Chief Charles Okereke, the composer of the famous all hail Biafra anthem, has urged everyone affected by the struggle for the realisation of the state of Biafra to participate in referendum and Anambra election.Okereke made this known in Umuahia, the Abia state capital while holding a press conference, Daily Sun reports. He also disclosed that he does not belong to any organization or party in the country.
He said: ''If you don’t vote-in somebody that will work for you and the people, bunch of criminals might be re-elected and they will come into office and owe you one year salary. It is the constitution that attracts dishonest and bad people to participate in election .
''Good people get scared that they might get killed because they are in minority, but bad people have touts everywhere that give them support.
''Today, even with the bailout loans, some of the state governments have refused to pay their workers.
''As an individual, I have one voice and one vote, and I am not in a position to tell people what they must do neither am I telling people to secede, no! That is an issue that all people must decide which is the reason why we have elections and referendum''.
''I don’t have any link with them, I know them as I know you, I don’t belong to any of the organizations. What I believe is that people have right to self-determination, to ask for whatever they want, I am not involved in Biafram activities, the song I composed, if you go through the history, it outdated Uwazurike.
''If you don’t participate the incoming government might be worst that the one here now. If you cannot eat, get a job, how would you be able o pursue self determination. What I am saying is that people must participate in all elections, including referendum and Anambra election. If you don’t do that crooks and touts will govern you''.
Recall that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, said that the only way the November governorship election in Anambra state would hold is if Nigeria would be restructured between now and October 1, 2017.