6 Months post the First [postwar] International Conference on Biafra: April 17 2004
Message to Biafra
The final communiqué mentioned that if Nigeria does not hold a Sovereign National Conference (SNC) within six months following the conference, Biafra would explore the option of forming a Biafra Government in exile. Biafra Foundation (BF) and Biafra stand by that statement. On April 17, 2004, Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcast a supporting message.
Play the message here,
at the "New on Biafraland..." http://www.biafraland.com/new_on_biafraland.htm link on www.biafraland.com
at the Communiqué link, off Biafra 2003 http://www.biafraland.com/Biafra_2003.htm link on www.biafraland.com
"Streamed" at the "Voice of Biafra" http://www.biafraland.com/vobi.htm link on www.biafraland.com
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Text of Message
1629 K St., N.W.
Washington DC 20036
MESSAGE FROM BIAFRA FOUNDATION April 17, 2004.
Tomorrow, April 18, 2004, will be six months since Biafrans gathered in Maryland, USA and asked the federal government of Nigeria to convene a conference of Ethnic Nationalities in Nigeria, to discuss if and the conditions under which they will relate to one another. Biafrans stated that if the government of Nigeria fails to call that conference after six months, Biafrans will “reserve the right to explore all avenues for establishing a Biafran government in exile”. If the Nigerian government does not summon this conference by midnight tomorrow Sunday, April 18, 2004, citizens of Biafra will automatically reserve the right to begin the process of establishing an independent government for the people of the Sovereign Republic of Biafra including setting up a Biafran government in exile.
We wish to make it categorically clear that establishing an independent government for the people of the Sovereign Republic of Biafra is an undertaking that every Biafran must view with the deepest sense of commitment, responsibility, and solemnity.
There comes a time in the affairs of men when a people are bound by their conscience, honor, and self-preservation to assert their humanity by rejecting and fighting injustice, tyranny and oppression and standing up for and protecting their freedom, liberty, and self-determination in accordance with the dictates of Natural law. For the good people of Biafra, that time is now.
Every segment of the Biafran Nation, men, women, clergy, religious groups, intellectuals, entrepreneurs, businessmen and women, traders, workers, farmers, students, market women, the youth, the unemployed, and children will be fully involved in the struggle, and the Freedom Movement that will lead to the actualization of the Sovereign Republic of Biafra.
So, prepare yourselves and remember that this is a PROCESS not a quick one time event. It is like a journey and it requires focus, stamina, dedication, determination, and perseverance until we reestablish our Sovereign State of Biafra.
May God guide and direct our efforts and the good people of Biafra!