Written by: Master Mike
(For Family Writers Press)
One of the statements of facts as made by Confucius said and I quote “The superior man acts before he speaks and afterwards, speaks according to his action”. The Nigeria presidency should have it in mind that it takes acts of heroism for one to be a hero. It is not by the willingness of a majority that propels or ignites rebellion but the determination of few individuals. Any constitution of government that deprives citizens of freedom cannot be respected. Liberty once lost is forever lost and can only be restored through concerted efforts that hinge on civility, justice and equity. Truth can only be denied but can never be defeated.
The outcome of the jaundiced strategy of the presidency and its advisers not to invite Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as among the so called Southeast “leaders of thought” meeting with Nigeria’s Coordinating President – Yemi Osinbajo should be assessed if the desired dividend of the conveners are achieved.
Williams James rightfully stated: “Wisdom is learning what to overlook”. There is an obvious, undeniable and huge differences between Biafra and her enemies within and outside the concoction called Nigeria.
The so-called SOUTH- EAST LEADERS OF THOUGHT, I have few posers for you:
1) Who gave the epochal Sit-At-Home order that took place across Biafraland on the 30th of May, 2017?
2),Can the conveners of that meeting mention a name in recent history even in the contemporary Nigeria that has commanded respect and followership in world acclaimed civilized pattern besides Mazi Nnamdi Kanu?
3) Nnamdi Kanu in their judgement may not be an Igbo leader of thought, but it must be clearly stipulated that the presidency hast lost the moral rights of making the argument of arresting and incarcerating a just and innocent man.
4) If it were not the dexterity and wisdom of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s leadership that has exerted this enormous awakening and influence of the present crop of Biafrans, will the presidency be running helter skelter calling for meetings of appeasement?
Is there on record today, any amongst the self serving Igbo leaders of thought that can wield the kind of influence that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu commands amongst Biafrans? You can’t be in Aso Rock with enormous but false security services around you, collecting bribes at the expense of your people and expect followership of grossly disenchanted populace. Nigeria is lawless and majors ostensibly in the denial of freedom and human rights of the people.
There can never be any form of affinity between men and lions, wolves and lambs. The Nigeria government is celebrated for evil and these Southeast leaders of thought are delighted being used against the overriding interests of their people all in the guise of negotiating for delusional peace.
John Locke once said and I quote “To love truth for truth’s sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues”. Nobody should expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong and pathetically speaking, the presidency knows fully well that the people’s hope and trust have vamoosed from the self-acclaimed “leaders of thought” from the Southeast. All dependence for liberty, justice and restoration rests squarely now on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu whom the people have seen as exceptionally dependable and trustworthy. The season has dawned when the oppressed, harassed and grossly marginalised shall find their voices and freedom in a leadership that sacrifices and cares for them than in collaborators who are stooges in the hands of slave masters that place on them, weights of despondency and impoverishment from the inventors and operators of evil in the British contracted enclave.
Horace once said: “To save a man’s life against his will is the same as killing him”. The presidency should stop fooling itself with such delusional moves and should note that those handpicked political merchants and crass egocentric individuals termed “LEADERS” who were engaged for discussion on behalf of Igbo Biafrans only succeeded in wasting their time. Ohaneze Ndigbo, Governors and National Assembly members of Igbo extraction etc, are all on their own so long all they are engaged in, is the undoing of the Biafra interests. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has greatly endeared himself to his teaming Biafran followers and he alone speaks for the Biafran nation.
His uncompromising truth has kept the enemies uncomfortable, thereby placing the Biafran agitation on global spotlight.
Alexander Hamilton stated: “Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option”. Therefore my counsel here to the presidency, is to save the people the stupidity of danger, desist forthwith from harmonising the drumbeats of war and call for a REFERENDUM for the Restoration of Biafra and Freedom of her People.
That is the impeccable wisdom!
Edited by: Peter Oshagwu
(Family Writers Press)