Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra( MASSOB), has said it has concluded plans to hold elections and set up administrative structures in the South East and South South which are Biafran territories.
The elections are to be conducted into ward, provinces, districts, regions and zones of the South East and South South zones.
National Director of Information of MASSOB, Sunny Okereafor, who disclosed this in an interview with journalists, said the elections which would commence February 22, is in line with democratic ideals and international best practices which Biafra was founded on and where citizens would find satisfaction.
The MASSOB chieftain explained that only members of MASSOB and its parent body; the Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, are qualified to vote and be voted for in the election which will be organized by the Chairman of Biafra Independent Electoral Commission (B-INEC), Rev. Fr. Samuel Aniebonam.
According to him, “The campaigns has commenced. We are conducting elections into all offices from wards to the Zones to elect leaders to administer Biafra. The election will hold in Ugep, Ogoja, Calabra, Delta, Ikwerre, Andoni,Opobo and all other territories of Biafra. We are going to show Nigeria how to conduct free and fair elections; without rigging, intimidation and favouritism. Biafra will be a country where others would come to learn how democracy works.We have already set standards. Our non violent approach is legendary and we have received several commendations for it. We want freedom; Biafra is the answer.”
Okereafor added that as soon as the elections are concluded and winners sworn in, Biafra would introduce its legal tender which is the Pounds to be used and exchanged for other countries’ currencies.