Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) has warned that no force would stop the people of the old Eastern region from actualizing an independent state of Biafra.
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Leader of MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike faction, Solomon Chukwu who made this known in Aba while reacting to the statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigeria won’t tolerate Biafra, insisted that the President has failed to appreciate the fact that Biafra had gone past the stage where any force could abort it.
He added that the people of the old Eastern region have tolerated Nigeria for too long, and can no longer bear glaring marginalization and the treatment of its people as second class citizens in a country which they are the greatest stakeholders.
He said, “I think President Buhari missed the point when he said Nigeria won’t tolerate Biafra. He needs to be reminded that Biafra had gone past that stage. Between Nigeria and Biafra; it is Biafra who had tolerated injustice for too long. Now we are determined to go; Biafra means freedom, satisfaction, expression and accommodation for the people of the former Eastern region, which they can’t find in Nigeria. The people of the former Eastern region have no future in Nigeria where we are treated as second class citizen. So, Mr. President was only pretending on the issue of Biafra. Biafra has tolerated Nigeria for too long, now we are determined to go. It is no longer how, but when. Biafra is at hand.”
Chukwu who was represented by MASSOB’s National Director of Information, Sunny Okereafor accused Buhari of double standard through his support for the granting of statehood to Palestine while he continues to frustrate the agitation for Biafra, including the killing and detention agitators.
“Since he came to power, President Buhari had at several international for a called for the granting of statehood to Palestine, but he won’t tolerate agitation for Biafra in his country. Is this not a case of pretension and double standard? President Buhari goes about championing the Palestine course and calling for the release of their detained political prisoners; yet back home, he has political prisoners who he vowed not to release. Buhari must be told that the people of the former Eastern region are determined to go, because they have suffered much injustice in Nigeria. MASSOB is urging President Buhari to do the needful by helping to organize a referendum to solve the Biafra question. The earlier he does this, the better for Nigeria. For us in MASSOB, there is no going back on Biafra”
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