The founder of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) Chief Raph Uwazuruike has described the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu as a fake freedom fighter.
Uwazuruike, who said a true freedom fighter would be ready to donate his life for the people, also alleged that the disappearance and resurfacing of Kanu in Israel was planned and perfected by the Department of State Service (DSS).
He dismissed the much reported appearance in Israel as a non issue because it was pre-arranged.
Uwazuruike stated these at a press conference in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
“Not many of his ardent followers truly know that Kanu is not sincerely working for the Independence of Biafra. His coming to Nigeria, his arrest, detention, trial, release on bail and his alleged disappearance and resurfacing, were all prearranged by the DSS”, Uwazuruike said.
According to him, if Kanu is sincere, he should have disclosed how he was spirited away from his Afara Ukwu country home, when the soldiers struck.
“How did he disappear from his country home? How did he survive the onslaught, even when he claimed that about 28 people were killed during the military operation in his home? How did he leave Nigeria and what document did he use to traverse all the nations before arriving Israel? We couldn’t have forgotten so soon that the DSS seized all his travel documents”, Chief Uwazuruike asked.
Speaking on what makes a true freedom fighter and detailing his own travails in the struggle for Biafra, Uwazuruike said: “A freedom fighter donates his life for the struggle he believes in.
“This is not the case with Nnamdi Kanu. Running away from the struggle means that he is a fake freedom fighter. This young man does not consult anybody and he has no adviser. Kanu erroneously believes that President Buhari can wake up any day and call for a referendum that is not even captured in the Constitution.
“When Kanu was declared missing, I knew that it was a ruse.
“When Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State said that Kanu would resurface before the end of the year, he spoke from the point of knowledge and not speculation”.
He however called on Ndigbo to completely disregard the directives the IPOB leader gave in his broadcast.
“Nnamdi Kanu is calling for effective boycott of elections, referendum and sit at home, which MASSOB/BIM abandoned long ago, because of its adverse effects on Ndigbo. These issues are not practicable and the young man does not and cannot have effective control over them.
“Even if the people obey the order, the Nigerian Constitution empowers President Buhari to appoint anybody to run the affairs of any state, where elections were not held”, Uwazuruike said.
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