Revealed: Why Ralph Uwazuruike was removed as MASSOB Leader
The former leader of Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazuruike was removed because he was romancing with politicians and government, the leader of the group, Comrade Uchenna Madu told Elombah Television.
Madu who emerged as the leader of the group in 2015 explained that Uwazuruike deviated from the original vision of the group after he came out of prison and whole thing became more glaring after the death of Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu.
He added that Uwazuruike was removed because he derailed from the vision and purpose of MASSOB accusing the former leader of using MASSOB to advance political interest of some people in the country.
While maintaining the group has put the episode behind them and that MASSOB is now cooperating with Uwazuruike’s new group and other pro-Biafra agitators to achieve synergy in the quest for actualising the Biafra dream, Madu said, ” MASSOB was seen as an holistic group of Biafra, we are purely apolitical, we don’t engage or involve ourselves in Politics.
“Nigeria was even afraid of us at that time, we controlled our people, even we are still controlling our people, along the line some of us were arrested in 2005 , our then leader was arrested in 2005, before then Gani Adams, Fedrick Fashesun were also arrested by the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, all of us were caged to Suleja prison and Keffi Prison, the rest is history actually.
“Nwazuruike spent two years in prison. I spent three years, six months, and two weeks in prison, but when Nwazuruike came out from prison, things started changing, the whole issue blew open when Ojukwu died.
“The then administrative of Goodluck Jonathan gave Ojukwu a benefiting state Burial and after all those things our former leader started romance with government and Politicians, it did not augur well with us in MASSOB.
“But those things are now in the past and everybody have moved on with the struggle.”
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