By Chimaobi Nwaiwu
Nnewi- Biarfan Independence Movement, BIM, has said that the Federal Government has no power and capacity to stop the actualization of sovereign state of Biafra, saying that the matter is now before the United Nations, UN for consideration.
Addressing newsmen in Monday in Onitsha on the recent protests by Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Uchenna Madu led MASSOB, in Onitsha a Personal Assistant to former leader of MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazurike, Mr Emmanuel Omenka, said who BIM which replaces the Uwazurike led MASSOB accused the MASSOB as led by Madu as violent group.
Mr Omenka who addressed newsmen with his Anambra Central Administrator of BIM Mr. Vincent Iloh, said IPOB and Madu led MASSOB are perpetuating the recent mayhem in the South East and South South zones adding that both should be held responsible for the destruction and loss of lives during the protest.
According to Omenka, “Uchenna was expelled from MASSOB in 2014 because of anti MASSOB activity, when you don’t follow the organogram of the we expel you so, they were expelled for not following the organogram”.
“Madu and his cohorts are being sponsored by politicians to blackmail the then Uwazurike led MASSOB, but we don’t blackmail, we remain non violence in action and words, those politicians who said that Biafra died in 1970 are cowards because Biafra still exists,” he said.
He said “the God we serve will still help us to actualize a Biafra State without splitting blood, we are BIM now and we are more determined than ever to actualize Biafra without violence.
Ilo on his part said “those politicians that are sponsoring Madu and cohorts will never succeed because Uwazuruike remains the only Igbo man that stakes his life for the course of the Igbo nation”.
“He is the leader we know in Igboland and who will take us to the promise land not minding the intimidation, blackmail and arrest by the Federal Government security forces against our members'” he said.
Meanwhile, the Movement for the Sovereign state of Biafra, MASSOB as led by Mr Madu, has said that the recent change of name by Uwazurike of the MASSOB group he led before he was removed is a tactical way he wants to withdraw from the struggle for the actualization of Biafra, confirming what they have been saying that he has been compromised.
The MASSOB National Director of Information Mr Samuel Edeson said that Uwazurike has been know for his inconsistency and selling out when the chips are down and has proved them right in removing him as MASSOB leader before he announced his new group.
“Uwazurike’s acceptance of his removal by announcing BIm as his new group is a good riddance for the bad nonsense he planted into MASSOB before we removed him, we are happy that he has proved us right, now we will be more focused in our struggle for actualization of Biafran state,” he said.
He dismissed all the allegations of Uwazurike and his followers against MASSOB as tissues of lies and action of drowning people who have been thrown off balance and looking for something to hold to get balanced.