Leader of Movement of the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazuruike, yesterday urged Igbos to disregard the threat by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to boycott next year’s general elections.
Uwazuruike described the threat as untenable and unrealistic, saying that MASSOB had used this method in its agitation in the past, which yielded no result.
Speaking with newsmen in Owerri yesterday, Uwazuruike said such threat was laughable because he Kanu did not have control of elections in Nigeria.
Uwazuruike said: “No election, no census, referendum and sit-at home were among MASSOB major agenda in 2004 which we latter dropped because we discovered that it cannot be realized and it will affect our people most.
“Nnamdi Kanu out of ignorance called for boycott of Anambra election last year and the election held, now that he is calling for another boycott how does he want to achieve that”, he added.
He said Kanu was recruited to destabilize activities of MASSOB, adding that why he resurfaced again was to use the IPOB’s platform to make money for his selfish gain.
“A lot of his members were killed last year and he left them and ran away, a real freedom fighter does not fear for death rather he donates his life for the struggle.
“He should be disregarded because all his activities from his arrest, to his release and finally his travel to Israel were stage-managed. So he is fake”.