We’ll achieve Biafra through non-violence — Uwazuruike

Posted by News Express | 17 February 2022 | 473 times

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•MASSOB Founder Uwazuruike



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Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, leader and founder of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), otherwise called Biafran Independent Movement (BIM), has assured that Biafran state would be achieved through non-violence.

Addressing the newly elected and appointed executives of Biafra Internal Government (BIG) on Tuesday at Ojukwu Memorial Library in Owerrri, Imo state capital, Uwazuruike said “non-violence remains the only cardinal principle to achieving our independence from Nigeria.” 

The MASSOB leader enjoined other pro-Biafra groups, as a matter of principle, to emulate BIM/MASSOB, while expressing satisfaction with his members for keeping hope alive in the emancipation struggle. 

Recall that Biafra Internal Government has been test-running inside BIM-MASSOB after its inauguration on January 1, 2020 by Chief Ralph Uwazuruike as a prelude to achieving the much-awaited Biafra sovereignty. 

Uwazuruike insisted that residents of the new Biafra would not take up arms in their pursuit of actualising the sovereign nation of Biafra. 

In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to BIM/MASSOB on Media and Publicity, Elder Chris Mocha, and made available to newsmen in Onitsha, Uwazuruike assured all that the people of Biafra were committed to a non-violent approach in breaking away from Nigeria. 

The statement quoted Uwazuruike as naming the new offices to include, the President, Prime Minister; Chief Justice, Speaker of Parliament, and ministers  of Biafra Internal Government for the 3rd Republic of Biafra. 

Uwazuruike said the election of the new executive officers of BIG was in line with the democratic principles, promising  to achieve new nation where the free gift of nature to man, abundant natural resources in the land, shall be used to improve the life of the people.  

The statement further quoted Uwazuruike as saying: “One of my greatest happiness today is that the Biafra we started on September 13,1999 as MASSOB is now a household name that is being talked about all over the world. 

“That showed that MASSOB, as an organization, is good manager because if MASSOB was not a good manager that sustained the tempo of non-violence of Biafra struggle, all these our sister pro-Biafran groups and people of Biafra today wouldn’t have been here or came up to talk about Biafra. 

“That come rain, come sunshine, MASSOB still remained the originator of Biafra emancipation struggle. The whole world knows and sees MASSOB as the originator of new Biafra.

“No reasonable human being can write about this modern and new Biafra history without writing about MASSOB. 

“BIM/MASSOB shall continue to maintain the non-violence principle because he who holds the mantle of leadership is not known by noise making.

“Biafrans won’t fight another civil war with Nigeria, despite the level of provocation. We are very positive that we will reach the Promised Land without firing a gunshot.” 


Source: News Express

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