The prevalent heightened ovation of the global community concerning the agitation for Biafra independence is really heartwarming. The momentum being generated via the resilient diplomatic voyage/offensive tours across the globe by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the highly intelligent and courageous leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide, suggest a possible inauguration of Biafra government with it’s relevant cabinet, prior to the convocation of United Nations General Assembly on September 2019. That will not only provoke diplomatic stampede on Nigeria but also serve as a very vital milepost as Mazi Nnamdi Kanu gracefully honors the United Nations invitation during the upcoming convention. Classified information obtained from a diplomatic stalwart, proves that there exists recipes for diplomatic explorations which the IPOB leadership must have to harness, prior to the visit of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to the United Nations. One of such recipes include the inauguration of a government by the secessionist movement even if it turns out to be a government in exile.
According to the diplomat, the formation of the Biafra shadow government will definitely open up a new vista of diplomatic argument around the world regarding the Biafra restoration question prior to the United Nations General Assembly in the forthcoming convention. Another submission which revolves around the visit of the IPOB leader and his contingent to the General Assembly, is the attraction of an unprecedented prestige. This of course will have the IPOB contingent honoring that high profile invitation with the IPOB leader as the Biafran envoy to be seen and recognized for what it truly represents rather than being interpreted/regarded as leaders of a Pro-Biafran group. The diplomat also stated that since Biafrans maintain unflinching loyalty to the present crop of IPOB leadership in all policy designs and implementation, it will be advantageous for the leadership to aptly inaugurate a shadow government. This when formed, policy designs, directions, statements and implementations will start coming from the government even if it is operating from exile, rather than such policies being carried out by what is referred to as leadership of a secessionist group.
Considering the reality of the above analysis, it becomes necessary therefore, for the Biafra shadow government to be unveiled without delay. The urgency attached no matter it’s source of origin, is fundamentally to accelerate the Biafra agitation from the realm of legitimacy question to that of the argument of constitutionality of the government, before the global community. Therefore, it is incumbent upon the IPOB leadership to get a shadow government duly inaugurated and which will start running the government of Biafra and issuing government-based policy directions that will always slightly constitute a rebellion against the occupational Nigerian Islamic government. Formation of Biafra government will be one of the greatest achievements in the restoration struggle that has the capacity and capability of raising dust on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly come September 2019. It is a moment, very exceptionally being anticipated.
Written by Mazi Onyebuchi Eze
Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International