Count Me Out Of  Asari Dokubo’s  Face-Off With IPOB – Uwazuruike

Count Me Out Of  Asari Dokubo's  Face-Off With IPOB - Uwazuruike

Count Me Out Of  Asari Dokubo’s  Face-Off With IPOB – Uwazuruike

By Oge Onyeanusi, Onitsha

Leader of Biafra Independence Movement and Movement for the Actualisation of  Sovereign  State of Biafra otherwise known as  (BIM-MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, yesterday, distanced himself from the face-off between the former leader of Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dokubo with the members of Indigenous people of Biafra, (IPOB).

In a statement issued on his behalf by his Director of information and Senior Special Assistant  to BIM/MASSOB on Media and Publicity, Mazi Chris Mocha, Uwazuruike said that he is only interested on how Nnamdi Kanu can be released from the DSS dungeon and not what Asari Dokubo said via social media platforms.

Uwazuruike stated this in a live Facebook video on 24th of June 2023, urging the public to separate him  from anything concerning Asari Dokubo.

“I do not even have Asari Dokubo’s phone  number, let alone talking with him on phone.
It  has gotten  to about three (3) years now since we last talked either on phone or on friendly conversation”. 

Mocha in the signed statement that were circulated to Newsmen on Friday, Uwazuruike said those accusing him  of conniving with Alhaji Asari Dokubo, have been  advised  to go and verify from  Asari if both of  them had spoken as friends for the past three (3) years now”, he said.

“If you had a problem with Asari Dokubo, you should better clarify that with him and not dragging  Ralph Uwazuruike into the matter” he stated .

According to Uwazuruiker, “I am a Non-violent crusader, known all over the world and everyone should  fight his own  battles, carry the cross  and not calling  me to do that for you”.

He recalled  how  he visited the leader of Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF) in  2002,  the former militant leader  told him in Porthacourt that the issue of Biafra was not one project to be achieved through Non -violence, stressing that  violence is the only language that Nigerian Government understood. 

“So Asari had never worked with me on the path of Non -violence struggles and when he was championing the cause  for Niger Delta people, he took up arms  and ammunition against the Federal government which everyone could testify to it”, Uwazuruike fumes 

Uwazuruike who holds the traditional title of Ijele Ndigbo described Asari as a man who matches his words with action and urged those who are insulting Asari Dokubo on social media platforms to go and face him squarely.

He added that Asari  Dokubo’s comments asking the Federal government not to release Nnamdi Kanu was  his personal opinion as guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution as amended, noting his opinion can not override those of  the apex Igbo socio-cultural Organizations, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Southeast Governors, among others  that have been  demanding for his release.

Uwazuruike insisted that whatever internal differences he or any other Biafran activist might have with Nnamdi Kanu should be settled amongst them , calling on  everyone to join hand with him  to  seek for the detained Kanu’s release.

Uwazuruike said he is only pre-occupied with the process that will lead to the release of the leader of indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Department of State Services, (DSS) custody and not talking on irrelevant matters about who said what and who said the other.  

He urged the Federal government to release Nnamdi Kanu, because  it is against the rule of law that one should be held incommunicado for  this so long in DSS facility, even after several courts of competent jurisdictions had ordered for his immediate release, Uwazuruike concluded. 

Pix: Uwazulike, the Leader of Biafra/ BIM MASSOB


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