***Says His Long Incarceration Will Only Increase The Moral Of Biafran Agitators.
The Movement for Actualization for Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), on Wednesday, expressed dissatisfaction over the meeting of Igbo leaders and South East Governors which held last Sunday at the Enugu State Government House.
The aim of the meeting was to end the ongoing protests by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and MASSOB, over the continued detention of the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
Speaking after the meeting to newsmen on behalf of the Igbo leaders to include present and past governors, ministers, national assembly members, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State said the meeting resolved to set up a committee to dialogue with the pro-Biafra agitators.
However, a statement signed by the National Director of Information, MASSOB, Uchenna Madu, rejected the resolutions reached, arguing that it did not address the major reason for the protests, which it said was the continued detention of Kanu.
The statement added that the only way to end the crisis is the unconditional release of Kanu, adding that his long incarceration will only increase and motivate the moral of Biafran agitators.
The statement read, “MASSOB is not satisfied with all the meeting of Igbo leaders on Sunday because of no 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? The governors, Ohaneze and other Igbo leaders have proved that they’re not representing the interest & 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 for long incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu to impress Buhari and Northern political cabals that they can frustrate Biafra revolution.
“Long incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu by DSS will only motivate, inspire and increase the moral of Biafran agitators. How long shall they continue to detain an innocent man who already commands the massive respect of Ndigbo even in detention?
“MASSOB and IPOB members are not demonstrating or protesting against infrastructural decay in Igboland or non inclusion of Igbos in major political appointments but the release of our brother, Nnamdi Kanu, who represents the genuine desire of the people eastern region.
“Other demands and clamour of Ndigbo as a result of the current political tension are good but major one now is the release of Nnamdi Kanu.”