The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) have slammed their ex-leader, Ralph Uwazuruike for conducting a political rally for the support of the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello’s 2023 presidential ambition.
MASSOB, in a statement signed by its National Director of Information, Comrade Edeson Samuel said Uwazuruike should stop using MASSOB’s name for his merchandise, adding that the pro-Biafra group expelled him on November, 2015 because of corruption and betrayal of trust/confidence.
AbaCityBlog reported that Uwazuruike had endorsed Yahaya Bello’s presidential ambition, however, MASSOB exonerated itself from the endorsement, stressing that the group “can never be agitating for Biafra autonomy and at the same time romancing with the major enemies of the people of Biafra.”
The press statement reads below:
“The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) have exonerated ourselves from the show of shame and reckless insensitivity of Ralph Uwazuruike and his hired Igbo youths that paraded themselves as MASSOB members in Owerri conducting a political rally for the support of Gov Yahaya Bello’s presidential ambition. They are not MASSOB members.
“MASSOB have never engaged or campaigned or rallied for any politician vying for political occupation in Nigeria. Our primary duty of existence is for Biafra actualization and restoration through non violence. MASSOB can never be agitating for Biafra autonomy and at the same time romancing with the major enemies of the people of Biafra.
“MASSOB warned Ralph Uwazuruike, the leader of Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) to stop parading himself as MASSOB leader, and also to stop using MASSOB for marchandise.
“It is very unfortunate that Uwazuruike who was expelled from MASSOB on November, 2015 because of corruption and betrayal of trust / confidence.
“He fraudulently introduced and issued out Biafra international Passport, Biafra vehicles plate number and Biafra Income Tax, though he made millions of naira from these ventures, they still remain unused and inconsequential to the people of Biafra.
“MASSOB wondered why Ralph Uwazuruike who claimed to be founder and leader of a pro Biafra organization called Biafra Independence Movement (BIM) did not remind his visiting Northern governor about the continuous detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the federal government led by his father, President Muhammadu Buhari. Instead, Uwazuruike was canvassing and campaigning for the presidential ambition of Yahaya Bello.
“Ralph Uwazuruike is still a shameless man and a disgrace to Igbo Nation.
“Ralph Uwazuruike campaigning for the governor of Kogi state against his Igbo brother is nothing but to fulfill the agreement he signed with the Hausa Fulani Cabals in 2013 and also to pay for the money he received from the governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
“MASSOB will not allow Uwazuruike to sabotage Igbo interest in Nigeria because of his selfish desire.
“MASSOB will always support projects that will promote Igbo interest.
“MASSOB will no longer allow betrayals and saboteurs to ruin the future of Ndigbo in Nigeria.
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