- The founder of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, Ralph Uwazurike stated that self-determination without violence is a fundamental right
- He stressed that Nigerians must strive against sowing the seed of discord, but do all that will promote peace and justice in the country
- According to Uwazurike, MASSOB was not formed to cause crisis in Nigeria
Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, the founder of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has disclosed that he assured late Odumegwu Ojukwu that there will not be another civil war in the quest for a sovereign Biafran state.
In an interview with Vanguard, Uwazurike blasted the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), for trying to cause chaos with their agitation.
He stated: “I assured the late Odumegwu Ojukwu when he was alive, that there would be no other Civil War in Nigeria.
“Because he (Ojukwu) was so concerned and wanted some measure of assurance from me that MASSOB would not cause problems in Nigeria, I gave him that assurance.
“Self-determination without violence is a fundamental right.
“We must strive against sowing the seed of discord but do all that will promote peace and justice in Nigeria.
“We have overgrown the era of marching the streets with Biafran flags.
“The main purpose of floating the organization called MASSOB was not to cause crisis in Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Ralph Uwazurike, the founder of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), accused the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, of blackmailing him.
Uwazurike who felt he is being egged out of the agitation he started, stated that he built Radio Biafra and employed Kanu who in turn started blackmailing him with the platform.
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