“Igbo Biafrans have already made the choice – to your tents Oh Nigerians! Igbo-Nigerians are free to move to Nigeria but Igbo-Biafra is a done deal!” – Author
“Due to an overwhelming response to “The Great Igbo/Biafran Debate” and the incessant clamor for participation by those in Nigeria, U.S and Europe, the organizers of the debate have no choice but to happily announce that the date has been moved from January 29, 2016 to Friday February 19, 2016 to be Hosted by Texas Southern University – Debate Team in the Auditorium, Educational Building Texas Southern University.” – Chiwuikem
One wonders why WIC is not the host of this so-called “The Great Igbo/Biafra Debate”. Is it possible that this organization that had always considered itself the representative of Igbo Nigerians in Diaspora has lost all credibility and is ashamed to take credit for this insult to our innocent dead who number in the millions? Who is the Host or is this another Nigerian 419 endeavor?
That Maazi J. O. S. Okeke, an Igbo-Nigerian, one of the founders of this discredited organization and its first president for life, an organization that had fought relentlessly against even a discuss of anything to do with Igbo Biafra from its inception, is now part of a debate that has nothing to do with him since as an Igbo-Nigerian he has no business with anything to do with Igbo-Biafrans!
Thanks to Chi Ukwu (the Most High) we now have two WIC’s, one pro-Igbo and the other pro-Nigeria. We salute the progressive pro-Igbo WIC and welcome them to the struggle to salvage the Igbo way of life which the regressive pro-Nigeria WIC working with the born-to-rule regressive coalition are determined to subvert this most noble aim.
There is nothing wrong with being an Igbo-Nigerian, but Maazi Okeke, a reputable lawyer, must, no different from other Igbo-Nigerians in Diaspora especially in the developed world, be in the forefront defending the human and civil rights of the Igbo against the Nigerian leadership that has continued the massacre, marginalization, containment, and unrelenting collective punishment of the Igbo since they plan on the Igbo remaining part of the ‘British Birthed Abomination’, mirage and failed state Nigeria. If Igbo-Nigerians insist on Igbo remaining part of Nigeria, the least they can do is to begin to defend Ndi Igbo when their rights are violated, which is not currently the case!
We are now told that “Due to an overwhelming response to “The Great Igbo/Biafran Debate” and the incessant clamor for participation by those in Nigeria, U.S and Europe, the organizers of the debate have no choice but to happily announce that the date has been moved from January 29, 2016 to Friday February 19, 2016 to be Hosted by Texas Southern University – Debate Team in the Auditorium, Educational Building Texas Southern University.”
Who is pulling the strings or is Nigeria again pulling the strings while using discredited ‘money na hand, back na ground’ Igbo brethren as a front? Consider the recent e-mail below sent by the Igbo patriot, Maazi Onyesoh, and be the judge about the continuing shenanigans of the born-to-rule and their regressive coalition.
From: Ifeanacho Onyesoh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Conference on Biafra Agitation is Misconceived
The Biafran Agitation is grossly misconceived by the Friday 15th Jan. 2016 Conference scheduled to be moderated by Mr. Okigbo III at the Yardua Centre and in which former Head of State, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, is the major discussant. I do not see any of the discussants as being in position to treat the subject fairly and outside Nigeria’s Unitarian prism.
The Biafran agitation is a cry for a true federation in which federating units retain a right to decide to stay, if well treated or leave if maltreated, like the Igbos of Nigeria in Nigeria. In short – the right to self-determination which engenders equality and mutual respect in all successful federations, is the key factor in the agitation.
Follow the topic “MASSOB AND THE RIGHT TO SELF DETERMINATION” in my blog emekaonyesoh.blogspot.com.
I reproduce an enhanced version of my position for ease of reference.
“MASSOB DEMONSTRATION IS AGITATION FOR A GENUINE FEDERATION, IN PLACE OF PRESENT CATTLE UNITARY REPUBLIC
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” (James Madison, 4th President of USA, father of US Constitution because he authored the draft and Sponsored the monumental US Bill of Rights).
I insist that in Nigeria, ignorance rules. Agitation for Biafra is not so much for physical Biafra but against the denial of the inherent right of the 350 ethnic nationalities that make up Nigeria, to Self Determination by the monstrous and unitary Cattle Republic of Nigeria. The right to self determination engenders and guarantees EQUALITY and MUTUAL RESPECT between the federating units in all enduring federations.
Nigeria ratified all articles and protocols of the United Nations and African Union on the right to Self Determination of all peoples, but as is typical of the lie that is Nigeria, none of the articles and protocols of the AU Charter and UN Covenant and Conventions are being observed or complied with.
Timorous and Gullible Nigerians do not understand that the Country is a P. O. W. Camp where none of the Geneva Conventions is observed. Otherwise, can someone explain to me why in the past four years over 5,000 Nigerians have been wantonly killed by Cattle Fulani herdsmen in Southern Nigeria and Middle Belt, side by side with raping of women and sacking of whole communities? Tens of thousands are Internally Displaced Persons in Refugee Camps from communities sacked by Cattle Fulani herdsmen. Yet No Cattle Fulani has been arrested.
A Senator and leader of Plateau State Assembly was killed by herdsmen in 2013 and till date no arrest. The Governor of Benue was shot at by herdsmen in his own State and no arrests were made. His ancestral community and 29 others within 25 kilometers radius were sacked by the herdsmen. The Police Inspector General pleaded helpless and the State Governor was compelled to eat humble pie. A nebulous peace was contrived enabling the herdsmen to graze their cattle anywhere in Benue State.
Seventy-seven year-old Chief Olu Falae is a recent example. His farm was raided by these herdsmen. He was kidnapped and brutalized by these herdsmen for four long days and nights. For how long will Nigeria live with the menace of cattle Fulani herdsmen?
The demonstration or agitation by MASSOB can therefore be rightly construed as a demand for a real federation in place of present Cattle Unitary Republic of Nigeria OR like Dr. Azikiwe called for during the hectic days of the 1964 general elections, “if we cannot have a federation, let us call a meeting and separate in peace” INSTEAD OF THE PRESENT CATTLE UNITARY REPUBLIC!
Nigeria cannot survive as a genuine federation with Section 2(1) of the 1999 Constitution foreclosing the right to Self Determination with its nonsensical INDIVISIBILITY and INDISSOLUBILITY provisions.
The right to Self Determination of federating units does not necessarily lead to the disintegration of a federation. The recent Scottish referendum and Canada’s two referenda confirmed that.
The right to self Determination leads to a more humane federation in which there is equality and mutual respect. The North would stop talking down on the rest of Nigeria with its arrogance since each unit can exercise the right to go in a bid to stop being bullied.
Furthermore the federating units would be better defined and the fraud in arrogating federating status to local governments will fly out the window.”
We now find out that a similar debate headed by one of the greatest Igbo haters, Obusonjo (full of ugliness), is to be held in Nigeria on the 15th of January, 2016; what is the connection? Is Obusonjo an Igbo? What business does any non-Igbo have to do with a discuss of the way forward for the Igbo? Lest we forget, it is of import we be reminded of the mantra of the new dispensation:
Each ethnic nationality must control 100% of its political space;
Each ethnic nationality must control 100% of its boundaries;
Each ethnic nationality must control 100% of its resources;
Each ethnic nationality must grow at its own pace;
Each ethnic nationality must speak for itself;
Each ethnic nationality must govern/rule itself;
Each ethnic nationality must make the ultimate decision by itself and itself alone.
What part of the above does the regressive coalition of the born-to-rule not understand?
Igbo Biafrans have already made the choice – to your tents Oh Nigerians! Igbo-Nigerians are free to move to Nigeria but Igbo-Biafra is a done deal!
Nigeria is dead!
Long Live the Islamic Republic of Arewa!
Long live the Republic of Oduduwa!
Long Live the emerging world power, the Ohacratic Republic of Biafara/Biafra!
Long Live other Republics born from the just demise of the abomination and insult to Africa, Nigeria!
Long live mother Africa.
Maazi Nnaemeka Mene Onumonu-Uzoaru