Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra, MASSOB, has accused the youth wing of the pan Igbo socio political organoisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, Worldwide, of betraying the people of the South East zone through its claims that Ndigbo do not want an independent nation of their own and would remain in a united Nigeria.
MASSOB accused the group of turning history on its head by asserting that the forefathers of Ndigbo having fought for indepedendence of Nigeria, would not leave the nation. In a statement signed by MASSOB’s National Director of Information, Sunny Okereafor, the group described OYC a misguided organization who have decided to close their eyes to the years of marginalisation of Ndigbo in Nigeria including the treatment of its people as second class citizens in a country which they are one of the major stakeholders.
Okereafor disclosed that MASSOB had uncovered plans by the Federal Government and the enemies of Ndigbo to sponsor some Igbo youths to to protest against Biafra, stressing that with the activities of OYC, it had no doubt that the group is up to mischief with the manner it has castigated the Biafra struggle. According to the statrement, “ MASSOB is worried by the activities of this group which calls itself Ohanaeze Youth Council Worldwide led by one Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro. We have continued to watch with dismay how a purported Igbo group could lend itself as a willing tool against the interest of Ndigbo. What does the Ohanaeze youth Council seek to achieve by its suspicious visit to Northern monarchs and politicians.
How many times had the Ohaneze Youths led by Okechukwu Isiguzoro spoke against the killing of pro Biafra agitators, the non appointment of Ndigbo to higher political offices and the branding of Ndigbo as second class citizens? Had it occurred to Isiguzoro and his group that Ndigbo have the worst network of roads in the country and yet, has received the smallest allocation for road projects in the annual budgets? How many times have they spoken against this evil practice?