The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has vowed to continue its agitation for the actualization of Biafra just as it said it had gotten wind of plans by “disgruntled Igbo politicians” to stage rallies in the nation’s capital of Abuja, denouncing the group.
MASSOB also said no amount of intimidation, harassment and blackmail will force its leader, Chief Ralph Uwazurike, to back down in his quest to secure justice for Ndigbo.
The group’s position was contained in a statement by its regional administrator in Isu, Imo State, Prince Ogaraku Venatus, on Tuesday.
“We have absolute confidence, trust, respect, and faith in our leader and father of the agitation for Biafra actualization Chief Ralph Uwazuruike’s leadership traits and strong conviction to actualize Biafra.
“We have also uncovered a planned move by some disgruntled Igbo politicians to stage anti-Biafra rally in Abuja. That move will fail and our leader Chief Uwazurike is not worried about such silly and selfish move by the people we understand have been paid heavily to do the protest.
“Chief Uwazurike has succeeded in telling the Federal Government of Nigeria that he does not mince words in his determination to achieve the Biafran state and equally expose the injustice done to Ndigbo. So, the politician whose interest is nothing more than money in their pockets cannot stop MASSOB or any other pro-Biafra group”, he said.
The MASSOB administrator also expressed optimism that the struggle for Biafra will succeed despite what he termed “evil plans” to scuttle it.