Debe Ojukwu, first son of the former Head of state of defunct Eastern region of Nigeria, late Major General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu has hailed the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria, describing it as the solution to the marginalization of people of the old Eastern region that has led to recent aggressive calls for Biafra.
Ojukwu, who applied for membership into the human rights political organization and the United Progressive Party (UPP) on Thursday, announced his latest plans to join politics on the movement’s Whatsapp group, called Biafrans in Nigeria on the social network.
VON learnt that the latest move by the son of the Biafran hero may not be unconnected with recent rumours that Debe is eyeing the number one seat of power in Nigeria in 2019 under the UPP.
Recall that Chief Chekwas Okorie, founder of the party had run for presidency under the same party in 2015.
The movement which was founded by Barrister Emeka Emekesiri, vision bearer of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra had gone into a political partnership with UPP in February this year.
He had told newsmen that after several years of fighting for Biafra on the streets and in the courts, it’s time to fight for it politically.
Okorie, who also founded the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) years back had also worked with Chief Ojukwu, who ran for president under the party back then.