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…South East NASS Caucus urges Buhari to address marginalisation

•Soyinka calls for caution

From Fred Itua, Abuja and Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan

Senators and members of the House of Representatives from the South East geopolitical zone have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the perceived marginalisation of Igbo in the country.
The lawmakers said the ongoing agitations in the region could only be addressed if the people were carried along in the scheme of things.
The Caucus spearheaded by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu and the leader of South East Caucus in the National Assembly, Eyinnaya Abaribe, also called on the leadership and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to cease fire to enable them explore political solutions to the ongoing face-off.
In a communiqué released, yesterday, the lawmakers also rejected the categorisation of IPOB as a terrorist organisation.
It said if the tag was not challenged, it would have severe implications on the entire geopolitical zone. The Caucus argued the categorisation would affect the people in the area and foreclosure any dialogue with the relevant authorities.
The communiqué was jointly signed by Abaribe and Chukwuka Onyema who heads the House of Representatives Caucus of South East.
In a related development, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka urged the military to be cautious in its activities following its declaration of Operations Python Dance and Crocodile Smile in some sections of the country.
Soyinka who gave the charge at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, at a programme marking the 50th anniversary of popular poet, Christopher Okigbo, who died while fighting on the Biafran side during the Nigerian civil war in 1967, lamented that the humiliation and dehumanisation of the civilian population by the military was beginning to creep back into the nation.
“There has to be a way out of a repeat of war, but we are reaching a stage whereby, likes of Christopher Okigbo are putting their lives on the line again, which can lead to terrible consequences,” he said.
In his keynote address, Dan Izevbaye noted that the political tension of 1964 and 65 chased Okigbo out of poetry to join the Army because poetry did not change anything in the politics of the time.

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  1. Ezekiel Okeke 21st September 2017 at 6:49 am

    That is like men who sit on wealth and begging from the desert. That is like Israel kings begging from Egyptian pharoah. Shame of 21st century world. God given Republic Of Biafra of the five south east states Deadline with the political name nigeria, is October 1st 2017. Biafran Interim Government takes effect from October 1st 2017, capital- Enugu, currency- BS: Biafran Shekel, interim president- Anyim Pius Anyim with some already listed office holders, to complete the remaining office holders, all pro-Biafra groups who want, will be represented in the interim government. All pressent political office holders remain in their respective position on interim basis till election- any who do not want to serve under Biafran Government, has to quit, to be replaced. All in present civil service, security, defence etc., remain in their respective positions. Any present member of nigeria nass who is to serve in Biafran Assembly on interim basis, who want to follow Ekweremadu path against Biafra, is free. No individual or group etc. can stand on the way of God given Republic Of Biafra of the five south east states. Ekweremadu can only correct his errors against Biafra, work his way back to his position in Republic Of Biafra as interim senate president or wait till election. One who is holding a leadership position like him in Biafra moves against Biafra is not example to be tolerated in God given Republic Of Biafra of the five south east states. Biafrans in the interim government has fundamental duty to lay clean and firm foundation for Biafran future governments with sustainabilities. God Is With Us!!!

  2. Ezekiel Okeke 21st September 2017 at 7:14 am

    In this final battle of the 50 years Biafra – Nigeria War, which God has given Biafra victory, no southerner has a life to put on the line, as long as he or she follow the right path- which is southern path as civilized and intellectual natives base on our backgrounds and values. One only put his or her life on the line if one do not have formidable security and defence against the enemy- that is when one is prone to enemy’s attack and destruction. The pro-Biafra group ipob and its leader kanu is a present example. If he kanu and ipob group had follow the path of God given Republic Of Biafra of the five south east states, the enemy wouldn’t have get close to them, not to talk about attacking them. Take it or leave it, the enemy will attack south south, south west, if south south and south west do not do their home work now for their own governments under their own Republics from October 1st 2017. God given Republic Of Biafra of the five south east states which takes effect from October 1st 2017, has capabilities and capacity to annihilate the enemy in Biafraland in one night. God Is With Us!!!

  3. Patitos Gang 21st September 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Nigerians forget too soon. Buhari and his baby, the Boko Haram, were not declared terrorists when he sponsored them and vowed to make Jonathan’s government ungovernable which he succeeded in doing to a large extent. He and his clique unequivocally told the world that a fight against Boko Haram was an affront on the North. They even accused the only Igbo man that ever tasted the post of Chief of Army Staff, General Ihejirika of sponsoring Boko Haram in an attempt to justify its operations.
    Liar Mohammed, the man doing all the dirty jobs and spreading lies for Buhari, has been used to hob-nob and dialogue with the Terrorist Boko Haram, the most dangerous terrorist group in the world and affiliated to Isis, who later turned against their founder/mentor, Mohammadu Buhari but found it extremely unnecessary to do same with IPOB. He did not send Pytons to go dance with them. What a President!! The world is not blind nor dump!. .
    Buhari is also the Grand Patron of the Cattle Rarers Association of Nigeria, the Herdsmen (Maiti Allah) who have been unrelentingly menacing and terrorizing the rest the Country, except the North. He never declared them a terrorist group till date. They are affiliated to Boko Haram and have been killing and maiming, raping women all over the country, carrying dangerous weapons including AK 47, etc without him raising an eye brow. He and his henchman in the Customs allow the passage of amunitions ordered by the Herdsmen through the border and ports without restraint. What about those who gave a quit notice?
    I blame the cowards in the South East who call themselves Governors, especially the Hausa/Igbo man called Okorocha and the Ohaneze who, for the fear of Buhari and for filthy lucre (their pockets) quickly and stupidly pronounced the proscription of IPOB. It is a very regrettable action that will soon start hunting them. They should all hold their faces in shame.
    We know it is the intention of Buhari to wipe out the Igbos from the face of the earth but he is not God. He does not even sympathize with himself. God allowed him to recover from a deadly disease. Instead of trading softly and thanking God, he is rather impunitively playing God. The Almighty is watching. Buhari should be reminded of Pharao of Egypt, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, Osama Bin Laden, Gaddaffi of Libya, Sadam Husein of Irak, etc all of who played God and were shamefully destroyed.
    Whether Nigeria likes it or not, Biafra must surely come to be by the grace of the Almight God.

  4. Dr. Uche Kalu 21st September 2017 at 2:02 pm

    It is a painful and a cruel paradox that President Buhari and the members of his APC led Government don’t know the meaning of Fiscal Federalism, Restructuring and Terrorism.
    The proscription of IPOB and the designation of the Group as a terrorist Group, is not only unconstitutional but
    that violates their civil rights to express themselves.
    Come to think about it,our IPOB Youths are engaged in a non-violent,passive and peaceful agitation because,
    we Igbos have been marginalized and indeed relegated to the status of third class citzenry.
    Our IPOB Youths are noble peace loving and non-violent Christians Youths,who have not for once harmed a single house fly ( Musca Dometica), not to talk of their fellow human beings.
    By then way,when is Buhari and the member of his APC led Government going to designate the rampaging Fulani Herdsmen and Militias as a Terrorist Group?
    Those Fulani Herdsmen and Militias,who are rampaging all over the country are employed by the MACAN,of which President Buhari is one of its patrons.
    We Igbos are neither a threat to the unity nor to the security of Nigeria.We are a very hard workng and a peace loving noble Christian folks with stakes all over the country,who love to live and let live.
    It is Buhari’s Fulani Caliphate of Sokoto,which is hell-bent to Islamize our Fatherland,to subjugate us all, Indigenous Nigerians, and to make Nigeria an Usman Dan Fodio Estate for the Fulanis and their Hausa/Kanuri
    muslim mongrels,that is a threat to Nigerian unity and security.
    The only panacea for a harmonous coexistence of Nigerians as a single entity,is the latest suggestion proffered
    last week in Ibadan,by the Great Noble People of Oduduwa with the Leaders of the Middle-Belt,South East and South South in attendance.
    This failed moribund Commonwelth Republic of ours,must urgently be retructured into 5 Confederal Republics,
    namely:1.AREWA Islamic Republic,2.Middle-Belt Republic,3.Niger Delta Republic,4.Oduduwa Republic,5.And
    of course,a restored Republic of Biafra for Ndigbo.
    Real power must be devolved to each of the above proposed 5 Conferating Republics.Each will have a 100%
    control of their God given natural resources and must pay 30% of their GDP to the Presidency of the new Confederal Republic,which must be rotated accordingly like in Switerland.
    President Buhari did make good on his after election promise,to serve only those who gave him 95% of their
    Presidential votes.But the people of the South East and South South,especialy the Igbos have been singled out
    for marginalizations and intimidations.
    The ongoning Python Dance and Crocodile Tears Exercises in the South East and in the N’Delt respectively is a
    sort of a pay back for those,who offered only 5% of their votes to our Fulani Tiger in the Aso Rock Villa.Lol!
    This unwarranted proscription of IPOB and the unfairly designation of its members as terrorists,by the Buhari’s led Government, might jolly well backfire, by driving its members underground and turning them into a
    radical deadly force,just like in the case of the murder of Mallam Mohmmed Jusuf,the late Leader of the Boko Haram Jihadists.
    Without the rule of law,equity and justice,there will be neither security nor unity in this country of ours.
    No to the status quo ante bellum!
    Down with Hausa/Fulani Islamic Hegemony!!
    All Hail Biafra,the Land of the Rising Sun!!!

  5. Ezekiel Okeke 21st September 2017 at 6:20 pm

    As an Igbo politician of the five south east states of Biafra who is expected to be smart politician, the question is: how many countries are backing political poor northern bandits in the name of nigeria, against God given Republic Of Biafra of the five south east states? Only majority Igbos of the five south east states decides, and have democratically decided. The Igbo politicians etc. should ask themselves if they are smart politicians in this Biafra – Nigeria issue? If they are in the moving train? God Given Republic Of Biafra of the five south east states Deadline with the political name nigeria, is October 1st 2017. God given Republic Of Biafra of the five south east states has the capabilities and capacity to annihilate the enemy in Biafraland in one night. God Is With Us!!!

  6. Ebuka Amaechi 21st September 2017 at 10:53 pm

    It has become imperative to urge PMB to adhere to his oath of office as the President of all Nigerians. Irrespective of tribe or religion. The APC led fed Govt,Northern leaders, the Nigerian miltary command, the NTA & other organs of fed Govt to thread wt caution in present well designed war of conquest against Ndi-Igbo. Especially the present military classification of IPOB as a Terorrist group.While the fed Govt have defended & described the highly armedFulani herds men who ve been Terorrisng,killing,maiming & raping many defenceless women in the presence of their husbands & Children in middle belt, South west,Niger Delta & South East as mere criminals ? I urge PMB & leadership of APC & their present collabrators to heed to genuine demands frm patriots & well meaning nigerians to begin the process for holistic Restructuring of the Nigeria to avoid the ominious cloud hovering over the Country. To avoid Ides of History!

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