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Biafra: Mbaka gives condition to support protest

19112015C Ejike MbakaSPIRITUAL Director of Catholic Adoration Minis­tries Enugu, Rev. Fr. Camil­lus Ejike Mbaka, has given one condition on which he would support the ongoing pro-Biafra protests in the South-East and part of the South-South.

Mbaka said he would only support the agitation if those behind it come out to lead the struggle

He warned that the protests are capable of snowballing into a huge crisis of the scale associated with Boko Haram if not curtailed now.

Fr. Mbaka spoke during the launch of new products, Rapha Groundnut oil, Rapha Soya Oil and Rapha Carbon­ated Drinks, produced by his company, Aqua Rapha Investments Limited. He is chairman of the company.

Speaking, he lambasted those still fueling the pro- Biafra protests, saying it was capable of scaring away in­vestors from the region.

He had, earlier in the week, incurred the wrath of Move­ment for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) when he de­scribed the protests as ‘evil’.

His words: “If this nation collapses, it is on us all. If things go well, it is for our own good. I want you to know that if there is any of you here that is oppressed, we are being oppressed too. What I am begging is that things should be done in the right way. Because, if we con­tinue like this, all the visions the governors of Igboland have, vision for employment and economic diversification, will be frustrated.

“No investor can come into a city filled with crises. So, wherever you are, saying, ‘let them (the protesters) move on’, the only way I can sup­port it is when you join them. So, please, I am begging all of us, let us join hands and develop our place, Igboland.”

He also assured Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who was at the launch that his com­pany would always support his administration.

Also speaking, Ugwuanyi commended him for us­ing his company to provide 4,500 jobs for the people of the state.

Ugwuanyi noted that the state government is inter­ested in such business initia­tives, which create jobs for the people, as well as turn around the state’s economic fortunes, pointing out that there are enormous benefits that would accrue from his company.

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