By Vincent Ujumadu & Chimaobi Nwaiwu
Awka—The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), last night said that it would not allow the planned rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to hold on Friday in Awka, describing the planned rally as another attempt to import members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect into the South East.
MASSOB leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu, in a statement in Awka said the decision to hold the rally might be a way some Igbo politicians, who have been defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, want to create the impression that they were on ground.
Madu said: “This rally will not hold anywhere in Biafra land. We have discovered that this is the reason why some Igbo politicians are driving their way into APC that has no interest for Ndigbo. We shall never allow them to bring political disgrace to Igbo land.
“What is the significance of the APC rally in Igbo land? Do Ndigbo have any love or likeness for Buhari and APC? Why must such disgraceful rally be planned to hold in Ojukwu’s home state? “Is the rally more important than the Federal Government’s abandoned second Niger Bridge, Enugu- Onitsha federal road, Enugu- Port Harcourt express way, Onitsha- Okigwe Federal road, etc?
“MASSOB warns the Professor Osibanjo- led Federal Government to call off the APC proposed rally because we shall resist it. “Our advice is that such a rally should be held in Hausa- Fulani land, where Buhari’s kinsmen are living.”
In another development, MASSOB, has urged the Chief Nnia Nwodo-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo to pay a solidarity visit to Nnamdi Kanu and others in Kuje Prison, Abuja, if he and his executive actually love Ndigbo.
MASSOB in a statement by its leader Mr. Uchenna Madu, said: “As the Ohanaeze President general , you cannot be so busy traveling all over Nigeria seeking for a hand of fellowship for a better understanding and cohesion among Nigerian ethnic groups when you and your executive have not visited Mr. Kanu who has been languishing in Kuje prison.”
MASSOB therefore, advised the leadership of Chief Nwodo and his executive to stop the unprofitable adventure of visiting Nigerian states seeking for a hand of fellowship, “because Ndigbo can no longer adjust to Nigeria’s continuity.
“If truly the Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership loves our people, knowing full well that ninety nine percent of Ndigbo prefers Biafra than staying in Nigeria, what has kept Chief Nnia Nwodo and his executive from visiting or showing solidarity to Nnamdi Kanu, the most loved Igboman today?”
What has been keeping the leadership of Ndi Eze in Igbo land from visiting Nnamdi Kanu in prison or his father, a fellow member of southeast traditional council? Why has Igbo National Assembly caucus never shown any sign of affection to the travails of Nnamdi Kanu and others?