Mr Ralph Uwazurike-led Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has taunted the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu as a coward, for making noise while in hiding, dared him to come back to Nigeria
Though, the war of words between the two leaders of the secessionist, Uwazurike and Kanu was settled earlier this week.
The skirmish started when Kanu blasted Uwazurike for allegedly taking the issue to Nations and people organisations (UNPO) in Hague, Netherlands.
The IPOB leader described Uwazurike move as belittling since the matter has allegedly being taken to the United Nations which is the more powerful recognised body.
However, Sunny Okoroafor, the Director Information of MASSOB blasted Nnamdi Kanu, saying the IPOB leader was not qualified to speak about Biafra struggle.
In his statement;
“Where was Nnamdi Kanu when Chief Ralph Uwazuruike started the struggle for Biafra?
One thing is clear; Uwazuruike was the first man in this new struggle to hoist the Biafran flag in the international arena,”
He added that Uwazurike was the founder of the struggle which Kanu was a member-only for him to become a traitor by breaking away a faction.
Okoroafor continued, “If the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu is talking about the struggle for Biafra, he should first of all come back home and not to stay outside to make noise.
“He should not be afraid of imprisonment; after all, Nelson Mandela was in prison in South Africa for 27 years.
He did not run away and did not abandon his people.
Nnamdi Kanu should come down-home and fight for the freedom of his people.”
The MASSOB kicked that it was a height of irresponsibility for any group or body to accuse its leadership of giving bribe because he wants a membership of one UNPO.
The statement added, “We are not corrupt in MASSOB, therefore, will not be accused of giving bribe to anybody or group so that Biafra could be a member of UNPO,” it said.
“If Kanu thinks we should be at loggerheads with our neighbours because we are fighting for Biafra, he should be joking.
“MASSOB has come a long way with the Biafra struggle, and we will not allow anybody to distract us,” Okoroafor said.