Written By Sandra Angel
When Nnamdi Kanu started this new struggle for Biafra restoration with Radio Biafra London, many didn't believe in him. Others laughed at him but that didn't deter him. He continue to preach on with Just micro phone to convince people why they should join him to restore Biafra.
There was a time mentioning Biafra was like a crime. Many of us can't even mention Biafra. Few people know about Biafra is really about. Those who can mention it are afraid of being rebooked by those who don't want to hear about Biafra. In one of MNK broadcast, he said that, a time is coming when radio stations/ TV house, Journalist and people will be forced to write and talk about Biafra.
The first day I heard about him on Radio Biafra talking about Election Boycott, prior to 2015 General election, I actually laughed before I came to fully grasp his basis for demanding for election Boycott.
Many didn't know MNK was arrested twice during Goodluck Jonathan Presidency. Many people didn't know this struggle thrown him to street at some point because his business collapsed while trying to fund and maintain radio Biafra.
All this didn't make him to quit. His consistency paid off. Many started believing in the struggle by joining IPOB family. Others started to like and admire him. IPOB units and zone started to spring up at different countries of the world. Journalist become interested in writing about him and IPOB. In fact it got to a point that Any Newspaper that do not have Biafra topic at it's front page has not started. Biafra related news becomes a selling point. Biafrans became proud of who they are and freely discuss Biafra issues in Public. Even international media houses Like Aljasera started asking question about the new face of Biafra restoration. IPOB families abroad kept the struggle afloat by they frequent street protest at different embassies of the world. He kept on mobilising Biafrans at home too.
Before Buhari abducted him with DSS, he was still mobilising Biafrans at home consistently. Many mocked him and asked him to come down to Nigeria to preach about Biafra if he is serious about it. What those people don't know then is that he use to come down to Nigeria quietly to meet with IPOB families and go back again.
When the struggle started to gain momentum, Nigeria govt severally attempted to shutdown Radio Biafra. When they jam the signal, he will move it to another frequency. He kept on improving on the Radio. At one instance Nigeria government spent billions of dollars, through proxy and bought over a satellite company that host Radio Biafra and asked them to shutdown radio Biafra transmission on it's platform.
And he was arrested, tortured and offered a mouth watering deals by Nigeria government to abandon this struggle.
Yet he choose to stand by his believe despite the humiliation and attempt to kill him. Many was angling to take over leadership of IPOB from him while he was in detention.
After studying what he passed through I became more convinced he mean business to restore Biafra. This is also reason why I hate those who try to malign him.
Today, IPOB are operating in over hundred country with over 40million members. Those who didn't know what he passed through started to hate and envy him. Many even tried to take over IPOB leadership from.
I learnt a lot from him. He brought this struggle from nothing to this point were the issue of Biafra is now on a front burner at every conner. His constancy paid off.
I will rather remain consistent in this struggle than to shout Biafra today and Buhari/Atiku tomorrow. To those who has joined Atikulated or the Madness called Next level I urge them to remain there and allow IPOB and those who believe in the struggle to maintain the pact they have chosen. Very soon we will know who choose a better option. Stop ridiculing yourself by constantly changing waves like breeze. You can never achieve anything that way. MNK/IPOB has chosen to boycott any election until Biafra Referendum is granted and nothing will change that. IPOB are the people and the people are IPOB. It's within our right to choose to vote or not to vote. Not even your myopic and shortsightedness will change our decision to stand by IPOB.
Written By Sandra Angel
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