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Forget Biafra, Buhari tells Igbo

Promises South East better deal in 2018

From Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki

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

He assured Igbo of fair share of his developmental projects next year, revealing that some key projects had already been designed for the region, especially in the area of road infrastructure, agriculture and social services, captured in the 2018 budget.

Speaking at the Abakaliki Township Stadium, as part of programmes lined up for his one-day visit to Ebonyi State, President Buhari asked Igbo to work for the country’s unity, saying  the agitation for the realisation of Biafra was “a senseless propaganda” being promoted by “some misguided youths” in the region.

He said dividing the country across ethnic lines was tantamount to betraying the efforts of Nigeria’s founding fathers.

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

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

“The task of nation building is a continuous one. Our founding fathers from all corners of this country worked together to actualise 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. Some misguided Nigerians will rather channel their energies to propagating negative stories and senseless rumours. Over 68 per cent 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.”

Also speaking earlier, when he addressed stakeholders, Buhari had said his visit to Ebonyi State was  a demonstration of the belief in the unity of Nigeria.

“When I met with the leaders of the South East in Abuja last month, they raised several issues of concern, including the state of the roads and infrastructure in the region. I want to assure you that we will deliver on our promises. Our 2018 budget included many strategic projects for the region in the area of road, power, agriculture and social services.”

President Buhari expressed delight to be in Ebonyi State, noting that he was glad that the state has fared well.

He praised Governor Dave Umahi for his developmental strides while thanking traditional rulers in the state for bestow on him a chieftaincy title.

He said: “I am delighted to be in Abakaliki today to interact with the good of Ebonyi State and again with the South East region as a whole. I want to extend my gratitude to the people of Ebonyi State for their hospitality and the warm reception since my arrival a few hours ago.

“I will like to commend His Excellency, Governor David Umahi, for his vision and commitment to the development of Ebonyi State, which included some of the projects I commissioned since my arrival. They are laudable.

“I am also grateful to the traditional rulers of Ebonyi State who bestowed on me the traditional title: Ezi Enyi Oma 1 (Good friend 1). I thank you for this honour and kind gesture.”

Governor Umahi thanked the president for “supporting the state in many ways.”

“You have helped us quite a lot, especially in the area of agriculture revolution and solid mineral. Today, you made us a giant in agriculture and so, we have here with us 2,000 bags of rice and 2,000 pieces 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.

The president, incontinuation of his visit to the South-East would be in Anambra State today where he is expected to meet with chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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  1. susan 15th November 2017 at 5:07 am

    God bless Governor Umahi, a true igbo man of knowledge and vision. We are all one Nigerians and nothing nor anyone can tear us apart. Thank the Almighty for giving us a leader in President Buhari a man of dignity who loves his country and people. May the good Lord be with him always.

  2. Ezekiel Okeke 15th November 2017 at 6:07 am

    The comic figure nickname Buhari, the illiterate fallen caliphate with the illiterate military circle of north, has to forget the political name Nigeria- it is history, it is Yugoslavia of Africa. South has Disintegrated, has Liberated- it is Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, with economic cooperation and assistance etc. North must also Disintegrate base on backgrounds of the natives, Middle Belt, North East etc. Fulanis who are not natives in this territory, and do not have native land in this territory, must live as foreigners in the Disintegrated Republics- must live quietly and lawful or vacate the Disintegrated Republics. Fulanis under the illiterate fallen caliphate with their illiterate military, have got their days- it is over. Their mess, atrocities etc. in this territory they are not natives, do not have native land, do not have stake, has come to an end. God Is With Us!!!

  3. Ezekiel Okeke 15th November 2017 at 6:26 am

    The comic figure nickname Buhari visit to the enemy’s collaborator Umahi, is symbol of conceding defeat as the vanquished, now leak the ass of Southern Sovereign States on behalf of the illiterate fallen caliphate with illiterate military circle of north in the name of nigeria. So will the enemy leak the ass of North East Republic, Middle Belt Republic 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. It is Southern Liberation. It is Southern Freedom in 21st century world. It is Southern Revolution War Engagement in which all southern natives home and abroad are engaged, are involved- it is oil for weapons etc., southern natives will get weapons from all-over the world with southern oil, gas etc., cut off all possibilities of southern oil, gas, revenue etc. going to the enemy, and erase the last enemy in Southern Territorial Sovereign States- dead or alive. God Is With Us!!!

  4. Ezekiel Okeke 15th November 2017 at 6:35 am

    All collaborators of the enemy against Southern Sovereign States- Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, will not have grave in Southern Territorial Sovereign States. 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, is non-negotiable, no compromise, must be defended with whatever it takes- cost it what it will cost. God Is With Us!!!

  5. Peter Okeke 15th November 2017 at 6:35 am

    The Igbos do not need to be preached about one Nigeria which they have over the years demonstrated in character and deeds. They are the ones that should be doing the preaching. They have demonstrated that they not only visit other ethnic regions, even though Nigeria has always been divided along ethnic and religious lines that sends insecurity signals, they stay to integrate themselves in the social and business of the host communities by investing massively there. What other better and more transparent ways can an ethnic group demonstrate trueacceptance of the unity of Nigeria mantra than what what the Igbos have shown in the far reaches of the country that have made them easy targets for persecution? It is for that reason that when they give any hint that they want to take another look at the so called unity of Nigeria that some other noisy tribes are paying lips services to perhaps because of their undeserved unequal benefits in the whole arrangements it begins to cause great concern. No tribe has the moral rights to preach to the Igbos about one Nigeria because they are the true expression of one Nigeria. All they are asking for is for equity and fairness to prevail in the distribution of our common wealth from the centre. Above all they are asking that Nigeria be properly restructured in a manner to encourage creation of wealth and just consumption in a competitive healthy manner among the region for an enduring and prosperous Nigeria.

  6. Dr. Uche Kalu 15th November 2017 at 10:42 am

    Confering an Igbo Title to a filthy uncircumcised and an uninitiated son of an undocument, non-Kwa alien cattle
    driver Fulani muslim, is not only an abomination but it is also a desecration of the sanctity of Alaigbo and an
    utter violation of our Igbo culture.
    The hosting of President Buhari in Igboland, barely two months after his Janjawee Arewa Army of Nigeria in
    its Akwa Eke Excercise at the behest of Buhari, slaughtered scores of our innocent unarmed youths in Aba and Umuahia,is an act of betrayal of our Enyimba Spirit and also a slur over the memories of those innocent Igbo children murder in cold blood and in the very prime of their lives.
    ”Ewo-o-o-o! Obasi ndi-elu nyere anyi aka:”
    I am 100% sure that our Igbo Deities will never ever spare those Igbo Khakis and Nwanwa Igbos who carried
    out this abominable acts of betrayals and desecrations of our Holy Igbo Land.
    “Ofo jide ha nile.Amadioha and Chukwu Upkabi ga egbu ha nile.Ha merulu Alaigbo!
    Ndi Biafra Kwenu-o-o-o-o!”
    They very idea of ”One Indivisible Nigeria ” stinks to high heavens because that is indeed a metaphore for Hausa/Fulani Islamic Hegemony and for the creeping Islamization of our Fatherland.
    No Mallam Buhari! Ndigbo will never ever forget Biafra because Biafra was born out of blood,fires and tears.
    Biafra has indeed come to stay for ever.
    How on earth does Mallam Buhari figure out,our forgetfulness of the Ideals of Biafranism,when his Fulani folks are currently running their parallel Islamic Republic,the so called Sultanate of Sokoto within our supposedly
    Secular Republic of Nigeria?
    Besides,the Hausa/Fulani muslim had unilaterally declared our Fatherland an Islamic country and also
    imposed their fucking and vexing Sharia-jurisprudence upon us Christian Biafrans.
    Currently,Buhari’s MACBAN has deployed its Fulani Herdsmen and Militia Jihadists ,who are ramaping all over the country,in a bid to take over our ancestral farm lands.
    No Mallam Buhari! For us to forget Biafra is for us to forget our identity as Ndigbo.No way jare!
    The best Buhari and his APC led Federal Government can do at the moment and urgently too, in order for us Nigbo to temporarily forget a restoration of separate Biafran entity,is to restructure the country into 5 Autonomous Republics,namely;
    1.Arewa Islamic Republic for the Fulanis muslims and their Hausa/Kanuri muslim mongrels.
    2.Biafran Republic for us, South Easterners.
    3.Middle-Belt for the Indigenous people of the North Central.
    4.Niger Delta Republic for the South Southerners.
    5.Oduduwa Republic for our Noble Yoruba Cousins of the South Westerners.
    Real power must be devolved to those 5 Republics and of course, with a 100% resource control (Fiscal Federalism).We Nigerians need urgently a new peoples’ Constitution which is overdue now.
    Without that,the Indigenous Qua (Kwa) People of Nigeria shall rise up in unison and boycott the coming 2019
    General Election.Instead of Elections, we shall be insisting on the restructuring of this moribund failed country of ours.
    Without that the alternative is gonna be for us Nigerians to go our fucking separate ways.
    So,come 2019,we Nigerians might be going to sing our ” Nunc Dimittis” like the Soviets and the Yugoslavs.
    No to the status quo ante Bellum!
    Down with Hausa/Fulani Islamic Hegemony!!
    All Hail Biafra,the Land of the Rising Sun!!!

  7. Ezekiel Okeke 15th November 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Only Fulanis who are not natives in this territory, do not have native land in this territory, are fighting for the fraudulent political name Nigeria- which they have used for their mess, atrocities, stole the wealth of the natives etc. It is over! The illiterate fallen caliphate with illiterate military circle of north are history- their end has come. Fulanis will only live as foreigners in the Disintegrated Republics of this territory or vacate the Disintegrated Republics of this territory. South has Disintegrated, has Liberated- it is Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, with economic cooperation and assistance etc. North must Disintegrate base on backgrounds of northern natives- North East, Middle Belt etc. God Is With Us!!!

  8. Ezekiel Okeke 16th November 2017 at 6:14 am

    Illiterate Fulanis who are not natives in this territory, do not have native land in this territory, who think they can stand on the way of the natives, will be crushed with their illiterate fallen caliphate and their illiterate military circle of north in the name of nigeria. South has Disintegrated, has Liberated- it is Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, with economic cooperation and assistance etc. North must also Disintegrate, Liberate base on backgrounds of the native- North East, Middle Belt etc. God Is With Us!!!

  9. Ezekiel Okeke 17th November 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Anyim Pius Anyim is interim president Republic Of Biafra. If thugs of the enemy molest him in any form, the enemy will pay the price to the full in the hands of Biafra. God Is With Us!!!

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