From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha
The Chief Ralph Uwazurike -led Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB and the Biafran Independent Movement, BIM yesterday slammed the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu over its stance that there would be no governorship election in Anambra by November this year.
Uwazurike who spoke in Onitsha through its MASSOB-BIM Leader for Anambra South senatorial zone, chief Arinze Igbani asked IPOB and its leader to desist henceforth from instilling fear into people’s mind concerning the election.
The MASSOB-BIM Leader described the act of using Biafran flag to chase politicians away and disrupting their rallies as an act of foolishness on the part of the IPOB, just as he accused them of desecrating the Biafran symbol.
“IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu by their actions are making a mockery of the Biafran Flag which Ojukwu fought for and Chief Uwazurike raised it again after the Civil War, on May 22, 2000. Flag is the pride of any nation but today Nnamdi Kanu is using it as a tool to attack Nigerian politicians. MASSOB-BIM is not part of no -election propaganda in Anambra State. This is because election cannot stop Biafra.
“Holding election in Anambra State or the entire South- East cannot stop Biafra and stopping election cannot give us Biafra. It is only the International Community that can help us by giving us the recognition we need and other things will follow” he said.
He advised all those hiding under the banner of IPOB and trying to make trouble in any part of Biafra in the name of stopping the election in any part of Igbo land to have a rethink, saying “they are ignorant of the rudiments of the struggle to actualize Biafra. If Biafra comes up on that day of the election, even one day after swearing in, for instance, everything about that government will stop. Let peace reign everywhere in the Biafran land as directed by our leader, Chief Uwazurike and we shall continue to follow non-violence approach in actualizing Biafra” Igbani, added. (The Sun)