A faction of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has warned leader of the Biafra Independent Movement (BIM), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike against rubbishing the genuine struggle for Biafra with his planned elections.
The spokesperson of the Uwazuruike-led faction of MASSOB, Sunny Okereafor, had last week announced plans to conduct elections and set up administrative structures in the South East and South South, which it claims are Biafran territories.
The elections, which he said would commence February 22, are to be conducted into ward, provinces, districts, regions and zones of the South East and South South zones.
But the faction led by Uchenna Madu, warned Uwazuruike to stop parading himself as a Biafra leader as he had been expelled from participating in all activities pertaining to the struggle for self-determination by Biafrans.
In a statement on Wednesday, Madu cautioned Uwazuruike “to stop gambling with the Biafra project and parading himself as a Biafra leader or agitator as he does not have the mandate of genuine Biafra agitators like MASSOB, IPOB, Lower Niger Congress, Bilie Human Right Initiative and the Council of Elders of IPOB”.
He continued: “Though Uwazuruike has formed a new group to further his criminalities and cover his shameful acts of sabotage against Biafra, he remained expelled from all Biafra self-determination projects, both at home and in the Diaspora. Very soon, MASSOB shall come up with its final verdict on Uwazuruike’s offence and punishment.
“MASSOB knows that Uwazuruike’s noise of electing governors and lawmakers is a way to revive his damaged reputation, but it will not see the light of day because of the agreement he signed with Alhaji Hamzal Mustapha, Dokubo Asari, Fredrick Fasheun, Yerima Sani, among others, for the unity of Nigeria.
“In 2013, Uwazuruike agreed not to engage in anything that could jeopardise the sovereignty of Nigeria, after collecting N5 billion, which he promised to share with his members but did not.
“Uwazurike is deceiving his brainwashed members who still believe he will give them Biafra, not knowing he has sold them. Why is Uwazuruike cancelling the proposed election and prayer summit without telling his members the real reason? Who is he consulting? Does he have a good relationship with Igbo and Southsouth leaders? The only reason is that the DSS invited him and showed him the documents of the agreement he signed to maintain Nigeria’s oneness.
“MASSOB therefore warns Uwazurike to stop his false activities in the name of Biafra and keep silent until MASSOB comes up with its final verdict on his crime and acts of sabotage against Biafra”.