By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA – THE Movevent for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) yesterday, in Onitsha, Anambra state asked the son of the state Deputy Governor,Mr. Emeka Etiaba, to desist from dragging its (MASSOB) name and that of its leader, Chief Ralph Uwazurike into the murky waters of Anambra politics.
Etiaba, who is a governorship aspirant in the state, was said to be enjoying the support of MASSOB in his quest for the governorship of the state, which came to the fore during the burial of Chief Christian Onoh, former Governor of the old Anambra State and father inâ€“law of Chief Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, at Ngwo in Enugu state, two months ago.
In a surprised statement by the groupâ€™s Regional Administrator for Onitsha, Chief Stephen Ahaneku, MASSOB advised Etiaba to look for support elsewhere and not from MASSOB, emphasizing that they were not interested in Nigerian politics, but on the actualization of the Biafra project.
It reiterated its commitment and support for Chief Uwazuruike in his determination for the actualization of a state of Biafra, despite what it called the antics of detractors of the struggle.
â€œChief Uwazuruike is more concerned with enthroning justice, fairness, equity, freedom and liberty for the oppressed Igbos living in Nigeria and will not relent in his effort and therefore not interested in Nigerian politics, let alone that of Anambraâ€™s do or die politics,â€ Ahaneku said.
Meanwhile, MASSOB has announced activities for the celebration of 10 years anniversary of the movement. The statement said that it would start with a church service in Onitsha later this month, while visits to Motherless Babies Home and Biafra war victims at Oji River in Enugu state would follow later. There will also be a football match in Onitsha, the statement said.