The leader of the the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike yesterday dismissed speculations making the round that the organization is urging Ndigbo to declare their support for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as a result of the involvement of the Late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu in the party formation.
Uwazuruike who spoke yesterday in a telephone chat, said MASSOB does not belong to any Nigerian political party, neither does it have any soft spot for any governorship candidate in the Nov. 16 Governorship election in the state, yet.
Apparently reacting to a press statement credited to one Chief Nnaemeka Okeke, MASSOB/BLF Director of Communication, on behalf of MASSOB, which was published in some national dailies, that MASSOB is urging Ndigbo to declare their support to APGA because of Ojukwu, Uwazuruike noted that in the first place, Okeke has no mandate to speak for MASSOB.
The MASSOB leader stated that if at any point in time MASSOB decides to support any candidate or political party, it would be made public through the appropriate channel, but certainly not now, nor through Okeke.
He therefore urged Ndigbo to disregard such a statement for now, until further notice.
Okeke had in a press statement issued to newsmen in Onitsha, Anambra State, said the need for Ndigbo to root for APGA cannot be over-emphasized because Ojukwu is the founder/national leader of APGA, adding that besides, APGA is one of Ojukwu’s legacies that must be jealously protected.