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Saturday, 18 November 2017

ANAMBRA ELECETION UPDATE: Low Turn Out As Accreditation Of Voters Resumes In Ekwusigo LG



…APC, other party agents woos voters with 1,000 Naira

Accreditation of voters has commenced in most polling stations in Ekwusigo Local government Area as armed security agencies patrol the units.

So far, in three polling units, low turn out of voters has been recorded as party agents and unidentified politicians buy voters with fiscal cash.

In a polling station in Oraifite, identified as Community Secondary School, Ifite Amakom, which houses three polling units, people admitted there was low turn out of voters compared to previous elections in the State.

Some group of politicians who arrived the polling station on Jeep, were discreetly sharing N1,000, N1,500 and other denominations to potential voters.

However, no voter was seen undergoing accreditation in one of the polling unit(Unit 8) in the station.


Also, another polling unit in Ifite Urudunu, Christ Church, was greeted with scanty number of voters as onlookers were either chatting or having fun.

In a polling station at Ozubulu junction, the situation appears to be worst than other stations as number of potential voters who arrived for accreditation is not even up to 30.

However, the number of Policemen deployed at the Station, surpassed that of the voters in Ozubulu junction.

More details later...


BIAFRA WRITERS REPORTING
Publisher: Chijindu Benjamin Ukah
The Biafra Times

Friday, 17 November 2017

Anambra guber: Lawyer laments heavy deployment of security forces ahead of Saturday’s poll




















By Chukwuemeka Chimerue || For Biafra Writers

November 17, 2017

An Enugu-based human rights lawyer and political analyst, Mr. Chris Nwankwo, has condemned Federal government’s deployment of joint security operatives including military troops to Anambra State ahead of Saturday’s governorship election.

According to the legal practitioner, the Federal government through the deployment was acting as though it is engaging in a war with Anambra residents in a supposed democratic process that should be devoid of any form of military incursion or interference by the security agencies.

Nwankwo piqued the rationale behind the Army’s deployment of more than 10,000 armed soldiers, 5,000 Naval officers including War gunboats and Amoured Personal Carriers(APC) to the State to participate in a free and democratic process, adding that this is capable of jeopardising Nigeria’s fragile democracy and endangering the lives of potential voters.

In his statement, “The deployment of joint security Forces, including 10,000 military troops, 5000 men from the Navy along with their War gunboats, fighterjets and APCs by the Federal government to Anambra State ahead of the guber race on Saturday has left much to be desired.

Read Also: BIAFRA: IPOB INSIST ON TOTAL BOYCOTT OF ALL ELECTION, SAYS NO INTENTION TO DISRUPT ANAMBRA POLLS

“We wonder if Anambra has become a war zone that will warrant the deployment of such multitude of security agents that is capable of not only putting the lives of our people in danger but also has intent to jeopardise the country’s nascent democracy.

“Even as 26,000 Policemen as announced by the IGP and a good number of other civil security outfits has been dispatched to the State, we wonder the role of the Army in a democratic process that should be devoid of any form of military incursion.

“If the Federal government should deploy such a heavy amount of armed security men in just an ordinary governorship election that will only last for few hours, how many will it deploy during the 2019 presidential election?

“We expect the government to seriously thread with caution in this election and allow the masses to continue to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere that once greeted the State before the infiltration of security men.

Read Also: IPOB PRESS RELEASE: WE ARE SET TO LOCK DOWN ANAMBRA STATE ON SAT. 18TH NOVEMBER 2017

“In the same vein, I urge Anambra residents to be wary of the danger and threat to lives posed by these security agents who may decide to abandon their line of duty to molest the electorates. I believe that no one should lose his or her life for the sake of this election.”

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Editorial: Despite the proscription of IPOB, protests continues to rock major cities in the S-East





















By Chukwuemeka Chimerue || For Biafra Writers

November 17, 2017


It was the lead counsel and Head of legal department of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Esq., that once said that the proscription and designation of IPOB as a terrorist organization are views merely expressed only on pages of the newspapers and does not carry any weight neither does it go any farther than that.

Realistically, Biafrans through their actions and inactions has shown that truly the terrorist tag on them is a mere waste of time and resources as they continue to hold their usual meetings and peaceful demonstrations in major cities against the slave masters, oppressors, colonialists and their instrumentalists in Biafraland.

These determined and unwavering acts has occassionally send shivers down the spines of the Nigerian government and its dictatorial cabals whenever they are confronted with the unflinching resolve and resoluteness of the Indigenous People of Biafra in restoring their ancient nationhood, that they are left with no other option than to resort to the continual deployment of trigger-happy security forces in the region.

Read Also: IPOB PRESS RELEASE: WE ARE SET TO LOCK DOWN ANAMBRA STATE ON SAT. 18TH NOVEMBER 2017

The Federal government had reasoned that the proscription and tagging as terrorists, the Indigenous People of Biafra, will accord them the necessary leverage and wherewithal to destabilize their activities and throw disarray and/or disaffection in the camp of IPOB.However, the fact still remains that an average Easterner is in connection with the plight of their IPOB citizens and therefore, does not feel threatened by their activities in anyway, no matter how outrageous and insensitive it might appear to others. And this has helped in no small measure to strenghten the revolutionary struggle of IPOB.

Today, despite receiving the imprimatur of the law court in proscribing IPOB, they continued unabatedly to storm the streets in demand of their rights to self-determination and calling for a referendum to determine the plausibility of a Biafra nation. Without harbouring any atom of fear in them, they had demonstrated against the scheduled Saturday’s Anambra guber poll in the cities of Onitsha, and recently, in Aba, Abia State.

If the terrorist tag truly had any devastating effect or if it has dealt a heavy blow on the foundation and organization of IPOB, perhaps President Muhammadu Buhari wouldn’t have appealed to the people for calm and renouncing of the Biafra agitation during his unceremonious visit to the South East almost three years since his ascension to the presidency.

In a dispensation where secession and demands for referendum forms major ideologies of some countries of the world, the Nigerian government unfortunately has not yet learnt their lessons in the abusive, violent and highhanded approach exerted on peaceful agitators for sovereign independent nations in the country despite the warnings. They still perceive the idea as naive, dead and buried, even when it is very much alive and resonating in the hearts and actions of many. If they still have any atom of conscience in them, it would have dawned on them that the use of brute and excessive force and the deployment of amoury and gun barrels on ideologically-driven agitators never quenches their agitation or quest, rather it spurs and encourages them the more to be consistent, determined and unrelenting in their pursuit for liberation.

Read Also: BIAFRA: IPOB INSIST ON TOTAL BOYCOTT OF ALL ELECTION, SAYS NO INTENTION TO DISRUPT ANAMBRA POLLS

The government should know better that while it seems much more easier and feasible to roll out amoured tanks on unarmed and defenseless agitators as against those engaged in armed struggle, never put to an abrupt end, their resolved determination to continue in the struggle. In fact, it has proven to be the most formidable and unstoppable form of struggle because a situation where an armless people can boldly face the arsenals of the security agents, tells you that their resolve to accomplish their quest should not be mistaken nor taken for granted.

In their unrelenting quest for freedom, the Nigerian government should have realized that years of deploying armed troops and war tanks against IPOB has not yielded any veritable result in trying to quell the renewed agitation, rather, it has been sustained and empowered to gather more momentum. To achieve total peace where injustice, unfairness and absence of equity reigns, cannot be meted out with brute force. If the government continues the brutal suppression of activists/agitators using the country’s security apparatus, it is tantamount to pouring water on the back of a Camel while it continues to spring up like a skyscraper.


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Anambra Poll: Even As Its Members Are Languishing In Nigerian Prisons, MASSOB Continues To Call For Participation In Saturday’s Election













By Chukwuemeka Chimerue || For Biafra Writers

November 17, 2017


According to Anambra State Broadcasting Service, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB has called for mass participation of its members and residents of the State in Saturday’s governorship election amidst having its members who went to collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards, PVCs, cooling off in various detention facilities in the State.

The Pro-Biafra group made the call during a press briefing organized by its members in Anambra Central Senatorial District, precisely at Ifitedunu in Dunukofia Council Area.

Addressing newsmen, the Anambra Central Zonal Leader of MASSOB, Mr Emmanuel Onwuka insisting that Anambra governorship election must hold, called on its members to come out en masse on Saturday to vote for the candidates of their choice, even as it demanded for the immediate release of 11 of their members who were allegedly arrested by the State Police Command when they went to collect their Voters cards.

Read Also: IPOB PRESS RELEASE: WE ARE SET TO LOCK DOWN ANAMBRA STATE ON SAT. 18TH NOVEMBER 2017

One wonders the kind of freedom fighting this highly compromised individuals are engaged in, even as they assured to cooperate with the security personnel deployed to the state to ensure that the exercise is smooth, free and fair.

However, IPOB remains undaunted and unshaken in their resolve to boycott Saturday’s election despite moves and assurances by various groups and individuals to scuttle their “No election” campaign.

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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Biafra: Some Secrets Behind Voting Biafrans Must Be Wary Of




















By Chidiebere Kalu Eberechi || For Biafra Writers

November 17, 2017

Our votes and Voters card has always been our problem, despite the fact that it is usually rigged, diverted and never counts in Nigeria's election. It has been our biggest mistake that needs immediate correction.

When we vote, we cannot complain of bad governance because we have by ourselves, indirectly vowed to remain calm and take whatever we see in the hands of unscrupulous political leaders. The act of voting is the act of signing and sealing your fate to whatever you might see or get afterwards.

Our votes for the political class in Nigeria, instead of enhancing our collective interests and bring about the needed change, tends to seal our fate to that of the politicians who treats their people as slaves and who abuses their right in correcting their ills in the society.

Read Also: IPOB PRESS RELEASE: WE ARE SET TO LOCK DOWN ANAMBRA STATE ON SAT. 18TH NOVEMBER 2017

The saying by the Nigerian government and its political class that our votes is our right is a mere insincere statement for deluded minds because the voice of the people through their votes is always being undermined and subverted. However, it is true to the fact that if the masses understand that they can have total control over their mandate by withholding it and not going out to participate in the election anymore, the better their condition will become. If we collectively begin to boycott elections, they will come to understand that the people have taken total control of their future and cannot be fooled anymore.

We must continue boycotting Nigerian elections to make them know we are tired of the damning status quo that has caged our people for decades.When we vote in Nigeria, we make them see us as their slaves and political tools who do not know what is good for our people. We are wise now and have realized the evil aims and skirmishes of our heartless politicians who are only after their selfish interests. That is the reason we must disappoint them and refuse to vote again since they canot give us hope, safety, bright future and yet they are still seeking for our votes.

Read Also: Biafra: IPOB's Head Of Directorate Debunks News Of Kanu's Sack, Says He Remains IPOB Leader Whether Dead Or Alive

Biafra freedom is all we seek and not elections. Grant us right to referendum to entangle ourselves from the bondage of decades of forced union and unholy marriage in Nigeria.


The Biafra Times
Edited By Chukwuemeka Chimerue
Publisher: Chijindu Benjamin Ukah
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IPOB PRESS RELEASE: WE ARE SET TO LOCK DOWN ANAMBRA STATE ON SAT. 18TH NOVEMBER 2017












......Our votes don't count and will never count

.......Nigeria runs a very corrupt quasi military feudalism modeled on the subservient ethos of the Hausa Fulani traditional emirate system of governance 


November 16, 2017

IPOB Press Statement 

The worldwide family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and it's leadership, under the supreme command of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu consider it imperative to reinstate the reasons why Biafrans have decided to lock down Anambra State on the 18th of November 2017 and never to participate in any fraudulent elections organised by INEC until a date for referendum on Biafra is set.

It is patently clear to all that since the return to what can best be described as the Arewa dominated militocracy in 1999, we Biafrans have been voting with nothing to show for it till date. In fact, the whole electoral exercise in Nigeria is as fraudulent as Nigeria itself. INEC is anything but independent. People can campaign and electioneer all they like, Aso Rock decides who gets appointed into political office. Our votes don't count and will never count. Those participating in elections in Nigeria under the crazy militaristic Northern constitution drawn up by a Northern Islamic military head of state Abdulsalami Abubakar for the benefit of the Muslim North are either ignorant of what democracy entails or they are guilty of engaging in willful hypocrisy.

Nigeria runs a very corrupt quasi military feudalism modeled on the subservient ethos of the Hausa Fulani traditional emirate system of governance. That we call rulers of states in Nigeria governors or the fact they belong to political parties with stipulated tenure in office doesn't remove the fact that they are in effect glorified Emirs answering to the new Sultanate Aso Rock instead of Sokoto. What obtains in Nigeria is not democracy, electioneering or voting, what we have is a carefully choreographed display of primitively nauseating politics of the jungle.

No reasonable person can point to a singular benefit of the much trumpeted dividend of democracy till date. Even the emergence of Buhari at the ballot box was characterised by such brazen rigging by 4 year olds in the North that Western election observers were repulsed to conclude that it would be better and less shameful not to mention it. This is the same electoral climate you expect IPOB, the children of light to participate in.

It is on record and well documented that during the electioneering campaign in 2014 that brought Chief Willie Obiano to power, our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu went on air on Radio Biafra during the eve of election broadcast to urge Biafrans to keep APC Islamic Party out of Biafraland by voting for Obiano's APGA. Radio Biafra extended the usual 3 hour evening program to 5 hours to ensure that every nook and cranny of Anambra State was saturated with the message of keep APC out. But what did Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB get in return for campaigning door to door and getting Obiano elected? Yes, we got massacre after massacre, killing after killing, detention without trial, one Northern Islamic military operation after another. We committed no crime, we did not kill anybody but that did not stop Obiano from liaising with the murderers in Aso Rock to kill our people. Ask Obiano today what crime did IPOB commit to warrant such heavy handed persecution and he would tell you nothing. Obiano felt that the best way to prove his One Nigeria credentials and loyalty to the Caliphate is by ordering the killing of the same people that campaigned and voted him into power. The killing of IPOB family members in Anambra State started on August 30, 2015 at Uga Junction by Atani Road Onitsha, then on the 2nd and 17th of December 2015 at Head Bridge Onitsha, May 29 and 30 at Nkpor in Idemili North during the celebration and remembrance of our fallen heroes and heroines which resulted in mass burial of our people by the Nigerian Army inside the grounds of Onitsha Military Barracks.

Obiano rewarded the military at Onitsha barracks by donating new vehicles and equipments to them to thank them for a job well done. IPOB did nothing to provoke Obiano, only if you consider evangelism as a security threat. Willie Obiano turned back and bit the finger that fed him at time of need. These are the same people asking us today to go and vote for them again, as if we are dumb and stupid. Any political party using the name of IPOB or our leader to curry favour with the masses by claiming we are supporting him is only deceiving the people. Our leader made it clear in countless rallies and interviews before soldiers stormed his house and took him away, that Anambra elections must be boycotted at all cost.

Successful boycott of Saturday's elections will register our displeasure towards the attitude of politicians in the South East especially and Biafraland at large. Over the years, we have been told repeatedly to hold our politicians to account, we have therefore selected 18 November 2017 as a perfect date and setting to let the world know how disappointed we are in all of them. It will mark the beginning of a silent revolution that will usher in a new era of freedom and accountability, not just for Biafrans, but for all component ethnic nationalities in Nigeria. IPOB cannot participate in an electoral process where Aso Rock through INEC simply compile their own r figures and declare whoever they like winner. Such political banditry will end in Nigeria on Saturday. It is therefore in the interest of democracy, good governance and accountability that all right thinking and courageous people join IPOB to cleanse the political landscape by boycotting elections in Anambra State on Saturday 18 November 2017.

If other nationalities in Nigeria wake up to realise what IPOB have discovered, that power does indeed reside with the people and boycott all future elections, it will trigger a constitutional crisis that will lead to a renegotiated and people oriented governing constitution for Nigeria. This is simple common sense. Waiting for the same corrupt, lazy, oil dependent, repressive government of mediocrity to change their ways by voting for every four years, is nothing short of delusion. The more you vote, the more they take you for granted. Enough is enough, let the revolution to free the enslaved masses begin this Saturday.

IPOB will only allow voting in Biafraland if and when a referendum date is agreed to determine the fate of Biafra independence. We the people are demanding freedom and freedom we must have.


COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB
The Biafra Times
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BIAFRA: BREAKING; ABA AGOG AS IPOB STORM THE STREET, CHANTS WE ARE NOT TERRORISTS - SEE VIDEO


Chijindu Benjamin Ukah Reporting || For Biafra Writers

November 16, 2017

ABA - The Indigenous People of Biafra has stormed the street of Enyimba city of Aba, protesting
against the illegal proscription of IPOB, and telling Bifrans to Sit-At-Home on Saturday 18th November both in Anambra and the entire Biafra land. 

See Video:

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