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Monday 27 November 2017



By Ikeyahkadibia Onyeji For Family Writers Press

"There is no peace, " says the LORD, " for the wicked",  Isaiah Chapter 48 verse 22.

As long as General Yakubu Gowon chooses to wallow in self-delusion and self deceit, the aforementioned scripture shall be made true in his life, both now and in the hereafter.  As long as General Yakubu Gowon chooses to manipulate reality as a palliative to the constant torture his conscience dishes out on him everyday, there shall be no peace for him, hence mental torture will be his curse.

General Yakubu Gowon
Gowon's guilty conscience stems from the fact that the people he thought he had crushed during the genocidal war of aggression and attrition, to maintain crude oil unity, have risen again. And sadly this time he cannot do anything about it, aside being given a forum to rant by a  media that reeks of putrefaction. In his bewilderment, Gowon suddenly realises it is no longer in the 60s when he can deceive the world and with full aid of his British overlords, to paint Biafrans as the aggressors. This is 2017, the whole world is fully aware of the plight of Biafrans in this Luggardian House of Evil called the Nigerian State.

As long as General Yakubu Gowon possesses a conscience that constantly tortures him and reminds him of his failure to implement the Aburi Accord he signed in good faith, that would have averted the unnecessary bloodshed that followed, the aforementioned scripture shall be made true in his life until he receives his full comeuppance from the grim reaper himself.

It is most unfortunate that IPOB is now getting lectured on peace and the importance of dialogue from a man whom if there is any sense of justice in this world should be languishing in solitary confinement at a maximum security prison for crimes against humanity he committed against Biafrans. Anybody who understands human psychology will see in the Plateau state born octogenarian, a desperate attempt to make amends for the evil he has committed. Sadly, he has already failed to acknowledge the first rule of seeking true forgiveness, which is open minded confession.

As long as General Yakubu Gowon fails to make an open minded confession, and come clean as to the true reason why he abrogated the Aburi accord he willingly signed on behalf of the Nigerian State, the words of the Scripture in Isaiah 48:22 shall be his portion for as long as he lives. It is obvious that the untold atrocity the Plateau State born General visited on innocent Biafrans is what is making him hallucinate frequently on issues relating to Biafra, IPOB and Nnamdi kanu. If he is not gallivanting around, showcasing his hypocrisy in "Praying for Nigeria ", he is advising IPOB to embrace dialogue. Who knows how many sleepless nights he is having these days. Even when he sleeps, I suspect it must be short and punctuated with nightmares complete with the images of children afflicted with kwashiorkor, which he Yakubu Gowon orchestrated.

General Gowon understands dialogue, yet because of his jealousy for Biafrans, the inferiority complex he felt over the blue-blooded, Oxford educated Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, Gowon waged a totally unnecessary genocidal war on Biafrans. And when he could not defeat Biafrans on the battlefield, he resorted to bombing innocent women and children in market places,  hospitals, homes, and even where they sought refuge in refugee camps. The atrocities of General Yakubu Gowon against Biafrans are too numerous to mention.

A Man who understood dialogue, and is willing to advise others to embrace it, went on a conference in Aburi, Ghana, where he had extensive dialogue on how to restore lasting peace in Nigeria, following the massacre of Biafrans in the North and other parts of the country, he went with his secretaries and team of advisers, after the conference, a document was drafted, he Gowon and his team took part in drafting that document and he went through it many times and signed it without any form of compulsion. And thereafter, did a 360 degree U-turn, and refused to enforce the tenets of that agreement. Here he is as your peace advocate, now advising IPOB to embrace dialogue.

If Yakubu Gowon is sincere in his recent peace overtures, he should simply ask the Buhari led government to fix a referendum date for Biafrans to decide their own destiny. After all, which other dialogue is powerful than a Referendum?

If Yakubu Gowon wants to make peace with his conscience, that peace may reign in his life, he should come out boldly and say that, the whole ethnic nationalities that are forced to exist under this British arrangement called Nigeria, has a right to decide whether they want to live together as Nigerians or take their own destiny in their hands. It is when we agree to live together, that we can now decide the best form of government we wish to exist under, to pursue our collective life aspirations.

However, such common sense and principles of governance is lost on quota system products and arch genocidist like general Yakubu Gowon.

The recently successful boycott of the Anambra State election by Biafrans suggests that a referendum for Biafra is just a matter of time before it happens. Yakubu Gowon and his fellow unity beggars can continue playing the ostrich, it is their right. Biafrans on their own part, insists on a Referendum date, so they can decide and  peacefully leave Nigeria. It is not a call for war, neither is it a call for violence and mindless bloodletting. It is standard practice of democracy all over the world.

And If the call for a peaceful Referendum by IPOB under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi kanu, does not represent the willingness to dialogue and set a referendum date, I do not really know what is.

Edited by Ebere Okolie
For Family Writers Press

1 comment

  1. Rinidad E. Ellis20 March 2018 at 07:07

    Self-delusion is like style in fashion, it always leads you in unnecessary direction. Sad but it's true. I can't disagree with the article.


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