FROM CHIDI NNADI, ENUGU
THE various groups agitating for the state of Biafra have moved to Accra, Ghana to fashion out ways to actualise their dream, as well as release all their members in detention in Nigeria.
The groups are engaged in a meeting tagged “All Biafra Conference” which is organised by Organisation of Emerging African States (OEAS) in Ghana.
Factional leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Comrade Uchenna Madu, who spoke to Saturday Sun from the venue of the conference in Accra said that it was the first Biafran conference to be convened by an independent and neutral international organisation affiliated with the United Nations (UN).
He gave the names of participating Biafran groups as MASSOB, Biafra Liberation Council, Ekwenche Organisation, Biafra Liberation Crusade, Biafra National Youth League, Customary Government of IPOB and some representatives of some Niger Delta ethnic groups.
According to him, Dr. Ebenezer Akwanga, secretary general of OEAS, had after registration and accreditation briefed the participants on the reasons for the conference.
He said that the secretary emphasised the need for unity of purpose towards the actualisation of the state of Biafra.
Also on their agenda, he said, was the restoration and unification of all the groups irrespective of different ideologies, interests or modus operandi.
His words: “Immediately, the participating groups entered into family meeting, which is still on. The reasons of the conference is to strategise mutually on building synergies and mutual understanding towards Biafra actualisation and restoration through establishing a common Biafra platform that will bind the differences of Biafra groups together.
“Secondly to re-strategise on the more effective way of securing the release of Biafra detainees in Nigeria and in the Diaspora.”