The deputy of the Indigenous People of Biafran (IPOB); Uche Okafor Mefor has tagged Nnamdi Kanu a religious bigot; following his last broadcast.
Uche Mefor in a Facebook video that was clearly a reaction to the submission of the leader of the IPOB Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has emphasized the absolute need for freedom of worship in the Biafran Restoration Project.
Mefor maintains that the principle of equality, equity, fairness, social justice, and human right is the basic ingredient of any democratic society and the anticipated Republic of Biafra will not be an exception.
The Deputy Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra took his listeners down memory lane to the Biafran War and maintained that a lot of people have sacrificed their lives for this struggle and it was not under the umbrella of any religious body. He said that the principle of the Golden Rule otherwise known as the Kantian categorical imperative is what guides every society and Biafra is not an exemption. Mefor maintained that anyone who deviates from this is like the enemy and he borrowed from Achebe to posit that “the enemy wants to put a knife in what held us together”, and if this happens, things will definitely fall apart.
Mefor further maintains t”no group of people have the right to tell me how to communicate with my God”; in fact, no one should tell you how to communicate with your God. Especially, when the person is a dictator and believes that you have no right of response.
Uche Okafor Mefor tried a mediation between the commonly referred to as African Traditional Religion and the Christian Bible which he described as an encyclopedia of life and ended up emphasizing the need for religious tolerance as a fundamental ingredient of Communalism.
Reacting to Mefors video, a lot of people believe that Nnamdi Kanu is not just bringing Biafra, but in his last press release has clearly indicated that he intends to compel citizens to worship his own God. While others believe that Mefor is under threat to either submit to Kanu’s religion or lose his position.
We gathered that the last broadcast by Nnamdi Kanu has largely been condemned by great religious leaders accros board and is gradually become clear from recent events that Kanu may lose followers, if not the leadership position to Uche Okafor Mefor who has proven to be more flexible