The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has declared May 22 as Biafra Independence Day across the country.
MASSOB, while urging all Igbos worldwide to join in the celebration said this year’s celebration would be held for seven days.
MASSOB also assured all participants that the exercise throughout the period would be violent-free, according to Daily Post.
According to a statement issued on Sunday by the Leader of MASSOB, Delta-Central, Mr Perry Akujinwa,members are encouraged to observe the celebration peacefully.
The statement read in part: “The defunct Biafra was declared by Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu on May 30, 1967 and ended 1970. The new Biafra was declared on May 22, 2000 by Chief Ralph Uwazuruike.
“We want to show the whole world that Biafra remains unchangeable and unshakable. This year’s celebration is the first of its kind because there are a lot of changes. The celebration will last for seven days.”
The statement also insisted that the Igbos were no longer comfortable with the ‘unholy marriage’, which it claimed had suffocated the progress and innovativeness of the Igbo.
Recall that Voice of ndigbo recently reported that Egwukwu 11 of Afaraukwu Ibeku, HRM (Eze) Israel Okwu Kanu, father of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says his son will actualize Biafra.
The Monarch said this while reacting to a question from journalists.