The Movement for the Actualization of
the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, on Tuesday explained why it is
impossible for someone from the South-East to become Nigeria’s
In a statement by its leader, Uchenna Madu, the group
said the structure of Nigerian system which had reduced Igbos to
“minorities” had made it impossible for the race to emerge as Nigerian
Claiming that “Igbo leaders are political slaves in
Nigeria,” Madu said, “The way Nigeria is structured politically, it
will be very hard for Igbo man to be president of Nigeria. The structure
almost reduced Ndigbo to a minority tribe in Nigeria but history has
always proved that Ndigbo is the largest ethnic nationality in Nigeria.
though five states were accorded to Ndigbo in Nigeria but we are the
largest ethnic group in every state after the indigenes of that state,
in all the Nations of the world.
“Ndigbo are also the largest
Nigerian ethnic nationality; even during the yuletide, all the states in
Nigeria become temporal deserts and inhabitable because Ndigbo that
make every state thick returned to their native hometowns.
with our population and handshake with some geopolitical zones, it will
be hard for the Igbo to be Nigerian president because there is a grand
plot against Ndigbo in Nigeria. It will still be difficult for Igbo man
to be president in Nigeria.”
He, however, noted that the only
reason that will force Igbos to agree to Presidency was for Nigerians to
support the actualisation struggle “because that’s the only working
panacea that attract regional interest to the presidency.”
Recall that former President, Olusegun Obasanjo had recently advocated for an Igbo Presidency in 2019.