In a new twist, the crisis rocking the MASSOB which led to the factionalization of the group, with Chief Ralph Uwazuruike leading one group and his National Director of Information heading another group, yesterday, deepened and led to the alleged expulsion of Uwazuruike and installation of Uchenna Madu as the new national leader of MASSOB.
The installation of Madu took place after the national officers including the zonal and regional administrators of the group formally announced the expulsion of Chief Uwazuruike as MASSOB national leader in an event that was witnessed by even non-MASSOB members.
While Madu became the new leader in acting capacity for six months, Ugwuoke Ibem Ugwuoke, emerged the National Secretary.
MASSOB warned Uwazuruike “to stop parading himself as MASSOB leader or using Ojukwu’s name to dupe Ndigbo or garner personal fame to pursue his political ambition.”
The members also indicted the sacked MASSOB leader of allegedly defrauding the members through “the introduction of the Biafra international passport, a gross and dubious means through which he generated about N100 million for himself.
“The over N40 million realized from the dedication of the Biafran war veterans home in Okwe, built by MASSOB members, was diverted to Uwazuruike’s personal purse,” the group alleged.