Having read a lot of propaganda materials from these elements orchestrating secessionist ideas, I have come to the conclusion that this ethnic “unrest” the cabal is creating is both fictitious and evil just like the Recession they created. A Biafran ideologue would tell you that the Biafran dream is a thing of the mind.
I hereby suggest that it remains in the minds of those propagating it. We understand how marginalised EVERYONE is. It is not an Igbo, Arewa or Oduduwa problem. It is a problem of the political economic structure we’ve been forced to operate. Let everyone who cares to know listen carefully to this – There are only two tribes in Nigeria; the RULING ELITE and the SUFFERING MASSES. If we had otherwise, why are the South Eastern lawmakers “silent” on this Biafran issue in the National Assembly. We understand what they want to do. No wonder there are rumours of coup plots. Just this afternoon, I read the statement of the Youths of Oduduwa Forum asking the Northern elements to also get ready to leave. Same idea was propagated by another group RONDEL (Region of Niger Delta) though very soft.
All these propaganda should not sway us as good Nigerians. In as much as we understand that every tribe has a right to self determination, we should not allow the propaganda machine planted in “one room in Abuja” divide us. Instead, we must come together as a people and seek a political and economic alternative to our problem.
We have just one problem and that is UNEQUAL PRODUCTION AND UNDEMOCRATIC DISTRIBUTION OF THE COMMON WEALTH not “MARGINALISATION” so to say. We have all been marginalised. Or, how better do you explain marginalisation in a case where after having all certificates in the world, you must have to know somebody before you become anybody. ?. How better do you explain it?
My observation on Nigeria so far
Religion has failed us, our political system have failed, our social interaction has failed, our economy is failing … BUT our hearts are still beating and alive. That means we are yet to fail. In as much we are yet to fail then this is a wakeup call not to fail. We must use this medium wisely and preach the massage of true democracy where sovereignty is bestowed on the people and not the leaders. We must preach accountability and integrity.
Lastly as youths, we must wake up and assume our place in fixing one NIGERIA.
EMMANUEL ZION EWERE ESQ.