The crack in the agitation for Biafra deepened on Thursday as the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, disowned the dialogue by governors of the South East and the apex Igbo cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo with the Federal Government accusing them of betraying the interest and demands of Ndigbo.
National Director of factional MASSOB, Mr. Uchenna Madu, in a statement in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, stressed that the position taken by the governors and other Igbo leaders, despite the continued detention of the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, by the Department of State Service, DSS, was a reflection of their inferiority complex and loyalty to their oppressors.
“The governors, Ohanaeze and other Igbo leaders have proved that they are not representing the interest and demands of Ndigbo; they have shown their soft mind, inferiority complex and loyalty to our oppressors.
“We shall prove to Nigeria that the Igbo governors, National Assembly members, other Igbo leaders are not truly in charge of affairs in Igboland. DSS is buying time in the long incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu to impress Buhari and northern political cabal that they can frustrate Biafra revolution.
“MASSOB is not satisfied with all the meeting of Igbo leaders on Sunday because it did not attach any seriousness on the plight of Nnamdi Kanu.
“How can revered Igbo leaders waste a whole day in a marathon meeting without discussing our simple demand of Nnamdi Kanu’s release? Are they afraid of northern oligarchy, western alliance with north or President Buhari?
“Long incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu by DSS will only motivate, inspire and increase the morale of Biafran agitators. How long shall they continue to detain an innocent man, who already command the massive respect of Ndigbo even in detention?
“It is worrisome that South East governors met in their usual manner without their South South counterparts where Biafra uprising also holds sway. MASSOB and IPOB members are not demonstrating or protesting against infrastructure decay in Igboland or non-inclusion of Igbo in major political appointments, but the release of our brother, Nnamdi Kanu, who represents the genuine desire of the people of eastern region,” the statement read in part.