The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, says it has commenced sensitization and mobilization of people on the pattern of “Biafra” referendum that will commence soon.
MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, in a statement he issued in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, over the weekend said the referendum was the methodology for the actualization of Biafra which will happen soon.
The statement reads in part: “The referendum will determine our future existence as an indigenous people’ and undo the British enslavement policies of the Ndigbo.
“The Movement for Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has started mobilizing and sensitizing the people of Biafra on the need and pattern of the Biafran Referendum that will commence soon.
“We see it as the need of the hour, as every self-determination struggle had its methodology. The non-violent Biafra struggle and restoration urgently and earnestly demands the long awaited referendum.
“MASSOB, Biafra Peoples National Council, BPNC, and other pro-Biafran groups have resolved to thwart and undo this British enslavement called marital union that will never work again.
“We have also resolved to work in unity of strength, cohesion and one accord pursuant to achieving a resounding referendum exercise that will determine our future existence as an indigenous people.
“The current escalation of the quest for an exit from the failed Nigerian union must, therefore, be seen by the global community in its true context as the continuation of an almost 50 years old fight for self-determination, driven by a clash of irreconcilable civilizations and cultures, erected by colonial fiat. Members of the Movement for the Survival of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) during their rally to mark the 17th anniversary of the movement, yesterday, in Awka, Anambra State.
“Providentially, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007, offers a fresh window of engagement with these volatile issues in a manner that steers everybody away from the spectre of violence, since a simple Referendum can resolve the matter instead of war and violence.”
Source: Daily Post