This is one Video I just watch that I can’t keep quit on.The Biafra war happen at a time I wasn’t born and even Mr Kanu leading this new movement must have been a young boy if he where to have been born when it happened. However, When a young man doesn’t meet history,he must learn the stories and stories are mother of history. I am never and will never be a tribalist even though I am proud to be a Yoruba man but I often emphasize that I behave like an Hausa man and do business like an Igbo Man( Igbo blood flows in my vine)and My parent are from Yoruba land.
My Proprietress in secondary school shared how she drank her urine during Biafra war because there was no water nor food.They slept in the bush day and night and narrated how she could have been dead by now if not for God.Many died during Biafra war. Many lost their lives and the question is do we want to START another Biafra?
Only irresponsible men speak carelessly because words are the most powerful weapon in human history. The world was formed by words of the mouth Hence, if Those pushing for pro Biafra know the effect of such words and the consequences that follow,they would reconsider. Nigeria is still suffering from the effect of Biafra war till today. The Igbo race is still suffering from the effect today.
The question again is,am I asking this generation to STOP this War? No! Every part of Nigeria has the right to determine or negotiate their sovereignty but the most successful war where not fought with bomb. Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela didn’t win their war with bomb and guns but by words.even Mandela had to return to non violent movement before he could win the war against white minority rule in South Africa. Look at the Middle East and the Arab revolution. Because it was a bloody one,these countries experienced setback instead of progress. Libya is now a no mans land. Iraq is in shambles and ISIS is the new lord of the land. Without peaceful dialogue no one can win a longtime war. I strongly believe that the igboland is marginalized but the solution is not by violence. Guess what? Biafra is never going to solve the economic deprivation in igboland. See north and South Sudan. This country is worst after breaking into two. Among the new nation is another set of segregation and division. Nigeria is alway known to have often produce leaders whose reign impoverish most of the people from where they are from and enrich in few people. The Yoruba land was less developed under Olusegun Obasanjo regime. Niger delta was not better after the coming into power of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
What should the Biafra agitators do MORE? Trigger a Conversations, Enlightenments, Dialogues and Negotiations.It is important to carry the whole nation along the the Biafra struggle. Martin Luther King had a lot of white people involve in his struggle because he knew that white people where not the problem but the wrong mind set white domination and even his dream was inclusive of the white. A dream where his children will not be judged by the color of their skins but by their ability. A section of Nigeria cannot come into power by insulting the remaining part of the country but by getting the rest to see from your perspective.
What should Igboland do LESS? Less violence, Less corruption from the political class. Less promotion of the least creative Igbo politician. We need the brightest Igbos to become governors and not individuals who know how to give gift to priest but the best of the Igbo men to come into power.
My Personal View
The President must know that he’s the President of Nigeria and not the president of the north who will help the fulfillment of the northern agenda. Take the Biafra issue seriously,take the Niger delta issue seriously and take Bokoharam seriously. The era of north partnering with south west to size power is over. A good leader will unit the nation together through the act of love. Love the whole of Nigeria by your words and actions Mr President.I see a nation soon where, there will be equity and justice for all.I see Nigeria produce an Igbo President who will one of the best president we have ever produced.
God bless the federal republic of Nigeria.
Originally posted 2015-11-11 09:09:10.