By Chima Onyekachi and Ifeanyi Chijioke
For Family Writers
The former governor of Anambra state Mr. Peter Obi while addressing Chima Onyekachi and Ifeanyi Chijioke of Family Writers noted that there is now nothing like Southsouth and Southeast, he posited that it is now one region. He spoke in Enugu, during the 17th anniversary of Igbo Youth Movement led by Evang. Elliot Uko.
The Igbo Youth Movement honored Mazi Nnaamdi Kanu with the award of great liberator for steadfastly and resolutely destroying falsehood with the power of truth. This is the first time in history such award has been given. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu despite being unlawfully incarcerated keeps scooping awards and revered. Muhammadu Buhari came under staunch criticism for refusing to release Nnamdi Kanu against court orders.
Recall that the major mission of radio Biafra was to unite the people of Biafra and end division that made the state of Biafra minority after it was forcefully re-annexed. There is no gainsaying to the fact that there is divide and rule which narrowed the impact of Biafra. Southsouth became a minority while southeast also was and hence making once united region ineffective in the Lugardian establishment.
Unknowingly reacting to the award received by Nnamdi Kanu, Peter Obi shared Nnamdi Kanu’s ideology and mission by finally succumbing to the feat and liberation done by Nnamdi Kanu. Speaking after the event, he said “There is nothing like southsouth and southeast, we are now one, everything is over, and our position in the last election showed indeed that we are one. We have conquered everything”
However when pressed further to speak on the murderous approach or handling of unarmed and peaceful Biafran youths in Anambra state, he declined comment and ushered Family writers to Evang. Elliot Uko and both declined to speak. Reacting to the development, a top official who came to the event told Family writers “ They won’t talk because the killing is too much; it is starting to touch conscience, even the murderers are beginning to be sympathetic” he spoke and pleaded that his name should not be in print.
Recall that Anambra state has recorded gross violation of human right of the people of Biafra under the care of Willie Obiano. The state had backed the military in recent killing where it said Biafran youths were criminals to have remembered their fallen heroes without police permission. A statement some leading human right bodies defined as reckless and irresponsible.
‘For Peter Obi to openly tell you today that there is nothing like southsouth and southeast, then it is plain that Nnamdi Kanu has even liberated the leaders and politicians in Biafra land” Mr Johnson said while reacting to Obi’s comment. On the same note, members of Igbo Youth Movement who spoke to Chima Onyekachi and Ifeanyi Chijioke of Family Writers said “We awarded Nnamdi Kanu because everything he said is coming to reality. Nigeria arrested him because of truth and we appreciate him for liberating us”