Latest Biafra News Today And Biafra Radio – April 26 2018
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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called for the cancellation of the proscription order against it.
IPOB urged the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal to suspend the enforcement of the order for its proscription by the Federal High Court in Abuja in September 2017.
The separatist group made the call in a motion marked CA/A/214/2018 and filed by its counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, for stay of execution of the proscription order with 19 grounds yesterday.
Part of the grounds on which the group anchored its application for stay of execution was that it had filed an appeal before the Court of Appeal in Abuja to challenge the proscription order.
The group’s appeal has the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), as the sole defendant.
Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdu Kafarati, had on September 20, 2017, ordered the proscription of the Nnamdi Kanu-led group.
Kafarati also designated IPOB as a terrorist group, after listening to an ex parte application by the AGF.
However, IPOB filed a motion before the same judge on September 22, 2017, contending with the proscription order, saying it was unconstitutional.
But, on March 1, 2018, IPOB filed a five-ground notice of appeal before the Court of Appeal in Abuja, challenging the proscription order and designation as a terrorist group.
Igbo Presidency: My worry is how to achieve Biafra – Ikedife
The Convener of South-East Elders Forum, SEEF, and former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr Dozie Ikedife, has said he is not bothered about an Igbo man becoming Nigeria’s President in 2019 or after.
Ikedife said what bothered him was how the Biafran State could be realized, adding that the Igbo had been victims of unfulfilled promises in the past.
Speaking with the Sun over the weekend, Ikedife said, “There are so many unfulfilled promises and our people often fall victims to lies.
“If someone has deceived you for about two or three times, if he comes the fourth time you will have a second thought. One is just tired of this country.”
“What bothers me is how to realise Biafra through legal and diplomatic processes, and through dialogue without fighting or abusing anybody. That’s my position,” Ikedife said.