Abia APC mega rally: MASSOB denies plots for anti- Buhari protest
From Steve Oko, Umuahia
The Leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has denied any plots by pro- Biafra groups to stage anti- Buhari protests in Abia today ( Tuesday) against the proposed mega rally of the All Progressive Congress ( APC) in Umuahia.
MASSOB in a press statement signed by its Leader, Uchenna Madu said that contrary to insinuations in some quarters, pro Biafra groups had no intentions to disrupt the proposed visit of President Muhammadu Buhari during the rally.
Meanwhile a source close to the party has confirmed that both President Buhari, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are expected to grace the mega rally.
But the MASSOB boss said pro- Biafra groups had no interest in the said political rally.
It therefore, warned mischief makers to stop dragging pro- Biafra groups into Nigeria politics as such is at variance with its agenda which is the restoration of Biafra republic.
The statement read in part : ” Pro- Biafra groups have no rally or protest tomorrow ( today) in Abia. We warn mischief makers to stay clear and stop using the name and status of Biafra agitators in causing public tensions or disaffections in Biafra land.
“Pro Biafra groups are wiser now, we have no intention of giving the blood thirsty cowardly Nigeria security agents the golden opportunity to use us as experiments for gun shootings entertainments.
” Pro Biafra groups are more determined and focused on preparations, lobbying and civil enforcement of a United Nation backed referendum that will determine the independence of Biafra from Nigeria state.
“Public protests or rally against any political gathering or functions are not in our agenda now because we know that President Buhari remains the last President, a united Nigeria will have.
” MASSOB and other pro Biafra groups will no longer expose the lives of our members to the President Buhari led Islamist army of the Federal government of Nigeria.
“We have gathered in stock, enough audio and video evidences against the brutalities, mesmerization, subjections and extra judicial killings of peaceful, armless and non violence pro Biafra agitators by Islamist army of President Buhari led Federal government of Nigeria.
“2018 is a year of reconciliation, reassurances and reintegration among the pro Biafra agitators and the people of Biafra at large. We shall device means to work and re strategize with our people including the civil societies, political, religious, traditional and opinion leaders for effective projection of our regional interest from Nigeria.”