By Chinedu Adonu
ENUGU—LEADER of the Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, Barr. Benjamin Onwuka has issued a one-week ultimatum to the Federal Government to release all pro-Biafra detainees at various prison formations across the country.
Onwuka, who made the demand yesterday in a statement said all the affected persons must be freed within one week to enable them participate in his Biafra restoration rally on August 20.
He equally warned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to desist from harassing the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu as well as the governors of Benue and Akwa Ibom States, Samuel Ortom and Udom Emmanuel respectively.
The self-acclaimed Zionists who said there was no going back on his planned Biafra inauguration rally told the FG “that it should without further delay, release all pro-Biafra agitators irrespective of the group such persons belong, be it MASSOB, IPOB, BNG, among others. They must all be set free to join us in what we are doing. This should be complied with before August 20.
“In addition, the government of Buhari, through the EFCC is going beyond its bounds. The EFCC has no right to freeze elected democratic state government’s bank accounts. How do you expect that government to run the affairs of the State?
“We caution against this illegality against Benue and Akwa Ibom State Governments simply because they are Biafrans and hold different political interests. The EFCC should let go of their accounts and runnings of their governments.
“We are also aware that they want to freeze the account of Rivers Government because of Wike but that must not happen. We are watching.
“Since the last three weeks, the Deputy Senate President has been facing unjust persecution by the EFCC simply because he is a Biafran. He is now being threatened to resign from his position. This is a humiliation and a challenge to us.”