The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra has faulted the claim by Ohanaeze Ndigbo. This is because Ohanaeze thinks they have the mandate to realise a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction and not an independent state of Biafra.
MASSOB reacted to a statement credited to the leader of the Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation in Anambra State, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene. He said MASSOB remained the voice of Ndigbo and not Ohanaeze. Okeke-Ogene had on Tuesday said that Ohanaeze Ndigbo was pursuing Igbo presidency. This is because the executive of Ohanaeze led by Chief Nnia Nwodo, had the mandate of Ndigbo to negotiate the Igbo position in Nigeria.
Mr Sunday Okereafor who is the National Director of information for MASSOB came out to debunk such claims. He stated on Wednesday that it is contrary to Okeke-Ogene’s position. More so, he said the people of the South-East were no longer interested in having a president of Igbo extraction.
“Ohanaeze has no agenda, but only pursuing their interest. They (Ohanaeze) are now shouting Igbo presidency.
One of them is saying if they fail to get Igbo presidency in 2023. They will join Nnamdi Kanu to get Biafra.
“The fact is that when they get to that point, one Ibrahim will emerge, and Onu will be the Vice President.
“Ohanaeze is not the voice of the Igbo; MASSOB is the voice of the Igbo. The leaders of the Igbo are in MASSOB.
If you present Igbo presidency and Biafra to the Igbo. You will see that the Igbo will pick Biafra and dump Igbo presidency.”