Leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have condemned the subtle political move by some Northern APC governors to lure and influence Goodluck Jonathan to vie for 2023 presidential election.
According to Uchenna Madu, Leader of the organisation who spoke to Jungle Journalist Media Limited through a Press Release, “This is a dangerous systematic way of creating and re establishing another political discord among the people of old eastern region.
His words “Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his Ijaw kinsmen should be wise enough to discern this subtle and hypocritical moves of Arewa Governors. The Sultan of Sokoto, the Aso Villa cabals, the Frontline emirs, the Arewa opinion leaders and Islamic gurus both in Nigerians/foreigners are perfectly aware and systematically pushing for a Goodluck Jonathan one tenure administration. Their ultimate political aim is to sideline and frustrate the golden chances of Ndi Igbo or Southeast zone to emerge as president of Nigeria.
“Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his Ijaw kinsmen should avoid and discard this destructive and political end of Ijaw ethnic nationality in Nigeria. The people of Southeast and the indigenous Igbos in South South region have always supported the Ijaws mostly on the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan during his political travails in the hands of Arewa leaders.
MASSOB also warned Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Gov Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to bury their presidential ambitions in 2023 because “it is sacrosanct for the Southeast zone to produce the next president of Nigeria”, he argued.
“It is not about sentiment or selfishness to support the Southeast zone, it is the turn of Southeast zone to produce the next president of Nigeria according to the zoning arrangement.
“Nigeria is already sitting on a explosive time bomb that will eventually explode in 2023 if justice and national integration are not done to the people of Southeast in producing the next president of Nigeria. The Hausa Fulanis are seriously plotting to scuttle and frustrate the chances of Southeast zone to produce the next president of Nigeria.
“MASSOB warns All Progressive Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to immediately commence picking of their presidential candidate from Southeast zone for 2023 presidential election. If the political conspiracy against people of Southeast prevail, we shall once again proove that Ndigbo have the capacity and capability to make or mar Nigeria. 2023 shall determine if Nigeria will continue to exist or not”, Comrade Uchenna Madu stated.