The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB has stated that Nigeria will disintegrate and no longer exist as a nation beyond 2019.
In a statement issued by the MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, in Awka, on Monday, Dec. 4th, the pro-Biafra group warned politicians with presidential ambitions to perish such thoughts because three nations would emerge from Nigeria before 2019.
The group further stressed that President Buhari would be the last president of a “ unified’ Nigeria. The statement read in part:
“MASSOB wishes to inform the political gladiators of the Nigerian state that their 2019 political ambitions will not materialize because Nigeria as an entity will not exist beyond the year 2019.
“Before the end of the year 2019, there will be no more Nigeria as a political entity; there will be newborn nations called Biafra, Oduduwa and Arewa republics.
“We also wish to inform the voluntary and forced citizens of this failed entity called Nigeria that Mohammed Buhari is the last president of this geographical expression called Nigeria”.
The group described as a painful irony the way Nigeria retained the name given to her by the colonial masters, adding that countries such as Gold Coast(Ghana) Upper Volta(Burkina Faso) and Tanganyika (Tanzania) changed their names to reflect indigenous content immediately after their independence.
“We wish to remind the citizens and inhabitants of this geographical expression called Nigeria by the British colonial lords that God did not create us as Nigerians or that our ancestors chose the name called Nigeria. We inherited and anchored our names through our native, cultural and traditional inclinations. It is only dogs and other domestic pets that retain and maintain names given to them by their lords and owners.
“Some other nations of Africa who pride their native, cultural and traditional values as a mark of respect to their forefathers, rejected the change of their country’s name which the British colonial masters gave them and which political gladiators in Nigeria want to sustain and preserve.
“We are naturally and ancestrally called Biafra, Oduduwa and Arewa, but British colonial masters named the people Nigeria 57 years ago and these people prefer to kill themselves just to preserve it, than reject it. It is only an animal that bears the name that is given to it by another person.
“As every nation of the universe has its spiritual anchor and stronghold, MASSOB gladly wishes to inform the people of Biafra that the spiritual anchor and stronghold of Nigeria entity has been broken.”
MASSOB stated that it would collaborate with other Biafra agitators to adopt new strategies in a renewed vigour for the actualization of Biafra Republic. The group said new strategies and consolidation would be anchored on the principle of non violence which would soon be unveiled.
“No military might or alliances with Islamic countries will stop the emergence of Biafra soon. MASSOB in collaboration with other pro-Biafra groups in the genuine spirit of Biafra revolution declares that enough is enough.
“The coming together of pro-Biafra groups will multiply our synergies and double our consistent efforts towards Biafra actualisation and restoration through our undying demand and pressure for a referendum that will determine our stake in the Biafran project,” the statement read.