As amply articulated in the ALADIMMA EPISTLE (2012),
the nature of the Constitutional shackles by which the Igbo is bound, tethered and marooned in Nigeria is such that any solution that does not Constitutionally unshackle the Igbo would at best amount to a token of amelioration to buy the peace of now since the efforts to break the chains, by whatever name called including “Biafra”, will not go away until the chains are truly broken.
In considering the options open to Nd’Igbo for removing the Constitutional shackles which hold the Igbo down and lock away so much potential, it is pertinent to pay close heed to the Geographic reality within which any Solution Proposed MUST apply.
Today’s so-called “South East Geopolitical Zone” which is the Igbo heartland, completely hemmed in by the May 27th 1966 Constitutional Offensive by Gowon’s so-called “Federal, Government” (basically, the ganged up rest-of-Nigeria against the East/Igbo), which emasculated the Region and replaced them by “States”, confiscating most of the Economic Assets of the erstwhile Regions, particularly the East.
A review of ALL previous efforts by the Igbo to seek redress and equity in the oppressive impositions of One-Nigeria (which simply means ” Nigeria-on-the-terms-of-the-1967-Alliance) had been met by derision and ignominy by the operators of One-Nigeria.
The reason for this is not difficult to figure out. By the Geographical reality created by the mischief and brigandage of May 27th, 1967, the Igbo core is safely locked down, surrounded 360° by hostile neighbours, beginning with the cut-out Igbo Territories that immediate about that Igboland core we now call the “South East Geopolitical Zone”.
The grim reality created by the dastardly gerrymandering of May 27, 1967 is that, in the event of any disputations arising from the Constitutional impositions of Nigeria, the Troops of Federal One-Nigeria and their Illushyns Battle Tanks, can LEGITIMATELY be stationed on Igboland that is not in your so-called ” South East” of today, led by Officers and Men of Igbo extraction who are not from your South East and whose loyalty and allegiance lies with their One-Nigeria Compatriots, and this is from ALL sides of the so-called “South East”, 360° !!
Being that logic dictates that we must go from the known to the unknown, there is, of course, a responsibility upon the Igbo core to think out salvation options. However, the man-made impositions of Geography outlined herein, compel a lot of thinking outside the box (and I dare say, outside the One-Nigeria box, if we must tell ourselves the truth).
Those who do not understand the implication of this would ipso facto, not understand the utter futility of engaging Nigeria from the geo-formation of “South East”, whether for Economic, Security, Infrastructural and even Socio-Political Perspective.
Those who do not see the running disaster we have to deal with will not understand why the allegiance and loyalty of an Ifeanyi Okowa, an Onyesom Nwike or even Liyel Imoke will be far removed from the allegiances and loyalties of the Igbo as depicted by the dubious ” South East”.
It is within this praxis of thought that we can better appreciate the Lower Niger Paradigm which not only brings back into one fold, the entire Igbo Contiguity but also pull down the rest of the enemy erected brick walls and barricades in the Region, constructed and brutally maintained since May 27, 1967.
Bottom-line here is that the key to solving the Igbo misery in Nigeria lies in defeating the prevailing apartheid-like Constitutional Instrument that creates the misery. The viable battle formations for meaningfully tackling that monster of a Constitution MUST transcend the Igbo Core and include other erstwhile sequestered but now co-suffering contiguities of the Niger Delta. The Yoruba and Middle Belt Components of the 1967 Caliphate-led Alliance which came against the East (Nd’Igbo to be precise), had to be yanked off the 1967 Alliance and clinically grafted into the new Alliance to isolate and quarantine the 12-State Caliphate- Sharia Contiguity that has been responsible for the Igbo hurt, including the 1966-70, genocide together with their partner-in-crime, Britain.
The MNN Alliance took on the task of dismantling the unworkable Lugardian Nigeria as defined by the fraudulent 1999 Constitution.
The LNC took on the task of recovery and reconstruction of the Eastern Half of Southern Nigeria from the defunct Federation of Nigeria.
All the commotion about “Biafra”, “Restructuring”, ” Self-Determination”, “Referendum” are fully situated within the narrative you have just read.
The duty of the Intelligentsia Corp is to shape guide and galvanise a Peoples’ thought and action.
Will NZUKO UMUNNA, ALADIMMA, NDIGBO, ADF live up to this bill?