The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has rejoiced over the bail granted IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, just as people reacted to the news with jubilation, especially in the commercial city of Aba in Abia State.
A statement by the leader of MASSOB, Mr. Uchenna Madu in reaction to the bail granted Kanu by a Federal High Court in Abuja, said “thousands of MASSOB members are in jubilant celebration over the bail granted to Mazi Nnamdi KANU of IPOB.”
Madu said they would “always identify with true representatives of Biafra and genuine struggle for the liberation of the people of Biafra,” noting that “the bail granted to our brother is a sign of light triumphing over the darkness and a motivational factor that Biafra will always triumph over Nigeria.”
According to him, he spent “almost four years in different prisons from 2005 to 2009 which includes Suleja, Keffi and Kuje prisons for same purpose of Biafra and was later released,” and added that “Nnamdi Kanu and others won’t be an exception. He represents the interest of the people of Biafra, he is not a criminal.”
The statement added: “MASSOB commends the efforts of Igbo governors, Some prominent and eloquent leaders like Mr Peter Obi, Chief Nnia Nwodo (Ohaneze PG), Governor Ayodele Fayose, some Igbo National Assembly members, Nzuko Umunna and other progressive persons for their unflinching efforts in compelling the Federal Government in granting Nnamdi Kanu bail.
“As the people of Biafra erupted in jubilation all over the world in celebration of triumph of light over darkness, it shows that we are more united in our pursuit for Biafra actualisation and restoration, irrespective of our different organisations. We know that freedom can never be achieved on a platter of gold.
“MASSOB also demands for the release of other pro-Biafra detainees in other prisons including those at Onitsha and Awka prisons. MASSOB and other pro Biafra groups including IPOB are on the ground ready to welcome and receive our brother, Nnamdi Kanu”, he said.
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