Monday, May 18, 2015

Nigeria Will Disintegrate If Uwazuruike Is Arrested – MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualsation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MAS­SOB), has warned that Ni­geria would disintegrate, if its leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike were arrest­ed by the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), adding that he has no constitutional power to arrest him.

The group gave the warning in Onitsha, Anam­bra State.

Reacting to a statement credited to the MASSOB leader that Buhari was plan­ning to clamp down on him using the organisation’s Regional administrator for Nnewi South Region, Tony A. Nwodo, said General Buhari has no constitution­al power to arrest Uwazur­uike and warned that such alleged plan if carried out, would result in disintegra­tion of the country.

Nwodo said: “Uwazur­uike is our spiritual and physical leader, Buhari cannot arrest him. It is like saying you will arrest the Sultan of Sokoto, who is the religious leader of the muslims.

“He should first arrest Oba Rilwan Akiolu of La­gos State, who is now into partisan politics for vowing that Igbo living in Lagos State should perish in the lagoon if they failed to vote for APC gubernatorial can­didate.

“If Uwazuruike is ar­rested, Nigeria will disinte­grate. By virtue of Uwazur­uike’s position, you can’t arrest him. Buhari should focus on how to provide dividends of democracy to Nigerians and not to look for perceived enemies to clamp down upon. We are not in the days of the mili­tary that based its actions on dictatorship.”

Reiterating that MAS­SOB would continue to struggle for a sovereign state of Biafra, Nwodo stated that no amount of threats would deter the group from the struggle.

“We are a non-violent group fighting for a sover­eign state of Biafra because Nigerian government has continued to marginalise Igbo nation.

“We will not relent in the struggle and nobody can threaten us, no matter how highly placed,” he added.


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