Members of the proscribed Indigenous People Biafra, IPOB, and Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, have on Sunday, June 20, 2021, responded that they are unperturbed, following the disclaimer by the Igbo leaders.
Recall that Igbo leaders had on Saturday, June 19, 2021, disclaimed the seccessionist agitations of IPOB and MASSOB in the region, adding that they believe in the unity and indivisible Nigeria as a nation State.
Reacting, the publicity secretary of IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful, said the Igbo leaders had never been with his group from time.
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“Were they with us before now?” Powerful asked when contacted.
He said, “We were not looking for them before. We are not bothered about their statement or action towards the restoration of Biafra.
“It’s unfortunate that the general public never understood the position of the South East governors.
“The governors cannot talk and tell their master the position of their subjects because they know that their master would tell them to relinquish their political positions.
“They can say whatever they like, but we want to assure them that Biafra must come.
“We have the support and mandate of Biafrans both at home and abroad for the freedom and independence of Biafra and nothing will stop it; not the compromised South East governors and other political job seekers.
“The governors are allowing their masters to kill innocent people so as to weaken the spirit of the struggle. But what they don’t know is that Biafrans are fully aware of the struggle for Biafra restoration.
“The governors are entitled to one vote during referendum. Even their families will vote for the freedom and independence of Biafra.”
Powerful also added that Igbo leaders’ day of judgment would also come when they too would be publicly disowned.
He said, “We have been disowned by them before and saying it now means they do not know what they are doing.
“We too are also disowning them and our own would be so devastating. Whatever they like let them do.”
In a similar way, the factional leader of MASSOB, Uchenna Madu, said his group remained committed to Biafra’s actualization and restoration.
“The people of Biafra have lost confidence, faith and trust in the Nigeria state. We don’t believe in the unity and existence of Nigeria.
“The governors and other leaders of South East are aware that Ndigbo no longer believe in Nigeria because of the current leadership style of President Muhamadu Buhari who always shows pathological hatred for the people of Biafra.”