Chief Ralph Uwazurike-led Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has warned that Ndigbo will not tolerate further marginalization in Nigeria, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to address the issue without further delay.
This was disclosed by MASSOB Women Director for Anambra North, Amaka Okafor while briefing newsmen after they rose from a closed door meeting with the regional administrators and other top MASSOB members, yesterday in Onitsha.
The women at a protest without placards chanted anti- Igbo marginalization and Federal Government songs, saying they have resolved to embark on prayer, through the service of prayer warriors in their bid to actualize the cause of Ndigbo.
Okafor said: “We will use this month of August women meeting to pray more fervently as we have embarked on prayer session throughout Igbo land to ask God to help us actualize our cause.
“We cannot achieve this without fervent prayers and we ask our women in Igbo land to ensure they use this August meeting of women to mobilize the women for the prayer which will be headed by the prayer warriors we have employed.
“We have been marginalized for about four decades and that prompted Chief Uwazurike to vow that the marginalization must stop and actualizing a Biafran state is the only way it will stop,” she said.
According to her, “ for the women to come out in their large number to speak against the injustice being meted out to Igbos by the Federal Government in Biafran land shows that they are fed up and can no longer tolerate it.
“It was for this same reason that we had the Aba women riot of 1929 when the women protested because they were asked to pay tax by the government and we said no and today again, we saying no to the marginalization of the Igbo” she said.