By Dennis Agbo & Chinedu Adonu
ENUGU—PRO-BIAFRA group, Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, yesterday, told Igbo leaders not to be deceived that an Igbo man would become president of Nigeria, claiming it was not possible for any Igbo man or woman to emerge Nigeria president either in 2019 or 2023.
The organisation, in a statement by Uchenna Madu, pointed out that instead of wishing for a presidency of Igbo extraction, they should move for actualisation of Republic of Biafra.
The statement said: “The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has declared that onye Igbo may not be president of Nigeria again because Igbo leaders are political slaves in Nigeria. Even 2019 and 2023 will come and go, Igbo man will not be president of Nigeria.
“We insist on Biafra actualization and restoration through non violence, not Igbo presidency. The way Nigeria is structured politically, it will be very hard for Igbo man to be president of Nigeria. The structuring almost reduced Ndigbo to a minority tribe in Nigeria but history has always proved that Ndigbo are the largest ethnic nationality in Nigeria.
“Even though five states were accorded to Ndigbo in Nigeria, we are the largest ethnic group in every state after the indigenes of that state. In all the nations of the world, Ndigbo are also the largest Nigerian ethnic nationality, even during the yuletide, all the states in Nigeria became temporal deserts and inhabitable because Ndigbo, that make every state thick, have returned to their native hometowns.
“Even with our population and handshake with some geopolitical zones, it will be hard for onye Igbo to be Nigerian president because there is a grand consensus plot against Ndigbo in Nigeria. The only factor that will force Nigeria to cede the Nigerian presidency to Ndigbo is the total support of Biafra actualization struggle because that’s the only working panacea that attract regional interest to the presidency.”