Fayose Is Of More Worth Than ‘coward’ Igbo Governors – Massob
BEVERLY HILLS, February 22, (THEWILL) – The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB has declared that Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State is worth more to its cause than some political office holders in the Southeast, who it described as “stooges and cowards”.
The Ekiti state governor had last Saturday declared that the Federal Government's attempt to secretly try the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, by using mask-wearing prosecution witnesses is a mockery of democracy. Speaking through a statement issued by his media aide, the self-acclaimed opposition leader said “it is shameful that the Federal Government could approach the court for witnesses in a criminal matter it is prosecuting to wear mask and be seen through screen.”
Reacting to this, MASSOB, in a statement signed on Monday by its leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu condemned the silence of some Igbo Governors and federal lawmakers on the plight of Nnamdi Kanu and other detained Biafran agitators, wondering “if Igbo blood is running in their veins”.
While hailing Fayose for his staunch support for the defense of Nnamdi Kanu and non-violent Biafran agitators, the group said: “Governor Fayose's sympathy on Biafra and outburst against Buhari led wicked administration, which exhibited religious, ethnic and personal hatred has proved him as a true nationalist, who has the interest of the people at heart.”
MASSOB lamented that whereas Governors from the northern part of the country were collaborating with Boko Haram, just as their Southwest counterparts were doing with the Odua People's Congress, OPC, Southeast governors have refused to identify with the genuine Biafra struggle.
According to Madu, “The northern and western Governors/senators openly and secretly collaborate and work with Boko-Haram and Odua People's congress (OPC) respectively for the interest of their ethnic block but their Igbo counterparts are always shying away as cowards.
While expressing delight that some Niger-Delta groups have joined the Biafran struggle, he said, “The rising of more south-south groups for Biafra, with the existing ones from south-east shall spell more doom for Nigeria unless Nnamdi Kanu and other agitators are released, which will soften the tempo of the current agitation.
“MASSOB under my leadership will continue to maintain our non violent principles and work in collaboration with other genuine Biafran groups both at home and in Diaspora and other relevant international organizations in preparation of Biafran referendum, which the major part have been achieved.”
The statement further accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of being deceptive on the much publicized and clamour for dialogue on the release of the detained IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
It reads, “the Federal Government through her several agents has clamoured for a peaceful dialogue to effect the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, whose arrest and detention has exposed and battered deteriorated image of Nigeria before the International communities since October 2015.
“Though many groups and persons, which claim to represent the Biafra agitators in the dialogue have failed because of their selfish and group interest, what of the meeting the real leadership of Biafra agitators held on December 22, 2015 in Enugu, in the house of a prominent and respected Igbo leader, with representatives of Federal Government, with the Directorate of Military Intelligence Abuja and other Igbo Leaders, who are genuinely rooted in Igbo course?
“The FG representatives assured us that based on their findings, observations, interactions, feelings and grievances of Ndi Igbo during the weeklong tour, which climaxed with meeting of the leadership of Biafra agitators, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be released to an Igbo leader of our choice after their report and intimate meeting with the presidency.
“Two months after the meeting, instead of heeding to our agreement of releasing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, which will reduce the political tension and uprising in Biafraland, Nigeria Government continued to unleash terror on our people and deriving Joy in killing of our non-violent Biafran agitators.”
Madu, while admitting that freedom can never be achieved on a platter of gold and that calculations can never make one a hero, said: “MASSOB has vowed that the gruesome murder of over forty non violent Biafran agitators by Nigerian security agents at Aba will not be wished away. Their death has become a motivational force, a quick reminder and a Biafra cross on Golgotha for the undying spirit of Biafranism.”