– MASSOB asked the government to conduct a referendum in the south east to determine the state of Biafra
– The group said if this is not done, no election will be conducted in the region
– It also claimed Kogi and some part of Benue are agitating to join the Biafra movement
The Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has issued a six-month ultimatum to the federal government asking it to conduct a referendum in the south east region.
MASSOB alongside other pro-Biafra groups have been agitating for an independent Biafra state and according to The Sun, the group said elections will not take place in the south east region if a referendum is not conducted.
The group said: “MASSOB, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other genuine pro- Biafran groups will mobilise the people against 2019 general election in all Biafran territory to boycott the election if federal government refuses to conduct a referendum for the exit of Biafra from Nigeria.” The group also claimed that Kogi and some parts of Benue state were begging to join the Biafra movement.
“MASSOB is giving six months ultimatum to the Federal Government to conduct a referendum in Biafran land or there will be no election in the South East region, including parts of Kogi and Benue states. “We are not going to disrupt anybody, including electoral officers; they will move to their wards to conduct election, but they won’t see anybody.
No Biafran will come out to vote that day. If somebody decides to stay indoor, you won’t force him to go out and vote. We are tired of Nigeria, there is no amount of restructuring that will change our vision to actualise Biafra.
“We don’t condemn our brothers, the politicians, who are agitating for restructuring, because that is what they believe in, but for us, no Biafra, nothing else.”
Meanwhile, The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu declared that the group is set to achieve an independent Biafra state with whatever means possible.
In a recent video, Kanu said the group’s main concern was to achieve Biafra at all cost but explained that for now, the non-violent approach and the call for referendum was the focus.
He said without Biafra, there will be no difference between an animal and a black man.
He said while in prison, he had a lot of introspection and became more prayerful and to ponder extensively on the best way to get Biafra in the quickest possible time.