A faction of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has issued a warning to the Igbo socio-political group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, and other groups agitating for Igbo representation in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Daily Sun reports that the warning was contained in a statement made by Uchenna Madu, the national director of information of the factional MASSOB, on Wednesday, September 9.
The group called on the Ohaneze Youth Council, the political elite and traditional and religious leaders in Igboland to desist from making demands for political privileges from Buhari.
MASSOB also stated that Festus Keyamo was right when he described the Igbo leaders and socio-political groups demanding the office of secretary to the federal government as “noise makers”.
“Even though President Buhari has a personal dislike and animosity against Biafrans, Ndigbo are the architect of their political humiliation in President Buhari’s administration because of their individual selfishness, personal ego and lust for money.
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“President Buhari is very, very right in relegating Ndigbo to their current political status in Nigerian governance. Some Igbo political, traditional, religious, market and youth leaders blindly bagged their eggs of political and economical future in Nigeria in a fragile, demoralized and unsteady leader called Jonathan Goodluck, who glaringly crashed heavily with the Igbo political and economic eggs,” the statement read in part.
According to the group, Buhari was paying Ndigbo back for not voting for him and the All Progressives Congress during the general election.
“These Igbo men openly and shamefully campaigned for Goodluck Jonathan who politically deceived Ndigbo, even Chief Ralph Uwazuruike (Factional MASSOB leader) the self-acclaimed agitator/liberator of Biafra, shamefully and openly campaigned for Goodluck Jonathan to continue in office as Nigerian President till 2019, while impoverished MASSOB members and Ndigbo earnestly wanted [to establish]Biafra before 2015 as Nigeria Amalgamation [reached its centenary] in 2014. Partisan politics has diminished Ohaneze Ndigbo.
“The silence of these selfish Igbo political leaders since President Buhari’s administration is an open acceptance of political defeat and self-condemnation associated with political inferiority complex.
“Some Igbo political, traditional, religious and economic leaders will continue to blindly wallop in Nigeria’s political wilderness until they rediscover the courage of Ojukwuism as enshrined in the spirit of Biafran consciousness. The unrelenting and undeterred spirit of no surrender, no retreat,” the statement concluded.
Earlier this week, MASSOB asked the federal government to cooperate with its leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, for peace to reign in the south east and the entire country.
Meanwhile, Uwazuruike has accused the president of marginalising the people of the southeast zone as manifested in his current appointments.