On Tuesday a popular Biafra agitator and Separatist, Simon Ekpa has reacted to the new appointment of Service Chiefs by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The Finland-based lawyer and Prime Minister of the Biafra Republic Government in Exile, in a statement through his official Twitter handle, said the development could not quell the call for a Biafra referendum.
Recall that Tinubu sacked all service chiefs on Monday and appointed their replacements, including Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ogalla, Chief of Naval Staff, who hails from Enugu, southeast.
However, reacting to the appointments, Ekpa wondered if it would rid Tinubu’s government of perceived imbalances.
According to him, the appointment will not end the pervasive diversity and challenges of the Nigerian government that are propelling the Biafra liberation agitation.
“I have observed how ignorant Nigerians are reacting to the appointment of New Service Chiefs, and I laugh. What magic will the new service chief do? Will they remove Shettima as the vice President? Will it change the Islamic state agenda, which is the reason for the insecurity and terrorism all over Nigeria? Will they abolish the 1989 Abuja declaration? The answer to the above questions is NO; it doesn’t change anything”, he stated.
He added, “Then I read that he appointed someone from Enugu state as Chief of Naval Staff, and I laughed. The Chief of Naval staff has always come from the South. Will the new service chief stop Biafra from Exiting Nigeria? Will they abolish the 1999 Constitution? Will they abolish the faulty amalgamation of Nigeria? Will they recover the ancestral land that was invaded by the Fulanis across Nigeria?
He stressed that, “These are fundamental issues that bring about the dangerous and destructive diversity propelling the Biafra Liberation and will push it to a conclusive end of Independence. Biafra Liberation is on top gear, and our goal is to ensure nothing works in Nigeria until Biafra Exit,” he wrote.