Posted by News Express | 18 March 2017 | 1,686 times
A separatist group, the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN), has distanced itself from an alleged alliance with former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, and Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, against a former Governor of the state, Mr. Peter Obi, ahead the governorship election in the state later in the year.
A statement issued on Friday by MOBIN Director General, Rita Eberechukwu Anigbogu, quoted a report published in The Guardian on 17th of March, 2017, with the headline, ‘Obiano Conscripts Soludo against Obi for Second Term ambition’, describing it as not only misleading but also a mischievous attempt to dent the image of MOBIN.
The statement said: “MOBIN wishes to dissociate itself from the claims of that report, as it has never met Prof. Soludo or Mr. Obiano, and has no alliance with the duo in any way whatsoever. MOBIN was formed by pro-Biafrans as its political alternative in the quest for Biafra’s freedom from Nigeria.
“The Movement is open to political alliances with pro-Biafran politicians and parties, but has not gone into any, save for the one it has with United Progressive Party (UPP).
“As a matter of fact, MOBIN is working with all pro-Biafran groups, and is the brainchild of the Supreme Council of Elders and the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). So it’s not true that it’s working against the IPOB as claimed in that report by The Guardian.
“The aim of MOBIN remains to politically take over the Biafran region in order to find the much needed political voice towards self determination for Biafrans.”
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