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Alaigbo regional physical development plan

The governors have been part of the problem. They feign ignorance of the importance of town planning in development. Consequently they ignore it…

Ralph Egbu

Town Planners in the South-East have opted to fight the course of restructuring by another means. Late General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu fought with arms and Nnamdi Kanu who came recently did not carry guns but his mood was more than a General in the army. Both faced expected stiff reactions from the benefiting class and so did not make much impact. Their failures threw up the need for a change in strategy. From the look of things, every indication suggests that the town planners have been infected by the bug flying about and that is a good one.

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Changes can be peaceful or bloody. The national question has been there since independence and efforts to resolve it have sometimes turned very fatal. The civil war is one of such and we all know it was costly. Accounts say over three million lives, mainly Igbo, we lost. This is exclusive of unquantifiable infrastructural destruction which included personal properties. Surprisingly since then the issue of acceptable political administrative architecture and other questions have remained thorny matters till today and from the look of things would remain so for a long time.

The country has managed to go on as one not because these unresolved matters are not pulling at the bonds of unity, but rather the disequilibrium has thrown up a situation in which some have become beneficiaries of the status quo, leaving others as miserable losers. The core north benefited from the upheaval of the 60s, they are holding tight to it and even ready to fight to keep what they have. No one should begrudge them. Given the way we behave 90 percent of us would do exactly the same. It is difficult for a healthy living being to spit out sugar from the mouth. The way the North has held on to its advantages and whether such is healthy for our union is entirely a different matter but the truth remains that you cannot be advantaged and want to talk and act like the disadvantaged, that would amount to stupidity of the highest order.

The West, given the national equation, has always held the ace and you must give it to them; they are experts in taking advantage of opportunities. They know what they want but would never fight frontally, always knowing where the wind is blowing from, accepting to join but on clear cut conditions. This strategy has always worked magic for them. Their area is developed and they virtually control the economy. If they get angry today the country could collapse. Those who control the reins of power know this and are always careful with them and by this they have a consolation; so joining an agitation is for them a pass time and this is because within or outside Nigeria the structures and infrastructure are in place.

The only two groups that have not made good use of the circumstances: the South-East habouring mainly the Igbo population and the South-South popularly described as the southern minorities. Their dislocation and subsequent subjugation have obviously introduced huge dislocation with attendant miseries. Of the two, the fortune of the South East has been the most pathetic. With a huge population they have the least number of states of all the geopolitical zones, which automatically translates to loss of political power and significance. Add to that is the fact that there is no visible federal presence in the zone, no industries, poor social infrastructure, deliberate state policy of marginalization and you get a clear picture of what the people of South-East go through in Nigeria.

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It is nasty, terrifying and very humiliating. Somebody once asked the question: if this is the situation, why are the Igbo unable to pursue their cause with a single mindedness? The answer is straight: when victors or oppressors deliberately suffocate their victims, close the economic space and virtually hunt them like animals, they succeed in creating what psychologists call siege mentality. In such situation, the law of self preservation prevails. This rule will apply to any society irrespective of sophistication under the same atmosphere. It is the pain that is provoking all manner of strategies including the application of force. Push may be necessary but it must not be allowed to get to the level of a shove. You can have Biafra without Biafra and that is where the strategy of the town planners makes so much sense. It is an idea which time has come.

We all are used to saying that action is better than words; the town planners have just proved that by their meeting in Enugu penultimate Thursday. The truth is that if most of the political leaders in the zone since after the military left in 1999 had applied their brain to good thinking and applied themselves to the final details of good governance, the cry of marginalization would have since died and the South-East would have been the zone to beat in the whole of Africa and the economy would have been competitive worldwide and the high migration rate associated with the area with all hazards and maltreatments attached to it would not have been.

The South-Eastern Town Planners under Chief Lekwa Ezuta have started a bloodless revolution and the task is just a simple one, to cross the horizons of defeat and step into big victory. They have men in distinguished professionals like HRH A.B.C Udeh, Ogbonna Chime, TPL Nwaogwugwu, Professors Ugwu and Joy Ughazi, amongst others, to turn the dream to reality. They also have the examples of Israel, remaking of Berlin, the capital city of Germany and the ‘Asian Tigers’ to learn from. Today, Jews in America, Europe and other continents leave those places and return to Israel and that is because the home country is as good if not better than where they domicile. Areas are well demarcated and every sector provided for. Aba can have a leather industrial cluster and the products sold in other clusters developed in other cities and rural areas in the other zone. The same way Ebonyi and Enugu can have rice industrial clusters with industrial marketing outlets in other parts of the same zone.

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The governors have been part of the problem. They feign ignorance of the importance of town planning in development. Consequently they ignore it and often times see no need to consult the professionals and when they reluctantly do, they ignore the professional advice received. This is hoping that new governors in 2019 would have a rethink on this matter and adopt a much more pragmatic approach. This would be to the benefit of all.

Tokunbo David :Sun News Online team writer and news editor

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  • The five south east states existence securities and freedom in this 21st century world international order is only under Biafra Republic of south east in Disintegrated Republics of the natives which must be defended with the Sword in this final conquest of the Liberation Revolutionary Warfare of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. It is Revolutionary Militant Groups- RMG etc. formation which its members are the new military, police etc. under the natives Disintegrated Republics- Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, North East Republic, North West Republic, North Central Republic. The war front is Sokoto- the last bastion of fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates and their brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. controlled by British bandits and fraudulent criminal America with their fraudulent criminal UN of 20th century world international order. Freedom of northern natives from the bondage of fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates is a must with the Sword in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. Freedom of this territory natives of this generation from the bondage of the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria founded by British bandits is a must with the Sword in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. Any individual or group which do not join the Revolution now under the natives Disintegrated Republics in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun, do not belongs to Igbos of south east of Biafra Republic in Disintegrated Republics of the natives, do not represent Igbos of south east of Biafra Republic in Disintegrated Republics of the natives. God given Victory is the natives. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

  • Ojukwu, Uwazuruike, Kanu etc. did not fail- they were very successful. The Liberation is a journey which started in 1967 with bloody engagement after Diplomacy of Aburi failed. The Liberation Foundation was successfully established under Biafra Republic with the Sword in the 1967-1970 bloody engagement. Uwazuruike started the Liberation Fulfillment campaign within this natives territory, Kanu expanded the Liberation Fulfillment campaign beyond this natives territory. The Liberation Fulfillment has come with the Sword under the natives Disintegrated Republics- Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, North East Republic, North West Republic, North Central Republic in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. The Liberation Foundation was with the Sword, the Liberation Fulfillment is also with the Sword. It is Revolutionary Militant Groups- RMG etc. formation which its members are the new military, police etc. under the natives Disintegrated Republics- Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, North East Republic, North West Republic, North Central Republic. The war front is Sokoto- the last bastion of fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates and their brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. controlled by British bandits and fraudulent criminal America with their fraudulent criminal UN of 20th century world international order. Slaughter the last enemy in Sokoto. Slaughter the last fulani in Sokoto. Slaughter the last enemy's brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. in Sokoto. Slaughter the criminal tout nickname sultan in Sokoto, burn down his palace etc. Slaughter every emir in this natives territory of Disintegrated Republics, burn down their palaces etc. Freedom of northern natives from the bondage of fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates is a must with the Sword in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. Freedom of this territory natives of this generation from the bondage of the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria founded by British bandits is a must with the Sword in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. Any individual or group which do not join the Revolution now under the natives Disintegrated Republics in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun, must go down in the hands of the enemy or with the enemy on the sunken ship nickname Nigeria in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. God given Victory is the natives. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

  • The common "core north" word used by Ralph Egbu is wrong. It is fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates which ruined northern natives existence with Almajiri practice, underage marriage which etc. and held northern natives bondage assisted by British bandits and fraudulent criminal America with their fraudulent criminal UN of 20th century world international order using their brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. Only an ignorant fool will want to have it alone where there's more than enough for all. There's more than enough for all in this natives territory to live very comfortably. The ignorance of the enemy is behind the mess etc. The ignorance which has cost the enemy its existence in this natives territory is Disintegrated Republics in this final conquest of the Liberation Revolutionary Warfare of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. God given Victory is the natives. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

  • If you have capabilities, use it for your brother, use it for your neighbors, you use it for yourself. Security of your brother, your neighbors, is directly or indirectly your security. Yoruba can't fight the enemy, that's why Yoruba find themselves in the situation of being used by the enemy. Igbos has the capabilities and capacity to fight and crush the enemy- which are fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates and their brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. used by British bandits and fraudulent criminal America with their fraudulent criminal UN of 20th century world international order under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria founded by British bandits. If Igbos utilize their capabilities and capacity to fight and crush the enemy collectively with this territory natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics- Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, North East Republic, North West Republic, North Central Republic in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun, Igbos fight and secured their existence securities and freedom in this 21st century world international order. Ralph Egbu is wrong to say Yoruba or south west controls the economy. Igbos controls the economy. Lagos which is the capital of the economy in south west is controlled by Igbos. Lagos which is the capital of south west economy has been ruined by the enemy with Congestion etc. Survival of Lagos is only under Oduduwa Republic of south west in Disintegrated Republics of the natives, Yoruba existence securities and freedom in this 21st century world international order is only under Oduduwa Republic of south west in Disintegrated Republics of the natives which must be defended with the Sword in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. God given Victory is the natives. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

  • No geopolitical zone or tribe in this natives territory has Democratic Capacity or political power under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria founded by British bandits- South East, South South, South West, North East, North West, North Central. Only fulani criminals has Democratic Capacity or political power in this natives territory under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria founded by British bandits. Fulani criminals who are not natives in this natives territory, do not have native land in this natives territory, do not have stake in this natives territory, assisted by British bandits and fraudulent criminal America with their fraudulent criminal UN of 20th century world international order, has Democratic Capacity or political power via fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates with which the enemy ruined northern natives existence with Almajiri practice, underage marriage etc., held them bondage and controls the 19 northern states which is the majority states under the enemy's fraudulent political system of 2/3 of the states to win so-called election under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria founded by British bandits. With 19 states under the control of fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria, every so-called election victory is already decided in favour of fulani criminals- by so doing, Sokoto controls Abuja, British bandits and fraudulent criminal America with their fraudulent criminal UN of 20th century world international order controls Sokoto. Fulani criminals who are not natives in this natives territory, do not have native land in this natives territory, do not have stake in this natives territory. Fulani criminals who are not up to 0.1% population of this natives territory. This territory natives who are more than 99% population of this natives territory, owns the 36 states and Abuja, has to leak the ass of fulani criminals under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria founded by British bandits which has come to an end in this final conquest of the Liberation Revolutionary Warfare of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. God given Victory is the natives. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

  • There's nothing call Biafra without Biafra. Igbos are not marginalized, no one on earth can marginalize Igbos. No tribe in this natives territory are better than Igbos. The enemy's war is not only against Igbos. The enemy's war is against every this territory native- directly or indirectly. Igbos has faired best among this territory natives in the enemy's war against this territory natives. Statistics has proven the fact that the poorest numbers in the world exist in this natives territory. The highest numbers of the poor exist in the northern region- which is the sit of the enemy- which are fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates and their brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. assisted by British bandits and fraudulent criminal America with their fraudulent criminal UN of 20th century world international order. Which tribe are richer than Igbos in this natives territory? The least numbers of poor people statistically in this natives territory are Igbos. The enemy's strategy is to make this territory natives poor, by so doing, controls this territory natives and steal this territory natives God given Oil, Gas etc. The enemy used Almajiri practice, underage marriage which etc. which prevented northern natives productive education, productivity etc., and made them poor. The enemy frustrated southern natives businesses etc. to make southern natives poor. Igbos blessed by God, still doing best within the enemy's war strategies. Biafra without Biafra- which is Igbos existence under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria founded by British bandits, is only if Igbos do not have capabilities and capacity to fight for Sovereign State of Biafra Republic of south east and defend it with whatever it takes. This territory natives existence under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria founded by British bandits, is only if this territory natives do not have capabilities and capacity to fight for their Sovereign States and defend it with whatever it takes. Igbos of south east of this generation, this territory natives of this generation has capabilities and capacity to fight for Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, North East Republic, North West Republic, North Central Republic with the Sword and defend it with the Sword in this final conquest of the Liberation Revolutionary Warfare of the natives which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun, which secures existence securities and freedom of this territory natives of this generation in this 21st century world international order under Southern Countries Union- SCU. It is Revolutionary Militant Groups- RMG etc. formation which its members are the new military, police etc. under the natives Disintegrated Republics. The war front is Sokoto- the last bastion of fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates and their brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. controlled by British bandits and fraudulent criminal America with their fraudulent criminal UN of 20th century world international order. Slaughter the last enemy in Sokoto. Slaughter the last fulani in Sokoto. Slaughter the last enemy's brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. in Sokoto. Slaughter the criminal tout nickname sultan in Sokoto, burn down his palace etc. Slaughter every emir in this natives territory of Disintegrated Republics, burn down their palaces etc. God given Victory is the natives. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

  • The present mighty nation in the desert call Israel of Ralph Egbu example wouldn't have been possible under the former Palestine state controlled by British bandits. Israelis fought with the Sword and established the State of Israel, drove British bandits away, defending State of Israel with the Sword and working on relations with Palestinians etc. for Palestinian State in Gaza with expansion under which Palestinians will build mighty nation of theirs. This territory natives of this generation must fight of Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, North East Republic, North West Republic, North Central Republic, with the Sword, defend it with the Sword, build mighty nations under which this territory natives of this generation existence securities and freedom are secured in this 21st century world international order under Southern Countries Union- SCU. It is Revolutionary Militant Groups- RMG etc. formation which its members are the new military, police etc. under the natives Disintegrated Republics. The war front is Sokoto- the last bastion of fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates and their brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. controlled by British bandits and fraudulent criminal America with their fraudulent criminal UN of 20th century world international order. Freedom of northern natives from the bondage of fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates is a must with the Sword in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. Freedom of this territory natives of this generation from the bondage of the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria founded by British bandits is a must with the Sword in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. Any individual or group which do not join the Revolution now under the natives Disintegrated Republics which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun, do not belongs to Igbos of south east of Biafra Republic in Disintegrated Republics of the natives, do not represent Igbos of south east of Biafra Republic in Disintegrated Republics of the natives. God given Victory is the natives. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

  • i believe in change with philosophers making the lead and accountability and transparency leading the rest ,south east can be peaceful and developed once the goals sustain dialogue ,negotiation and five five yearly plan and forum development ,violence and war will remain a setback ,because God do not do politics ,democrazy is human evolution ,science and development , that is reason those prophets talking that God shows them winner of election are wrong

  • Only an ignorant fool who do not know the basic needs for this territory natives existence in this 21st century world international order, will be talking about existence of this territory natives of this generation under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria founded by British bandits. This territory natives do not have control of more than 90% existence needs under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria founded by British. Control of more than 90% existence needs of this territory natives is in the hands of the enemy under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria founded by British bandits which the enemy uses as weapons of war against this territory natives. Modern economy and existence depends on electricity which the control is in the hands of the enemy which the enemy uses as weapons of war against this territory natives as a result, prevented this territory natives to generate and distributes uninterrupted electricity for their economy and existence. Modern economy and existence depends on financial system which the control is in the hands of the enemy which the enemy uses as weapons of war against this territory natives. Modern economy and existence depends on logistics which the control is in the hands of the enemy which the enemy uses as weapons of war against this territory natives as a result prevented this territory natives the development and maintenance of roads, rail lines, seaports, airports etc. Modern economy and existence depends on international business relations etc. which the control is in the hands of the enemy which the enemy uses as weapons of war against this territory natives. Modern economy and existence depends on education which the control is in the hands of the enemy which the enemy uses as weapons of war against this territory natives. So are controls of so many other basic needs for economy and existence of this territory natives are in the hands of the enemy under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria founded by British bandits which the enemy uses as weapons of war against this territory natives to make this territory natives poor so as to held this territory natives bondage under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria and steal this territory natives God given Oil, Gas etc. Nothing on earth will keep the enemy in this natives territory of Disintegrated Republics. Nothing on earth will keep this this territory natives of this generation under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria founded by British bandits. Existence securities and freedom of this territory natives of this generation in this 21st century world international order is only under the natives Disintegrated Republics- Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, North East Republic, North West Republic, North Central Republic, which must be defended with the Sword in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. Freedom of northern natives from the bondage of fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates is a must with the Sword in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. Freedom of this territory natives of this generation from the bondage of the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria founded by British bandits is a must with the Sword in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. It is Revolutionary Militant Groups- RMG etc. formation which its members are the new military, police etc. under the natives Disintegrated Republics. The war front is Sokoto- the last bastion of fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates and their brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. controlled by British bandits and fraudulent criminal America with their fraudulent criminal UN of 20th century world international order. Slaughter the last enemy in Sokoto. Slaughter the last fulani in Sokoto. Slaughter the last enemy's brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. in Sokoto. Slaughter the criminal tout nickname sultan in Sokoto, burn down his palace etc. Slaughter every emir in this natives territory of Disintegrated Republics, burn down their palaces etc. Any this territory native who do not join the Revolution now under the natives Disintegrated Republics in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun, must go down in the hands of the enemy or with the enemy on the sunken ship nickname Nigeria in this final conquest which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. God given Victory is the natives. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

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