New York[RR] Owerri–We hereby notify all Biafrans at home and abroad that pursuant to the powers conferred on Bilie Human Rights Initiative under the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and by the Legal Instrument signed by the Supreme Council of Elders of Indigenous People of Biafra in the Federal High Court Owerri Nigeria […]
New York[RR] Owerri–We hereby notify all Biafrans at home and abroad that pursuant to the powers conferred on Bilie Human Rights Initiative under the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and by the Legal Instrument signed by the Supreme Council of Elders of Indigenous People of Biafra in the Federal High Court Owerri Nigeria appointing and authorizing the human rights organization to represent all indigenous people of Biafra in their national liberation struggle, Bilie Human Rights Initiative has applied to the United Nations for Consultative Status of the ECOSOC on behalf of all indigenous people of Biafra. This is the first step before the Biafran Case can be presented to the United Nations. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is an arm of the United Nations which handles civil cases about independence while the International Criminal Court (ICC) handles criminal cases such as genocide and war crime. The case filed by Bilie Human Rights Initiative in the Federal High Court Owerri Nigeria on behalf of Indigenous People of Biafra is a civil case for their independence. This is the case that we shall present to the United Nations and the International Court of Justice in due course as we have now laid the foundation.
We request all indigenous people of Biafra who are obedient to the rule of law to remain loyal to the Customary Law Government of Indigenous People of Biafra headed by the Supreme Council of Elders. We are happy that a team of well experienced international lawyers is guiding us in law and diplomacy towards our goal of achieving independence by the rule of law. Since we embarked on this journey of national liberation by legal method, the Nigerian Police, Army, Government and all other institutions have accorded much respect to us. We are also respected by the international community for choosing the rule of law for self-determination instead of violence and provocative utterances.
We established the Government of Indigenous People of Biafra under Customary Law without committing any offence. We have proved to the United Nations that we are governable under a leadership structure. We held the Annual General Meeting and human rights conference for all indigenous people of Biafra in December 2013 and presented the Annual Accounts and Financial Reports. We filed the Annual Returns at the Corporate Affairs Commission Abuja before the deadline of 31st December 2013. We have submitted the Statement of Accounts and Financial Reports to the United Nations as evidence of public accountability. The Governance Structure and Organogram of the customary law government of indigenous people of Biafra submitted to the United Nations is attached herewith for your guidance. The Order and Directives made by the Supreme Council of Elders and other documents including the organization’s Statements of Accounts, Financial Reports, Annual Reports, etc, have been submitted to the United Nations as well. We deem it necessary to attach the Order and Directives to this email for your particular attention. The BHRI campaign against the abuse of human rights in Nigeria is also attached herewith for your information.
Any person claiming to be a Biafran activist who does not submit to the authority of the Supreme Council of Elders of Indigenous People of Biafra is lawless and rebellious. For the United Nations to grant independence to any people, the people must show themsAll Indigenous People of Biafra at Home and Abroad–BILIE Human Rights Initiativeelves governable under a duly constituted leadership structure. The Biafrans have fulfilled this condition by having the Supreme Council of Elders as a government under Customary Law. We advise all Biafrans to obey the Customary Law Government of Biafra headed by HRM The Hon. Justice Eze Ozobu as Chairman, Dr Dozie Ikedife as the Deputy Chairman and Col Joe Achuzia as the Secretary. Though it is not yet sovereign, our customary law government satisfies the requirement of the United Nations that the people must be obedient to a leadership structure. We are not yet perfect in the art of governance and shall make changes and modifications in the Organogram as we progress. The UN will never grant independence to a people who would not listen to anybody and would kill one another over the struggle for power and cause more bloodshed, anarchy and lawlessness if granted freedom to rule themselves.
Please be guided accordingly.
Office of Indigenous People of Biafra
92 Wetheral Road,
Owerri, Imo State.
Culled to Republic Reporters New York by BILIE Owerri, Imo State