The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) has hailed Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State for what the group described as the governor’s staunch support for and campaign for the release of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
In a statement by Uchenna Madu, MASSOB’s new leader, the group expressed joy over the interest the governor from South West has shown by campaigning for the release of Nnamdi Kanu.
“MASSOB hails Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state for his staunch support and defense of Nnamdi Kanu and non violent Biafran agitators. 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. He is worth more than some Igbo governors,” the statement said.
MASSOB described President Muhammadu Buhari as hypocrite who has refused to keep to his own part of the deal to release Nnamdi Kanu to a prominent Igbo leader.
“Two months after the meeting, instead of heeding to our agreement of releasing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu which will reduce the political tension and uprising in Biafraland, Nigeria Government continued to unleash terror on our people and deriving joy in killing of our non violent Biafran agitators.
“We know that freedom can never be achieved on a platter and calculations can never make a hero, MASSOB has vowed that the gruesome murder of over forty non violent Biafran agitators by Nigerian security agents at Aba will not be wished away. Their death have become a motivational force, a quick reminder and a Biafra cross on Golgotha for the undying spirit of Biafranism,” the statement said.
MASSOB also condemned the silence by Igbo governors and senators on the plight of Nnamdi Kanu and other Biafran agitators.
“Some Igbo governors and senators are stooges and cowards. We doubt if Igbo blood of braveness and eloquence run in their veins. The northern and western governors/senators openly and secretly collaborate and work with Boko-Haram and Odua Igbo People’s Congress (OPC) respectively for the interest of their ethnic block but their Igbo counterparts are always shying away as cowards.
“MASSOB is elated that some Niger Delta groups have joined the Biafran struggle. We support every group with genuine mission, mind and position on Biafra actualization no matter the system they apply. 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 principle 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,” the group declares.