FROM GEORGE ONYEJIUWA, OWERRI AND JEFF AMAECHI, ABAKILIKI
The leader of the Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike yesterday insisted that he remains the leader of the Pro-Biafra movement.
This was just as he has reiterated that Mr. Uchenna Madu and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu have long been expelled from the movement for gross misconduct.
Recall that earlier in the week a faction of the Pro Biafra movement led by Comrade Uchenna Madu announced the expulsion of Chief Ralph Uwazuruike over alleged fraud and misappropriation of the funds belonging to the group.
But speaking through the National Director of Information, Chris Moucha, the MASSOB leader who distanced MASSOB from the ongoing violent demonstrations by the supporters of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), across South- East and South South states.
Uwazuruike said that the former directors, Nnamdi Kanu of Radio Biafra, London, and Uchenna Madu, were expelled members since September 30, 2009, and August 30, 2014, respectively for their violent related behaviours, and added that they cannot speak on behalf of the organisation in any capacity.
There is no faction in MASSOB, Uwazuruike is still MASSOB leader, they insisted, saying somebody from outside MASSOB cannot dethrone its leader. It however dissociated itself from the violent activities of IPOB.
“There is no faction in MASSOB I have remained silent on the matter because silence is the best answer to a fool”.
He further stressed that somebody outside MASSOB does not have the capacity or authority to dethrone its leader, noting that Uchenna Madu masterminded the last crises in MASSOB’s administrative headquarters, at Okwe, Onu-Imo L.G.A, of Imo State, which led to the death of four innocent members because of his usual character to decimate the organisation in order to emerge the new Igbo champion.
Similarly, the Orlu Zonal Director of information Comrade Onyenuma Ahamefule has warned Uchenna Madu who claimed to be the new leader of MASSOB to desist from such nefarious act or be ready to face the consequences.
Onyenuma who accused Uchenna Madu of trying to destabilize the movement alleged that the former Information director sabotaged the organisation by deceiving restive youths and public.
“MASSOB is a disciplined organisation we follow the footsteps of our Visionary and disciplined leader, Chief, Dr. Ralph Uwazuruike. His philosophies and principles are our watch-word”.
Also, Abia Central Zone of the group, has said that the action of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Onitsah , Anambra State between December 1 and 2 was satanic.
Meanwhile, seven persons suspected to be members of the Pro-Biafran group were arrested by the Ebonyi State Police Command for engaging in protests in front of the state Government House.