Chukwudike Ndubeze, Awka
Aka Ikenga Youths, a socio-political think-tank youth group in the South-East, has berated the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, over his reported endorsement of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, for president in 2023.
In a statement signed by its Anambra State Chief Strategist, Nze ThankGod Umeh, the Group noted that Uwazuruike had no correlation between “his group, the Nigerian state and the institution of the youth.”
The group said Uwazurike lacked the authority to speak on behalf of the youths, and described his purported endorsement of Governor Bello as a “guyman chopping them raw Ponzi endorsement.”
The statement advised Uwazuruike to “continue with his Ponzi Biafran movement struggle and leave the business and politics of the Nigerian state alone,” noting that he should know that he cannot serve two masters at the same time.
The statement made available to Ikengaonline read in part: “For Uwazuruike to be championing for a Ponzi Biafran state and be talking about who should become the Nigerian President is enough evidence to show that he set up MASSOB/BIM to swindle unsuspecting Igbo youths and the public.
“We want the Governor of Kogi State to know that Uwazuruike is a mindless swindler and lacks the authority to speak for South-East youths.
“We know our leaders, and Uwazuruike is not one of them. If Uwazuruike wants to endorse Governor Bello for president, he should have used his Ponzi Group, BIM, and not youths who he has nothing in common with,” Aka Ikenga Youths said.
The group, however, noted that though Governor Bello has the constitutional rights to contest the office of the President in the 2023 general election, the current mood and political calculations of the nation favour the South-East to produce the next president.