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Reported FG’s conditional release offer for Kanu laughable -MASSOB

The‎ Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has reacted to the reported conditional release offer  by the Federal Government for the detained Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu and some others.
Reports stated that a meeting between the Federal Government and representatives of some militant groups proposed the release on Kanu and several others on the condition that they would drop Biafra agitation.

A statement by MASSOB leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu, said the conditions “are not only laughable but inconsequential.”

The statement, which explained that the Biafra is bigger than Kanu, said “MASSOB’s reaction on the FG’s condition on Nnamdi KANU’s release is a bluff of government that knows nothing about genuine self determination. This condition is not only laughable but inconsequential.

“MASSOB does not see Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as one who can betray his belief on Biafra. He is not a sellout, his ideologies on Biafra may differ, he can never betray hundreds of Biafrans that died recently on the course of Biafra.

“Secondly, Biafra is not a religious faith that can be renounced or abandoned. Nobody can renounce Biafra, it is an identity, culture, tradition and existence of group of nationalities, it’s not personal or individualistic.

“There are thousands of Biafranistic persons more determined, consistent, dangerous, focused, unshakable than Nnamdi KANU, Uchenna Madu and other leading figures in Biafra struggle.Biafra is also bigger than all the leading figures put together.”

“It is childish on Federal government to expect Nnamdi KANU to renounce Biafra, the fate of over fifty million people.

“MASSOB advises Buhari to save his battered Nigeria’s face from more diplomatic shame by allowing the court to grant Nnamdi Kanu and others bail.

“We shall continue to press for their release including the ultimate aim of Biafra actualization with non-violence. Nigeria will soon experience another dimension of non violence struggle that will marvel them. Soon the world will celebrate the downfall of the most corrupt country.”

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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