The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra, MASSOB, has urged Igbos to stop aspiring for Presidency in Nigeria.
According to the group, the idea of Igbo presidency was a fuss that will never come to reality in the country.
Addressing newsmen in Aba, MASSOB’s National Director of Information, Sunny Okereafor, urged Ndigbo to continue to be steadfast in their support for the agitation for an independent state of Biafra and resist the efforts by the federal government to play Ndigbo against themselves to scuttle Biafra.
Okereafor insisted that the future of Ndigbo lies in the actualization of an independent state of Biafra which will be free of marginalization and nepotism as well as promotion of one religion above the other.
He said: “Ndigbo should beware that there is nothing like Igbo presidency in Nigeria. It will never work. They have started promising that an Igbo man will become president in 2019 or 2023, but this is just another game to curry the support of the Igbo man for the next election.
“Whether in 2019, 2023 or 2027, no Igbo man can become president in Nigeria. Is this not the same promise they made to handover to Dr. Alex Ekwueme in 1987? Did it come to pass? The Nigerian federation is highly structured Ndigbo; there is too much hostility and hatred against the Igbo man in Nigeria.
“Where is the place of the Igbo man in Nigeria? Ndigbo are third class citizens. Now, Igbo governors are queuing up over who will become Vice President to the North. It is a shame, MASSOB won’t allow this to continue. Any Igbo man dreaming about becoming the president of Nigeria is only deceiving himself. The future of the Igbo man lies in the actualization of Biafra.”
He alleged that the federal government has recruited former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu and other willing Igbo politicians to work against Biafra and warned that such efforts will fail.
Okereafor accused President Muhammadu Buhari of playing double standard through his support for the independence of Palestine while suppressing the agitation for Biafra in Nigeria and warned that Biafra had gone past the stage where any force could abort it.
Source – Dailypost
BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the full reopening of all markets across the state to enhance trade and commerce and mitigate the hardship of recent times.
The statement was made available by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Gawat Jubril on Tuesday.
The Governor in the statement noted that both food markets and non-food markets can reopen every day of the week.
Recall that the state government had regulated the opening of the markets to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
In the statement on Tuesday, the Governor urged traders and their customers to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols for their safety.
#EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor
Bello made the statement when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Tuesday.
Bello said the protest was sponsored by politicians who are benefitting from the disruptions caused by the demonstrations across the country.
The governor said Nigerians do not need a soothsayer to tell them that the protests had a political undertone even after the government agreed to the demands of the agitators.
“Dear Nigerians, let me tell you, what is happening today, this so-called #EndSARS is politically motivated,” he said.
“Whether anybody says it or not, I am saying it once again and you can quote me anywhere, anyday and I will prove it to you.
“Why will you demand five items and you and granted and you refuse to take it.. which struggle, agitation or uprising across the world has ever succeeded without leadership?.
“100 per cent, I agree (with the agitations of the protesters) but if you look at what is happening today, you will have no option than to classify it as politically motivated”.
According to him, it is a “ploy to set we the youths of this country against one another.”
Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office
The National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) orientation camp in Kubwa, Abuja has been reportedly attacked by some hoodlums.
According to reports, the orientation camp was invaded in the early hour of Tuesday, October 27.
It was reported that the hoodlums upon arriving at the NYSC camp at about 9 am today, blocked the major roads, and ordered motorists to follow another route.
According to reports, the hoodlums were seen with mattresses, plastic chairs, rice, groundnut oil, and other items walking around the camp.
Military and police officers have cordoned off the area and there have been shooting there. A military helicopter is reportedly hovering around the area.
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