THE Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has revealed a an alleged grand plan by the All Progressive Grand Alliance, (APGA) to expel two prominent members of the party, Senator Victor Umeh and Chief Alex Otti from the party.
A statement Friday by the deputy leader of MASSOB, Chief Ikechukwu Ekwe stated: “It is painful to note that many political elite in Igbo land including Chief Chekwas Okorie, Senator Ifeanyi Uba, Mr Peter Obi, Bianca Ojukwu, Chief Emeka Ojukwu jnr, Martin Agbaso, among others left APGA, citing ill treatment.
The group called on the incumbent leaders of APGA, the state Governor Willie Obiano and the party National Chairman, Chief Victor Oye to urgently emphasis on productive steps in reviving the battered image of APGA, which was messed up during and after the 2019 general elections.
Ekwe noted that, “MASSOB, as a stakeholder in the affairs of Ndigbo, is not happy about this degeneration in APGA. Our major concern in this political ill wind is borne out of the fact that the name of the late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu (Eze Igbo Gburugburu) was involved in APGA.”
MASSOB warned that every legacy that the name and person of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu was genuinely involved in will never be allowed to be destroyed.
MASSOB advised the leadership of APGA and Obiano to stop pretending that Ojukwu’s political dynasty is intact while “both the outer walls and internal pillars are heavily cracking.”
The statement noted further that, “APGA, as the political bride of Ndigbo was healthy and 80 per cent intact when she was handed over to Obiano as APGA governor and Oye as the national chairman, but today APGA is deteriorating. What prevails now is the infectious disease of pathological hatred, character assassination and blackmailing and the syndrome of group and self interest.
“Odumegwu-Ojukwu will never forgive those killing APGA with external collaborators because of their selfishness.”
It condemned the internal crisis and loss of trust and confidence that is currently rocking APGA.
MASSOB further sued for internal harmony in APGA to enable a viable political environment for reconstruction of the battered image of APGA.