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President of Biafra, Barr. Benjamin Onwuka Announces Formation of Interim Govt. as Utomi, Nwodo, Soludo, Others Make List

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In an announcement at a press conference in Enugu, the self-acclaimed President of Biafra, Barr. Benjamin Onwuka, who is the leader of the Biafra Zionist Federation (BZF), on Monday, announced an interim government to run the affairs of Biafra. Onwuka, who declared himself Biafra President, named Prof. Pat Utomi as the foreign minister, amid cheers from his members.

“I am the President of Biafra; we have formed an interim government that will be in place till the next 30 days. The interim government will take off tomorrow, August 1 and last till August 31, 2017, that is 30 days, ” Onwuka declared . “America is behind the Biafra people because former President Barrack Obama already endorsed Biafra before he left office and President Donald Trump will not go against it considering that it has formed part of America’s foreign policy.”

Onwuka named other members of the cabinet to include; Prof. Chukwuma Soludo-Central Bank of Biafra, CBB; Prof. Pat Utomi-foreign affairs; Mrs. Aruma Oteh-finance minister; former Personal Secretary to Late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu-petroleum.

Others are Amarachi Ubani-information; Ohanaeze President, Chief Nnia Nwodo-Ambassador to US; Prof. Jerry Gana-transport; Labaran Maku-aviation, a lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Mrs. Mary Okafor-trade and industry; Benny Lar, Secretary to the Government of the Republic; Gabriel Oluwole Osagie- education, Prof Barth Nnaji- energy; Philip Effiong Jnr.-health.

Onwuka equally announced that the Israelis would hold the positions of defene, agriculture, internal affairs, Inspector General of Police and Air Force, adding that they would also take 25 percent of the civil service job in Biafra.

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He said, “Israel will be key players in this government because there is so much corruption in Nigeria; so, they are coming to help us clean the system. They are coming to sweep the system. They will challenge agro-revolution and also abolish corruption very easily.

“Same goes for America; their companies will be in control of our oil industry. This is to reward them for what Obama did for us; Obama saved us even when we were in detention; they already passed a death sentence on us even without our knowledge, but Obama’s intervention saved us.”

He called for full mobilization of “Biafra security forces”, stressing “all our security personnel in the army, police, air force, navy and others are hereby called upon to withdraw from Nigeria and join the Biafra government.

“I am also calling on the Avengers, the militants to come out from the creeks and join us to defend and protect Biafra. I’m beckoning on Asari Dokubo, Tompolo, Ateke Tom to come out and join us. I am calling on all our boys in Biafra land to come out. I’m not afraid, the US is with us.”

He equally slammed the Federal High Court sitting in Owerre, the Imo State Capital, for allegedly refusing to free 10 of his members who were granted bail by the same court, and claimed that “although we have met all the conditions for their bail, the bailiff of the Court is playing games, even after collecting hundreds of thousands of naira from us.

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“So, we are using this medium to ask them to release our members forthwith because we have met all the conditions attached to their bail.” The self-acclaimed Biafra President, who also accused the Federal Government of ‘Islamizing the Biafra Republic’, vowed that such move would be totally resisted.

“The Biafra people will not allow themselves to be Islamized; 1967 will no longer be allowed to repeat itself. Apart from removing the Christian Religious Knowledge from the school curriculum, they have also banned history. This is to prevent our young ones from knowing all the things that happened in the past. “This is entirely warring on our people and we are not going to take it. Where there is religious conflict, the offended side will always win; the same thing will happen here”, he vowed.

Onwuka was in 2014 arrested in Enugu after his group stormed the Enugu State Broadcasting Service for the purpose of declaring the Biafra Republic. He was freed in March this year after over two years in jail.

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