Pro-Biafra group, Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB), has condemned the youth arm of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC), saying that the group was turning history upside down.
MASSOB also accused OYC of betraying the Igbo people through its statement that Ndi-igbo should remain in a united Nigeria instead of having a country of their own.
However, in a statement issued by MASSOB’s National Director of Information, Sunny Okereafor, the secessionist group slammed OYC for intentionally closing their eyes to the marginalization of Igbos in Nigeria, despite being one of the major stakeholders.
The statement further accused OYC and the federal government of planning to sponsor Igbo youths to protest against the recent pro-Biafra agitation.
The statement reads in part: “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?”