Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, yesterday, dissociated itself from the visit of the leader of the Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, to Kaduna state.
The group also gave an insight on why leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, left Uwazuruike.
Uwazuruike had met with former Chief of Staff to late Military Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha in Kaduna during the week.
MASSOB said Uwazuruike had lost the trust and confidence of Igbo people.
In a statement signed by the leader of MASSOB, Comrade Uchenna Madu, the group said Uwazuruike was on his own because he was incapable of ensuring genuine representation of the people of Biafra on such a delicate matter.
Madu said it was very shameful for the former MASSOB leader to claim to be speaking for Ndigbo after he lost the confidence of the people, describing Uwazuruike as a confused person.
He said, “We have made it clear to the people of Biafra that there is nothing like MASSOB/BIM or BIM/ MASSOB. Our people should not allow themselves to be deceived by Uwazuruike’s antics.
“We are MASSOB, while Uwazuruike is BIM.
“Uwazuruike’s visit to Kaduna for a meeting with our oppressors and enemies of Biafra that had been romancing with him since 2013, is another open evidence that he is not working for Ndigbo or Biafrans.
“MASSOB advises members of BIM who still believe in genuine struggle for Biafra actualization and restoration to immediately leave Uwazuruike’s BIM now and rejoin MASSOB to regain their pride.”
The MASSOB leader also said that allegation by Uwazuruike that he sacked Nnamdi Kanu from MASSOB, was baseless.
He stressed that it was Nnamdi Kanu that left him when he found out that Uwazuruike was not sincere with the actualization of Biafra.
Madu alleged that Arewa groups were using Uwazuruike for media propaganda and to create a confusion among Igbos, while Insisting that Kanu had been positively consistent in championing the Biafra cause.