From David Onuchekwa, Nnewi
A faction of IPOB led by Dr Dozie Ikedife’s has reaffirmed itself as the authentic purveyor and vanguard of the independent state of Biarafa.
In a release circulated among its supporters, the group said the list of Permanent Representatives and delegates admitted into the Consultative Status of the United Nations to represent IPOB who were largely drawn from within its fold had confirmed its authenticity. The list of the Permanent Representatives, according to the statement, includes: Dr Dozie Ikedife, Brig. Gen. Joe Achuzia (rtd), Chief Barr. Debe Odumegwu Ojukwu, Barr Dr Emeka Emekesri, Hon Elder Prince Sony Osom, Chief Richmond Yinbiri, Elder Michael George Umoren and Mrs Amarachi Okpara.
The group further named Prof Evans Anuforoh, Engr Anthony Aniebue, Ms Rita Mekwuye, Mr Chris Solomon Ekwonna, Evang. Barnabas Agorh, Pastor Chiji Oham, Mr Jephta Opara, Ms Ada Emecheta, Mr Valentine Osuala, Mr Nnabuike Nnadede as well as Mr George Ezike as delegates.
“This appointment has been made after due consultations with the leaders and elders of Biafraland in the three contiguous regions inhabited by the Biafrans in Nigeria and shall be reviewed from time to time, the group stated