From GEORGE ONYEJIUWA, OWERRI
The National Leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Comrade Uchenna Madu, has said that the Movement would commence what it called an internal revolution in the South East against the political leaders, whom he alleged have connived with the oppressors of Ndigbo.
According to him, those he referred to as the so-called political and religious leaders, he said, have continued to sabotage the progress of the people.
The MASSOB leader, who stated this yesterday during the 83 years post humous celebration of the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu held at the National headquarters of the Movement in Okwe, Onuimo Council Area of Imo State, said that most Igbo leaders have become cowards who are afraid to defend the cause of the people and that such leaders would soon be flushed out, as the movement would soon commence an internal revolution.
He said: “Some Igbo political and religious leaders have committed more harmful, dangerous and sacrilegious crimes against Igboland with their nonchalant attitudes and selfishness against our ancestors. It is clear that the Nigerian state has abandoned and neglected Igboland. The question is, why must Igbo political, religious, economic and traditional leaders complement our oppressors’ deliberate policies against the survival of our people in Nigeria?
However, he said that the late Igbo leader, Dim Ojukwu is the only Igbo that his generation, present generation and future generation will continued to honour and adore as the symbol of the emancipation of Ndigbo.
“Today is November 4, which ought to be a special day in Igboland, a day set aside by God; a day the greatest Igbo man, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu was born. So, today we are celebrating his 83rd posthumous birthday.
“we gathered to reflect, refresh and revive the consciousness of Ojukwuism in Igbo land”.
Meanwhile, the MASSOB leader has reiterated that the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) by the President Muhammadu Buhari regime would not break the resolve of the agitators to actualise the Sovereign State of Biafra, noting that he was himself detained by the Obasanjo Government for over three years.
“ The continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu by the Hausa- Fulani government is part of the sacrifices that he has to pay for the struggle and we will not be deterred by that and don’t forget I was also detained for over three years by the Obasanjo government, so it the sacrifice that we have to make to gain our freedom”.