Crack in MASSOB as group distances self from Uwuazurike
What looks like a crack has been noticed within the leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra (MASSOB) as a group has distanced itself from the celebration slated for Monday, May 22.
A group led by one Comrade Uchenna Madu describing itself as not an affiliate of the Biafra Independent Movement, founded by Chief Ralph Uwuazrurike, called on its members not to have nothing to do with the MASSOB leader, and his stay-at-home call to mark the movement’s anniversary, beginning on Monday 22 Nay 2017.
Madu called on the supporters of his movement not to give up as the birth of Biafra was already in sight.
The statement reads in parts:
“We have reiterated our solemn oath taking for actualization and restoration of an independent Republic of Biafra, we reassure the people of Biafra that actualization and restoration of Biafra is sacrosanct and sacred.
“Every aspect of Biafra struggle must abhor deceit, self glorification, tribal/religious sentiments and love for mundane things.
“MASSOB declares full and total support for sit at home exercise for all Biafrans on 30th May, 2017 as a mark of respect and honour to our gallant Biafra soldiers and civilians that sacrificed their precious lives for establishment of Biafra during the bloody genocidal war against the people of Biafra in 1967–1970.
“We must continue to remember, honour and celebrate the gallantry and braveness of Biafra soldiers whom the whole world was astonished for their military exploits during Nigeria Biafra war. Their bravery, military excellencies, consistency, technological exploits and intelligences can never be forgotten or silenced.
“MASSOB wishes to inform the people of Biafra that we don’t have any Biafra anniversary program on 22 May, 2017. Our Biafra anniversary program is on 30th May, 2017 which is Biafra day.
“The sit at home exercise calls for sober reflection on the way forward, it calls for individual and family prayers for speedy actualization and restoration of Biafra, it will also reflect on building synergy and cohesion among the Pro Biafra groups for the preparation for the coming referendum.
But Uwazurike maintained that the commemoration of the anniversary of MASDOB will hold as scheduled, dismissing any allegation of a crack in the leadership of the movement.
“We are all differently, but collectively workug towards achieving the same result. More than ever before, actualising Biafra is more feasible now than some years past , hence the divide-and-rule approach by the Nigerian government to scuttle our collective will, but they will fail,” the MASDOB leader said.