MASSOB tells Buhari to forget second-term bid

The Movement for the Actualization of a Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari, to forget about his aspiration for re-election, saying Nigeria would disintegrate before 2019.

The group also asked Atiku Abubakar and other political gladiators interested in the office of the president to perish their dreams as three nations would emerge from Nigeria before then.

In a statement issued yesterday in Awka, Anambra State by the group’s leader, Uchenna Madu, the body said President Buhari would be the last president of a “unified” Nigeria.

It maintained that no military might or alliances with Islamic international community will stop the soon emergence of Biafra.

“MASSOB wishes to inform the political gladiators of 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,” it stated.

The group described as a painful irony the way Nigeria retained the name given to her by the colonial masters, when countries as Gold Coast(Ghana) Upper Volta( Burkina Faso), Tanganyika ( Tanzania) and so on had changed their names immediately after their independence to reflect indigenous content.

“MASSOB in collaboration with other Pro-Biafra groups in the genuine spirit of Biafra revolution declared that enough is enough,” the group said.

“A new strategies and consolidation anchored on the principles of nonviolence will soon be unveil.

“The coming together of pro-Biafra groups will multiply our synergies and double our consistent efforts towards Biafra actualization and restoration through our undying demand and pressure for a referendum that will determine our stake in the  Biafra project.

“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 our ancestors chose the cursed 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 British colonial master gave them but political gladiators in Nigeria want to sustain and preserve this geographical expression called Nigeria.

“We are naturally and ancestrally called Biafra, Odududuwa and Arewa.”

Daily Trust

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