The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has warned that the South-East would never forgive any Igbo leader that is working against the region’s chances of producing the next Nigeria’s president in 2023.
MASSOB Warns South-East Politicians
The group stated this in a statement issued by its National Director of Information, Comrade Edeson Samuel while condemning the support given to the presidential aspiration of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State by Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpazu.
MASSOB warned South-East governors and members of the National Assembly from Igbo land that anyone that sabotages the presidential aspirants from the region shall be treated as a saboteur and a betrayer of his own brother.
The group said, “It is very disappointing and unpatriotic that some Igbo political leaders whom Ndigbo gave the mandate to represent Igbo interest will work against the Igbo agenda to clinch the president of Nigeria.
“How could some of our political leaders support a man who openly denied his Igboness, a man whose pathological hatred against Ndigbo is overwhelmingly seen?
“MASSOB warned Igbo leaders to stop their selfish actions that are capable of distorting the overall interest of the southeast region because MASSOB will never tolerate such political selfishness now.
“Governor Nyesom Wike is not interested in aspiring for the presidency, he is an errand boy to his master, Governor Tambuwal of Sokoto State, our Igbo political leaders should know that Nyesom Wike is deceiving them. 2023 is the turn of the southeast to produce the next president of Nigeria.
“These South-East governor’s played the same game in the 2019 general election with General Muhammadu Buhari and the APC ruling government, which they promised Buhari 25% of our vote because of their selfish interest.
“Our intelligence report has revealed that the Governor of Abia State is in agreement with Nyesom Wike, because of the crisis of who should control the state structures and the list of the party delegates that will be submitted to the party national secretariat in Abuja for the incoming primaries.
The group vowed that the Igbo would not forgive any person from the region that frustrated the presidential bid of the zone.
“MASSOB is making it clear that any governor or national Assembly members from Igbo land found working against any presidential aspirants from South East, shall be treated as saboteurs and a betrayer of his own brother.
“We can never forgive any Igbo leader that betrays our collective interest in 2023, irrespective of his position, we shall mark them” they stated.
KanyiDaily recalls that the former governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State, Uche Nwosu had also berated southern politicians who refused to support the South-East to produce the next president.