Ohanaeze takes message of peace, unity to Sokoto

Governor Aminu Tambuwal with the president-general of Ohaneze Ndi'gbo, John Nnia Nwodo, during the latter's visit to Sokoto Government House...Thursday 21/09/17
Governor Aminu Tambuwal with the president-general of Ohaneze Ndi'gbo, John Nnia Nwodo, during the latter's visit to Sokoto Government House...Thursday 21/09/17

The apex Igbo socio-cultural association, Ohaneze Ndi’gbo, has urged Nigerians to promote virtues of peace and tolerance among themselves so as to enhance the unity of the country.

The president-general of the association, John Nwodo, made the plea on Thursday when he led members of the association on a visit to Governor Aminu Tambuwal in Sokoto.

The visit was in reciprocation of the peace mission by northern governors who during the week sent a delegation of five of their members to some states in the South-east and South-region.

Speaking in Sokoto, Mr. Nwodo stressed that Nigeria should never be allowed to experience another civil war.

He said although the nation is facing challenging times, the cohesion that existed over the years was worthy of being maintained.

“Yes, our country is facing a trying ‎period, but we should not, under any circumstance, allow the experience of another civil war to happen again. We should not allow personal emotions to undermine our national unity,” he stated.

Mr. Nwodo, who said the visit of his group was at‎ the instance of the Southeast governors, assured of Ohanaeze’s cooperation for peaceful coexistence among the ethnic nationalities in the country.

He commended the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, who “in the ‎ongoing ethnic tensions, portrayed himself as a father by stating recently that whoever wants to attack the Igbos, should attack him, first.”

“In the same vein, ‎I came with the assurances of Southeast governors that any Igbo who wants to kill a northerner, should first kill them,” Mr. Nwodo further said.

In his remarks, Governor Tambuwal said Nigeria is blessed with many ethnic groups and languages which he said should be used to promote unity, not division.

“The recent tension especially in the South East was caused by young men who do not understand any other way of channelling their grievances other than the way they have chosen.

“I assure you that we are at peace with each other here in Sokoto and we shall continue to be,” Mr. Tambuwal said.


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  • duwdu

    I honestly don’t know Nwodo’s real stand; what does he really want?

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    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Like every true Igbo, Nwodo hates the cheating of the Hausa-Fulani.

      • Sam

        Yet , he is in the north speaking from all his holes

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          THE NORTHERN GOVERNORS PAID A VISIT WITH AN OLIVE BRANCH, THIS IS A RETURN VISIT

          • Julius

            But, you are not with them because they are not true Igbos…right ?. Is it because they are not obnoxious, insulting and abusive ?. I think it’s a good thing for them to make the trip and speak to the people. I commend them !

          • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

            Right, I am with u broda!

      • Sam

        Exactly how Boko haram was popular in the north east before they went haywire.

      • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

        Who is true Igbo and who is not? We have to becareful of these semantics that we often use!

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          A FAKE IGBO IS ONE WHO DOES NOT NOT HAVE THE INTEREST OF IGBOS AT HEART .

          • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

            The people u castigate are more patriotic and have Igbo interest at heart more than u nd ipob put together let me tell pointedly!

      • marcos avelino

        Hausa-Fulani dont cheat any one individuals cheat for themselves – get it into your knuckle head

    • Sam

      Exactly, they were deceiving themselves, they saw the danger of ipob ,but kept quiet for political reasons, shame they allowed the moron to run amok

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Na lie, IPOB IS VERY POPULAR IN IGBO LAND, THEY ARE TRUE IGBOS WHO REJECT SUBSERVIENCE AND CHEATING.

        • Sam

          That was Exactly how Boko haram was popular in the north east before they went haywire.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Well IPOB WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED IN IGBO LAND AS LONG AS THE PRESENT LOPSIDED SYSTEM AND FRAUDULENT CONSTITUTION HOLD SWAY.

          • marcos avelino

            You are a very ignorant man , the current 1999 constitution is a photocopy of the 1979 constitution which was produced by a constituent assembly of which your tribal war lord Prof. Ben Nwabueze was a member ? What lopsidedness are you talking of ? The South East is the smallest zone in Nigeria with a total area of 29 000 km sq not up to even Benue state with an area of 31 thousand sq much less of Niger or Borno states that are each more than twice yr total zone size !! Yet you were divided into five states so where is the lopsidedness, In population you are also the least with 16 million as per 2006 census under Obj and the UN. So where is the lopsidedness ? Your people are in every state trading by day and doing armed robbery by night ? so where is the lopsidedness o greedy people. You will never be leaders because your crudeness and greed knows no bound . What you are taking by trade and criminality of substandard goods – tires , medicine – every product car parts all fake is more than what other Nigerians get. You horrible amalekites of the modern world. Any way the world had moved beyond the tribe – thats a primitive evolutionary necessity that has no place in today’s space of individual liberty and dignity . Stop your childish demagogy.

          • Julius

            I tire ooo. Thanks but he is not interested in facts and truths. He is ignorant to the core .

          • A.A.Ngalos

            ME too I am tired, in all the northern states, when a northerner tell you that this is Ibo made, it is definitely a fake product.

          • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

            See the rubbish emanating from your smelling mouth! U were making references of the Amalekites liking Igbos to them whom God asked Saul to destroy. In other words, u want all Igbos wiped out like the Amalekites? And u call yourself a christian? that is Nigrian moslems are more humane than most church goers in Nigeria who go to church and harbour ethnic hatred to fellow country men out of jealousy. From the way u are sounding I guess u may be from one of the minority tribes and most of minority tribes might be the worst of tribes making nature to designate them minor bcos had become major others would not be able to condemn them and that is why nature made them minor! Again, is the landmass or human beings that make up population? U seem to reason from ur anus? U better change from ur paranoid view of perspective of the Igbos bcos u can on be jealousy of their God given abilities as people do to the Jews but u cannot do them anything nor exterminate them from the face of the earth. Igbos as one of the major tribes of Nigeria combine to make Nigeria thick. Nigeria without the Igbos cannot be the same! So we need one another to make Nigeria great. i used to observe it that Hausa-Fulanis or the Yorubas may not be the greatest enemies of the Igbos in Nigeria but these minor tribes that falsely report the Igbos to the major tribes to gain favor! Food for tot!

          • A.A.Ngalos

            That is why the Igbo Governors also proscribed the USELESS IPOB

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Igbo governors do not represent the people, they represent themselves and the looting cabals they belong to.

          • A.A.Ngalos

            But they were elected by their Igbo electorates

          • adebayo johnson
    • mefonna

      He wants vice president in 2019

      • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

        Who told you and in what party? But Prof Yomi Osibanjo, a good xtian is doing well as VP? Wether an Igbo is vp or not in 2019, if the country chooses to make an Igbo preident in 2023 they can still do it and Dr Nwodo may not out beat Govs:Rochas Okorocha/OUK/oGBONNAYA ONU,ETC among moderste Igbos the north with SW/SS can trust for post of presidency.So stop speculating and or daydreaming, broda!

    • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

      U better understand him fast bcos he is what is expected of him to do to secure peace to secure lives Igbos/Hausas should untowards event occur. Chief Nwodos family has been in politics from 1st republic todate , he is very right in his mission, do u hear?

  • Abdussalami Yaro

    It is too late. The South East should wait for the “Kaduna Declaration II”. The North will rather want a peaceful disintegration, with every ethnic nationalities to relocate to their fathers’ houses, and let the international treaties between states, govern our relations. We are tired of enduring blames and abuses, for the problems of this country. Yes we don’t have oil, but we have God-given land as our resource, which we will control.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      i SUPPORT YOU 100%

      • Julius

        Of course you do and when the shit hit the roof, you do the usual…hide and run !

        • mefonna

          For the fact that some people are out there playing politics with lives of our people is enough reason why if means going it alone we will do it.All of you going on nocturnal meetings are ready to sacrifice the lives your youth to the HHausa-Fulani to because you vice president, a secobd fiddle in 2019?How wicked can some people be?OK you think that you havery destroyed IPOB? You are all hallucinating!

          • Julius

            Keep following kanu and going it alone and see where that leads you. Good luck and God’s speed

          • mefonna

            The Nigerian state after dealing this present generation of Biafrans will appreciate that no one can kill an idea and a cause for which its time has come.The sons of perdition have always got it wrong.I am not fighting for Igbo, I am for Biafra.Too late for the zoo called Nigeria

          • Julius

            Yeah, It’s only the biafraudians going thru everything in Nigeria. Keep on playing the victim cards. You, your father and mother, if you know them and all your of your relatives are the animals in the zoo. Keeo living in delusion.

          • mefonna

            The truth with Nigerians is their perpetual living in denial. Who created Nigeria?Your father and mother you are mentioning and even your village are older than Nigeria, a recent concoction ,fraudulent from foundation created by luggard. Using the word zoo for Nigeria is a magnanimity on my side and an insult to wild animals. Those in Nigeria who identify themselves as such are no better than. Wild animals because even as animals can co-ordinator themselves. Get it now or leave it: any time Biafra is mentioned, the contraption called Nigeria will continueto diminish in standing and quality in the eyes of the world.Nigeria remains a very dark spot and an unfortunate site and incidence on the world map!

          • Julius

            It’s funny that you are now mentioning and hatred towards Luggard when you lost an election. Was there a reason why you forgot Luggard when your people occupied some of the highest positions in the NIGERIAN government ? Hypocrite, Again, you are one of that wild animal living in that ‘zoo’

      • Adebayo Johnson
        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Whatever that means , just start rooting for a democratic referendum on Biafra.

    • mefonna

      What does the North produces? Just name one.The truth about it the North is the one that needs a of help yet they pretend in arrogance and conti ue to maintain their parasitic nature on the commonwealth. Mediocre by all standards. Ohaneze is representing herself not our people as they claim.The contraption called Nigeria Nigeria must dismember. The faultline is too much that this false unity cannot stand and the atrocious crimes against humanity committed by the Hausa-Fulani is so unbearable that disintegration is the only way viable option. Biafra Restoration is inevitable

      • Julius

        And you think you can do that all by yourself ? Good luck !

      • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

        But the Igbos do not have enough land mass in, they are land locked, hate one another, are unrully , overbearing and snobish even to one another fellow Igbo which other tribes find it hard to cope with or accommodate, lack food/protein being supplied from the north, SE minorities of SS may not follow them tosecede going by their body movement and events of 19666-1967, etc. So it would be better to remain together as one Nigeria, shikinah!

        • mefonna

          The sons of perdition have always got it wrong.I am not fighting for Igbo, I am for Biafra.Too late for the zoo called Nigeria

          • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

            Mind your words/language while commenting on national issue because your comment is being read by the whole world! Who are the sons of perdition you mentioned if I may ask? YOUR language does not sound like that of a born-again Christian! U do better repent!

    • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

      But would that be better to chose a banana republic than to unite in peace to foster a more prosperous Nigerian tribes and tongues , YARO? I don’t think so, brother!

  • Dan Arewa

    Those who are engaging in hate speech know what they are doing. It is a deliberate act to distract the government to monopolise the space and give the impression that the country is at war and look as if the government is not working

  • Opekete

    Political illusion as in magic at play before our very eyes. All we are seeing is a new realignment of political configuration along ethnic lines in preparation for 2019. All of a sudden because of the misadventure of Kanu, the north as always because of their political dexterity has suddenly become the beautiful political bride. Welcome 2019 as the east will now be given the second fiddle chance at political stage play while the west that help the north in the last election will be sent back to their traditional opposition enclave once again. We shall never be wise in the south and we all know where the fault came from. If you relax your eyes well enough you will see your nose.

    • tundemash

      As long as you do not wail and resort to another cry of marginalisation if things don’t go as you wish in 2019, then that is fine. It’s democracy and you IPOB foot soldiers need to respect the outcome when it favours and when it does not. Meanwhile can u list the benefits to the general populace of being this second fiddle you are so hopeful and excited about??

      • Opekete

        My comment does not indicate that I like being a second fiddle neither am I an IPOB foot soldier. I not Igbo and am only speaking to the political power play ahead of 2019 from the vantage position of hindsight. What I am alluding to in essence is that if an Igbo man is the vice president in this administration you will never hear the agitation for a republic of biafra. Now that a political return-visit between the governors of the north and the east has been reestablished, we can all read the handwriting on the wall as to what the political configuration will be in 2019. All the noise about Biafra is just a mere political bargaining chip ahead of 2019.

        • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

          Yes, you have said it all that you are not an Igbo so tell us what tribe u belong, bcos most of these other minority tribes do more harm than good in falsely reporting the Igbo to Yorubas/Hausas in the workplace to gain cheap favour and rejoice when they kill themselves! U are not helping matters either!

          • Opekete

            Prof, Did you say some people of certain ethnic origin report Igbos specifically out of prejudice in the workplace? Well I am not going to argue your point because I have no evidence for or against your statement. However my comment is far removed from your response. I was talking about political comedy that has characterized our polity since the first republic. What I mean is not to denigrate the legitimate aspiration of Igbos to whatever political ideal they aspire to. What I said in my comment is true of the Yorubas, the Idomas, the Kalabaris etc. I hope you will go and read my comment again to get the gist of my intent.

          • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

            aThank, now you are coming to a better understanding of what I mean. If you want proof I will give you from my own personal experience at the workplace across Nigeria, Take for instance, if the middlebelt man of southern Zaria extraction who are mostly christians is having small misunderstanding with a fellow northern mainly Hausa-Fulani stock who are mostly moslems, the Southern Zaria person(s) would complain to southerners(Igbos, Xtian Yorubas and the minorities of the ss) that these northern moslems hate Christians/kill them based on their religious leaning) and gullible Southerners who have not lived in the north nor worked in the civil service will falsely believe them without question since their complain is they were being persecuted just because they are not moslems. However, when the issue turns to be question of sharing of political interest between the north and the south, they then become north and align fully as Almighty Arewa block from which people like Anthony Sani(Sec, ACF) and others from the middlebelt region emerge. They play Turn-coat depending on what they want, they chose where to align! In the workplace in particular at best they report the Ibo and their minorities to Hausa-Fulanis to gain cheap favour and promotions/appointments and in that fashion SE/SS people and to some extent SW become marginalised like what occured in NNPC promotions recently and recruitments at DSS a few months ago and or zero inclusion of the Igbo in service chief appointment and every non-Igbo is happy IN Nigeria when the IGBO is wronged or marginalised and you/9Timothy with your tribe) make joke of it calling the Igbo evil and a caused people in NIGERIA. It has to stop for us to restructure to a united Nigeria where no single tribe is regarded evil! SS and N usually remind each other of their age log alignment to marginalised the Igbo starting from the days of the civil war to thru GEJ era to present day via divide and rule tactiics. If one sees the other deviating a voice from the north would quickly speak up to them to remember their overt alignment in the business of marginalise the Igbo dating back to civil war days and or Pa Edwin Clark or Prof Tam David West will qiuickly speak up or the likes of Gov Wike would charter airplane with all traditional rulers/political leaders from the zone to the northern to go to exonerate themselves from agitations/complains of marginalisation of the SE rather than reminding the north of their long term understanding in the business of marginalise the Igbo of SE instead of coming together to seek a common front ensure equality in treating all geopolitical zones without exception so as to assure unity and stability of Ngeria. However, I am happy SS/SE Govs now meet to seek a common front to have understanding with other zones and Nigeria will be better for it. The SW until recently combine with the N to subjugate SS/SE into marginalisation of high proportions notwithstanding 90% of national income from crudeoil come from that region, in the main! Consider these and have a change of heart , Mr Timothy! Thank you.

          • mefonna

            You called yourself a professor and I will invite you to read before you answer.Meantime , I am sure that you or your dad and village are older than Nigeria.The question to you : before 1960 what were you and you father and village?Provide those answers and advise yourself accordingly. Only the truth will set you free.Nigeria was created by Lord luggard but your village was a natural creation from okike/nature itself.Nigeria remains a fraud right from onset

    • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

      Your selfish thinking is more than what you think players will gain. it is beyond political booty, man so becareful hw u do comment on serious national issues that the lives of both the Hausas/Igbos on line, please. Had u belonged to these two ethnic groups u wld have understood what sleepless nites mean thinking on the impending danger! We other Nigerians should stop playing up divide and rule syndrome among tribes and tongues of Nigeria, rejoicing when Igbos/Hausas are being killed! Enough!

    • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

      My friend Okpeke, what do you want and where do you belong? Do you mean now that the North is now the bride of the SW while the SE has been divorced or vice versa or you prefer the SE go to war separated from Nigeria so that the SW with the minorities can now move in to align with the North in the business of marginalizing the SE/SS, so you prefer and all be well? FOOD FOR TOT!

      • Opekete

        You guys don’t get it. I am not voicing any opinion but an observation of political turntable that has been going on for over 50 years. It is a turntable that will not take us anywhere. I am not concerned about alignment or re-alignment of political forces but I am of the opinion if you want me to voice one that we should look dispassionately at ourselves and look back critically into history while honestly project into what future we want to leave for our children. The problem of the politicians is lack of honesty and I want to believe that most of the political leaders are educated but unintelligent.

        • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

          IT is snobbish of one to say Nigerian politicians are educated but unintelligent! U should know that there is a balancing act of nature and it is better to flow in the direction of the wind. That some regions seem to understand themselves better could be natural flow of things hwever, we all need a moderate cause to accommodate other tribes in the scheme of things and not negative alliance to marginalize a region due to ethnic hatred, religion or divide and rule, do you understand? Nature does not operate in a vac cum, it must be noted. In any case there is need to carry everyone along in the scheme of things and we need moderate Nigerians of a little to the left and a little to the right, shikinah!Opeke, kindly always be civil whenever u engage in a national discourse, do u hear? Thank you.

          • Opekete

            I have tried really very hard not to respond in kind to your rhetoric however I think it is time you are handled some bitter truth. The problem with us is that we are have educated ourselves into imbecility and that is why so much rhetoric clothed in semantic garb has taken the place of the truth. Alternative fact is fed the public with grammatical coloration that bears no reality to common sense. By the way what is civil in corruption? Where is civility in an elected senator that sees nothing wrong in embezzling his constituency budget? Tell me, what is civil in a senate that is bereft of political ideas and ideals to move the nation from the backwater of 19th century to the ambitious and forward looking world of 21st century? Academic title is not a magna carta for a mandibular walkabout. We are tired of rhetoric. All we need is substance. Have a good life.

  • Timothy

    Una come late ooooooo! You would have said your voice since the agitations begin, you should reprimanded Cow-nu to the back seat. Is it now that the FG has used its might to quell this nonsense that you guys see it fit to speak. Were you afraid of the youths of IPOB, if you were then you are not worthy of respect because you do not matter is the youths do not even respect you, rather you are afraid of what they may do to you. SHAME.

    • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

      Yes, Igbo leaders were indeed afraid because they were afraid of what might befaul them. At a point if you say anything on the contrary your life may be vulnerable hence most coward Igbo leaders chose to remain mut/double while the country was dangerously trod-ding towards destruction! Fearless Igbo leaders who spoke like Gov Rochas Okorocha was branded a non-Igbo, that he was born in the north and or his mother is a northener like that of Gen. Ike Nwachukwu and all sorts of things were said against him. Also Dr OUK, fmer Gov of Abia State suffered similar faith like Rochas. Not only the Igbos were afraid to utter a ward either for or against, they were also afraid of the Arewa youths too and the mighty not should they offend them. Even media houses were equally afraid to entertain discussion on the iPOB/Arewa youth debacle which made me more afraid when we were denied a scheduled discussion on the topic three weeks earlier and we (Alh. Tanko Yakassai/Gen.IBM Haruna/Prof. S.O. Uremadu) were already in Abuja as at 3rd July, 2017 set to participate on the debate the next day, but for the quick intervention of AIT KAKAKI Programme in which we feature to douse ethnic tension on the state of the nation. We remain ever grateful to them(Sola Ajibola and team of Ait, Abuja)! And when we did, CAG caved in and in a matter of days they withdrew their Quit notice handed down to the Igbos/IPOB. As from that momment people began to boldly comment on the matter including most of our fare weather prophets of God who choose to prophesy whenever the going is good so that if events coincide they boast of their spirituality!

      • Timothy

        I guess we should be grateful for the timely interventions of all those who rose to the occasion to condemn the violent agitation before it got out of hand. I kept asking these IPOB people and supporters, do they really think abiout their brothers and sisters outside Igboland the repraisal attack that might take place to them. If we look at history very well we all know that these guys are more prone to violence than we down South East particularly, We are not like Niger Delta militants or OPC, our cry for violence is only if we are on a defensive, not without any provocation. My fear had always been the millions who reside outside Igboland for many years. And the only answer I get is they should come back home. Some of them dont even have a home to come to. Some who do cant move their entire family a once, there’s no space and once they do how do they feed, Who feeds and takes care of them? I know both sides were acting tough. Govt acted tough and the IPOB wanted to raise the bar by being violent so that govt will take them seriously but just as IPOB started getting attention, Oduduwa came with their own threat. Which is what happens when you give ear to some miscreants. Others want to be heard too, and want a piece of the pie (if any).

        Well I stood my grounds and I keep saying it, Kanu is not going to decide which country I belong to. He did not seek my opinion neither do I need his suggestions on Biafra. We are all the same. There’s no difference. I rather canvass for development in my region than calling for secession. I rather go after the governors, LG, state house of assembly and demand what they do with our funds than go after FG who just doles out funds without asking what its used for.

        • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

          Dont mention my dear broda , Timothy, to God be the glory that we acted at the time we did and pls join me to thank the duo of Alh. Tanko Yakassai and Gen. IBM Haruna to rise to the ocassion even when many people were in fear of misinterpretation of what they will say on national TV , these northern elder statesmen agrred with me and AIT hosted us for that an all important dialogue on 4th July , 2017, being day for launch of a book on late Brigadier Zakaria Mamalari, OFR(THE FIRST REGULAR COMBATANT ),QE(II)CM CSM NIM ONUC FSS idc psc-A SOLDIER OF SOLDIERS, a field marshal who had he not been killed the first coup would not have suceeded, because he controlled 80 percent of the infantry and was loved by all rank and file as a great soldier, we were tlod that the at the launch of the book at the Int’l Confr. Centre , Abuja and nobody objected to that fact! From AIT Head Office in Asokoro we headed to venue of the book launch after a brief stop over at Gen Haruna’s house where his amiable wife hosted us in a tea breakfast party and we were very happy. The same day, Alh Yusuf Maitama Sule(DAN MASANI KANO) who died on 3rd July, 2017 and his body flown in from abroad and burried on 4th July, 2017, Tuesday! As w enterd the venue Alh Tanko and Gen.Haruna with my little self accompanying were received by members of the audience comprising mostly of northern youths , an indication that they approved our stand on the issue since they have watched our broadcast a momment ago at AIT kAKAKI morning programme that morning! We did it! Both DANMASANI’S death/burial and memorial launching of the book on Gen. Maimalari(who can be comfortably be regarded as one of the fathers of the Nigerian army today) coinciding with that event portaying a great spiritual significant for peace and unity to reign in Nigeria, Iknew our unity as one nation has been sealed forever! I am a man of God, call me a prophet or an apostle since I have seen the LORD of GLORY IN Lagos one morning at 99 Bale Street, Ajeromi Ifelodune, Apapa, Lagos, and I could not stand before Him, ordinary people do not do what grace of Gog can do through me and that was the reason most of them could not muster courage to speak when it mattered most for the country until we spoke, and God intervened to bring peace amongst tribes and tongues of Nigeria.

          • Timothy

            I must appreciate you sir. You are truly a son of the soil and may the Almighty GOD continue to restore you abundantly.

          • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

            That is how you grow. Those who fear death cannot make a difference in life in line with the Bible that except a corn of wheat fall down and die it cannot make an impact! That is the secret. Kanu the proscribed iPOB chief is undergoing his baptism of fire now and when he comes out, at the maturity of time he will like Ojukwu/Uwazurike come to terms with his position and properly moderate to take a moderate view of the entire!

          • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

            I mean the entire thing, shikinah!

          • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

            AMEN!

        • Prof. Sebastian O. Uremadu

          Well, I also agree with you that our elders should not sit idle while our youths , the likes of Namdi Kanu and co would be deciding faith of the of 560million Igbos of Jewish origin in Nigeria just because they were afraid of their lives , God forbid! For me , I said no, having considered loss of my senior brother, late Innocent Nwaizuchukwu Uremadu(alias ‘Ron Man’) in the battlefield at Ikot Ikemene front, considered that my sons are yet in secondary school and it would be back to square one or zero for my family and enormous bridges I have been building across the Niger with several friends from the north and south of Nigeria without exception, as a university teacher who taught in Katsina poly, Federal Poly, Yelwa, Bauchi, University of Abuja, aBUJA, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun/Lagos States and now in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Umuahia, Abia State, SE of Nigeria. I have family friends from every tribe in Nigeria and or geographical zone via these children I have taught in high institutions as a university done! You now know that truly truly I am a serious stakeholder in the project called Nigeria by my profession! IF YOU UNDERSTAND NIGERIA THE WAY I DO YOU WILL KNOW THAT NIGERIA IS VERY SWEET! If the LORD is GOD I decree that Nigeria will moderately restructure to emerge as one indivisible entity where peace and unity will reign supreme, IJN, ameen! And so shall it be , amin!

  • wode

    Wasn’t this Nwodo man supposed to be the “leader” of All the Igbo based on the socio-political organization that he heads?

    If the sultan, who is not a political office older, can boldly say, which he (Nwodo) too quoted, that anybody that would attack any Ibo man in the North should attack him first, then I wonder why Nwodo too couldn’t say the same but instead choose to report what the Governors said. What kind of leader is he? Is he not supposed to be the father for all, including the governors? That, alone, smacks the position of an unconvinced, least to say an insincere leader. He needs to do more.

    • dpfrank

      Ndigbo should all be ashamed of themselves