Chief Ralph Uwazurike, the founder of the movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) which founded Radio Biafra and engaged Nnamdi Kanu as a broadcaster, says he regrets bringing Kanu to the limelight.
Uwazuruke made the comment in an interview with The Sun newspaper published on Tuesday, March 9.
According to him, the main objective of creating MASSOB was to create awareness and make the world know what the Igbo people are going through in Nigeria, adding that Kanu hijacked the vision and created another group.
Asking Nnamdi Kanu to manage Radio Biafra for me was a huge mistake, says Uwazurike
The Buhari-led government has since proscribed IPOB led by Nnamdi Kanu. Photo credit: @MBuhari
“That is why I am worried about how things have turned out. I am worried that some people I recruited into the struggle have turned it into a violent movement.
“He stated that creating Radio Biafra London and asking Nnamdi Kanu to manage it was a huge mistake.
“If you give me another chance, I won’t make the mistake again. It was a huge mistake because he is now using it to cause crisis in Igboland and getting our people killed.
“Also, there were instances where, perhaps, out of carelessness, some youths died. If I have another chance, I wouldn’t let that repeat itself.
“But the most glaring is the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) situation where the person I asked to manage the Radio Biafra started using it to cause problems for people, insulting his elders and everyone that cautions him and using it to mobilize youths against the society.”
Recall that Uwazuruike recently appealed to south-east governors to take over the ESN created by Kanu.
Uwazurike further advised that the governors rejig the ESN and make it a responsible vigilante force for the south-east region.