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One Nigeria, a Euphemism?

  A call for Dismemberment of the false (LUGARDIAN) empire By Chikwas Onu Ikpe   SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 | EASTERN PILOT It is utterly de...


A call for Dismemberment of the false (LUGARDIAN) empire

By Chikwas Onu Ikpe



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

Following 106 years of the amalgamated entity (Nigeria), and almost six decades after its "Independence," Nigeria is still groping for unanimity. Is that not ironic? Is Nigeria really one nation or could it be described as many nations forced into an artificial, unworkable entity?

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 in his later years of marital bliss, say 60 years of marriage; 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; alas! There has been incessant dysfunction of marital bliss and a cataclysmic matrimony. In that regards 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 country. I reaffirm, Nigeria is not a nation, and was never a nation. Nobody is a Nigerian in realism as there are “English,” “German,” or “French”. The word “Nigerian” is ordinarily a bogus username to identify those bound within the geographical expression called Nigeria. What makes a nation is a common value system, which is no 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?

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, 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.

How about corruption? A congenital disease that has stigmatised Nigeria internationally. Corruption has won it 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, by reason of looting public funds and dumping same in foreign banks. Then every four years they would embark upon renewal of their 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 Quran into the Atlantic Ocean".


On October 12, 1960, a couple of days following the so-called Independence, one of the Nigerian patrons, Sir Ahmadu Bello (the Sarduana of Sokoto) vehemently 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."

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 therefore pitiable why most "slaves" would never realise they are bound; peradventure because of the "glittery" appearance of the chains they are bound 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. The (house Negro) would give their life in order to save their 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 a 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 will say "yes, it is reconstruction" then in the evening their Hausa/Fulani masters would say, "it is restructuring;" of course they would virtually give a nod (Yes) to same, without a unanimous decision of the people whom they are supposedly representing. 

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 tend 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" (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 quest for their inalienable right to self-determination. The aspirations of the people shall never be undermined as inscribed 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 relation to Self-determinism.

We want a referendum, to putting a test to our determination. 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 exit from Nigeria, then civil unrest is inevitable and another 'Aleppo' is bound to be created in West Africa.



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