Buhari’s Emergence Justifies Our Renewed Call For Independent Biafra – MASSOB
The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has said that the emergence of Muhammudu Buhari as president justifies its renewed call for an independent Biafra state.
Leader of the group, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, who made declaration made in an address delivered during the ceremony to mark this year’s Biafra Day in Owerri, on Saturday.
Uwazuruike further the group has no regret supporting the failed reelection bid of Mr. Jonathan stating that the presidential election followed the pattern of the Biafra-Nigeria civil war.
‘’It highlighted the war has not ended. It was a war between the former Eastern Region and Nigeria.”
While insisting that the outcome of the election had justified their resolve for self-determination, Chief Uwazuruike also explained why Ndigbo voted massively for their brothers from the South-South.
“This singular gesture has made the struggle for Biafra stronger again. We remain proud of our support for Dr. Jonathan and we promise to continue to support our brothers in their future endeavour.
“The Biafra project has formed the outlook of our people over the years,” the MASSOB leader said.
He noted that because of the said project, his people had suffered many deprivations in Nigeria.
He said: “Because of the project, our people have been massacred in their millions. Our detractors brought enmity between Ndigbo and their brothers in the South-South.
‘’The seed of discord cost us our first attempt at independence, as well as brought distrust between us and our brothers.’’