Godstime Badubiachibea Orlukwu
I condemn the attack on CRA in Spain while on National assignment and I call on the federal government to urgently put measures in place to confront these acts of global embarrassment.
When it was done to Ekweremadu, everyone felt Ekweremadu is their son, so, it’s their business. Now, IPOB(Indigenous People of Biafra) is extending this madness to other citizens and Eastern leaders must raise their voices to condemn it, rather than watch unconcerned.This is how trouble starts! Some people are clapping. Others are glossing over evil.Thank God no harm was done to him. IPOB must be told that there will be consequences if they harm or kill other citizens.
I have read Nigerian history very well and I know that Eastern Nigeria is not where it should be today in Nigerian political dynamics.The reasons are not far fetched. It is largely due to similar irrational acts aimed at achieving phantom political goals.
From Chukwuma Nzeogwu to Nnamdi Kanu, it has been a gradual but steady macabre dance of descent into political oblivion. Since 1966,the south East has been on a free fall politically,a direct result of the infamous, myopic activities of some extremely naive elements who have always seized the vacuum created by their failed political leaders to wreck havoc.
Today,while rival nationalities manoeuvre, horse trade and seek alliances for power,IPOB and its sponsors are busy chanting war songs, first in Nigeria, and now in foreign lands, seeking to kill and maim not just their own leaders but other Nigerians. Ironically,this is happening as we approach 2023, a year that presents the best opportunity for Igbos to negotiate and bid for the hitherto elusive presidential power in Nigeria! It does appear some people are truly bewitched.
I wonder why we forget history easily.Chukuma Nzeogwu probably meant well,but the seemingly selective execution of his coup led to other consequences that Igbos are yet to recover till date.Those who planned the attack on CRA are not wiser.
As one of Buhari ‘s best performing Ministers, Rt Hon Chibuike Amaechi has been representing the old Eastern Nigeria very well. A workaholic, a record achiever as former Governor, and a man strong in character and courage, Igbos should be happy to have a brother like Chibuike at the national level today. What then is the strategic objective in attacking Amaechi. ‘Wetin you gain’ ?
It is really unfortunate what is happening to the Igbo race. Where are the wise men from the East? Where are the Ebitu Ukiwes, Obis Of Onitsha, Chukwuemeka Ezeifes and co? You must all rise up now and call these miscreants to order before they do further damage. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.
Godstime Badubiachibea Orlukwu.(Ph.D)