From Maurice Okafor, Enugu
A pro-Biafra group known as Biafra Zionists Federation(BZF) has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government of sowing seeds of discord among ethnic nationalities in the country, allegedly by not sharing COVID-19 palliatives adequately among the six Geo political zones of Nigeria.
The BZF leader,Barr. Benjamin Onwuka made the accusation in a press statement made available to news men in Enugu, on Wednesday April 15.
He aleged that while other countries of the world are getting their people united for the common cause of searching for solutions to the corona virus disease pandemic, as well as on how to cushion the effects of lockdown on their citizens, President Buhari led federal government has totally politicized the issue of social palliatives.
His words,”It is now clear that the Buhari-led government has recognized us as a people that are no longer part of Nigeria. This is manifest in the way the entire people of South-East are being excluded in welfarist schemes.
“First, it was the $22.7b loan, which made provisions for every other geo-political zone, except the South-East.
“As if that was not enough, the COVID-19 came again and we are seeing how the South-East has been schemed out. They are going about sharing money to their cronies in the North, neglecting completely those in the South-East.
“We have seen a situation where money is being shared to people in some Northern States where there is no single case of coronavirus, but the States down here in the South are left out.
“So, following from the above, it is now clear that Buhari has recognized Biafra; he no longer sees us as part of Nigeria”.
The BZF leader urged all the South East people, the acclaimed Biafra land to resign from their services,stating the serving ministers who choose to remain in President Buhari administration are on their own.
“For that reason, I am recalling all our people who have one thing or the other to do with Nigeria. This ranges from sports, trade and professional unions, among others.
“For the Igbo ministers serving in Buhari’s government, they are on their own. They stand between two choices- standing for the truth or serving a government that has rejected their own people.
“We have been totally rejected in Nigeria and we are not going to reject ourselves”, Onwuka stated.