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PostOjukwu1 on Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:12 pm

Hardcore Biafran Joseph Afokwalam wrote
this in response to a Yoruba One Nigerianist
who outlined 6 reasons why independent
Biafra will be a disaster
Dear Omotayo Yusuf, I like your choice of
words, "may likely happen". Permit me to
also give a counter narrative why some of
these six things may likely not happen and
how they can be taken care of if they
I want to assure you that Dr Nnamdi Kanu is
a highly educated man. If you hear him
speak and listen to some of the STRESS
interviews he granted you will know that he
is not only educated but intelligent as well.
He is also a very charismatic leader, nobody
in the history of Nigeria has been able to
bring so much people out on the streets like
this man. As you can see many people are
willing and ready to die for this man.
Nobody in the history of the Igbo race has
been able to bring the Igbos together like
this man and he is the only man that has
been able to close the gap between SS and
SE created by Hausa Fulani Yoruba media like
you are trying to prop up in your article. His
IPOB is still intact despite billions of dollars
earmarked by the government to create
problems by infiltrating their ranks. I am
very sure you know all these, you are just
feigning ignorance. Moreover Kanu has said
it time without number that as soon as
Biafra is restored, his job is done and he will
retire to his home.
There is no society without internal strife.
We are different individuals as such want
different things, see things differently and
have different ways to solve problems which
is why there are always strife even in our
different homes. But the strife we will have
can never be compared with what we are
passing through in Nigeria. Do you
remember the 1966 coup? A coup that was
carried out by soldiers of different ethnic
groups was tagged an Igbo coup, Igbo
soldiers were killed. Do you remember the
May and October 1966 pogroms in which
more than 100,000 Igbos were killed? Can
you remember how many times Igbos were
killed in the North for no just cause? Like the
cartoon of prophet Mohammed in Denmark
and so on, or the numerous religious
uprisings that targets mainly Igbos. Or the
2011 election riot that killed Igbo youth
corpers. Remember Igbos here refer to
people from old eastern region because
when the killing starts, we are all Igbo but
when you people want our resources you
will start talking about minorities as if there
are no minorities in the North.
The difference you see among different
Biafran groups is because we know that the
government is sponsoring some of them to
destabilize us. Remember gowon said that if
he had known he wouldn't have gone to
war, he would have sponsored an Igbo man
to counter Ojukwu. That is part of the
strategy of this government against this
Biafra agitation. I must tell you that IPOB,
MASSOB under Uchenna Madu and LNC are
not against each other.
There are IPOB families in Ebonyi state so
they are part of the agitation. Even if they
are not part of it, they will join when Biafra
Corruption is everywhere, you must have
seen what happened in Democrats National
Convention in the US, how the DNC who are
supposed to be neutral worked against
Sanders, you also must have seen the way
Clinton investigations were carried out. So
corruption is everywhere but it is worst in
Africa. Biafra may not be an exemption but
the difference is that the situation where
every tribe will fight for their tribes man
even if he is corrupt will not exist. Present
political elites may not be the leaders
because this agitation is a grassroots thing
and I don't see them coming to hijack it.
They know this, that is why majority of them
are not supporting the agitation. The
agitation by the masses means that a vote of
no confidence has been passed on the
political elites. Even if they find themselves in
power, they will know that they are
answerable to the masses who fought for
the freedom.
Like we have been saying, there is nothing
like south south in the cardinal points, it is
your creation just to divide us. Are there no
minorities in the North? Why was there no
minority commission in the North or West?
Are all in the present day western Nigeria
Yorubas? If not because you people have
ulterior motive, where is that commission
needed, is it in the eastern region that never
had a history of war or in the North and
West where there were wars of conquest.
Your article clearly shows that you are trying
to instigate that division your people
propagated during and after the war but
unfortunately for you, we are now wiser. We
know who is dominating who now, we
know who wants the oil because we know
who has 83% and 15% of the oil blocks. We
know who said that Bayelsa oil belong to
them and who is claiming ownership of the
oil in Bayelsa because of their large land
mass. All the same, it will be good to note
that Biafra is never by force. If the so called
SS want to stay with Nigeria or want their
own nation, Biafrans will never force them.
Igbo speaking Biafrans are not landlocked
as you claim. You mentioned Ndoki port, you
forgot that there is a port in Onitsha, you
forgot Oguta, Omambala river and many
other rivers that can be dredged and
developed if need be. You people have
abandoned the "we feed you because your
land is not fertile" mantra because the
hardship in the country now has really
shown who is feeding who.
This is another story that is making us
believe that Yorubas are afraid of
restoration of Biafra. Why must all Biafrans
come home when Biafra is restored? Why
are there Yorubas in the UK, US and other
countries? Three days ago, Kenya clamped
down on Nigerians in Kenya and arrested
about 40 Nigerians, more than 70% are
Yorubas. Why are they not in their country
Nigeria? Are there no Nigerians with
properties outside Nigeria? My dear brother
anybody can live and own properties
anywhere in the world. That is the argument
you are using to scare our brothers that
made some of them afraid of Biafra
restoration. Unfortunately for you, times
have changed, gone are those days when
you have monopoly of the media where you
spew all sorts of lies. We now can counter
them and put the record straight.
Yes Yorubas are our natural allies because
we are both from the south. We have
problems because of mistrust that exists
amongst us to the advantage of the north. It
is unfortunate the Yorubas don't know they
are also marginalized, just that the east are
more marginalized than they are. I don't
know if any Yoruba saw sir Ahmadu Bello's
speech that was published on the Parrot
newspaper of 12th October 1960. Let me
just quote a part of it, "The new nation
Nigeria should be an estate of our
grandfather Usman Danfodio. We must
ruthlessly prevent a change of power, we
will use the minorities of the north as willing
tools and the south as conquered territory
and never allow them rule over us or allow
them control over their future". He did not
say East as conquered territory, he said
South. It is unfortunate that the west think
they are ok forgetting that these people not
only want to perpetually rule us but do not
want us to control our future.
Finally, I will like to tell all Nigerians that
Biafra is not a call for war but a call for us to
go back to how we were before the British
joined us together for their selfish economic
interest. We have lived together for more
than hundred years and anybody who
wants to tell himself the truth will concede
that it has not worked. We hate each other,
we are different. We have different value
system, different religion, different food,
different clothes, different languages and so
on. Instead of us to wait till war separate us,
it is better for us to separate in peace so
that we can be happy neighbours where
healthy rivalry will help each nation to be
better while helping each other to be the
best we can.

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