A pro-Biafra group, the Biafra Zionists’ Federation (BZF), on Tuesday dismissed President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide broadcast as “a compendium of lies,” with the sole purpose of “deceiving Nigerians.”Leader of the group, Mr. Benjamin Onwuka, who spoke with journalists in Enugu, specifically faulted the president’s statement that the late Biafra leader, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, disowned Biafra, describing it as false.
The group also insisted that no matter what anybody thinks, the restoration of the Biafran Republic had become non-negotiable, same way “the unity of Buhari’s Nigeria is non-negotiable.”Onwuka, who had a few weeks ago declared himself the President of Biafra and named former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo, Prof. Pat Utomi and others as ministers, challenged Buhari to provide an audio and transcript of the said meeting between him and Ojukwu.
“So Ojukwu can never betray Biafra. Why didn’t he say this when Ojukwu was alive? He should have told us then. When that meeting held, he should have given us an opportunity, where two of them would have come out and told us, we believe in one Nigeria.
“Why now, because the man has died, you are now coming up with allegations against him, because the grave cannot speak? So whatever he said Ojukwu told him, we don’t buy into it.Biafra has come to stay with the backing of US. Our matter is right now at the desk of the US President. So, Buhari is wasting his time.He is even calling us irresponsible because he is benefiting from our oil. Where in the world are people agitating for freedom called irresponsible people?