Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, the leader of Biafra Independence Movement (BIM), has announced the indefinite postponement of a planned prayer, fasting and election into the offices of the organisation.
BIM had earlier announced a three-day prayer and fasting, ahead of its February 22 elections slated for Ikemba Ojukwu Memorial Library in Owerri in Imo State.
It had named a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Samuel Aniebonam, as chairman of the electoral body.
But disclosing the postponement to newsmen on Monday in Owerri, Imo State, Uwazuruike explained that the shift was to enable the body make adequate consultation.
“The shift in the date for the fasting and prayer session, as well as the planned election, which more than 100 clergymen from the South East and South South geo-political zones are expected to participate, would enable BIM to make adequate consultation”, he said.
Uwazuruike, who re-echoed the need to make adequate consultations and preparations before the next date for the event promised to make the programme public.
He said, “The theme of the prayer session, Give us Biafra, still remains unchanged, while Apostle Gregory Ashiegbu will anchor the prayer for us.”
Uwazurike said elections into positions in the organisation would be different from that which was recently conducted in Nigeria, stressing that it will be an open ballot system unlike Nigeria’s closed ballot system.
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