The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has declared that Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, is worth more to its cause than some political office holders in the Southeast, who it described as “stooges and cowards”.
Gov. Fayose had last Saturday faulted the application by the federal government to secretly try the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, by using mask-wearing prosecution witnesses.
The governor had described the move as a mockery of democracy.
In its reaction, 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 Kanu and other detained Biafran agitators, wondering “if Igbo blood is running in their veins”.
While hailing Governor Fayose for his staunch support for the defense of the detained IPOB leader 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”.
The factional MASSOB leader 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, their Southeast counterparts 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”.