MASSOB To Nnamdi Kanu:You Are Coward Staying Abroad, Return Home To Fight Your War
By Abimbola Ogunnaike
The Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB),under the leadership of Ralph Uwazuruike has labelled the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra(I POB), Nnamdi Kanu as a coward, calling on him him to return to the country and fight the war of emancipation of the Igbos.
The exchange of words between the leaders of the two famous secessionist groups leaders, Kanu and Uwazuruike, was resurfaced again in the week.
The war of words between the duo when Kanu castigated Nwazuruike for allegedly taking the issue of Biafra to the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) in The Hague, Netherlands.
To IPOB leader, the action was of no important being that several Igbo groups had already taken Biafra’s matter to United Nations(UN), which was the most recognised body in the world.
Responding to Kanu’s statements,, the National Director of Information of MASSOB, Sunny Okoroafor, on Friday, blasted Kanu, saying that the IPOB leader was not qualified to speak about the Biafran struggle.
“Where was Nnamdi Kanu when Chief Ralph Uwazuruike started the struggle for Biafra? One thing is clear; Uwazuruike was the first man in this new struggle to hoist Biafran flag in the international arena,” the statement said.
MASSOB reminded Kanu that Uwazuruike founded MASSOB, which he (Kanu) was a member and set out stages for the struggle for a Biafran state.
“If the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu is talking about the struggle for Biafra, he should first of all come back home and not to stay outside to make noise.
“He should not be afraid of imprisonment; after all, Nelson Mandela was in prison in South Africa for 27 years. He did not run away and did not abandon his people. Nnamdi Kanu should come down home and fight for the freedom of his people.”
The statement added further that it was the height of irresponsibility for anybody to accuse its leader of giving bribe to allow Biafra membership of UNPO.
“We are not corrupt in MASSOB, therefore, will not be accused of giving bribe to anybody or group so that Biafra could be a member of UNPO,” it said.
“If Kanu thinks we should be at loggerheads with our neighbours because we are fighting for Biafra, he should be joking.
“MASSOB has come a long way with the Biafra struggle, and we will not allow anybody to distract us,” Okoroafor stated..