The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has said whether President Muhammadu Buhari wins or loses, an Igbo man would not be allowed to produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023.
MASSOB leader, Uche Madu, in a statement yesterday, also lashed out at the Secretary to the Federal Government of Nigeria, SGF, Boss Mustapha for saying that the only option for Igbo to have a shot at the presidency was to support President Muhammadu Buhari for re-election in next month’s elections.
Mustapha, had after a meeting involving Southeast governors, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and President Muhammadu Buhari advised the region to support Buhari to return to power in order to fulfill his plan for the Southeast.
He also said the Igbos could achieve 2023 presidency if they give Buhari total support in 2019.
The SGF’s advice sparked fresh controversies when Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo made a similar appeal and promise to the Southwest region.
Joining the discourse, the leader of MASSOB, Uchenna Madu, said: “The SGF should stop deceiving himself. Even if Buhari wins or loses, the Igbo man will not be president of Nigeria.”
He also condemned the visit of the South-East Governors’ Forum to President Buhari.
His words: “How can they visit Buhari and start thanking him and appreciating him for second Niger bridge? That is the only infrastructure Buhari has undertaken in the South-East zone.
“Buhari has done wonderfully well in the South-West and the North, have they visited Buhari to thank him for what he has done? This is because they believe it is their right that the president must develop their land. Why is it that our governors are making themselves so cheap?
“So, MASSOB, condemns Governor Dave Umahi, in particular. We condemn his cheap presentation. He should stop speaking for Ndigbo. Why would he say he is thanking Buhari for second Niger bridge? Rubbish!
“Has Umahi condemned the Operation Python Dance in the South-East zone? They have come again with Operation Python Dance, they are here to mesmerize and intimidate our people coming back for the Christmas.
“They are here to instil fear in our people who are coming back for Christmas. Umahi is supposed to condemn Buhari for Operation Python Dance 3 and not thanking him for second Niger bridge, what is second Niger bridge? As a matter of fact, from now to next few years, there will be no second Niger bridge.”