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Pro-Biafra agitators reject Southeast governors' resolutions

26 November 2015, 13:12 Daniel Akpu

Movement for Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, one of the Biafra secessionist groups on Wednesday rejected the Southeast Governors' resolutions arguing that they did not address the major issue behind their agitation.

Southeast governors and the Stakeholders had on sunday met at Government House, Enugu,in Enugu state to find solution to the on-going protests by members of MASSOB and IPOB over the continued detention of the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and other Igbo activists. The elders including present, past governors, Ministers of Igbo extraction, national assembly members and other Leaders had during the meeting resolved to set up a committee to dialogue with the pro- Biafra agitators.

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State who spoke to reporters on behalf of the Stakeholders after the marathon meeting said that a committee would be set up to dialogue with the pro-Biafra agitators with a view to ending the crisis. But MASSOB in a statement rejected the resolutions arguing that the major issue which is the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu by government has not been settled.

The release signed by Uchenna Madu, National Director of Information of MASSOB said the only way to end the crisis is the unconditional release of Kanu. The group also said it is worrisome that South East governors met in their usual characteristic without their South South counterparts where Biafra uprising also holds sway. The statement reads: "MASSOB is not satisfied with all the meeting of Igbo leaders on Sunday because of no seriousness on the plight of Nnamdi Kanu".

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"How can revered Igbo leaders waste a whole day in a marathon meeting without discussing our simple demand of Nnamdi Kanu's release?". "Are they afraid of Northern oligarchy, western alliance with north or President Buhari ?. The governors Ohaneze and other Igbo leaders have proved that they're not representing the interest & demands of Ndigbo".

"They have shown their soft mind, inferiority complex and loyalty to our oppressors, we shall prove to Nigeria that the Igbo governors, national assembly members, other Igbo leaders are not truly in charge of affairs in Igboland". "DSS is buying time for long incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu to impress Buhari and Northern Political cabals that they can frustrate Biafra revolution".

"Long incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu by DSS will only motivate, inspire and increase the moral of Biafra agitators. How long shall they continue to detain an innocent man who already command the massive respect of Ndigbo even in detention?. "MASSOB and IPOB members are not demonstrating or protesting against infrastructural decay in Igboland or non inclusion of Igbos in major political appointments but the release of our brother, Nnamdi Kanu who represent the genuine desire of the people eastern region". "Other demands and clamor of Ndigbo as a result of the current political tension are good but major one now is the release of Nnamdi Kanu"

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