Biafra agitation: a bedrock to protest injustice, marginalisation

The first thing that Igbo haters think about whenever Igbo remind the nation of the unjust treatment they are subjected to, is a civil war. That is sick.

Director of Radio Biafra and Leader, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi

I don't speak for Kanu. I speak for myself. If you want to, you could see the agitations for Biafra in different lights. You can see it as a bid to secede, and a threat to Nigerian unity, if you are a pessimist. You can see it as a tug on the conscience of the nation that need no reminders that Igbo have longstanding grievances that need urgent attention. Can we talk type of a cry.

The first thing that Igbo haters think about whenever Igbo remind the nation of the unjust treatment they are subjected to, is a civil war. That is sick. Let me say it again. If Nigeria fought and won 20 civil wars to subjugate Igbo to third class citizenry in Nigeria, there will be more civil wars to follow until those grievances are remedied. 

It is a matter of do it now or do it later, because, whether you like it or not, the needful must be done. Igbo in Nigeria must feel the sense of belonging in Nigeria or the agitations will continue. Never mind the few comfortable Igbo who don't mind living in bondage feeding from the crumbs of their masters. Liberty is priceless.

After Obama was elected president, if you recall, Texas and a few red states wanted to secede from USA. No one fretted. The army was not called out. That some Texans wanted to secede did not keep Texas from getting whatever states like Illinois were getting. Obama showed that he was president of the whole USA. 

His administration was as concerned about a disaster in Texas as it was with one anywhere in the USA. Now tell me. When some Texans wanted to secede from the USA, what were their real goal? Was it to secede? Remember that no one was arrested for agitating to secede from the USA. And remember that the talk of Texas seceding was short lived. I wonder why?

If Buhari and Igbo haters out there want a lasting peace of mind, there is one and only one simple solution. Accord Igbo the same rights of citizenship as any other person who calls himself a proud Nigerian. Give me liberty or give me death was once a cry that led to the liberation of a people.

Nigerians, the Igbo haters in particular, are hypocrites. How can a Moslem pray to Allah so many times a day and still loot the Nigerian treasury and hate to see the dividends of democracy extended to the Igbo?

 Buhari is a Moslem, I was told. How can Buhari pray to Allah at the mosque and then turn around and endorse policies that discriminate against Igbo? 

What kind of deity will grant our wishes inspite of our repeated transgressions? 

The Christians are not different. How can you Christians worship at your churches and then loot the Nigerian treasury and scheme on how to subjugate Igbo? 

How can you love Jesus that you don't see when you hate Igbo that you see? 

I am reminded that my uncle Ubatu stated accurately that all the criminals he knew were all baptized in the churches. They all had names like Ebenezer, George, Matthew, but you would never see anyone with such names as Ezeana arrested for criminality in Nigeria.

Nigeria has a choice to make:

Continue in the path of subjugating the Igbo and continue to suffer the consequences and the crave for a civil war that cuts both ways. Or work for a nation where tribes and tongue may differ but in brotherhood we stand.

Happy new year to ya all. I plan on having a wonderful better year in 2016. I mean, 2015 was a great year for me and my family. But in my pursuit of perfection, 2016 will be a much better year. It helps that I don't hate anyone. And more so that.

Ezeana Igirigi Achusim

Odi-Isaa, Nwa Dim Orioha AKA OnyeUkwu

Ezeana Igirigi Achusim

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Biafran agitation: a valid means to protest injustice, marginalisation

The first thing that Igbo haters think about whenever Igbo remind the nation of the unjust treatment they are subjected to, is a civil war. That is sick.

 

I don't speak for Kanu. I speak for myself. If you want to, you could see the agitations for Biafra in different lights. You can see it as a bid to secede, and a threat to Nigerian unity, if you are a pessimist. You can see it as a tug on the conscience of the nation that need no reminders that Igbo have longstanding grievances that need urgent attention. Can we talk type of a cry.

The first thing that Igbo haters think about whenever Igbo remind the nation of the unjust treatment they are subjected to, is a civil war. That is sick. Let me say it again. If Nigeria fought and won 20 civil wars to subjugate Igbo to third class citizenry in Nigeria, there will be more civil wars to follow until those grievances are remedied. 

It is a matter of do it now or do it later, because, whether you like it or not, the needful must be done. Igbo in Nigeria must feel the sense of belonging in Nigeria or the agitations will continue. Never mind the few comfortable Igbo who don't mind living in bondage feeding from the crumbs of their masters. Liberty is priceless.

After Obama was elected president, if you recall, Texas and a few red states wanted to secede from USA. No one fretted. The army was not called out. That some Texans wanted to secede did not keep Texas from getting whatever states like Illinois were getting. Obama showed that he was president of the whole USA. 

His administration was as concerned about a disaster in Texas as it was with one anywhere in the USA. Now tell me. When some Texans wanted to secede from the USA, what were their real goal? Was it to secede? Remember that no one was arrested for agitating to secede from the USA. And remember that the talk of Texas seceding was short lived. I wonder why?

If Buhari and Igbo haters out there want a lasting peace of mind, there is one and only one simple solution. Accord Igbo the same rights of citizenship as any other person who calls himself a proud Nigerian. Give me liberty or give me death was once a cry that led to the liberation of a people.

Nigerians, the Igbo haters in particular, are hypocrites. How can a Moslem pray to Allah so many times a day and still loot the Nigerian treasury and hate to see the dividends of democracy extended to the Igbo?

 Buhari is a Moslem, I was told. How can Buhari pray to Allah at the mosque and then turn around and endorse policies that discriminate against Igbo? 

What kind of deity will grant our wishes inspite of our repeated transgressions? 

The Christians are not different. How can you Christians worship at your churches and then loot the Nigerian treasury and scheme on how to subjugate Igbo? 

How can you love Jesus that you don't see when you hate Igbo that you see? 

I am reminded that my uncle Ubatu stated accurately that all the criminals he knew were all baptized in the churches. They all had names like Ebenezer, George, Matthew, but you would never see anyone with such names as Ezeana arrested for criminality in Nigeria.

Nigeria has a choice to make:

Continue in the path of subjugating the Igbo and continue to suffer the consequences and the crave for a civil war that cuts both ways. Or work for a nation where tribes and tongue may differ but in brotherhood we stand.

Happy new year to ya all. I plan on having a wonderful better year in 2016. I mean, 2015 was a great year for me and my family. But in my pursuit of perfection, 2016 will be a much better year. It helps that I don't hate anyone. And more so that.

Ezeana Igirigi Achusim

Odi-Isaa, Nwa Dim Orioha AKA OnyeUkwu

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