By Phil Okose Onitsha
Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, the leader and founder of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra, MASSOB, otherwise called Biafra Independent Movement, BIM, said its interest now is for the actualization of the sovereign state of Biafra and not producing Igbo presidency come 2023.
Reacting to speculations that BIM-MASSOB is interested in producing the next president who would be an Igbo, Uwazuruike warned, “for the record, we wish to state as follows; ‘that Biafra is already an existing state like Taiwan, Hong Kong, Daila -lama and others”,
“I appeal to the general public to disregard Uchenna Madu’s statement that we are in support of Igboman emerging as the next president of Nigeria”,
“The formation of Biafra Internal Government by Chief Ralph Uwazuruike is a prelude to achieving Biafra sovereignty. Sovereignty means; a complete power of a country to govern itself, It’s only the likes of Uchenna Madu and other dishonorable politicians that are talking about Nigeria’s president of Igbo extraction because of their selfish interests”
“It was for the recognition of Biafra as the 46th member-Nation of the unrepresented Nations and people’s organization, UNPO last August,that Biafra will be participating in the forthcoming Confederation of Independent Football Associations (Conifa) Africa tournament in the month of May”.
“Presently, the United Nations is studying the report from Biafra Internal government’s office regarding the atrocities committed against the people of Biafra by Nigeria from 1960 till the present time.
After looking into our report, Biafra shall be granted her sovereign status by the United Nations”,
“Whereas Uchenna Madu has no structure and followers, we also challenge the self acclaimed leader of MASSOB to fix one Biafra event or anniversary celebration where his members will show themselves in public”.
Uwazuruike recalled that his erstwhile Director of Information, Uchenna Madu, was suspended and later expelled from MASSOB over his unruly comments on President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on 30, August 2014.