Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of the Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has appealed to the Federal Government to release unconditionally the detained Nnamdi Kanu, director of Radio Biafra and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Nwazurike said this on Thursday at the third anniversary of the death of former Eastern region governor, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu. Uwazurike also clarified that the controversial Radio Biafra was set up MASSOB, while Kanu was appointed its operational head. “We are not operating from any foreign country. The so called Radio Biafra, London, was opened by MASSOB in London and Nnamdi Kanu appointed as the Director, after MASSOB had operated Voice of Biafra International in Washington DC for three years. The purpose of Radio Biafra London was to showcase the marginalization of Ndigbo,” Uwazuruike said. The MASSOB leader said members of the IPOB were expelled from MASSOB due to their penchant for violence. He blamed his Igbo kinsmen “castigate, vilify and blackmail their leaders to impress other tribes”…Ndigbo takes delight in killing their leaders to emerge as the new champions. Ndigbo are now second class citizens in Nigeria. They will soon be relegated to the third class.Ndigbo blames the Hausa and the Yoruba for their misadventure. Unfortunately, Ndigbo do not see any reason to blame themselves.
“Today, Ndigbo in their usual character, want to decimate MASSOB. They believe that since MASSOB has not achieved Biafra through non-violence for 16 years that they would achieve it through violence.
“Igboland is landlocked and that the five states of the South East contribute less than eight per cent of the economy of Nigeria.
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