The leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, (MASSOB) Ralph Uwazuruike has alleged that Nnamdi Kanu has been compromised in the struggle for Biafra.
According to Uwazuruike, the Federal Government has bought mansions for the IPOB leader in London, adding that Kanu has been secretly recruited by the government to destroy the Biafran movement from within. In his words:
“Apparently they saw Nnamdi Kanu as someone of high value for use. They heard him shouting on radio and approached him and he accepted. Naturally, only a strong, principled man can say no because they will give you irresistible offers.
“I know the mansions Nnamdi Kanu and people like him have abroad, given to them by the same government, – the same security agencies. Don’t worry, the truth will emerge soon.”
Uwazuruike also alleged that Kanu’s insistence “on the boycott of the Anambra State governorship election in November is a ploy to ensure that the All Progressives Congress takes over in the state. He said:
“All things playing out today, including the so-called ‘no election’ in Anambra State is nothing but a smokescreen. The ‘no election’ is aimed at favouring the APC to edge out Governor (Willie) Obiano; that’s the only thing.”
Describing Nnamdi Kanu as a mere rabble-rouser who is clueless about how to attain Biafra, the MASSOB leader said:
“Let him tell you his own agenda. What does he know about Biafra? Somebody who doesn’t know the difference between an election and a referendum; that there is no difference between election and referendum.
“He says ‘give me Biafra or give me a date for referendum.’ So, what is the difference between the two? All the materials you use in a referendum are the same you use in an election. The only difference is that in an election, you may have many political parties while in a referendum, you vote yes or no.”
Uwazuruike condemned Nnamdi Kanu for promoting his Biafran message with hate speech, adding that Igbo people are known as decent and respectful people but the IPOB leader’s tactics was changing the mindset of the people.
According to the MASSOB founder, it was such hateful rhetoric that caused the Arewa youths to issue a quit notice on Igbo living in the North. He expressed fears that innocent Igbos living in the North might lose their lives because of Kanu’s misinformed utterances.
Uwazuruike recalled that he was detained for over two years by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, but he never insulted the ex-President because he respected the office of the President.
He said the best way to attain freedom was to use a decent and non-violent approach like Martin Luther King (Jnr.) and Mahatma Gandhi.
“Ndigbo must make sure they bring up their children well. Nnamdi Kanu is a bad example of what an Igbo child should be. He insulted the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
“Even if there is Biafra and you are the President, what type of Biafra are you leading? If the Biafra we are talking about cannot be better than Nigeria, we better stay in Nigeria,” the MASSOB leader said.
Uwazuruike slammed Obasanjo and Buhari for marginalising the Igbos, accusing them of hating people from the South-East.He alleged that the Igbos knew Buhari did not like them which was why they voted massively against him in 2015.