The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has called on the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, who has been away from Nigeria for a while now, to come back home and fight for Biafra.
MASSOB also cautioned Kanu to desist from insulting its Leader, Ralph Uwazuruike, over issues concerning the struggle for Biafra.
Speaking in a telephone interview with Punch, on Thursday, MASSOB’s National Director of Information, Sunday Okereafor, said that it is wrong for Kanu to stay in Canada, the United States of America, USA, or United Kingdom, UK, and think that he can achieve Biafra from outside Nigeria.
Okereafor also faulted Kanu for accusing Uwazuruike of thwarting the fight towards achieving a Sovereign State of Biafra, adding that, the MASSOB Leader brought the IPOB Leader into the struggle.
He maintained that the IPOB Leader would not be able to achieve Biafra by speaking from London, Canada, and America.
His words: “MASSOB says on Biafra, we stand. Nnamdi Kanu cannot say that he is fighting for Biafra, and he is staying in America, London, Canada, Australia. Everyday, he is flying; he should come back home and pay the price.
“MASSOB is telling Nnamdi Kanu to come down home and fight for the freedom, rather than hiding abroad. Nnamdi Azikiwe was in Nigeria as Governor General of Nigeria, and Muammar Ghaddafi was there fighting for the freedom of his people, Jomo Kenyatta fought for the freedom of Kenyans from Kenya.
“Also, Thomas Jefferson of America stayed in America and fought for their own freedom. So, Nnamdi Kanu should come home; he should bring his own members home and fight, rather than castigating Uwazuruike.
“Odumegwu Ojukwu never castigated Michael Okpara and Uwazuruike never castigated Ojukwu. Kanu was an employee of MASSOB. Uwazuruike employed him. It is now that he wants to be the boss. Does Kanu know about the struggle? No.
“We know that they want to hijack the struggle. Even now, they want to hijack it. But Uwazuruike remains the father. Kanu was an employee of MASSOB. How can an employee know more than the Managing Director?
“Uwazuruike is going the normal line in which he is supposed to go and get Biafra. We do not carry arms; so, how can you expect us to carry arms. Kanu is a freedom fighter; how would you run away from the people he is fighting for?”