The Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN), a pro-Biafra group has yesterday, Tuesday, August 29, announced its withdrawal of support for Chief Osita Chidoka, who is the candidate of the United Progressive Pary (UPP) in the November 18 Governorship election in Anambra State.
MOBIN which previously entered into agreement with the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Chidoka, to facilitate his victory in the Anambra Governorship election stated that the group is withdrawing its support because he failed to keep his part of the agreement.
The stand of the group was made public in a statement signed by the Director General of MOBIN, Rita Anigbogu, and released to newsmen.
Ms. Anigbogu in statement states as follows –
“The Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria wishes to inform the general public that it has withdrawn its support for the United Progressive Party.
Earlier this year, the UPP presented itself as the ideal political platform where Biafrans could get good governance in our struggle for freedom. On this premise, MOBIN had worked assiduously, believing that it was building a formidable haven in the interest of Biafrans.
This was based on three cardinal principles which Biafrans at this juncture cannot afford to sacrifice: justice, equity and truth.
MOBIN believes that aside from the fact that the very first political experiment (the governorship primary) by the party was fraught with fraud and irregularities, the UPP has not demonstrated that it’s an ideal party for the Biafran people.”
The statement further stated that the group had since embarked on wide consultations and would arrive at a better alternative for the governorship election.
In a reaction to the pronouncement, a media aide to the UPP Governorship candidate, Mr. Ikechukwu Okafor dismissed the groups action as laughable maintaining that the candidate the group had been supporting lost out at the UPP primary election and according to him, that was the reason for their grievance.