From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka
The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), yesterday predicted that Nigeria will split into three new nations in 2019.
The group said the three new nations will be Biafra, Oduduwa and Arewa Republics.
This was even as it said President Muhammadu Buhari would be the last President of Nigeria.
In a statement signed by MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, and made available to newsmen in Awka, the group advised politicians nursing ambition for 2019 to drop it as it would not materialise.
“We wish to inform the political gladiators of Nigerian state that their 2019 political ambitions will no longer materialise because Nigeria, as an entity, will not exist beyond the year 2019.
“Before the end of the year 2019, there will be no more Nigeria as a political entity, there will be newborn nations called Biafra, Oduduwa and Arewa Republics.
“MASSOB also wishes to inform the voluntary and forced citizens of Nigeria that Muhammed Buhari is the last president of Nigeria.
“As every nation of the universe has its spiritual anchor and stronghold, MASSOB gladly wishes to inform the people of Biafra that the spiritual anchor and stronghold of Nigeria entity has been broken. No military might or alliances will stop the emergence of Biafra soon.”
The group said it was coming up with new strategies where all the pro-Biafran groups will ensure that Biafra is achieved soon without violence.
“MASSOB in collaboration with other groups in the genuine spirit of Biafra revolution declare that enough is enough. A new strategy and consolidation anchored on the principles of non violence will soon be unveiled. The coming together of pro-Biafra groups will multiply our synergies and double our consistent efforts towards Biafra actualisation and restoration through our undying demand and pressure for a referendum that will determine our stake in Nigerian project.
“We wish to remind citizens and inhabitants of Nigeria that God did not create us as Nigerians. We inherited and anchored our names through our native, cultural and traditional inclinations. It is only dogs and other domestic pets that retain and maintain names given to them by their lords and owners.
Urging Nigerians to take a cue from other African nations that rejected colonial change of their original names, MASSOB said: “Some other nations in Africa who pride their native, cultural and traditional values as a mark of respect to their forefathers rejected the change of their names by British colonial master s. But political gladiators in Nigeria want to sustain and preserve this geographical expression called Nigeria. We are naturally and ancestrally called Biafra, Odududuwa and Arewa.
“British colonial lords named the indigenous people, Burma, they rejected it and renamed themselves their native name, Myanmar.
They also named another indigenous people, Upper Volta, they rejected it and renamed themselves Burkina Faso.”
which means land of incorruptible people.
‘British colonial masters also changed Ghana to Gold Coast, they rejected it and renamed themselves Ghana. They renamed Zimbabwe to Southern Rhodesia, they rejected it and renamed themselves Zimbabwe. They changed Zambia to Northern Rhodesia, they rejected it and renamed themselves Zambia. They also changed Tanzania to Tanganyika, they rejected it and renamed themselves Tanzania.
“Even Germany renamed Namibia to colony of South West Africa, they rejected it and renamed themselves Namibia. France named indigenous people of Benin to Dahomey, they rejected it and renamed themselves Benin. Belgium renamed Congo to Zaire they rejected it and renamed themselves DRC or Democratic Republic of Congo.
But, British colonial masters named some indigenous people, Nigeria, 57 years ago, they prefer to kill themselves just to preserve it than reject it. It is only an animal that bears the name that is given to it by another person.”