The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has finally declared that only Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in 2015 will be good enough to solve the problem of marginalization of Ndigbo.
Speaking yesterday during the official commissioning of Biafran disabled war veterans’ home built by MASSOB leadership in Okwe, Imo State, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike said Igbo presidency is the right of Ndigbo.
According to the new Ezeigbo Gburugburu, Nigerian President of Igbo extraction is a right of Ndigbo and not a privilege as is being held in different parts of the country.
“Ndigbo getting their right of President of Nigeria even before the actualization of Biafra is a right and not a privilege. We are still committed to actualizing Biafra and I shall never turn away from the Biafra actualization”
Earlier, chairman on the occasion and member, Board of Trustees, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, said MASSOB remains the greatest instrument for actualizing Igbo presidency.
Chief Iwuanyanwu further disclosed that Ndigbo have finally united under MASSOB as the only instrument towards righting the wrongs and injustices against them by the Nigerian government.
“MASSOB is our own and we are using it as our own even in the face of different provocations in different parts of the country, MASSOB is disciplined and we are non-violent, but that does not mean we are weak, Ndigbo has never had it good like this before because Chief Uwazuruike has made it possible for us to be happy again after the devastating effects of civil war.”
First Republican Minister for Aviation, Chief Mbazuluike Amechi, and former Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, also warned that Ndigbo must get their rightful position in Nigeria and nothing less.
They said, “MASSOB is the only thing Ndigbo needs to move forward. We want Igbo president and we want peace in Nigeria, but not at the expense of our identity.
The duo also expressed sadness over the non-commitment of South-East governors whom they described as saboteurs, adding that corruption had been the bane of development in the zone.
Wife of the late Biafra leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu, said Ndigbo under the new leadership has fared better than ever before.
She thanked the MASSOB leadership for initiating the project of relocating and resettling war veterans from Oji River to a better place, and the burial of all Biafran war victims.
Leader of the Igbo in Canada, Dr. Ejikeme Emenike, said MASSOB had given Nigerians and indeed Ndigbo living in Canada a new lease of life.
He said Ndigbo under Chief Ralph Uwazuruike and his second-in-command, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, would get their rightful places in Nigeria.
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