The former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) Oby Ezekwesili, has joined in the remembrance of victims who died in their fight for the actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra.
May 30 of every year is a day set aside as Biafra Remembrance Day.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) called for a sit-at-home in the southeastern part of the country to mark Biafra Remembrance Day.
“Biafra Remembrance Day celebration is on Thursday, May 30 (today) and Biafrans must not come out on that day. It will serve as a reminder to the overlords that we, Biafrans are united in our quest to be free from the iniquitous bondage called Nigeria,” IPOB had said.
In a tweet on Thursday, the former minister of education said: “This year’s #BiafraRemberanceDay, we not only remember and pray for all families among us who lost sons, daughters, dads, moms, siblings, and relatives in the war but especially thank the @cfmemories for starting the great work of documentation. People are not Statistics #Ozoemena.”
“A country of leaders & people who quickly move on from every Horror it suffers and never learned how to properly grieve and empathize with victims. Just look at us…. forever repeating tragedies because we have refused to learn. May our children end the horrors. #OZOEMENA.” Ezekwesili added.
This year’s #BiafraRemberanceDay , we not only remember and pray for all families among us who lost sons, daughters, dads, moms, siblings and relatives in the war but specially thank the @cfmemories for starting the great work of documentation. People are not Statistics #Ozoemena pic.twitter.com/IhG9u1dHVx
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) May 30, 2019
Meanwhile, the order was disregarded in some Southeast states, while it succeeded in others.