Posted by News Express | 31 August 2019 | 5,040 times
Biafra Nation’s Youth League (BNYL) has announced October 12 as the date for its next National Congress, with Ukwuani, Delta State, as venue.
Disclosing this to newsmen on Thursday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, Secretary General of the group, Ordu Jeoffrey Nwosoriba, noted that the National Congress is coming on the heels of the different agitations and beliefs as well as rejection of Biafra by some ethnic and political organisations in the Southeast and South-south.
He said the Biafra struggle supersedes any interest group, especially in the Niger Delta where there are groups with different goals and ideologies “and who believe that they can do it alone.” Nwosoriba added that the BNYL leadership took the decision to assemble all members of the group from various clans during the Ahoada Congress with Ekpeye members in June this year.
“We will nail that propaganda of Biafra been an affairs of the now Southeast as some interest groups are assuming it to be by assembling all Biafra youths together to challenge their stand and clear their doubt.
“If the MOSSOP said they are fighting for Ogoni Kingdom or Sovereign Ogoni, there is need to tell them that it is beyond Ogoni; if IYC or MEND said they are fighting for Ijaw Nation or Sovereign Niger Delta, there is need to make them understand that the Ekpeye, Ikwerre, Efik, Ibibio do not understand what they are talking about, there is need to tell everyone that it is beyond Ijaw, it is beyond Igbo and beyond Ibibio. It is not about ethnic ideology, but a national ideology of the tribes of the east and the choice of Biafra which everyone knows its origin,” he said.
The BNYL scribe said that this was in line with the group’s Ekukunela Declaration made on April 12, 2016 in the town of Ekukunela, Ikom LGA of Cross River State, where it resolved “to make all sections of the Biafra people Congress minded and nation conscious” so as to further enhance unity and purposefulness in the region.”
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