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leader of the IPOB (indigenous people's of biafra) group, Nnamdi Kanu
leader of the IPOB (indigenous people’s of biafra) group, Nnamdi Kanu

Just stop right there if you are Yoruba or Hausa-Fulani! Do you think I will sell off my brother?! You goofed really bad! I have never listened to Nnamdi Kanu or Radio Biafra and I never supported the agitation for the realization of Biafra. But my mind is changing. I will support the Indigenous People of Biafra movement on one ground. That the replace the agitation for the actualization for the defunct Biafran state with RESOURCE CONTROL!!!

The late Ikemba Nnewi made a disastrous mistake in plunging the former South-Eastern region, later called Biafra into a catastrophic war, that should not have taken place. We lost the war but also lost our oil and gas resources to the Northerners and Westerners. The then head of state during and after the war, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, launched the so-called “3-R’s!” campaign, which meant Reconciliation, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction. You can see that there has never been a reconciliation between the Igbo and the rest of Nigeria. The Igbo’s are the most despised people or tribe in Nigeria. Since 1981, eleven years after the war, they have been murdered in their numbers. I was born in Kaduna and I witnessed first hand the wickedness of these irate northern killers. My family and I fled the north in 1987. I was a child then. The northerners held power then and we don’t know why they have been doing this. Nobody is prosecuted and the go scot-free. Are Igbo’s, Nigerians if you kill them and destroy what they labored for, of which the government didn’t assist them in establishing.

President Buhari
President Buhari

Secondly, the Igbo’s and Niger Delta people were not rehabilitated in any way. Families in the former eastern region who survived the war were given 20 pounds and even if your family had a thousand, million or billion pounds in the bank, you lost the money. This evil enabled the Igbo’s not to invest in any company that was indigenized or localized in Nigeria in 1971. Some kind westerner’s and northerner’s gave some Igbo business men and women money to re-start their businesses and not invest in these localized companies. Check the list of major companies in Nigeria and you will see that only a few Igbo’s are on the board of directors list of those companies. Till today, there has not been any reconstruction done in the east since the end of the civil war. Rather, reconstruction was done in Lagos, a region that did not witness any violence of any kind except the murder of Igbo’s in the pogroms of 1966-1967. They had roads, third mainland bridge, national stadium, national theater built for them after the war, with resources gotten mainly from the Niger Delta.

Crude oil is shipped out from Onne deep sea port in the Niger Delta region on a daily basis to major refineries owned by Yoruba and Hausa fulani businessmen and women and shipped back into the country through Lagos which it’s ports are not deep. Most of the large ship dock deep into the ocean. Why don’t these ships return the refined products through these seaports? Major international and local oil companies have their headquarters in Lagos. Does Lagos produce oil? Why is there a refinery in Kaduna? Does Kaduna or the whole Northern region produce oil? Fuel sells for #300/liter in Yenegoa and #87/liter in Lagos. Is that not injustice of the highest order? Fuel scarcity is not biting in the north as it is biting in the south because they have been diverting huge amounts of fuel and other petroleum products up north. If this is not injustice, I wonder what is!

I do not support the importation of foreign products one bit but the Igbo’s have no choice to import them because the recalcitrant Nigerian government run by the Hausa’s and Yoruba’s make things difficult for them. The Igbo’s can manufacture and produce these goods in Nigeria but these insecure Nigerians will do everything to frustrate them in their endeavors. If it is not unrealistic money policies being carried out by the Central Bank of Nigeria, it is unrealistic economic policies being adopted by Yoruba’s and Hausa’s in power, even if the party in power is being supported by the Igbo’s.

In 2011, the north did not vote for Jonathan and yet he appointed northerners into his cabinet and gave them major appointments, yet Buhari stepped in, removed the food in the mouths of Igbo’s and Niger Deltan people and gave it to his brothers and sister’s, the Hausa Fulani’s. If he took these appointments and gave it to Igbo’s and Niger Delta people who are members of his party, do you think Igbo’s would be agitating for Biafra today?! Buhari and his kinsmen, together with the Yoruba’s have an evil agenda for the Igbo’s and Niger Delta people who are not in support of their party. The audio conversation between a Yoruba politician and his alhaji friend on phone, is evidence to this and it has been carried out by Buhari.

Coming back to Nnamdi Kanu, he goofed by not meeting Igbo, Niger Delta and Middle Belt leaders of thought to gain their support in this quest. He also should have met with other groups in Igbo land and the Niger Delta and the Middle Belt region and formed a coalition with them. We need to control our resources coming out of our regions. The Yoruba’s and Hausa’s can control the federal government for all I care but we must control our resources. If we control our resources and go back to the revenue sharing formula we had back in 1960-1967, the people stealing from the eastern region will stop it. And if we must remain as one country, we must have rotational presidency in Nigeria and the Igbo’s will start it in 2019. Partisan politics must be banned in Nigeria and only independent candidates should vie for political positions. We must also have a single term of 7 years for all elected officers, from the president to the councilor. If I were Nnamdi Kanu, I won’t make the mistake proud and selfish Ojukwu did that cost the lives of millions of Igbo’s and Niger Delta people. Nnamdi Kanu, with the education he claims he has, is already making a mistake and if innocent Igbo citizens are murdered in this quest, let their blood be on his head!

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