November 26 is declared Ojukwu Day by MASSOB


Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has declared November 26 as Ojukwu Day and directed that flags should fly at half-mast in all Biafran territories on the day. 

According to MASSOB acting Director of Information, Sunny Okereafor, the actions were aimed to commemorate the third anniversary of the demise of the Igbo leader, Chief Chukwuemeka Odemegwu Ojukwu, who died on November 26, 2011.

Okereafor said MASSOB had lined up many events for the celebration of the third anniversary of the death of the ‘Eze Igbo Gburugburu’, which he stated would be held at the Ojukwu Library at New Owerri.

He said MASSOB packaged the events to show the world that Ndigbo would never forget Ojukwu.

“We are doing these things to immortalise Ojukwu’s name because we see him as the Moses of Biafra who led the people out of the wilderness before handing over power to Chief Ralph Uwazuruike who is the Joshua of our time.

“In line with the high esteem which we hold Chief Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu even in death, November 26 every year will be known as Ojukwu Day in remembrance of his contributions to the welfare of Ndigbo.”

The MASSOB spokesman also hinted that the day would be declared public holiday immediately the state of Biafra was achieved and urged Ndigbo to keep faith with the Movement and attend the Owerri event en masse.

Highlights of this year’s Ojukwu Day celebration would include Igbo traditional dances; talk shops and cultural displays as well as key note address by MASSOB leader, Chief Uwazuruike.

Source: Sun

Publish Date: 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014