By Peter Okutu
Abakaliki- THE leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra, MASSOB, Monday warned Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu’s widow, Iyom Bianca Ojukwu to respect and revere the name and person of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Eze Igbo Gburugburu) and stop her political romance with those he described as enemies of Ndigbo.
In a statement issued in Abakaliki, the Leader of MASSOB, Comrade Uchenna Madu said the group had disassociated itself from the falsehood credited to MASSOB that it has declared support for the senatorial ambition of Iyom Bianca Ojukwu.
The statement read in part: “MASSOB as the foremost Biafra self determination movement can never allow our name, integrity and public trust dragged into disgraceful mud of Nigeria politics.
“We have never met or been consulted with Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu’s widow on her senatorial ambition which is being sponsored by enemies of Ndigbo. Ralph Uwazuruike who reportedly declared support for Bianca Ojukwu is not the leader of MASSOB and can not represent MASSOB whose primary objectives is for Biafra actualization and restoration not shameless political romance with the oppressors of the people of Biafra.
“Political representation of Ndigbo is not about compensation, personal likeness or favour. Iyom Bianca Ojukwu can never be compensated with Igbo political representation in Abuja because of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. Bianca Ojukwu is not Eze Igbo Gburugburu whose eloquent, radical and selfless Igbo interest has no boundary. You can’t equate Bianca with Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
“Igbo political representations is for Igbo men with eloquent, radical, fearless and Igbotic tendencies. The current state of Ndigbo in Nigeria which has gradually & systematically degraded and substitute Ndigbo to second class citizens and inferior tribe needs a vibrant, radical, people oriented and Igbo fighters to revive and re-establish our true political nature.
“Ndigbo does not need to add more sleeping, fearful, cowardice and judastic politicians as National Legislative representatives in Abuja from 2019. We need practical and proactive experienced men in in major sectors of Igbo lives which includes economy, agriculture, technology, trade and Youths/Human Development to represent our people in Nigeria governance.
“MASSOB advise Ojukwu’s widow to concentrate on Ojukwu’s family value. Bianca should stay away from politics in other to uphold Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu’s name and respect. Venturing into politics will make her partisan which will also divide the people’s respect and regard for Eze Igbo Gburugburu. Those who advise or are pushing Iyom Bianca Ojukwu to aspire political elective post are enemies of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and Igbo land.
“Adding Bianca Ojukwu to the 15 Igbo senators in Abuja will never bring any positive or progressive change to Ndigbo. Bola Tinubu’s wife who is a senator representing Lagos state has never brought any progressive change to Lagos state and Yoruba nation in general rather her association with politicians in the red chamber of National Assembly have ridiculed and mesmerized Bola Tinubu’s eloquent respect and followership in Yoruba land.”