The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), at the weekend, held a rally in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State, to explain its demand for the removal of the National Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Atahiru Jega, over electoral insincerity.
Speaking on the occasion, the Zonal Woman Leader of the group, Mrs. Comfort Ogbuokiri, accused Jega of being biased, going by his recent allocation of more electoral booths to the northern states than those in the southern part of the country,
“We want Jega removed because he has shown openly to the world that he has a hidden agenda that would favour the people of the North. Some powerful northern people are using Jega. We want him removed,” she said.
The MASSOB members, who had converged around Michael Okpara Square, were seen carrying placards with inscriptions like: “Jega your job is over”; “Jega must go”; “INEC boss must go”; among others, and using the rally to state their support for the re-election bid of Jonathan for another term in office.
Ogbuokiri said the movement still believed in its cause to bring about the sovereign State of Biafra, but was concerned over what was happening in the country.
Another top operative of MASSOB, Peter Onyema, said the group was not against the conduct of the general election, except that the organisation wanted to express its position on some crucial national issues.