BNYL opposes IPOB’s call for South-East, South-South to boycott 2019 elections

Posted by News Express | 11 October 2018 | 1,436 times

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Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has faulted the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over calls for election boycott saying the action will only open the region to public ridicule. 

BNYL said the leadership of the movement met recently in Calabar, where it insisted that the people of the South-South and South-East will participate in the general elections.

Warning on the consequences of election and census boycott as preached by IPOB, BNYL Leader, Princewill Chimezie Richard said it is wrong to tell our people to boycott election, census and every political activity in the South East and South South.

“Those preaching boycott, are they ready to occupy the Government Houses and political offices in the East because I don't see any sense after boycotting, a Fulani loyalist will take over all political structures and use that to intimidate our people.

“Let’s not embark on actions that will expose to public ridicule. Biafra itself is part of Political activities because it involves political emancipation,” the group noted.

Also reacting on IPOB’s proposed referendum for November, BYNL said: “They should know that referendum does not work without being politically and economically in control of your land.

“How many Biafra loyalists are in authority, but you have the Miyetti Allah and Boko Haram in Government offices and they are in control of the Military; this struggle is far beyond agitations.

“Miyetti Allah are warming up to impose their loyalists on us in our region, and our boycott will only pave way for that, and when that happens we should expect more Python Dance.

“We can push those who are hindrances to our cause aside and bring fresh blood using every means; we cannot boycott the political class in this struggle,” BYNL insisted.

The BYNL leader also said that even if the Igbos decide to boycott the election, the South-South are yet to be convinced as to what benefit it will add to their cause.

“Not all the Igbos are convinced on the benefits of the action, let alone the rest tribes in the South-South,” the group said.

Source: News Express

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