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Sunday, 28 February 2016

Ohaneze Ndigbo does not have what it takes to speak for Biafra

Ohaneze Ndigbo does not have what it takes to speak for Biafra

By Chima Onyekachi
For Family Writers.

Ohaneze Ndigbo claimed it held talks with representatives of President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who has been unlawfully incarcerated since October 2015.The group of Igbo-Nigeria politicians also kept details of the discussion and names of representatives of Buhari a secret and cited "security reasons". The National President of the youth wing of the group, Okechukwu Iziguro said they have finally decided to activate their own #FreeNnamdiKanu campaign which was started by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) since October 2015. He also said they have spoken to Arewa and Oduduwa monarchs, and have assured the monarchs and President Muhammadu Buhari that the group will prevail on Nnamdi Kanu to discontinue the struggle for the restoration of Biafra.

It is very saddening that those political sycophants in Ohaneze Ndigbo are still sleeping and does not want to awaken to reality. Why was Ohaneze Ndigbo silent when two courts of competent jurisdiction granted Nnamdi Kanu bail and the Nigeria government refused to obey them? Did Arewa Youths consult any traditional ruler in Biafraland when the Islamic militants BokoHaram began to wreck havoc and mayhem on Biafrans and their investments? Is it not the same Ohaneze Ndigbo that cheered and applauded the Oba of lagos, Rilwan Akiolu when he threatened to drown Biafrans in the lagoon if they vote against his preferred governorship candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode? When the battle against Boko Haram by General Azubuike Ihejirika led Nigeria army got intense and the Islamic militants were been routed, the northern (Arewa) leaders condemned the killing of their children and brothers and demanded for the sacking of the Chief of army staff.  But Ohaneze Ndigbo has chosen to remain deaf and dumb while Nigeria armed forces are killing and brutalizing unarmed protesters in Biafraland. I wish Ohaneze Ndigbo well in their staunch believe in "One Nigeria" but let them prevail on the Nigeria government to allow a peaceful referendum so every Biafran will declare his desire.

The reality is that the struggle for restoration of Biafra is not a one man affair and has gone beyond Nnamdi Kanu that he cannot stop it. The recurrent demonstration and protest across Biafraland even in the face of brutality and killings is a clear testament. I will advise Ohaneze Ndigbo to spend their time researching and getting knowledge on what happened to investments and properties of citizens of various countries that seceded instead of gallivanting and wasting their time visiting the family of Nnamdi Kanu. The head of the family, HRH Ezeh Israel Kanu has repeatedly spoken publicly on his position and that of other members of his family on issues concerning his son. Mrs Uchechi Kanu,his wife has also spoken loud and has given her support to her husband even while she was pregnant.



President Muhammadu Buhari is under pressure to release Nnamdi Kanu and should do so via the proper channel. Any arrangement with Ohaneze Ndigbo is dead on arrival because neither is the group recognized or has been chosen to act on behalf of Indigenous People of Biafra. I want to inform Ohaneze Ndigbo and the Nigeria government that any negotiation or discussion about the restoration of Biafra while Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is still in detention is null and void. We are not going back; IPOB will defend unarmed Biafrans gruesomely murdered by Nigerian Government

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  1. The only acceptable negotiation which Ohaneze Ndigbo can do to negotiate for Biafra referendum. Anything beyond that is a waste of time. BIAFRA IS NOT FOR SALE.

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