Posted by News Express | 11 December 2015 | 3,099 times
The ceasefire declared by the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to give room for a dialogue with the Federal Government appears headed for the rocks.
The groups are peeved by reports that former governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Senator Goodswill Akpabio-led a delegation accompanied by some northern elites on behalf of MASSOB to Federal Government to broker a truce.
Consequently, they said they the only way they would be part of the dialogue is if detained IPOB leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu is part of it.
Speaking on the proposed dialogue, in Enugu, yesterday, MASSOB Director of Information, Edson Samuel, said: “We are shocked that Akpabio, who disowned MASSOB at the inception of this demonstration, led some northern leaders to broker truce on our behalf. We do not know them, neither can we identify with them because any person moving to dialogue between us and Federal Government must first meet with us and know our demands.
“This demonstration is strictly anchored by MASSOB, IPOB and Akpabio, working with his cohort, Dozie Ikedife, have shown hatred for Nnamdi Kanu. We make haste to disown them.
“Ikedife has his own agenda and belief in the constitution of Nigeria, which we do not believe in. MASSOB and Biafra do not have faith in Nigerian constitution. The Nigerian constitution is a complete fraud; that is why we are protesting to opt out. The framers of the constitution never consulted Ndigbo when it was crafted.”
•Extracted from a Vanguard report. Photo shows Nnamdi Kanu acknowledging cheers from supporters during a court appearance.
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