Expectedly, the grossly compromised Nigerian media as usual and in line with it's antecedents, should kick off with it's jaundiced and deceitful reportage especially, regarding the visit of the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to the European parliament at Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday 10th September, 2019. The IPOB delegation was led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
A popular adage says that: "He that must dine with the devil, must use a long spoon". The truth must be told that the decision taken by the IPOB leadership to make the outcome of discussions with European Union parliamentarians, a top secret, is totally, a wise one. The meeting was essentially successful and a major boost to the Biafra restoration struggle.
It is noteworthy to state here that besides the IPOB leadership's decision to conceal the outcome of it's resolutions with the European Union, the influential body also does not make it's decisions, matters of public consumption until due implementation. Evidential photographs and videos taken from within the parliamentary premises and made viral, depict that it was not just only IPOB that was involved. Other meetings comprising interested parties were also held without their outcomes made public. European Union parliamentary meetings are usually held in confidentiality as a matter of legal diplomacy.
Before the Nigerian government's presidential impostor, Jubril Aminu Al-Sudani was imposed on Nigerians, series of meetings and discussions were made both within and outside Nigeria, with outcomes secretively shielded from the public until implementations were effected. So it is acceptably the norm albeit globally, if IPOB leadership decided to keep mute about the result of their meeting with the European parliamentarians. Nobody should expect to get a hoot out of the discussions held. What has been in circulation in the media is an address presented by the IPOB to the Union.
Information gathered after the meeting, has it that the IPOB leader himself, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, accompanied by top members of IPOB leadership echelon, intimated IPOB family members that thronged the premises, with signs and assurances of victory. He stated that IPOB is winning and for the organization to be fully represented at the European parliament with it's concerns on Tuesday 10th September 2019, clearly paves the way unhindered, for appearance at the United Nations and also in United States of America. The voice of certainty coupled with the body language in which the statements were made, are convincing evidences that the long anticipated victory is imminent. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu also emphatically said that the purpose of the meeting with European Union parliamentarians was well accomplished.
The surprising manner the IPOB leadership announced it's visit to the European parliament will also be the same way the restoration of the sovereignty of the Biafran nation will be pronounced to the jubilation and disappointment of millions. Indolent Biafrans are hereby enjoined to really utilize this time by making themselves count in the struggle before it becomes belated. We have to utilize available opportunities wherever we are presently domiciled to synergize in birthing our Biafra dreams into reality as bona-fide citizens.
Intelligently analyzing the recent news of the United Nations stand on the gruesome killings of Biafrans by the Nigerian government, ardent followers will observe that IPOB leadership's access to the global body to give it's address is quite imminent. Result of discussions might not as well, be made public. The earlier this culture of diplomatic norm is understood and imbibed, the better. Biafrans must therefore channel their efforts into hastening the realization of our dreams for a fulfilling future both for us and our upcoming generations.
Written by Ben Alvin Obi
Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International