Written by Elochukwu Nicholas Ohagi
The Biafra Herald
11th November 2019
Do you know that there was a time people see anyone talking about Biafra and demanding for her freedom as a nonentity? The pioneers of this struggle really suffered lots of ridicule and humiliations.
The declaration of Biafra in 1967 by Odumegwu Ojukwu was greeted with funfair. Many Biafrans trooped to the streets carrying green leaves, singing and dancing in jubilation. How then did the struggle for the restoration of Biafra greeted with criticism, mockery and let down by majority of people at the early stage?
Olusegun Obasanjo called Biafra agitators miscreants. Some one-Nigeria fanatics from Igbo land picked it up and tagged anyone mentioning Biafra as miscreant and jobless. But Nnamdi Kanu's followers runs in millions; so if they are miscreants, do these people know that a nation with millions of miscreants is in a very big danger? They practically failed to understand that a nation where millions are jobless is bound to die a premature death.
Those Ndi Igbo that supported the sham called 1999 election tried to present those with the ideology of division as nonentities. They kept pushing the narrative that no one is listening to Nnamdi Kanu and his supporters. They fabricate stories of how Nnamdi Kanu is not speaking for Ndi Igbo.
Nnamdi Kanu was released on bail in 2017 and received a cult fellowership from millions of Biafrans. Every of his rallies were graced by multitude of youths who came from Aba, Enugwu, Onitsha, Port Harcourt(Igweocha) and even Akwaibom. They locked up their shops, sponsored themselves and made it to the designated rally point. The despicable one-Nigeria fanatics kept calling them brainwashed people.
But they never knew that no one brainwashed anybody. They are simply people that are fed up with a country that claims to be one, yet lacks any atom of unity and cohesion. They are tired of a country that pampers terrorists, recruits them into the military and encourages Fulani herdsmen to keep killing indigenous farmers. They are no more ready to belong to a country politicians are paid millions in salaries and allowances, while minimum wage stands at 18,000 Naira. A corrupt country where people's votes do not count and INEC helps the executive to rig elections. These are the things brainwashing the people and not Nnamdi Kanu. The IPOB leader only happens to be the courageous voice that exposes the rotten system.
Today, those that parade themselves as wise have been humbled by those they called miscreants and jobless. Every thing those they called jobless say are all happening. They told them that PVC will disappoint them, and truely, it did disappointed them and left them helpless. The miscreants told them to BOYCOTT elections, that it is useless to arm yourself with mere PVC against a senseless ethnic and religious fundamentalist, well known as a tyrant and a dictator, yet they never listened.
How come it is the miscreants and jobless that keep predicting accurately the future events of the useless entity called Nigeria? Could it be that they aren't miscreants after all. How can a group of people from different works of life, whose majority of members are abroad, men and women who have seen life and how a sane country should be governed be tagged miscreants?
Only the wise knows when baton is about changing hand. The days of hypocrisy is long gone. The supporters of politicians are dangerously becoming minority, even with the money they are throwing around. Another stage have been set and it is about an end to what is known today as Nigeria.
The resoluteness and doggedness of the early agitators of Biafra have yielded greater things! The name-calling, mockery, imprisonment and death is the strength upon which the Biafra nation stands today.
Respect to these true heroes of the Biafra restoration project!
Written by Elochukwu Nicholas Ohagi
Elochukwu Ohagi is a Philosopher, Teacher and Activist.
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