers in defense of Democracy (ASLADD) has decided to dance naked in the market place and thereby exposed their ignorance and lack of understanding of the English language and their complete deficiency in comprehending universally accepted tenets of democratic principles even though they claim to be defenders of democracy. This imaginary collection of beggars and booth lickers that call themselves lawyers of course Biafrans know better that ASLADD is a distant cousin to TRIPOB and BUHARIPOB set up and bank rolled by both the Anambra state government and the Nigeria government in their attempt to discredit the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the Biafra Restoration movement.
We are aware that huge public funds that should be channeled towards ameliorating the suffering of the Biafra people are being expended wastefully through the creation of nonexistent faceless groups like ASLADD as well as used as patronage for conscienceless individuals whose preoccupation is how to maximize the oppressive and dehumanizing condition of the Biafran people for their selfish interest.
In every democratic and civilized society, opposition parties, groups or individuals are part of the democratic process. We understand the quagmire in which this invented ASLADD has found itself considering the fact that the clime in which they were set up by the government to operate is indeed neither factually democratic nor civilized. This explains their confusion and befuddlement that the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu could exhibit so much courage to reject the status quo and take a stand against the continued humiliation and oppression of the Biafran people by those put in power by Hausa/Fulani Oligarchy.
How much more unintelligent can the so called ASLADD be with their postulation to the effect that IPOB is neither a registered party nor registered by the corporate affairs commission and in effect should not according to them demand for the boycott of the November 18th Anambra elections. Who told ASLADD that Indigenous Peoples are corporate organizations that should be registered by a government agency saddled with the responsibility of registering commercial enterprises? This is a gross exhibition of ignorance at the extreme.
This illusory group of nit wits fails to understand that the recognition of the civic duty of the citizen in respect to voting by that same constitution they pretend to derive their whapped authority from protects the citizen’s right to choice. In stipulating this right the constitution does not place any higher burden or responsibility on the citizen to exercise this right in favour of one or the other but is given the freedom to make a reasonable decision after a holistic analysis of his past and present condition
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) having taken stock of their past and present condition in the contraption called Nigeria and well in line with their right to Self-determination have chosen to exercise their right to choice freely and without compulsion in favour of a boycott of all political process in Nigeria as it relates to election starting with the November 18th Anambra election. We do not owe ASLADD or anyone for that matter an apology for exercising our freedom of choice. Again ASLADD fail to comprehend the meaning of civil disobedience. I will suggest they do some more research on civil disobedience. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has the right to utilize civil disobedience to drive home its demand for a referendum for the Biafran people to again exercise their right to choice. We the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the leadership of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu make no apology to the fact that we are opposed to any further bastardization of our land by agents of Hausa/Fulani Oligarchy who are selected to ensure that we remain submissive while our common wealth are criminally stolen and carted away from our land for the benefit of the children of our oppressors while our children roam the streets hopeless. We are opposed to the continued humiliation and rape of our women and murder of our youths. We are opposed to the constant desecration of the sacred land of Biafra through the daily spilling of the blood of innocent Biafran men, women and children by the Fulani Janjaweed Herdsmen.
We understand but do not excuse the fact that the long period of subjugation during which people were suffering and smiling may have numbed many to a state of hopelessness and inaction. Nevertheless there is no disputing the evident and desperate hunger noticeable in the eyes of the Biafran people for true and courageous leadership. To faceless groups like ASLADD and eternal servants such as Joe Igbokwe, the Indigenous people of Biafra are very pleased to state without equivocation that we have found this true, courageous but selfless leadership in the person of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Having found a true and trusted leader whose preoccupation revolves around the wellbeing of his people, we make bold to state that the combined forces of evil, internal and external enemies that feed fat on the continued abject subjugation of the Biafran people will not and cannot distract us from our set objective which is the RESTORATION OF THE SOVEREIGN STATE OF BIAFRA. The pathetic life of people like Joe Igbokwe cannot and will not be used as the yardstick to conclude that the Biafran people have chosen to remain under subjugation in perpetuity. Going through his regurgitation on the compromised and fake news outlet called the Punch newspaper, one can only feel sorry for him as he bemoans his unfulfilled life as discerned in the naked envy palpable in his diatribe against Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Joe Igbokwe’s life has passed him by and he becomes angry that a young man named Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has attained a status he Igbokwe could only dream of but will never attain not even in a thousand reincarnations.
The Directorate of state of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the leadership of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu do here restate and reaffirm the resolve of the Biafra people to boycott any and every Nigerian election in Biafraland starting with the November 18th Anambra election. We concluded by saying that we have embarked upon this journey prepared knowing full well that our enemies will throw every arsenal at their disposal at us. We are confident that the Indigenous People of Biafra will emerge from the crucible unscathed and victorious because we have a true and committed leader but above all because our strength and resolve comes from the MOST HIGH CHUKWUOKIKEABIAMA in whom we trust and HE shall give us victory to the glory of HIS name.
Mazi Chika Edoziem
Head Directorate of State
14th August, 2017
THE HONOURABLE ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION,
MR. ABUBAKAR MALAMI, SAN
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF JUSTICE,
ANAMBRA 2017 ELECTION AND BIAFRA AGITATIONS: THE NEED FOR YOUR OFFICE TO ROBUSTLY RISE IN DEFENCE OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY AND HALT THE IMPUNITY OF CHARLATANS
The above subject-matter refers.
We bring you warm greetings in the name [and from the constituency] of Anambra State Lawyers in Defence of Democracy [ASLADD] and from the constituency of all lovers of democracy, advocates of constitutionalism and apostles of Rule of Law.
Our Dear Anambra State is now due for another governorship election. The electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission [henceforth in this letter called the INEC], has slated the date of the epic contest to be 18th November, 2017. The atmosphere is gradually heating up. This is understandable. Now, we have the Indigenous People of Biafra [henceforth in this letter called the IPOB]. They [the IPOB] are now concededly a factor in the political epic battle coming up. This is so, not because the IPOB is a registered political party under the Nigerian laws. The IPOB is not even registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria and therefore enjoys no legal entity in the Nigerian nation.
However, the IPOB activities and the consequences flowing therefrom now transcend both political/geographical boundaries. The Leader of the IPOB, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu, has taken a decision and consequently issued a directive to the effect that elections would no longer hold in Biafraland.
THE SOUL OF THIS LETTER:
The seat of this letter is furnished by the vehement opposition to the holding of the said election by one Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, the self-acclaimed Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra [henceforth in this letter called the IPOB] who is currently standing criminal trial bordering on treason before the Federal High Court, Abuja in charge no: FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015. It is the position of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu that the said governorship election would not hold in Anambra State and that he and his followers are determined to boycott the elections. In so doing, it is their belief that Biafra as a country will speedily be realized.
THE CRUX OF OUR CASE:
Sir, there is no denying the fact that the exercise of the right to vote is tied to the discretion of each citizen. In other words, a citizen is at liberty to abstain from voting [for whatever good or bad reason] even though it is a civic duty recognized by the constitution. The IPOB have taken a position that they would “boycott” the forthcoming Anambra 2017 elections. We do not have any problem with them on this position. However, our challenge with IPOB is their seeming inability to appreciate the meaning of the word “boycott” as it relates to Anambra election.
We are worried that their mode of propagating their “No referendum, no election” mantra suggests that the word “boycott” has another meaning assigned to it in their own dictionary which is “disruption” of all legitimate activities of government and electioneering activities calculated at striking terror in the minds of the citizens who have made up their mind to discharge their civic duty on the 18th day of November, 2017. We now proceed with aplomb to demonstrably instantiate this point.
Sir, the Nnmadi Kanu led IPOB are always quick to raise the green banner of “non-violence” and take refuge under its canopied ambience whereas their official dissemination channel, Radio Biafra, is a flowing river of hate-speeches, incitement to violence and war. ASLADD commend to you the video of Nnamdi Kanu in the United States asking Igbo residing there for money to buy arms to fight other Nigerians. Hate speech leads to war and war leads to deaths and, therefore, IPOB preaches violence. In the
South-East [especially in Onitsha which is our commercial nerve center], the IPOB miscreants extort money from traders after intimidating them. IPOB hoodlums illegally mount roadblocks to force other citizens to buy their Biafra flags and insignia not minding whether such citizens subscribe to their separatist ideology or whether such citizens have the money to pay for the said flags. They harass citizens and threaten them with violence.
They intimidate them to close their shops. IPOB street urchins have on two remarkable occasions disrupted campaigns rallies and have most infamously invaded and desecrated St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Govrenment Area of Anambra State where the Governor was to worship [with their chants of no referendum, no election]. Indeed, they have a rich history of mischief. This is potentially dangerous. IPOB is exposing the Igbo to another war and this is unacceptable. Their sing song “non-violence” is therefore a blatant lie, a ruse, a decoy and a smokescreen to mislead the unwary. It is interesting to note that the IPOB is just one out of many Biafran separatist groups. Instructively, these complaints of acts of outlawry cannot be laid against those other groups.
As the Chief Law Officer of the country and the number one defender of our constitution and rule of law, you will agree with us that all these acts complained of [in their aggregate] rudely strike at the root of democracy and constitute a grave threat to the operation of the Nigerian Constitution in the Eastern part of Nigeria especially in Anambra State in view of the governorship election holding later in November. This has now crystallised to a weighty responsibility on your shoulders more so when these acts complained of mostly draw their inspiration from the activities of Nnamdi Kanu who has literally rumpled all the conditions to which his bail was tied and is now reveling in contempt of the Federal High Court with unprecedented and scandalous impunity.
Speaking from the Bar, we are convinced that the security reports [on IPOB activities] from the security agencies in Anambra State [Onitsha in particular] cannot contradict these complaints we have tabled before you unless the commanders have not been alive to their responsibilities. This ugly and fast-degenerating state of affairs was/is the reason why we wrote a similar open letter to the State Governor last week titled “The 2017 Anambra State governorship election and the imperative of ending the impunity of anarchists before it is too late”. These nefarious activities carefully tabulated herein will in no time mark the beginning of the collapse of the economy of our Dear State and indeed the South-East in general if left unchecked. This would be one calamity too many. We cannot afford it especially in the light of the fact that the South-East is already disadvantaged in so many indices of good governance.
In signing off this urgent letter, we wish to draw your kind attention to the rising wave of violent crimes in Anambra State, the kind that has never been witnessed in our entire history as a nation. While we are still reeling in shock resulting from the blood-chilling and mind-boggling butchery of our compatriots on the 6th August, 2017 at Saint Philip’s Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozobulu, yesterday [13th August, 2017], we were again thrown into mourning by the attack on yet another church, this time in Onitsha. This litany of heart-wrenching calamities is alien to us as a people. It is against this background that we now urge you to deploy all the instruments and powers of the Nigerian State available to you to reign in the excesses of purveyors of hate-speeches, terminate the pastime of anarchists among us and promptly commence a high-powered clinical investigation into the activities of the IPOB [as tabled above].
Agitation for self-determination bears no resemblance with anarchy, criminality and outlawry. Our country Nigeria is a nation whose democracy is founded on laws. Our nation is not on auto-pilot. Nigeria is neither a ghetto [where charlatans call the shots] nor a banana republic [where outlaws dictate the tone of public discourse]. True indeed, Nigeria is not an asylum where lunatics and fringe elements preside. The time to axe this sore thumb is now so that it does not get gangrenous. We must now begin to separate apples from oranges. Your highly esteemed office must now set forth at dawn so that the journey would be made before dusk. We crave your kind indulgence to share the content of this letter with the media, the International Community and Human Rights Communities world over.
Please Sir, do kindly accept the firm assurances of our highest esteem.
Yours in defence of democracy,
Convener of ASLADD
United Nations Mission in Nigeria
Ambassador of the United States to Nigeria
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria
The European Union Mission to Nigeria
National Human Rights Commission
The Inspector-General of Police
The Defence Headquarters
The Director-General, State Security Service
The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
The Federal House of Representatives
South-East Governors Forum
Anambra Council of Traditional Rulers
The Question Is:
Where are the so called coalition of Anambra lawyers, when our people are been massacred in different locations in Anambra and other parts of Biafra land for peaceful exercising their right for self determination known by all laws? Where are the coalition of those animals when Hausa/Fulani baptized Boko Haram were destroying our farm lands, raping our mothers/sisters and erazing all the living being in our land?are they not suppose to petition UN, AU,RIGHT GROUPS over series of terror brought in our different churches of which many were killed including infant?.
This is one of the reason why zoo is far better than Nigeria. The so called coalition of Anambra lawyers forgot that their primary function is to defend humanity just because of some amount of worthless naira given to them by Hausa/Fulani.
In as much as they answer lawyers as nickname in the zoo, it does not come to me as a surprise that those parading themselves as coalition of Anambra lawyers are nothing but illiterates.
Biafrans should now know the need to strongly stand for what rightfully belong to them by not allowing Anambra #GahnaMustGo so called groups of lawyers to weaken their final right to boycott Anambra election comes 18th of November 2017.
We must tell them that casting election which only benefit them and their allocation can never happen in any parts of BIAFRA land henceforth.The world must remember that power belong to the people.
#NoElection in Anambra,Biafra land comes 18th of November 2017.