BNYL And IPOB Disagree Over Biafra Referendum
Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL has stated that it will not destabilize the 2019 election, in pushing for a referendum for the actualization of sovereign Biafra.
The group was reacting to the announcement of a new referendum date by the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB.
It will be recalled that as reported by Naija News, IPOB through its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, had announced 16 February, same date for Nigeria’s presidential election as Biafra referendum date.
The group had earlier fixed November last year for a referendum.
— Naija News (@NaijaNews) January 29, 2019
National Leader of BNYL, Princewill Chimezie Richard in dissociating the group from the planned referendum, said:
“We have no decision far reached concerning that move, and it is not our intention to destabilize their election”.
BNYL announced 06 February 2019 for the group General Assembly coming up in Calabar, Cross River State.
The group said the purpose of the General Assembly is to draw a new line of action, regarding the current situation in Nigeria, it would also decide on the election boycott campaigns.
Situation reports emanating frm Aba on the sit-at-home ordered by IPOB ldership to protest Buhari visitin Abia state ws successful. The peaceful war date is rapidly approachin on 16th of Fabruary 2019. Its called an Election Boycott&simultaneously Biafra Referendum Day 4Biafrans pic.twitter.com/Gn1q0LLweG
— johny milky (@MilkyJohny) January 29, 2019
BNYL concluded that the general assembly would also review and adopt its resolution known as the Ekukunela Declaration made two years ago during a Leadership Congress at the Ejagham town of Ekukunelaour in Ikom local government area of Cross River State.
” It was nicknamed Akwa-Cross Declaration following a first Congress at Uyo before that of Ikom where we concluded.
There is the need for entire members to review it if any necessary amendment we will do because it serves as our Organization guidelines, we will also make it public. Therefore, we call on all well-meaning Biagran youths to join us at the General Assembly in Calabar by 12 pm.“
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