From Jeff AmechiAgbodo, Onitsha
The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) under the leadership of comrade Uchenna Madu yesterday commended South-East governors and leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo for meeting with the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, describing it as a new beginning for Ndigbo.
The National Director of Information, Edeson Samuel, in a statement, said that it was a welcome development and a new beginning for Ndigbo because according him ‘united we stand and divided we achieve nothing”. The group stressed that it would no longer accept any insult on the Igbo leaders, saying ‘we cannot allow our fathers to be insulted by these Hausa/Fulanis that have no generational value.’
MASSOB also condemned the attack on President of Ohaneze Dr Nnia Nwodo by Arewa group and Chief Ralph Uwazuruike”. The statement read in part: “It is on record that Raph Uwazuruike was expelled from MASSOB on 30th November 2015. It was published in national dailies e.g, The Nation newspaper of Tuesday, Dec 2015 front and page 43 entitled ‘MASSOB sack Uwazuruike”.
Uwazuruike is frustrated. This is the character of a drowning man. He will always look for an excuse to justify his negative action”.
“For Raph Uwazuruike and BIM saying that they do not recognize Ohanaeze Ndigbo and its leadership is laughable and should be disregarded because they have nothing to offer Ndigbo. Raph Uwazuruike is BIM leader. We are not contesting that.
So, he should not be addressed as MASSOB leader because he remains expelled”.
“The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo did not invite Uwazuruike because they know the real Biafra agitators.” (The Sun)