2015: WE’RE STRONGLY BEHIND JONATHAN –MASSOB LEADER, UWAZURUIKE

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Against a publication yesterday by the National Director of Information of Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Comrade Uchenna Madu, that President Goodluck Jonathan should forget victory in 2015 election because of the unresolved strike by polytechnics and colleges of education in the country, the movement yesterday said it is strongly behind the President.
MASSOB Leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike who denied the publication as coming from the group said rather the movement was urging the President to go ahead and contest the 2015 election as it was optimistic he would win.
In the said publication MASSOB had condemned what it called the insensitivity and carelessness of the federal government on the plight of members of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and Colleges of Education Staff Union (COESAU) and queried, “How can President Goodluck Jonathan win next year’s election without the support and votes of the students? Why must the President’s wife keep quite when millions of students are on the street rotting away with their brilliance?”
But Uwazuruike who spoke to Sunday Sun on phone yesterday said the MASSOB spokesman did not have the mandate of the group in making the publication, insisting that it was not the position of MASSOB. He said, “the publication is not the position of MASSOB on President Jonathan. As a matter of fact, MASSOB advises Jonathan to go ahead and contest the 2015 election and MASSOB hopes he will win.
“MASSOB feels that all the security challenges in Nigeria today are all geared to stop Jonathan from contesting the election because the North sees Jonathan as an Easterner.”
The MASSOB leader further said that, “Both the so-called strike, Boko Haram etc are man-made gang up against Jonathan, to make the country ungovernable as they threatened in the past.
Source: Sun

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