MOURN GOWON, OBASANJO, NOT OJUKWU
Now that the ex-Biafran Head Of State, Odumegwu Ojukwu, is no more, some people who ought to celebrate his well-lived and used life on earth seem to be mourning him, instead of celebrating him in all his ramifications. I was born a Biafran, and I am proud of anything Biafran.
The late Odumegwu Ojukwu was like a god to me, in that, apart from God in Heaven, without Ojukwu's intervention in 1967, I would have been dead by now. He is the spirit of Ojukwuism: The spirit of fearlessly defending the defenseless masses.Ojukwu may be gone, but his spirit lives on.
The main reason for this piece is to tell Nigerians, and the world, that this is the time to mourn Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo, including all who directly or indirectly fought against Biafra, and not Odumegwu Ojukwu. Why? you may ask.
Read the Book of Isaiah Chapter 1, verse 15, there you will see:'When you spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you, when you make many prayers, I will not hear : your hands are full of blood.' (Isaiah 1:15).
Who was the man who, as the Military Head of State in Nigeria, destroyed the Federal nature of the Nigerian governance, for which we are still crying for today, and is directly responsible for lots of political cum economic crises rocking Nigeria as at today? Yakubu Gowon. Who, after the murder of Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi, disregarded the military hierachy to assume the position of Nigerian Head of State instead of Ogundipe, a situation that led to more troubles for Nigeria? Yakubu Gowon. Who is that Nigerian President/Head of State, who, with his mouth, told the whole world that 'There is no basis for Nigerian unity'? Yakubu Gowon.
Who, as the Head of state of Nigeria, failed or refused to protect the lives of innocent Easterners in other parts of Nigeria during the pogrom around 1967-1970, leading to the death of millions of people within the same period? Yakubu Gowon. Who denied a people being killed by fellow Nigerians in their own country, the opportunity to be free and independent in their own Republic of Biafra? Yakubu Gowon.
Which Nigerian Head of State went to Aburi, Ghana, and signed an agreement with Ojukwu, but on returning to Nigeria, reneged/broke the covenant of the agreement (a sin against God and humanity), which led to a war that killed millions of innocent souls created by God, in the name of 'Go On With One Nigeria'? Yakubu Gowon.
When Biafra was declared as result of all other Nigerians happily killing the Easterners (Igbos in particular) in Nigeria, who ordered the first gunshot to be fired in 1967? Yakubu Gowon.
Which Nigerian Head of state has the highest volume of blood of innocent children, giving them kwashiokor and starvation, old people and youths who were killed during the anti-Biafran madness by Nigerians, who now wish to deny Ojukwu a state burial? Yakubu Gowon.
Who stopped the peaceful de-amalgamation of Nigeria in 1967, and now giving room for Boko Haram, OPC, MASSOB, Niger-Delta militancy, and all manners of evils now bedevilling Nigeria? Yakubu Gowon.
Who is it that goes about 'praying' in Nigeria, but whose hands are full of blood to the extent that God hides His eyes on seeing the blood of his fellow Nigerians, Biafrans, and foreign mecenaries who were killed on Nigerian soil since 1967 to date, all in the name of Go On With One Nigeria? Yakubu Gowon.
So, for all who hear of the demise of General Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, I say to you, mourn Yakubu Gowon, mourn the like of Olusegun Obasanjo, not Odumegwu Ojukwu. Let us rather celebrate the transition of the Lion Of The Tribe of The Igbos, never to mourn him.
Who is falsely telling the world that 'No religion preaches violence', thereby misleading and deceiving the ignorant Nigerians? Yakubu Gowon and Olusegun Obasanjo. Ojukwu was right, Yakubu Gowon and Olusegun Obasanjo were absolutely wrong in their evil (then or now, or after) against Ojukwu and Biafra.
Durugbo writes from Yenagoa