The leader of The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has been named by seven pro-Biafra groups as the overall leader of their Biafran People National Council (BPNC), which will push for a referendum in the struggle for the realization of Biafra Republic. BPNC is aimed at achieving the quest for a referendum, as they will now speak with one voice on all issues in their push for a Republic of Biafra under Kanu’s leadership, the groups said.
The groups are the Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Biafran Revolutionary Organization (BRO), Eastern People Congress (EPC), Joint Revolutionary Council of Biafra (JRCB), Biafra Liberation Crusaders (BLC) and Salvation People of Biafra.
“All the groups still exist but will be speaking with one voice, in the quest for referendum. Distinguished members and great people of Biafra and supporters of divine mission of emancipation of the land of Biafra from the oppressing Nigeria State, we salute you, as we stand in this holy land of Biafra, in unique and brotherly gathering, to honour our own brother who distinguished himself in the self determination struggle for Biafra actualization and restoration.
“In honour of our supreme leader, Chukwu Okike Abiama and in remembrance of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, we, the people of Biafra, under the representation of all pro-Biafra groups, hereby adopt and declare our brother, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as the new leader of Biafra Nation, under whose leadership, through the grace of Chukwu Okike Abiama, shall the people of Biafra rest.
The new BPNC leader, Kanu said he was humbled by the decision of the various groups. He promised not to let them down.
“I am humbled by this decision of the groups, we started together and we have all ended up together because we are sincere and purposeful. I am not in the habit of letting my friends down. That thing you said I cannot do is what I will do.
“Everybody will be carried along; if I am invited for any meeting, I will take some people along. This is a great day for Biafra, all over the world.
“We have shamed our enemies who thought we cannot come together, who thought that if when we get Biafra, we will kill ourselves; we have shamed them.”
The groups remarkably excluded the Ralph Uwazuruike’s Biafra Independent Movement, BIM.