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13 Oct 2016
Buhari government will help actualize Biafra faster
The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s style of government would help it achieve its desire of an independent Biafra state sooner than expected.
In a statement signed by the leader of the Biafra Independent Movement, BIM, a faction of MASSOB, Comrade Larry Odinma, the group also berated the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, for saying Biafra was not feasible.
But in a statement, BIM, a faction of MASSOB, said Biafra has gone past a period where some influential persons can put it off.
It reads, “MASSOB/BIM wishes to remind the likes of Osita Okechukwu not to be deceived by his current position where he heads the least parastatal in the information ministry and the crumb he gets from his master’s table.
“People like Osita Okechukwu are what the Igbo refer to as ‘efulefu’. Biafra people are tired of marginalization by the Nigeria government. Does Okechukwu reckon that Buhari’s government had killed more Biafrans than any administration in Nigeria?
“Does Osita Okechukwu know that Ndigbo are endangered specie in Nigeria? It is clear that since Buhari came to power, the struggle to actualize Biafra has continued to gain widespread support from all corners of the world.
“Buhari’s administration is fueling Biafra; Osita Okechukwu is just pretending that he doesn’t know that Biafra is at hand. We are closer to the Promised Land; Biafra will be actualized through our non violent strategy.”
The group added that with President Buhari’s use of force, it would make its Biafra agitation come to pass faster.
“The way they use soldiers to infringe on people’s rights, is unacceptable to democracy, look at the way this government invaded the judges, it portrays them and them as people that are drunk with power.
“I am aware that the three times he wanted to be the President and the fourth time he succeeded, it showed desperation and a grand plot to enslave Nigerians.
“However we in MASSOB are okay with his style because it is justifying our struggle, if these things are not happening, people will not understand why we are in the struggle, so we want Buhari to continue with his style, so that people’s consciousness will be revived towards BIAFRA.
“We demand that all our detainees should be charged to court or released unconditionally, keeping them incommunicado will not solve the problem, the more you detain our members, thje more p[eople are being motivated and revived.
“Today in conjunction with Campaign for Democracy we demand that all our members currently being detained should be arraigned in the court in the next two weeks, failure to do that we will still maintain our non-violent posture, but we will continue to introduce certain methodology on the principle of non-violence that Nigeria will not understand.”
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