By Nwabueze Okonkwo
ONITSHA — Following the recent crack within the top echelon of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, its leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has announced the appointment of new officers to replace those sacked from the group.
Uwazuruike, in a press statement issued in Onitsha, Anambra State, by his Media Assistant, Mazi Chris Mocha, last weekend, noted that he had personally taken over the affairs of information, pending the appointment of a new officer to replace the sacked National Director of Information, Uchenna Madu.
He disclosed further that Mr. Sunny Okereafor had been promoted to the position of Assistant Director of Information, while Chief Isaac Nwanosike Igbo replaced Mr. Ikechukwu Ekwe who was on indefinite suspension from MASSOB, as the Enugu West senatorial district leader.
The appointments, according to him, are with effect from Monday, September 1, 2014.
He added that MASSOB would continue to adopt the principle of non-violence as the only panacea to actualize Biafra.
It further added that violators of this cardinal principle would be arrested and handed over to police for prosecution.
Meanwhile, Anambra Central senatorial district leader of MASSOB, Prince Jahway Okosi, yesterday said his members had thrown their weight behind Uwazuruike in the current crises rocking the organization.
Rising from the group’s zonal meeting at Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area, the members declared: “Forward ever with Uwazuruike means light at the end of the struggle, but going back means death and darkness.”
Prince Okosi explained further in a statement that for about 13 of their national security officials to be sacked for acts of indiscipline and disloyalty would not in any way adversely affect the running of MASSOB.
Urging politicians to stop prying into the internal matters of the body for their own good, Okosi gave a clean bill of health on its national leader, saying Uwazuruike had no comparison.