Hardcore Biafra: Akwa Ibom People Are As Oppressed As The Igbos - Charles Effiong - eritvnews

Hardcore Biafra: Akwa Ibom People Are As Oppressed As The Igbos - Charles Effiong


The comment from the family of late General Philip Effiong's has revealed that Akwa Ibom are not left out in the oppression and marginalization from the Islamic Nigerian government.

The son of late Phillip Effiong cleared the ambiguous question created by the British divide and rule system and said point blank that Akwa Ibom are hard core Biafra.  He insisted that there are several groups in Akwa Ibom who are already agitating for Biafra the same way the Igbos are doing because the oppression from Nigeria actually touched every part of Biafra land.

Charles Effiong is the the son of late General Philip Effiong, deputy President of the defunct Republic of Biafra and it’s last President. In a chat with journalists in Enugu, Charles Effiong stated that what caused the first Biafra isn’t exactly what is causing the present agitation for it but they are all rooted in marginalisation and oppression.

He went on to tell the Journalist that the Ibibios share the same feeling of marginalisation as Igbos and that when his father, General Philip Effiong, died, Igbos played a prominent part in the burial.

When asked if Akwai Ibom would vote to join Igbos in Biafra if there was a referendum, Charles Effiong stated that there are already groups in Akwai Ibom agitating for Biafra and it is on the increase. He however hastend to add that while not everyone in Akwai Ibom supports Biafra, the reason why majority would vote to join Igbos in Biafra is because of that shared feeling of marginalisation and oppression in Nigeria.