Taking Igbo out of Nigerian bondage

Taking Igbo out of Nigerian bondage
 

What Igbo people want is to leave Nigeria

 On the 29th of May 1966 the Igbo irreversibly renounced their colonially imposed Nigerian citizenship. That date marks the official beginning of the 1966 Pogrom of Igbo people in Nigeria. So, it goes without saying that what the Igbo want is to cut clear and exist sovereignly, politically and territorially independent of the Nigerian state.
 
There has never been any ambiguity about this Igbo national aspiration and unflagging resolve to attain an unassailable liberty, untrammelled independence and inalienable right to live their lives and conduct their businesses on their terms. This Igbo resolve to be free and to determine their selves does not have to and is not conditioned on any other thing other than, it is the people’s choice. The Igbo as a collective believes that their individuals’ dreams and their collective national aspirations and destiny cannot be fulfilled within the context of a united Nigerian state.
 
After all this while, no one can still be in doubt since it has been stated over and over again that the ultimate goal of all Igbo social and political engagements is and should be to free the Igbo as a people and as a territory from the debilitating burden of a united Nigerian state. It needs to be emphasised that this collective Igbo resolve to ultimately achieve a total separation from Nigeria was not arrived at in a hurry. It is a well-considered decision that was reached after putting all things into consideration and agreeing on those things that are in the utmost best interests of the present Igbo and their unborn generations.
 
For practical reasons, as days continue to roll into years, the wisdom in Igbo’s unflinching resolve to leave Nigeria is continually vindicated. The institutionalised outrageous injustices against the Igbo and other horrendous events of the last fifty years which are stage-managed to dehumanise and reduce Igbo prestige and self-esteem have continued to not only reinforce the wisdom of this Igbo decision but have also made the necessity of Igbo freedom from Nigeria urgent. Given the prevailing institutionalised acts of violence, discrimination and other forms of undignified mistreatments of the Igbo by the Nigerian state and by other members of the Nigerian citizenry, the need for Igbo’s territorial and political independence from Nigeria has not been more urgent at any other time than it is now.
Written by
Osita Ebiem
On behalf of Biafra Government in Exile lead by Prof Emmanuel Enekwechi
For Biafra24 Radio.

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