– Bishop Chris Udeh says the time is ripe for the actualization of the Biafra dream
– Udeh says the Arewa quit notice to Igbos in the north, is a good sign
– The clerics says Igbos must shun groups that urge them to seek after presidency
Bishop Abraham Chris Udeh, the General Overseer of Mount Zion Faith Global Liberation Ministries, has told Igbos to use the quit notice by youths in the North to work harder towards the actualisation of Biafra, stressing that it is now or never.
Bishop Udeh stated that the Republic of Biafra can be achieved now if all Igbos home and abroad unite as they have been subtly warned, through the ultimatum, to leave Nigeria.
Recall that it was Bishop Udeh who said in January that God is angry over the continuous incarceration of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The Bishop warned that the continued stay of Nnamdi Kanu in prison, could lead to drawing the wrath of God upon Nigeria.
Vanguard reports that Rev Udeh faulted the continued detention of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), saying he had a revelation that God is angry about that.
He said he did not see anything wrong in Kanu fighting for his freedom and that of his people, who are agitating for the restoration of Biafran nation.
Reacting to the quit notice, Udeh said that the Igbos would be blamed by the international community, if the opportunity offered by the quit notice was not fully utilized.
The cleric wondered why Ohaneze Ndigbo and some sections of the Igbo were still talking about Igbo presidency and restructuring “already overtaken by events”. His words: “My worry is only Igbo hypocrisy. There is no oneness and unity of purpose amongst the Igbo. There are still discordant tunes; otherwise, why should some people be talking about restructuring and Igbo presidency instead of rallying round Nnamdi Kanu to use this opportunity to actualize Biafra.
“That is the problem we have. Anybody talking about restructuring or Igbo presidency now is a coward.
“No agreement between the Hausa and Igbo will hold. What about the Aburi Accord. Did it stand? All we want is an independent State of Biafra.
No more, no less! Anybody saying a different thing is on his own.” He admonished the Igbo not to forget what happened to their relatives in the North in 1967, saying they should return to their home states immediately.
Meanwhile, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has warned that persons agitating for secession and the northern groups that issued ultimatum to Igbos risked jail terms as they violated Nigeria’s laws.
Osinbajo gave the warning at a consultative meeting with traditional rulers from the South-East at the Presidential Banquet Hall, Abuja, on Sunday.
He said that the manner of the agitations, method and objective were wrong, unlawful and clearly violated the nation’s Constitution.
He said: “I want to repeat that both the agitations for secession and the ultimatum to leave the northern states are wrong and a violation of our Constitution.
“Our Constitution says in Section 2 that Nigeria is one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign state to be known by the name ‘The Federal Republic of Nigeria’,” Osinbajo said.
“That is the law of our country. Let us not be in any doubt about the fact that the Federal Government is committed to ensuring that our country remains united.
“And, anyone who violates the law in the manner such as we are seeing all over the place will be met with the full force of the law.
“The reason why it is so is because for Nigeria’s unity, enough blood has been spilled and many hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost.’’