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Biafra Designed To Be Realised Without Bullets – Uwazuruike |The Republican News

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BIM Leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike

From David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi

Leader of Biafra Independence Movement and founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (BIM-MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, yesterday, disclosed that his organization was the first in the continent to adopt the non-violent approach in the struggle for independence, assuring that BIM-MASSOB would continue to be a role model for groups seeking self-determination without resorting to violence.

 Uwazuruike noted that the struggle for new Biafra should not be handled in a manner similar to a coup, adding that the decision to adopt a non-violent approach to actualising self-determination was in the interest of Biafran people, and should not be seen as an act of cowardice.

 “We are not violent because we know that is the only right way through which we can actualize Biafra. I challenge the critics of non-violent approach particularly Mr Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mention one country that achieved independence through violence,” Uwazuruike submitted.

Uwazuruike who spoke through the movement’s Director of Information, Mazi Chris Mocha further explained that in his careful planning of MASSOB in 1999 through non-violence, he envisaged that he would actualise Biafra without a single bullet fired, no life would be lost and no exodus involved.

He said that no single nation had ever achieved independence through violence and challenged anyone that had an example to mention just one nation that achieved independence through a violent process.

He explained that he spent the time to educate his members on the philosophy of non-violence since the moment violence became admissible the whole objective set out by BIM-MASSOB would be defeated.

He, however, disclosed that on several occasions the federal government had wanted BIM-MASSOB to adopt violence so that it could find enough excuse to crush the new Biafra struggle and to brand it a terrorist group before the international community “but we have always resisted that as mature agitators.”  (The Sun)

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MASSOB Lauds South-East Governors, Ohanaeze Meeting With Nnamdi Kanu |RN

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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)

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