The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has restated its opposition to the current clamour to restructure Nigeria, saying that Nigeria’s faulty foundation as structured by Britain in favour of the North has made restructuring impossible.
MASSOB in a press statement issued yesterday by its National Secretary, Comrade Ugwuoke Ibem Ugwuoke, said the British deliberately structured Nigeria in such a way that the North would continue to have military and political dominance over other regions which spear-headed the independence struggle.
According to MASSOB, the current clamour for restructuring will amount to efforts in futility because the North which is the beneficiary of the present lopsided structure will continue to resist any attempt to correct the imbalance.
It, however, noted that the North’s opposition to restructuring and true federalism is a blessing in disguise because it had awaken the consciousness of the undecided Igbo political elite and their Yoruba counterparts to join the agitation for Biafra and Oduduwa republics, respectively.
The statement reads in part: “Our leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu, has consistently said that we are not interested in restructuring of Nigeria because the foundation and intention of establishing Nigeria as a state do not favor restructuring.
“The British sponsored Northern domination of Nigeria’s political and military space can never allow restructuring which will not favour the North.
“Though MASSOB is not against the agitators of restructuring or implementation of true federalism, we believe that such adventures will never be actualised because there is no trust and confidence among the regional ethnic leaders.
“The corrupt and parasitic political, religious and traditional leaders of Hausa/Fulani will always frustrate the move for political balance of Nigeria federalism”.
MASSOB insisted on its quest for the restoration of Biafra republic, saying that nothing will make it drop the project which, according to the statement, is on the verge of realisation.