Declare May 30 public vacation, Kanu’s lawyer urges South-East govs

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The Lead Counsel for the Indigenous People of Biafra, Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has requested the governors within the South-East area to declare May 30 as a public vacation.

Ejiofor mentioned the day was put aside as a big day to recollect and replicate on the loss of life of over 5 million South Easterners, who had been massacred through the three-year Biafra-Nigeria struggle, which lasted from July 6, 1967, to January 15, 1970.

He acknowledged this in a press assertion he issued on Thursday, including that the day needs to be devoted to honouring its fallen heroes and heroines.

He mentioned, “It is a time of introspection, a second to contemplate the place of Biafrans in modern-day Nigeria and their relevance within the broader nationwide context. Unfortunately, the problems that in the end led to the Biafran struggle are nonetheless current throughout the insurance policies and choices of the federal government.

“Further, we should bear in mind the bloodbath of over 6,000 males, primarily residents of Asaba, who had been gruesomely killed at Obosowe Asaba in present-day Delta State between October 4 and seven, 1967. Nigeria is underneath an ethical obligation to acknowledge this tragedy, because it was not the making of Asaba.

“It is vital to notice that irrespective of how lengthy historical past is hidden, it’ll all the time reveal itself on true platforms. Unfortunately, the story of post-war reconstruction, reintegration, and reconciliation has remained a ruse. These three Rs should go hand in hand for a full therapeutic course of, however the reverse has been the case.

“I take advantage of this second of sober reflection to name on all South East governors to dedicate May 30 as a public vacation, as a mark of respect and honour for Biafran fallen heroes. It will not be asking an excessive amount of to recollect and commemorate Biafran heroes and heroines by declaring this date a public vacation throughout Biafraland.

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“It is worth noting that long before 2019, the entire South West states had set aside June 12 as a public holiday to commemorate the anniversary of the annulled 1993 Presidential election, adjudged to have been won by the late MKO Abiola.

“Heaven did not fall when the South West governors made this declaration in unison. Rather, the Federal Government was later compelled by the strong resolve of these leaders to consequently declare June 12, a national public holiday starting from 2019 to date.

“Only the truth can set us free from the bondage of war and propaganda. I also wish to use this solemn opportunity to call on the government, particularly the Federal Government, to unconditionally release genuine Biafran agitators who are being held in various detention facilities.”

He added that solely the gesture would go a good distance in assuaging the in poor health emotions of the gravely marginalised Biafrans and assist restore a way of reintegration within the Nigerian undertaking, pending a United Nations-organised and supervised referendum to find out the final word destiny of Biafrans.

“As we continue to pray for the repose of our fallen heroes and heroines massacred during the civil war and subsequently, may we remember the cause for which they died.

“They did not die for the cause of relentless perpetration of heinous crimes, not for the cause of kidnapping, not for the cause of rampant rape of their descendants, not for the cause of killing our innocent brothers and sisters by those who have sold their souls to evil,” he added.



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