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Thursday 11 October 2018

The Euphemism Of ‘One Nigeria’: A Call For The Dismemberment Of The False Lugardian Empire

By Chikwas Onu Ikpe | For Biafra Writers

October 11, 2018

It is utterly decipherable, to a greater degree, that every artificial creation is inexorable of expiration. Resultantly, the existence of Nigeria is in conformance with a commodity that has been fore-ordained to expire.

Following 104 years of existence of the amalgamated entity called Nigeria, and almost six decades after her supposed ‘Independence,’ Nigeria is still groping in the dark for unanimity. Is that not ironic? Is Nigeria really one nation or is it a conglomeration of many nations forced into an artificial and unworkable structure?

It is not unclear that Nigeria’s unity has been a charade. On a rational analysis, a man who still begs for unity between himself and wife for over 58 years of their marital bliss; what does that portray? What is the rationale behind that? This is a man who is supposed to be convening a large get-together for his wife, children, and perhaps grandchildren, as a clear result of a fruitful and sustainable marriage. But alas! There has been a continous dysfunction of marital bliss and a cataclysmic matrimony. In that regard lies the situation of Nigeria. In lieu of productive qualities, by virtue of the aged union; corruption, despotism, ethno-religious bigotry, administrative inefficiency, et al, are borne out of the very unification.

Axiomatically, Nigeria is neither a unified country nor a free one. I vehemently affirm, Nigeria is not a nation, and she is yet to attain nationhood but that’s unfortunately not possible due to her incompatible components. Nobody is a Nigerian in realism as there are “English,” “German,” or “French”. The word “Nigerian” is ordinarily a discrete username to identify those bound within the geographical expression called Nigeria. What makes a nation is a common value system, which is not far from homogeneity in culture, language and history. Where lies the stability, essence, and ethos of a heterogeneous and incompatible multi-nationalities, in which the latter are required to sacrifice their primevial heritage on the altar of an artificial entity known as Nigeria?

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Nonetheless, despite being independent, the country has been grappling with a deluge of quagmires which ostensibly will never meet a redeemer. Nigeria in its ‘democratic state’ has been able to develop a kind of (its own) democracy. If democracy is basically defined as government of the people, by the people and for the people, the Nigerian version of democracy has plunged world intelligentsias to think that their fundamental description of democracy is refutable and unequal. A democracy that is founded upon crud; where leaders are selected in preference to election, electorates are held sway instead of being liberated; then the result of votes cast are cooked up by certified "cooks" (collation officers) from their kitchen. In fact, Nigerian politicians are simply ‘gamblers of democracy.’

How about corruption? A congenital disease that has stigmatised Nigeria internationally. Nigeria has won another medallion as a "fantastically corrupt" country. A country whose leaders care less of the basic amenities of her citizenry but at the forefront of developing other countries, through the looting and siphoning of public funds and dumping same in foreign banks. Then every four years they would embark upon renewal of this exercise (corruption). Incessant killings have become a norm where distinct ethnic nationalities are earmarked for "blood sacrifice" by the Islamic handlers of Nigeria in order to preserve the country. Consequently, the unflagging carnage is a subtle continuation of the Fulani jihad with an engineered agenda to “dip the Qu’ran into the Atlantic Ocean”.

Why We Must Exit The Enclave

On October 12, 1960, a couple of days after the so-called independence, one of the Nigerian patrons, Sir Ahmadu Bello (the Sarduana of Sokoto) emphatically declared that, “The new nation (sic) called Nigeria should be an estate of our great-grandfather, Uthman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities of the North as willing tools and the South as a conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us, and never allow them to have control over their future.” That was his exact words.

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It is inarguable, to all intents and purposes that Nigeria is a vassal State; a fiefdom (domain) under the auspices of a crop of feudal overlords, who believe that Nigeria is the ‘Canaan land’ which their forefathers guaranteed them.

Howbeit, it is pitiable why most ‘slaves’ would never realise they are bound; peradventure because of the ‘glittery’ appearance of the chains they are tied with. Then Harriet Tubman would say, “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed more if only they knew they were slaves.”

To understand this theory, however, the parable of the ‘field Negro and house Negro’ comes to play. The latter lived in the house with master. The house Negro would eat of the master’s food but crumbs that fell from the table. A House Negro would give his life to save his master’s house. If the master said "we gonna move on," the house Negro would say, "yeah, we gonna move on." Whenever the master said "we," they would re-echo. That is how you know a house Negro. And if the field Negro came to the house Negro and said, "let's run away," the house Negro would look at him and say, "Man, you're crazy. What do you mean? Is there any better home than this?" That was the house Negro.

Today, there are multiples of house Negroes (in the government) who would readily dance for their slave masters (Hausa/Fulani cabals) without musical rhythm. House Negroes who would be told in the morning that it is "Reconstruction," and they would say, "yes, it is reconstruction" then in the evening their Hausa/Fulani masters would say, "it is restructuring;" and they would not hesitate to give that a nod without a unanimous decision of the people whom they are supposedly representing.

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It is exigent to note that the Sovereignty of a State is built on equalitarianism, not in the tools or agents of the government that tends to repress the people. Hence, all actions pertaining to any constitutional amendment or policy of general application, have to be submitted to the people for ratification and approval by the way of a referendum. That is the very essence of democracy – "Vox Populi" meaning voice of the people.

At this point, being the crux of the matter, it is about time several nationalities in this enclave, Nigeria, began to struggle for their inalienable right to self-determination. The aspirations of the people shall never be undermined as enshrined in the universal declaration of the United Nations; upon such lies the dignity and existence (freedom) of humanity. We, the indigenous people of Biafra, are a people whose solitary objective is anchored on Self-determinism — a process of Self-determination, which is the right of indigenous peoples to "freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development". Despite the intimidation, subjugation and despicable carnage meted on the indigenous people of Biafra, we shall continue to ply the laid down principles by the United Nations (UN), in pursuance to self-determination.

We want a referendum, to put a test to our determination to be completely free. A referendum is a democratic tool to resolving the trauma inflicted upon the inhabitants of the abominable contraption called Nigeria. If United Nations and the world at large fail to speak up and organise a referendum vote for Biafra’s exit from Nigeria, then civil unrest is inevitable and another ‘Aleppo’ is bound to be created in West Africa.


The Biafra Times
Edited By Chukwuemeka Chimerue
Publisher: Chijindu Benjamin Ukah

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