Leader and founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) Chief Ralph Uwazuruike has countered the sit at home protest declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to com-memorate the fallen heroes of Biafra in the civil war.
Uwazuruike who spoke through his coordinator for Okigwe zone, Chief Samuel Ogubuike and an elder in council of the zone, Ezeugo Kingsley also disagreed with the date scheduled by IPOB for the occasion.
While IPOB has slated May 30 to remember the fallen heroes, MASSOB insist on May 22 with members showing their joy and love for the heroes by celebrating in the streets.
According to MASSOB, the day is actually meant for the members to be happy for their fall-en heroes and not for mourning.
Giving clarification on the date, Ogubuike noted that Uwazuruike predicted the new Biafra after Dim Odimegwu Ojukwu’s struggle on May 22 and therefore added that the date should be the proper day for the celebration.
He further maintained that May 30 was actually the day Ojukwu declared the defeat of de-funct Biafra government.