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Thursday 8 June 2017



By Obulose Chidiebere N.
For Family Writers

According to Timothy Ferris and I quote, "Online, I see people committing 'Social Media Suicide' all the time by one of two ways". Firstly by responding to all criticisms, meaning that the respondent will never complete important milestone of his/her own by giving attention to immaterial expressions. This however lends credence  to irresponsibilities. This is exactly describes the antecedents of the Nigeria media. All the Nigeria newspapers are just like driving traffics and exceptionally irresponsible.

To debunk the statement credited to Dr. Ramas Azuzu on Vanguard newspaper that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu - the courageous leader of the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) and Uwazurike are on the same page on the Biafran struggle. Johannes Kepler would say, "I so much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses". I think that if everyone should agree with Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB, it will therefore suggest that Nnamdi Kanu and the IPOB achieved virtually nothing. Just as Elbert Hubbard would say, "to avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing and be nothing".

However, as a patron and a Biafran war veteran, you deserve respect but to dabble into uneducated and unwarranted historical somersault,  of comparing two opposing figures (Mazi Nnamdi Kanu with Uwazurike), in every standard is the greatest mistake you have made in your life. The duo have absolutely no similitude by all standards. Just as you rightly said, I exceptionally take a swipe on Uwazuruike, the  embattled MASSOB leader following his immoral actions which are synonymous with the proverbial Chinese revolution which looks like "drinking tea in the interest of the masses". And you continued by saying that "When Uwazurike was agitating for the freedom of the Biafran nation, he never used limousine but now moves on fleet of exotic cars in the company of security personnel and agitates no more for the cause of Biafrans". This is an indisputable truth. Uwazurike suddenly turned the acclaimed agitation to self enrichment drive at the expense of the people.

You very erroneously suggested that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu ought to have consulted with Igbo leaders widely and sought their consent/input before plunging into that which has nothing tangible to show.

I will want to very authoritatively state here that there was virtually no reliable and willing Igbo leader to confer with as they were using Biafrans as Guinea pigs for their clandestine selfish agenda who were even more deadly than Uwazurike. Who amongst them should Nnamdi Kanu have consulted?

You also suggested that the leader of the IPOB took a plunge into a project that has not yielded any tangible fruit. If he has not achieved anything according to your jaundiced expression, what then is the driving force behind your flawed and deceptive assessment? If you will be sincere to yourself, you would have known that no known International media had ever carried any news regarding Biafra before Nnamdi Kanu appeared on the scene. No Biafran born career politician nor Igbo leader ever did anything about the plights of Biafrans. It was criminal for anyone before now to mention anything Biafra and going by the demented statement of one of the established cabals in Nigeria called Olusegun Obasanjo, Biafrans were called miscreants, jobless youths and touts. In all these, none of the so-called Igbo leaders dared stood up in defence of the people.

But today, under the able leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Biafrans are dreaded and accorded respect despite the repressive antics of agents of the government. Nigerian media (print and electronic) have inadvertently commenced talking about Biafra, to garner the required monetary gains and followership. The so-called miscreants, jobless youths and touts who are Biafrans fighting for their freedom are today being regarded. Biafra politicians can now talk boldly without being harassed or intimidated.

The recent Sit-At-Home exercise was massively a success and a shock to the entire world. Foreign media outfits broadcasted the event variously across the world.

Furthermore, you boldly and shamelessly stated that Nnamdi Kanu commenced the struggle of Biafra restoration on a negative approach by using insultive words against everybody through Radio Biafra and that if had conferred with Igbo leaders, you would have been among them. It is laughable that you can stoop so low to rubbish your integrity by stating so moronically issues that have no bearing. And for your information, Nnamdi Kanu never abused anybody on Radio Biafra but was tacitly stating the obvious, educating, programming and reprogramming for our mental emancipation and to prepare us for the tasks ahead.

If your grievance hinges on your claim that Nnamdi Kanu has not consulted you for whatever that means,  you owe posterity a duty as an enlightened elder to have a meeting with  him privately and iron out Issues instead of coming on the pages of newspapers to be making baseless statements.

Lastly, I want to emphatically state here that Uwazurike is on his own and that Biafrans are massively and strongly behind Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. That is why anytime he issues out a command, all Biafrans who believe in the uncompromising restoration of their fatherland, queues behind him to respond obediently. You have just perfected the statement of Emmet Fox which says: "Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting".
Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers

1 comment

  1. Why our people are so c6ward not to know the flag they can raise. When did you hear ameri6ca talk about the killing of innoncee biafra. Even with the killing of biafra solidarity when triumph won th the election. Have you h Hear him talking about it. What is the happiness you gain from America that look like support. They sold ammunition to Nigeria to kill biafra. Even when biafra are crying to stop them from selling the gun. When you people see them protest how many of their protesters you see they carry biafra flag. E even when. Biafrans we're crying to stop nimitatingt to sell guns. Did you see them listen to our cry.why are we shy away from our culture trying to speak culture that is not be fit our own interest.wwhat english are we not taught. But we shy from the one that kept out culture to what can not even pronounce our name rightly. Is thi the way of speaking to create a language which letter can not be used as is pronounce. Let biafra be of one speaking English that kept to our culture.


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