The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, (MASSOB) has declared May 30th, 2014 as the National day for Biafra celebration.
The Biafra’s celebration according to MASSOB, would be held at Freedom Square, Okwe, Onuimo council area of Imo state.
The MASSOB ‘s director of information, Mr. Uchenna Madu, said the celebration was aimed at showcasing and celebrating those that had at one time or the other made tremendous sacrifices for the over-all interests of the Eastern Region and her people.
This according to MASSOB, would encouraged others to emulate and follow their footsteps.
Madu further said that many prominent Easterners participated actively and championed the struggle for Nigeria’s Independence.
He said some stood against the political odds against Igbos and Easterners in general while some eloquently fought against Nigeria Federal Government’s aggression against Biafra”
According to MASSOB, “In many fields of life, numerous extraordinary people of the East showcased their potentials in defending, fighting, promoting and developing the integrity, culture, tradition, prestige, honour and creativity of the people of Eastern Region-Biafra”.
“The event which shall take place on 30th May, 2014, shall be celebrating and showcasing the exploits of the following Heroes of our land”.
“They are Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Gen. Philip Efiong, Chief Dr. Ralph Uwazuruike, Chief Mbonu Ojike, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chief Michael Okpara, Ezeogo Francis Akanu Ibiam, Sir Nwafor Orizu, Chief Sam Mbakwe, Chief Asari Dokubo, Isaac Adaka Boro, Ken Saro Wiwa”
“Others were Senator Uchechukwu Merije, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, Chief Peter Obi, Chief Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, Philip Emeagwali, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, Chimamanda Adiche, Chinua Achebe, Sen. Igwe Nwagu, Chief Ifeanyi Uba, Chris Nwabueze Ngige, Sir Emeka Offor, Chief Mrs. Magret Ekpo” among others.
“The Ceremony which gathers about ten (10) Million Easterners shall feature such event as: Citations, The unveiling of the Hall of fame, Great achievers and the exploits of the Eastern Heroes”. MASSOB said.