By Tony Edike
ENUGUâ€”THE Movement for the Actualization of a Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB,Â has said that it has no plansÂ to disrupt the February 2010 governorship election in Anambra State.
The group said it had already arrested one of its former members, Nnamdi Kanu, for allegedly threatening to disrupt the Anambra election using the name of MASSOB, insisting that it would not allow itself to be dragged into politics.
In a statement in Enugu by the its Director of Information, Mr. Uchenna Madu, MASSOB said it has no MASSOB denies plot to disrupt Anambra election terest in stopping the election and does not have machinery on the ground to stop the election, notingÂ the movement would not want to provide the Federal Government the opportunity to capitalize on to impose its candidate on the people of Anambra.
The statement said, â€œwe wish to inform all Biafrans and the world in general that MASSOB has captured a most wanted person in Biafran land, named Nnmadi Kalu, who ledÂ a London based faceless group. He was once our member and moderator of London based Radio Biafra until he was influenced by some desperate Igbo politicians sponsored by the Federal Government of Nigeria to disrupt Anambra election in order to paint MASSOB black and create a negative impression on non-violent MASSOB.
â€œKalu deviated and started using MASSOB’s name to form and organise armed men that would disrupt the 2010 Anambra governorship election. He also launched an offensive and assaulting campaign of calumny against the person and position of Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu. Subsequently, we dissociated ourselves from him and declared him wanted in Biafra land on 30 AugustÂ 2009,Â through Biafra Intelligent Agency, BIA,â€ it added.