Former Niger-Delta Militant Leader, Asari Dokubo, and the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, have totally disagreed, over the conduct of the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
Recall, that Nnamdi Kanu had over the weekend, called on the South-East and South-South regions of the country, to boycott the 2019 general elections, unless the Federal Government announces the date for Biafra referendum.
In swift reaction however, Dokubo maintained that heeding Nnamdi Kanu’s advice was suicidal, since it would be tantamount to empowering those opposed to the Biafra aspirations with resources from the national treasury, to frustrate the people’s struggle.
He further revealed that pro-independent agitators in Spain, Ireland, and Palestine, contested elections and won seats into political offices, in a bid to push their agenda, rather than boycott general elections in their respective nations.
He said: “Fellow Biafrans and compatriots, our goal is the freedom of our motherland. It is not about the celebration and deification of individuals. It is not about the appropriation of our collective struggle by an individual, group of individuals, or an organisation. The Biafra struggle is for the freedom of all Biafrans.
“But we have to clear some misconceptions. These misconceptions is that people who are fighting for freedom, do not get involved in political participation.
“Let us come to the touching issue of elections boycott. It is standing history on its head, to say that we should boycott elections.
“In Catalan, the pro-Catalan independent party is contesting election, even after the imperialists Spanish government dissolved (Catalan) parliament and government, and cancelled elections. But they still contested and won election, and are in power.
“The pro-independent Scottish party is contesting election; they continue to contest election and control the government of Scotland.
“The pro-independent Northern Ireland Party, the Irish Republican Army thought its political wing, is contesting elections.
“Hamas who are pro-independent parties or organisation in Palestine, are contesting elections.
“How can you give resources to empower the hands of the enemies of our struggle? I am not from Anambra State, but if we had gone to vote in Anambra, Obiano would not be there as Governor.
“Obiano is an enemy of our people. Today he has sold our land to General Muhammadu Buhari, or his double that is in Aso Rock, because I do not believe the man in Aso Rock is General Muhammadu Buhari.
“When people tell us the truth, we do not want to accept. We want to impose our will which is not working, and is anti-our people.
“We frighten our people, run away from Soldiers, we run away from occupation forces, we run away from Police. Why would we do that? Who are we deceiving?
“Finally, no outsider can give us freedom. They have not done it anywhere. It is we, with our own show of valour and commitment, can give us freedom.”