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MASSOB Group insists only Kanu can lead Biafra dialogue with FG

Kanu is being charged with criminal conspiracy, managing and belonging to an unlawful society and criminal intimidation.

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The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has discredited South-East and South-South leaders' move to dialogue with the Federal Government over the on-going pro-Biafra protest.

Speaking in a joint press briefing in Enugu today, Dec. 10, MASSOB director of information, Edeson Samuel, and the group's  Secretary General, Ugwuoke Ibem Ugwuoke, said nobody can dialogue with the government except the detained IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The group said, “There is new development; we want to react on the so-called dialogue between Nigeria government and some people who claimed they are representing us.

“We were shocked to learn that some Northern leaders and Senator Godswill Akpabio met and discussed about our agitation.

“These persons that sat in Abuja, even the people from the South-East, we disown them; we don’t know them; before you discuss, you must first of all discuss with those on the street; we don’t know Akpabio, we don’t know Dozie Ikedife as far as this matter is concerned; Ikedife is not part of what we are doing; he has shown hatred for Nnamdi, so how can he meet with government to discuss Nnamdi?”.

The Biafra group added that, “we also understand that Ikedife’s Bilie Human Right Initiative has their own agenda, they have firm belief in Nigerian constitution; we, the MASSOB members don’t have belief in Nigeria’s constitution because it is a fraud against our people.

“The MASSOB and other pro-Biafra groups advise Bilie Human Right Initiative to retract their belief in Nigeria constitution because this ties our hand to unknown law against our people.

“For the past one month, we have been protesting peacefully over Nnamdi’s release; if Nigerian government is sincere over dialogue, they must meet with the leaders of MASSOB and the IPOB.

“It is curious that Akpabio, who disowned us, who said that Akwa Ibom is not part of Biafra, now wants to negotiate on our behalf, this is fraud; we are advising the Nigerian government not to take them serious, we shall continue our peaceful and non violent protest.

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“We have two simple demands- release Nnamdi Kanu, give us Biafra; we are not agitating for good roads or infrastructure.

“These people that claim to be Igbo leaders are not in control of the masses, we shall soon demand for a referendum, that’s the next step so that the whole world will know that the people are no longer interested in nigeria.

“Any dialogue with the federal government without Nnamdi Kanu is nonsense; we demand that he should be released and he will lead the dialogue.”

Kanu is being charged with criminal conspiracy, managing and belonging to an unlawful society and criminal intimidation.

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