- MASSOB in Anambra North insists nothing and nobody will stop the gubernatorial election in the state
- The group said it is in total support of its leader and original founder, Ralph Uwazurike
- They also insist that holding the Anambra election will have no negative effect on the agitation for Biafra
The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Biafra Independent Movement (BIM), Anambra North, have said nothing will stop the November 2017 election in the state.
In an interview with Vanguard, leader of MASSOB-BIM in Anambra North Zone, Chief Vincent Iloh, said the group is planning to host its founder, Ralph Uwazurike, who would be visiting the state to talk to the people on the need to vote in the coming election.
He said: “Chief Uwazurike chose the day 13, September, because of its significance to the struggle for actualization of Biafra.
"It will interest you to know that it was the day MASSOB was born, in 1999, we will also celebrate the day in Onitsha, as all Biafrans from different states of South East, South South and Middle Belt and those residing in other parts of the federation to celebrate the day.”
“He will also tell the people and residents of the state that the governorship election will hold in Anambra state on November 18, 2017, because it has nothing to do with Biafra actualization agitation."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that MASSOB and BIM have accused Nnamdi Kanu of planning to force the federal government to declare a state of emergency in Anambra state.
The two pro-Biafran groups in a statement on Thursday, August 10, warned that the call by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra for a boycott of the Anambra state governorship election was intended to push the government to declare emergency rule in the state, Punch reports.
The groups also called on the leadership of the IPOB to stop disturbing the south-east zone with its activities, adding that Kanu and IPOB do not have programmes that would lead to the emancipation of the southeast region.
In the video below; NAIJ.com TV takes a critical look at Nnamdi Kanu and the struggle for the actualisation of the Republic of Biafra.