Saturday, 16 September 2017

Why I don't want to be part of Biafra! - by Efio-Ita Nyok

Efio-Ita Nyok|16 September 2017 

... I told him I don't want to be part of Biafra, that the arrogance that preceded their incorporating S/S into the Biafra map, without our consent, is the same arrogance that will compel them to ignore civility when I am part of their Biafra. 

I reminded him of how the much celebrated Nnamdi Azikiwe ethnically kicked out Efik-born Professor Eyo Ita as the Business Leader of the then Eastern House of Assembly, when Awolowo beat him through alleged ethnicity in the Western House of Assembly, to replace him... I reminded other pockets of arrogance of a majority of the Igbo people. 

He simply told me how he was disappointed at me especially taking cognizance of the fact that I was a Blogger —I was supposed to be more informed. I rather demonstrated how being a Blogger actually made me to spurn the idea of S/S being co-opted into Biafra or whatever they call it. Rev. Fr. Ifeanyi Uzoigwe witnessed the argument. 

Nnamdi Kanu mayn't make a better leader. In fact, he does not mean well: with the influence he now wields in S/E Nigeria, he would have used it to put the 5 eastern Governors and state governments to task. He would have joined a political party of his choice or form another or influence one of his ardent believers to. He would have used his followers to influence elections...— he would have joined the political process. 

I didn't study history in school but have read a very little —I hear people more intelligent than myself say war isn't good. In the Philosophy of Peace and Conflict Studies, I understood that whatever the justification, war is not good. Kanu should know better! 

Self rule is not the solution to good governance in S/E Nigeria because there's actually no marginalization per se as it were —the only marginalization we have in this country is that between —THE RICH AND THE POOR. 

When it comes to looting the public vault dry, elites in the Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo blocs unite to perpetuate the unprecedented wickedness. When a rich man/woman steal more than the other rich man/woman, the cheated remembers he/she is Efik, Tiv, Okrika, Hausa, Muslim, Christian,... wiping ethnic or religious sentiments. 

The proletariat should open their eyes wide and see, deciphering for their benefits the intrigues of the bourgeoisie! Period!