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MASSOB Cautions Uwazuruike Over ‘Number Plates’, Others


THE Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has warned Chief Ralph Uwazuruike to stop making caricature of the Biafra struggle, saying that some of his recent actions are not for Igbo interest. 

   After a meeting held yesterday at MASSOB headquarters, Okwe, the group unanimously condemned what they called the “introduction of Biafra vehicle license and plate number” by Uwazuruike, arguing that he has no mandate for it now. 

    A statement signed by the group’s National Director of Information, Comrade Uchenna Madu, made available to newsmen in Awka, alleged that Uwazuruike’s actions and policies had dented the image of MASSOB.

   While the group asked Uwazuruike,“ Where will people purchase the so called Biafra plate number or register their vehicles for License?”

   “This unplanned and unarticulated policies deface the image of MASSOB. Things like this make Ndigbo to see MASSOB as a very unserious Organisation. How can Uwazuruike be so callous and wicked and insensitive to the plight of members in introducing the so called Biafra polices?”

Madu recalled how sometime ago, “The same Uwazuruike introduced Biafra colours on members commercial motorcycles/tricycles, enforcing the use of Biafra currency, collection of tolls and monetary levies from traders, empowerment of MASSOB members to effect arrest of citizens and trial of persons involved in civil/criminal matters which had yielded no positive progress to the struggle.

   The National Director of Information expressed concern that rather than moving forward, these policies had killed the image of MASSOB and portrayed it as criminalised organization.

   On the Presidential election, he noted, “MASSOB has never declared our preferred candidates even though we as Ndigbo have more sympathy, love and trust for President Goodluck Jonathan as a fellow Christian and close neighbour of Ndigbo.

   “We still need some concrete assurance from him concerning the general development of Igbo land and the difficulties Ndigbo are passing through in the hands of Nigeria government”, adding that MASSOB shall decide its preferred Presidential candidate on 9th March, 2015.

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