The leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, Mr. Uchenna Madu, has said that Igbo leaders are cowards because they cannot defend the cause of Ndigbo
In view of this, he said MASSOB would soon embark on an internal revolution in the South-East, starting with all Igbo leaders.
Madu stated this on Friday at the National Headquarters of MASSOB in Okwe, Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo State, during the 83rd posthumous birthday celebration of the Biafran warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu.
He attributed the current deplorable plight of Igbo people to their leaders, adding that they lacked good leadership qualities like the late Ojukwu.
He said, “Ndigbo have committed more harmful, dangerous and sacrilegious crimes against Igboland with their nonchalant attitude and selfishness against our ancestors.”
He noted that over 75 per cent of infrastructural, economic, commercial, technological and agricultural developments in Lagos, Kano, Abuja, Kaduna and Jos, among other major cities outside Igboland, were established by Igbo people, regretting that little or nothing was done by them in their various ancestral lands.
Madu said, “Ndigbo have abandoned the legacies and visions of Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu, even his image, personality and name are no longer respected or regarded in the political, economical, social, traditional and religious lives of Ndigbo. Ojukwu and our ancestors are not happy with Ndigbo.”
Madu, however, demanded that all Igbo leaders should work towards the advancement of the South-East’s political, traditional, religious and economical emancipation from Nigeria’s anti Igbo policies of subjection.
He, nevertheless, stated that Ndigbo had been sternly marginalised by successive governments in Nigeria giving poor state of infrastructure and bad roads in the South-East as examples.