The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra(MASSOB) has categorically told Ohanaeze that they want Biafra and not Igbo presidency/
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio cultural organisation, it would be recalled had disclosed that they will want an Igbo man to be president of Nigeria rather than pursuing the realisation of a Biafran State.
MASSOB, while reacting to the statement credited to the Chairman of Anabra State chapter of Ohanaeze, Damian Okeke-Ogene, explained that MASSOB remained the voice of Ndigbo and not Ohanaeze.
Okeke-Ogene had on Tuesday said that Ohanaeze Ndigbo was pursuing Igbo presidency because the executive of organisation led by Chief Nnia Nwodo, had the mandate of Ndigbo to negotiate the Igbo position in Nigeria.
But the National Director of information for MASSOB, Sunday Okereafor, stated on Wednesday that contrary to Okeke-Ogene’s position, the people of the South-East were no longer interested in having a president of Igbo extraction.
“Ohanaeze has no agenda, but only pursuing their interest. They (Ohanaeze) are now shouting Igbo presidency. One of them is saying if they fail to get Igbo presidency in 2023, they will join Nnamdi Kanu to get Biafra.
“The fact is that when they get to that point, one Ibrahim will emerge, and Onu will be the Vice President,” Okereafor said.
“Ohanaeze is not the voice of the Igbo, MASSOB is the voice of the Igbo. The leaders of the Igbo are in MASSOB. If you present Igbo presidency and Biafra to the Igbo, you will see that the Igbo will pick Biafra and dump Igbo presidency,” he added.