By AR Reporters
The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Tuesday, warned controversial Islamic cleric Sheikh Gumi against linking Peter Obi’s presidential ambition to the agitation for the actualisation of the sovereign state of Biafra.
AR Reporters earlier reported that Gumi, on his Facebook page, claimed that the emergence of Mr Peter Obi as the presidential candidate of the Labour Party calmed the IBOP’s agitation for Biafra.
He interpreted the development to mean that power quest is behind the agitations for Biafra.
MASSOB, in a statement, described Gumi’s comment as ‘deceiving and full of falsehood’.
According to the statement, “MASSOB and other pro-Biafra agitators have been in the self-determination struggle for Biafra actualization and restoration.
“We are not clamouring for the occupation of an Igbo man to be Nigeria’s president.
“Our agenda is known, our mission is stated, our position is unshakable and uncompromised and our goal is to actualize an independent state of Biafra through the principles of non-violence.
“We can never be cowed or intimidated by the chief patron and negotiator of the Fulani terrorist movement ravaging the entire Northern region and the rest of Nigeria in pursuit of president Muhammadu Buhari’s Islamic agenda of Islamising Nigeria.
“MASSOB and other pro-Biafra organizations have nothing against Mr Peter Obi and his intentions to save Nigeria from further collapse.
“He believes in Nigeria, we believe in Biafra. If Nigerians elect him based on his competency and pedigree as their new president, does it concern MASSOB? It’s not our business.
“Mr Peter Obi is not the first person to contest a presidential election since September 1999 we started the MASSOB non-violence self-determination struggle.
“Why attach him to us now? MASSOB advises Shiekh Gumi to explain his role and other Fulani cabals in the terrorist attack and breaking of Kuje prisons in Abuja.
“Don’t use Mr Peter Obi and pro-Biafra agitation to divert attention.”