By Nwanosike Onu, Awka
THE Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) of Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has warned the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi to stop using the name of Biafra to campaign.
The group, led by Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, declares that the actualization of the sovereign State of Biafra is not in anybody’s hand, but God’s.
In a statement signed by Chris Mocha and made available to The Nation, BIM -MASSOB said yesterday that it was not against the February 25 presidential election, adding that anyone that had his or her Permanent Voter Register (PVC) should exercise his rights. He said they were sending a strong warning to politicians who were in the habit of using the name of Biafra during their political campaigns.
The group said Obi and his members were saying that if they were elected, their government would end Biafra agitations in the East. Is it still possible to stop Biafra? Mocha queried.
According to him, “Over 3 million innocent lives had been wasted from 1967 till date and properties worth trillions of naira belonging to Igbo of South East destroyed in the cause of Biafra.”
“Politician can only give what they have in stock. Even if an Igbo man eventually emerged Nigerian President, such a President can never stop the much awaited emergence of the Republic of Biafra. Biafra is now or never. There is no amount of false hopes by these politicians to woo voters in the name of Biafra that will ever give anyone of them “a clear lead at the poll.” BIM -MASSOB said.