Ganduje: Youth leaders intervene in MASSOB, Eze Eberechi’s face off


The leadership of the National Ethnic Nationalities’ Youth leaders has waded into the feud between the members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, and the Chairman of South-East Traditional Rulers’ Council, His imperial Majesty, Eze Eberechi Dick.

Trouble had started when the monarch announced Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as a recipient of a traditional title, a development that angered the pro-Biafra agitators.

In a statement issued in by the National Director of Information of MASSOB, Comrade Edeson Samuel, the group had threatened that it will never allow Governor Ganduje to step his foot in Aba or the palace of HRM, Eberechi Dick, describing the conferrer as a major Biafra saboteur if he decides to go ahead with the conferment of the traditional title on the governor.

However, the face-off has now been laid to rest following a meeting between the MASSOB and the Deputy National Chairman of the All Nigeria Ethnic nationalities Youths organizations, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro.

Isiguzoro in a statement made available to DAILY POST said “the leadership of Ethnic Nationalities’ Youth organizations met with Biafra agitators who insists that Kano Governor is not worthy to get chieftaincy title from Igbo land because of some sensitive issues raised.

“After a long deliberation with the Biafra agitators, we can assure our August visitors, Gov Ganduje and his entourage of a peaceful atmosphere during the coronation by Chairman of the South-East Traditional Rulers, His Imperial Majesty, Eze Eberechi Dick.

“MASSOB led by Comrade Uchenna Madu as a cool headed leader with respect to Igbo culture and traditions will not disrupt the coronation of chieftaincy title to Governor Ganduje. After a long deliberation, I can assure our visitors of their safety.”

He added that the group would continue to “unite our people towards achieving peace and tranquillity in Igbo land.”


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