Biafra To Hold Elections, Uwazuruike Announces Date And Modalities
The leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Ralph Uwazuruike has announced plans to set up a parallel government in the Southeast and Southsouth.
Speaking during the presentation of the 2016 Biafra Budget at the Ojukwu Memorial library, Uwazuruike announced that the election which will be by open ballot, popularly known as Option A4, will hold on February 22 into wards, provinces, districts, regions and zones of the Southeast and Southsouth, which it said are Biafra territories.
He also announced the appointment of Rev. Fr Samuel Aniebonam, a Catholic Priest, as the Chairman of the Biafra Independent National Electoral Commission (B-INEC).
The MASSOB leader said, the election will be transparent adding, unlike Nigeria’s election, in Biafra, there won’t be electoral fraud.
He stated that the tenure of the elected Regional Governor or Minister would be four years and nine months adding that there shall be no second tenure. Acccording to him, “Once you are defeated, you won’t appeal in a tribunal against your opponent.
This is why members of the commission would be men and women of God.” The MASSOB’s National Director of Information, Sunny Okereafor, added that only members of MASSOB and its parent body, the Biafra Independence Movement, (BIM), are qualified to vote and be voted for in the election.