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Saturday 9 September 2017

Biafra: Settling The Feud Between Kanu And Uwazuruike

By Onoja Christian Obinna

September 9, 2017

Good day fellow compatriots.

I am inspired to put down this little piece taking into cognizance, the appeal one of our senior brothers in the struggle Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo Asari (Alabo Ediabali 1 of Kalabari Kingdom), made as to the Uwazuruike versus Nnamdi Kanu saga.

At its foremost, I must appreciate his earnest desire to see that all hands are put on deck to bring our common goal which is Biafra to reality. It is only a born mediator that can speak in the form and manner he spoke and I must say, "keep it up, big brother".

It is not in doubt that Chief Raphael Lebanya Uwazuruike have done a great job by setting up MASSOB with many other well-meaning Biafrans and from whom the current pioneer of the struggle for freedom of Biafrans Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, emanated from but it is also necessary that we should understand that the pursuit to capture anything (maybe an animal), is made easier when done in unison than when it is being done by one person.

This philosophy is what Uwazuruike failed to acknowledge when Nnamdi Kanu pulled out of his camp having seen that the perceived to-be-a leader has chosen to work in a crafty and dubious manner against the people he swore to restore their dignity by shaking hands with the subjugators of the people he is to work for their liberation.

Read also: Biafra: Kanu's Re-arrest, A Devastating Red Line Drawn For Nigeria

If actually that Uwazuruike saw Nnamdi Kanu as a fellow freedom fighter whose wings were grown under his care, there would not have been any rift between both of them but he actually saw Nnamdi Kanu as a traitor to the bargain he have had with the Hausa/Fulani caliphate which has led him to descend on him(Kanu) with different name calling and allegations that are completely false and unfounded.

Uwazuruike as well has forgotten that God chooses whom to use at his own time according to his plan which was practically shown during the Israelites sojourn in the wilderness and His dethroning of Moses for Joshua to complete the journey, the former having failed from obeying accordingly God's instructions.

Nnamdi Kanu's names calling on Uwazuruike and Others

Actually, one will not dispute that Nnamdi Kanu called many prominent Biafrans different kind of names while he was anchoring Radio Biafra from London, but I can satisfactorily say that those name callings were not borne out of hate and/or intended insult to his elders, but to aggrieve the mind of our highly placed people to live up to expectations for their own people but while some saw it as an insult to their highly placed personality in the society, some saw it as an avenue to prove that they can still show their people that they have not sold them over a plate of "Tuwo and mia kuka" at the Sultan's palace.


Among these categories of people that took the name calling as an insult was Raph Uwazuruike as he worked tirelessly to ensure that Kanu was pulled down by the Federal government of Nigeria but little did he know that he whom God have lifted up, no man can bring down. His different form of plots to nail Nnamdi Kanu down never yielded fruit because he chose to fight a fight backed by man instead of God's fight for justice which have made Nnamdi Kanu to scale through from his plots.
The other set of people that saw the name calling as a challenge was the likes of Dokubo Asari who have never for once backed out from the struggle for the emancipation of his people from the cold grips of the Hausa/Fulanis who have found joy in exploiting the Ijaw people from their God's divine gift of nature and rendered their land unproductive of agricultural proceeds. Despite his several incarcerations by the Federal government yet he never deemed to sell his mission on earth out to enrich his pocket just as was seen in the case of Uwazuruike.

Chief John Nnia Nwodo is not left out in this category as his election to serve as the president of the Apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, changed a "little" of the bad perspective Igbo Biafrans had on their past crop of leaders, in spite of succumbing to the voice of the nefarious South Eastern governors and they finally buried his voice of truth and the discernment of what is right.

Call For Peace

It is a popular maxim that "United we stand but divided we fall" and I will bring it to our memory once again that the Bible said that "if one of your hands will prevent you from entering the kingdom of God, it is better for it to be cut off..." and it is also said that "if there is no sin, there won't be forgiveness".


Therefore, it is of a necessity that I plead to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (Ohamadike 1 of Biafra land) to find a place in his majestic heart to forgive Raph Lebanya Uwazuruike of any personal differences that may have ensued between them.

Though I rightly know that this plea is very difficult to grant but try the possible you can, God will strengthen you to make it a reality but not until Uwazuruike asks for it anyway; because his wrong deeds to you are obvious but am yet to see and confirm the ones you committed against him the way I have seen and confirmed his against you both physically and on YouTube.

More also, my fellow compatriots, I as well plead earnestly deep inside my heart that we should as well find a place in our hearts to forgive Uwazuruike since one of our distant brother has waded into his rescue but not until he asks us to forgive him.

Conclusively, this article will never be complete if I fail to call to the attention of Chief Raphael Uwazuruike to tender a public apology to Biafrans and earnestly turn back from his current attitude of destroying Biafrans' image in the presence of the Hausa/Fulanis as he did last two months after the quit notice was issued to Biafrans and work with utmost truth to the restoration of Biafra which was what gave him fame.

Edited By Chukwuemeka Chimerue
For Biafra Writers

Publisher: Charles Opanwa
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1 comment

  1. I think this is a fair assessment and just call. I applaud Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo Asari for boldly and fearlessly calling for such needed unity. Without unity, Biafra restoration will be difficult. For sake of our freedom and future of our kids and the unborn, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Chief Ralph Uwazuruike must reconcile as well as other actors for Biafra restoration. They all must reconcile and unite to liberate Biafra people and our land from the murderous Islamic sharia republic of Nigeria. And posterity will reward them immensely.


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