Published On TheBiafraPost
March 6, 2018

Even while few are grieving, others being apprehensive and many confused over the disappearance of the leader of IPOB, some find time-fighting a worthless fight. Since the Nigerian army invaded his home; his dead body has not been recovered and neither has his detention site exposed. Rumours say he was found in Ghana, Malaysia and London and like Tupac, Nnamdi Kanu is being soaked in mystery. Normally; my column don’t breathe detractors or give heed to thoughtlessness but this sudden piece is to clear my bothered soul. Maturity doesn’t have to do with age alone; it has a lot to do with anger control, jealousy and managing another man’s imperfections. It is high time we understood the need to be mature on this quest for the restoration of the sovereign state of Biafra. Those men that know that another man is imperfect fail to watch their back’; if they do, they would see millions murmuring at their worse imperfections. I don’t need to be an IPOB member to massively contribute to the quest championed by Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB. It takes maturity to be positive; we might have made wrong calls but the ultimate goal must remain intact and being in the know that Nnamdi Kanu is the sailor of the ship driving the people to freedom in this era. If you ever attack the sailor; the ship may capsize and this is why any attack on Nnamdi Kanu is tantamount to sabotage as long as he remains resolute. When a man wakes up and picks up a short gun or long; aims for his leg and pulls the trigger, it is nothing short of madness. If you leave such man to go without recommending a rehabilitation centre; the street or town he roams is in danger. If it is not madness; it could be self-obsession or anger; yet, anger is described as madness on a short scale. Whichever way; when you shoot yourself on the leg; rehab is the destination to avoid a worse situation. Recently; few have gone into a ring of fight; they beg the announcer to keep shouting that the fight is between them and Nnamdi Kanu who never showed up. But most members of IPOB have taken to the ring to fight and nobody knows who the fool is anymore. I watch them in a noisy fight every day; determined wagging tongues that have nothing to offer. I read them shouting I am IPOB under Nnamdi Kanu’s leadership and asking their partner is war, under whose leadership are you? And I asked myself, do IPOB have two leaders in Biafra or they are just creating a suitable situation/atmosphere for their fight? In Biafra; the people have one leader and fools expect the leader to have 100% love from his people. Let me make it clear; any day the leader of Biafra suddenly gets loved by 99% of the people of Biafra, then his grave is near. What is important is the fact that we are in the know that majority of the people of Biafra love their leader and that is enough. That majority should focus on the quest and leave the few mad people in an aim-less fight. I am not positioning Nnamdi Kanu as a perfect man; nobody is perfect nor can be perfect but the quest championed by Nnamdi Kanu is a perfect cause. The shadow of the cause has covered his shadow thus we must approach things with caution. Nnamdi Kanu has become an allegory of Biafra and anything on his personality is directly on Biafra.

In a more clear term; when you fight Nnamdi Kanu, you are fighting Biafra we all cherish, you are fighting 3.5 million people that died in 1967 and who we are. As long as Nnamdi Kanu has not betrayed or abandoned the cause, he must continue to enjoy immunity till another allegory is made. We cannot afford to shoot ourselves on the leg and we must be grounded enough to endure and sacrifice silence or inactiveness on the altar of Biafra. We must kill the divisive spirit of Eriho-eri abosa abosa. But in a situation of activeness; we can come from a different angle but maintain cohesiveness of goal when divided by character. History has offered us a time of realization and fertility with Nnamdi Kanu; Biafra restoration is now or never and we must take the advantage. We must not weaken the spirit of or terminate the momentum Nnamdi Kanu offered Biafra, we all can take advantage of it and come in from different angles and realize this dream battling time

When you step aside and destructive instead of constructively criticize Nnamdi Kanu; you are only killing yourself and your generation and there is nothing otherwise. To me, Nnamdi Kanu is the last leader of the people of Biafra on this route to statehood. The people of Biafra cannot have another leader that can do more than he has done because he has done everything and Biafra is due for a taking. Everything has been done; what is left is finishing touch to everything and that touch can come from a different angle for the purpose of complement

Ifeanyi Chijioke writes from Abuja He is an author, Analyst, investigative journalist and TV anchor

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