- MASSOB has alleged that some INEC officials have perfected plans to deny Igbo from getting registered in the on-going voters' registration exercise
- The group warned that they may not support the conduction of the general election of 2019 in Biafra land
- MASSOB declares May 22 as Biafra Independence Day across the country
The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra (MASSOB) on Monday, May 8, alleged that some of the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have perfected plans to deny Igbo from getting registered in the on-going voters registration exercise.
According to a report on Vanguard, MASSOB made the allegation in a press statement issued to newsmen in Owerri, Imo state capital.
The statement signed by the National Secretary Comrade Ugwuoke Ibem Ugwuoke read: “The Movement for the Actualization Of the Sovereign State of Biafra MASSOB raises a gravely concerns over the on-going voters registration exercise in Igbo land where Ndigbo are being frustrated and disfranchised by the staffs of INEC.
“This tutored activities of INEC officials under the control and directives of Hausa Fulani leaders appointed by President Buhari are one the major reasons why MASSOB may not support the conduction of the general election of 2019 in Biafra land.”
The statement went further to explain how MASSOB got to know about the development.
It read: “Reports gathered by MASSOB Security Intelligent Agents proofs that INEC has started the processes of rigging and doctoring the incoming elections to favour the interest of Hausa Fulani.
“Last week at Aguata, MASSOB witnessed indiscriminate criminal acts of INEC officials at Aguata registration centre at a remote location in Ekwuluobia.
“MASSOB saw lot of young people hanging around, they were not registering, it was informed that INEC said they can’t register because they were 18yrs at the point of the last registration in 2014 and they did not register.”
MASSOB also alleged that “INEC officials noted that they can only register if they can prove that they weren’t around in the last registration exercise by providing a copy of their International Passport.
“After much pressure to know why such condition must be attached for voters’ registration, the INEC officials insisted that the order is from above and must be followed.
“MASSOB queried what concerns International Passport with voters’ registration for people Nigeria claimed are their citizens? Is this same INEC system and bottleneck conditions from above working in the Northern region of Nigeria?
“MASSOB sees these bottleneck conditions a smooth way for disfranchising the people of Eastern region in the coming elections which Nigeria thinks will hold.
“MASSOB under the leadership of our leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu insists that there may be no Nigeria that will run a general election in 2019 because the artificial expression called Nigeria is already sitting on a dangerous time bomb that will explode any moment before 2019.
“MASSOB advice the people of Biafra to be more conscious of the reality of Biafra than who becomes Senators, Governors or other political appointment in Nigeria.”
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported that MASSOB, declared May 22 as Biafra Independence Day across the country.
MASSOB, while urging all Igbos worldwide to join in the celebration, said this year’s celebration would be held for seven days.
MASSOB also assured all participants that the exercise throughout the period would be violent-free.
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