No Referendum For You, Form A Political Party Instead – Buhari Tells...

No Referendum For You, Form A Political Party Instead – Buhari Tells Biafra Agitators

By Ogala Osoka | Staff Reporter on September 25, 2016
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President Buhari addresses Heads of Government and CEOs at the US Africa Business Forum in New York. on September 21, 2016. | State House Photo

President Muhammadu Buhari has given what is beings spinned as the “final verdict” on the agitations for a free Biafra at a media event in New York City in the United States.

On Saturday, September 24, 2016, Buhari said that the wasn’t going to be a referendum over the calls for Biafra. He advised the pro-Biafra activists “to form a political party that would advance their concerns within Nigerian democratic sphere“.

It is worth knowing that Biafran activist have just concluded a sit-at-home protest, which according to the Indigenous People Of Biafra, was successful in every continent of the world.

Buhari also declared his attendance of the 71st United Nations General Assembly a success, outline the “accomplishments” of his trips.

Stating that Nigeria was well represented as at various meetings held as part of the Assembly, he talked about progress made at the Chad Basin conference and Nigeria’s signing of the Paris Climate Change Accord.

He also announced that the US and the UK have pledged over $300 million to assist his administration’s effort.

According to citizen reporters at the event, which was tagged a “press conference”, Buhari initially refused to take any questions. But was later persuaded and he only took three question before leaving the event.

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