The Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign of State (MASSOB) has said the verbal spat between governors Rochas Okorocha of Imo and Willie Obiano of Anambra is an embarrassment to the ancestors of Igbo land.
The war of words started after Okorocha said there was a possibility that three south-east governors may defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The pair has since hurled unflattering words at each other through their spokespersons, on multiple occasions.
In a statement on Friday, Uchenna Madu, leader of MASSOB, said Igbo politicians should stop making provocative utterances “just to pacify their political allies and masters.”
Madu said the rift between both governors was a “ploy by APC to heat up the Anambra political arena in readiness for 2017 governorship election in Anambra state.”
“MASSOB therefore advise the two governors to stop embarrassing our ancestors or we invoke the bitter wrath of our ancient Oracles against them,” the MASSOB leader said.
“For one to be a governor is not a criteria to insult Igbo traditional respect or the ancestors. MASSOB holds Okorocha responsible for openly declaring that three Igbo governors will soon join APC. If he was sure of his words, why didn’t he mention their names and evidences of such meeting or plan?
“Igbo politicians should stop making provocative and unguided statements just to pacify their political allies and masters. MASSOB warns that washing one’s dirty clothes in the public is not the best option and political party interest can never be quantified with the general interest of Ndigbo.
“Today, our political detractors are happy celebrating this political madness that is capable of disorganising our people. This is a political ploy by APC to heat up the Anambra political arena in readiness for 2017 governorship election in Anambra state.
“APC as a political party in its manifesto has no room for accommodation of Igbo interest. Even President Buhari as helmsman of APC has pathological hatred against Ndigbo. So Governor Okorocha should wait till 2019 when the mainstream of Igbo populace will determine with our massive votes which political party Ndigbo will identify with.
“MASSOB recognises that the main vision and mission of APGA has been affected because of clueless leadership of the current chairman, Ndigbo still have sympathy for APGA because of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Eze Igbo Gburugburu).”