Biafra War shook my faith in “One Nigeria” —Charly Boy
Says "I can’t forget"
Ace musician and human rights activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy has lamented that the Biafra War shook his faith in the “One Nigeria” project.
Charly Boy stated this on his social media handle on Saturday as Igbos commemorate 50 years of the end of the Biafra War #BiafraHeroesDay2020.
The war saw the mass murder of an estimated three million Biafrans by the Nigerian government back by at least five world powers.
Writing, Charly Boy condemned the dearth of right leadership in South East to fight for the interest of the common people.
He enjoined Igbos to agitate for sanitization of “the currently bastardized Igbo land, filled with criminals, riffraffs, Con men and useless piece of animals called human beings”.
He noted that the Biafra agitation should be geared towards “having the right leaders in positions of power and not power drunken people with insatiable appetite to plunder and loot”.
In his words, “saboteurs… are selling Igbo land to our enemies”.
Today marks a very sad day for Igbo’s all over the globe. Today we remember the genocide and the atrocities of the Nigerian Biafran civil war and the 3 million of our brothers, sister and children who lost their lives.
I was about 17/18yrs during the war, it scandalized my youth and shook my faith in “One Nigeria”
Till this day, I can still see the hatred, fear and systematic oppression of my people by the evil cabals and the devils agents who are holding Nigeria to ransom and getting away with their obnoxious impunity and criminality.
The crux of the Biafran agitation is that my people are tired of a system that has perpetually failed them. My Igbo kinsmen are tired of a system that enriches lazy ignorant people and impoverishes poor hard working people.
My people are tired of a system that glorifies impunity and criminality. My people are tired of decades of oppression and marginalization.
However, the deeply rooted disgruntlement in Biafra land is not peculiar to my Igbo brothers and sisters only; most peoples in the 500 tribes in Nigeria are victims of a failed system and persistent oppression.
The problem in this nation is not the lack of a space where we all can coexist but the lack of men of integrity and progressive nationalists.
We lack the right kind of leadership that will fight for the interest of the common people.
Our agitation should be geared towards sanitizing the currently bastardized Igbo land, filled with criminals, riffraffs, Con men and useless piece of animals called human beings.
Our agitation for Biafra should be about having the right leaders in positions of power and not power drunken people with insatiable appetite to plunder and loot. Not Saboteurs who are selling Igbo land to our enemies.
This mindset of, “My thief is more honorable than your thief” must stop. A thief is a thief, a criminal is a criminal. They are far to many of them in Igbo land.
We are now living in dangerous times but as Biafrans we are accustomed to strife and struggles. Head or tail, we will always survive. If we fall several times, we will rise several times.
Let’s for today, remember our loved ones we lost during that unforgettable genocide. It shall be well with us.
Charly Boy is the founder of the OUR MUMU DON DO organisation and also prides himself as the “President of all frustrated Nigerians”, as well as “the Odudubariba 1 of Africa”.