THE official inauguration of Ebonyi south senatorial district of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu took place on 12th October, 2018 at Onicha LGA, Ebonyi state with massive turnout of already existing members and others who came to join the struggle newly.

The inauguration that was performed by the IPOB coordinator in Ebonyi state (Abakaliki province). Mazi Igwe Ogbonnaya was widely attended by the state executives, senatorial coordinators of Ebonyi central and Ebonyi south. Others were the five LGA coordinators in Ebonyi south senatorial district, zonal and unit coordinators in Ebonyi south as well as the members.

After the opening prayer for the event to commence, brief educative admonition was rendered by Mazi Okechukwu Okocha the Ebonyi state mobilization officer, he pointed out that Biafra is the only option for the redemption of black race and IPOB has come to get it restored at all cost.

Introduction of the guest was made before salutations and addresses from the guests and the five LGA coordinators in Ebonyi south.

Thereafter, the state coordinator Mazi Igwe Ogbonnaya was invited to the stage to anchor the official inauguration of the senatorial district, before the performance he took some time to enlighten the people on the things they need know in the IPOB struggle to restore Biafra, he read out to them the bylaw guiding the activities of IPOB and encouraged them to work with it and refer to the state should there be any issues that poses challenge to them.

He was optimistic that IPOB Ebonyi state is moving forward and soon others will beckon on the pace they set to follow, during his address, he affirmed that IPOB has come to get Biafra restored and this generation must restore it. According to him "IPOB is formidable and we're determined to restore Biafra at all cost, we are much interested and determined to carrying people along and by all means possible we must carry our people in Ebonyi along, the struggle is for their liberation; we cannot occupy the whole space in Biafra, that's why we must go alongside our brethren".

The secretary to Ebonyi state IPOB Mazi Eke Chukwuma performed the screening and scrutinization exercise of the senatorial district principal officers starting from the coordinator Rev. Oko Elijah Okpara before they were inaugurated and commissioned to further work.

On his speech, Rev. Oko Elijah Okpara expressed his high  level of joy over the support gotten from his people and the state administration to deliver his Ebonyi southern district from the mental squalor they were subjected into by the Hausa Fulani paid slaves (politicians) in their area, he  pledged to work assiduously with his colleague principal officers to ensure that the whole of Afikpo and Ebonyi south entirely is being delivered from the yoke of Hausa Fulani, he assured IPOB of 100% vote YES for Biafra exit from Nigeria during referendum voting.

The senatorial district has been existing for almost a year plus before the day of their inauguration but the mobilizers and the principal officers both in the state and Ebonyi south jurisdiction has being on their best performance in evangelising and putting the entire people of Afikpo north and south, Ohaozara, Ivo and Onicha local government areas in the right thinking directions of what the struggle for Biafra restoration meant for them, Ebonyians, Biafrans and the entire humanity.

Some of the members of the senatorial district of Ebonyi south who attended the inauguration while speaking with the IPOB press in Ebonyi state, reaffirmed their total commitment and readiness to fight tooth and nail in making sure that Biafra is restored especially at this point in time when referendum is fast approaching.

They called on those who are yet to join IPOB in the struggle for the actualization of Biafra sovereignty from the British contraption called Nigeria to do that as soon as possible in any family unit nearest to them, better still organize for one should they be non-existing in the area of their domicile, because the fully restoration of Biafra is at hand and the reward for labour and doggedness of contributors for its actualization await them.

 Men and women of the IPOB volunteers in Ebonyi south during the inaugural event took to the streets of Onicha Igbeze and environs for outdoor evangelism, they matched gallantly on the streets informing people about the Biafra forthcoming referendum and the need to boycott everything Nigeria organized elections till Biafra referendum is conducted to ascertain the stand of the people on the unity of the contraption called Nigeria.

The Biafran female artist, Nwada Precious Okorafor the singer of 'Ala Oma Biafra' who hail from Ebonyi south, entertained the people with her enticing Biafran songs set for public unveiling soonest according to her musical manager Mazi Ogeh Friday Igiri.

Mazi Enyi Ogbonna the Ebonyi south senatorial deputy coordinator during his vote of thanks on behalf of their coordinator and general members of Ebonyi south senatorial district; appreciated the state coordinator, his executives and all and sundry who came from nooks and crannies of Ebonyi state for the inauguration.


Written by:
Ogeh Friday Igiri &
Okorie Tobias
For: Ebonyi State Media.

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