FastNews reports that the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra condemned the Coalition of Northern Groups’ remarks against the Igbo nation over the 2023 presidency on Sunday.
Former Federal Government Secretary Pius Anyim and former Anambra State Governor Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife were quoted as saying that the South East is “prepared to kneel or bow before every ethnic group to win the presidency in 2023.”
However, the Coalition of Northern Groups characterized their statements as “nothing more than deception.”
The group said that “The bitter truth is that no matter how low the Igbo are willing to go or how long they are willing to keep their knees on the ground, it will be unreasonable to expect other Nigerian tribes, not least the North, to risk entrusting the Presidency in them.”
But MASSOB on Sunday, described the remarks of the group against Igbo nation as adding salt to the injury, querying “how do you think that your enemies will trust you? Een if you kill your wife or children to show your loyalty to them, just as our so-called Igbo/ Abuja politicians are killing our brothers to please the Northern caliphate, yet they never gain their trust.”
MASSOB Leader, Uchenna Madu, who spoke to our correspondent, said it was appalling the appealing tendencies of the two Igbo statesmen.
Madu said, “A beggar only begs for something that does not belong to him. A beggar is always inferior to the giver. Ndigbo are not beggars.
“It is an abomination that Igbo elders will kneel down to another in begging, even though that the lives of Ndigbo are at risk. We can never beg, rather we devise our own means of fighting back because Igbos must survive. Ndigbo are not cowards or weaklings.”