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Dividing Nigeria betrays founding fathers — Buhari

 

From Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki

President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday appealed to the people of South East region not to buy into the idea of Biafra Republic promoted by the members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The president described the agitation for the realization of the sovereign State of Biafra as “a senseless propaganda” promoted by “some misguided youths” in the region. He said that dividing the country across ethnic lines is tantamount to betraying the efforts of Nigeria’s founding fathers.

Buhari made the appeal while addressing the people of Ebonyi State at the Abakaliki Township Stadium. The president was on a one-day working visit to the state to commission some projects executed by the state governor, Chief David Umahi.

“So, I am asking you all not to buy into the senseless propaganda on secession. Igbo is Nigeria and Nigeria is Igbo, both are inseparable” the president declared.

“We must, therefore, continue to commit ourselves to the development of Nigeria by sustaining our national unity without compromising our cultural identities. A Nigeria where the aspirations of its people is guaranteed without prejudice to tribe or religion, a Nigeria where we can sleep at night knowing that tomorrow will be better than today is what we should all aspire to.

“The task of nation building is continuous, our founding fathers from all parts of this country worked together to actualize the creation of one Nigeria. After Independence, the same founding fathers worked together to maintain this one Nigeria.

“Yes, they had differences of opinion at times; after all they were only human. And yes, they had moments of weaknesses and doubt but again no one is perfect. However, one thing they all protected until the end of their lives was having one Nigeria for all Nigerians. Today Nigeria is 57 years old. Nigeria has gone through many pains but has also achieved significant successes.

“Its citizens are leaders in all aspects of human development but we rarely celebrate these successes more. Some misguided Nigerians will rather channel their energies to propagating negative stories and senseless rumours. Over 68 percent of Nigeria’s population is under 25 years old. They have little knowledge of Nigeria’s journey.

“They were not born during the dark days of the civil war and nation building afterwards. The task of nation building is a continuous one; it relies on the successful transition of factual knowledge from one generation to another. This means it is our collective responsibility to ensure we do not betray our founding fathers as we transfer the Nigerian project from one generation to the next.

“As our national anthem says, the labours of our heroes past shall never be in vain. So parents speak to your children about the importance of their heritage, culture and being open minded. Teachers, teach your students about the history of the nation and how it was a correlation of diversity that brought it to existence. And as leaders, we must lead by example, tolerance and acceptance of diversity” Buhari said.

Earlier in his speech, Governor Umahi, thanked the president for “supporting the state in many ways.”

“First is to congratulate our president for this highest honour bestowed on you today. It is an honour that is well deserved, Your Excellency. You have helped us quite a lot especially in agriculture revolution and solid mineral.

“And today, sir you are with us. As always, the prayer of everyone that you plan to see it, you will be alive to tap from the seeds that you are planting. Today, you made us a giant in agriculture and so, we have here with us 2,000 bags of rice to give to our president.

“It is a prayer answered because you have sown in the land of Ebonyi and God has given you the strength and health to partake in that seed that you planted, we are grateful to give back to our father who has given so much to us” Umahi said.

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  1. Ezekiel Okeke 14th November 2017 at 7:26 pm

    As I already said, any Igbo man or woman who brought any Igbos enemy to Igboland of Biafra, will not have a grave in Igboland of Biafra. Any Igbo man or woman who stand with the enemy or collaborate with the enemy against Southern Sovereign States, will be crushed with the enemy. On the other hand, the political name Nigeria is history as far as Southern Sovereign States are concerned- Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west. There is no founding fathers of the political name Nigeria. The political name Nigeria is fraudulent instrument used to steal wealth of the natives- Britain used it 1914-1960, the illiterate fallen caliphate with illiterate military circle of north has used it 1970 to date, it is over. South has Disintegrated, has Liberated under Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, with economic cooperation and assistance etc. No southern oil, gas, revenue etc. will again go to the enemy. All northerners in the military, police etc. must vacate Southern Territorial Sovereign States now- dead or alive. Southern natives will get weapons etc. from all over the world with southern oil etc. and crush the enemy- it is Southern Revolution War Engagement in which all southern natives home and abroad are engaged and involved. It is Southern Liberation, it is Southern Freedom in 21st century world. God Is With Us!!!

    • susan 14th November 2017 at 9:13 pm

      Who will do the crushing ? you or who? Remain silent empty barrel. The real Igbos are not bigots like you and your kind. Our dear president will do more for the south east than you lot of criminals hiding under the stupid and ridiculous IPOB FOOLS. Also we are waiting to see what your moronic Ema powerful will do now OUR GREAT PRESIDENT has touched down in Igbo land. God bless Nigeria.

      • Eclat De Bullet 15th November 2017 at 1:06 am

        Susan or what ever might be your name, just shot of your foolish mentality and keep of any comment concerning IPOB and Biafra because you are the real coward of the recent generation.

  2. Ezekiel Okeke 14th November 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Southern Natives existence securities and freedom in this 21st century world under Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, with economic cooperation and assistance etc., is non-negotiable, no compromise. It must be defended now- cost it what it will cost. God Is With Us!!!

  3. Ezekiel Okeke 14th November 2017 at 10:07 pm

    @susan, the enemy know the powers behind Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west. The enemy- the illiterate fallen caliphate with illiterate military circle of north in the name of nigeria, are illiterate cowards who cant even mention the powers, not to talk about facing the powers. Ipob is just one of the numerous pro-Biafra groups, which the leadership of ipob group are as I already said, are cowards- that is why their fellow cowards- the enemy has been molesting ipob group. As I already said, member of ipob group are not up to one per cent of Biafrans population- which make any attack against the group is irrelevant. The enemy who are cowards only uses the group as a cover up for ignorants to think they are fighting Biafra. Who are the enemy to stand before mighty Biafra? The enemy who are the vanquished are already leaking the ass of Biafra Republic, Niger Delta Republic, Oduduwa Republic. The comic figure nickname Buhari is the climax of the enemies who has been coming to Biafraland to leak the ass of Biafra, but those individual irrelevant Igbos who brought the enemies into Igboland of Biafra, will not have grave in Igboland of Biafra. No southern oil, gas, revenue etc. will again go to the enemy. All northerners in the military, police etc. must vacate Southern Territorial Sovereign States now- dead or alive. It is Southern Revolution War Engagement. It is Southern Liberation. It is Southern Freedom. God Is With Us!!!

  4. Ezekiel Okeke 14th November 2017 at 10:42 pm

    The vanquished are now leaking the ass of Southern Sovereign States- Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west. The enemy- the vanquished will now be erased in Southern Territorial Sovereign States in a twinkle of an eye. God Is With Us!!!

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