Anambra State-born politician and the spokesperson of the Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress, Joe Igbokwe, has reminded Nigerians on social media that he wrote an article in 2015 against Biafra and Nnamdi Kanu.
Joe Igbokwe recently called on leaders and chiefs in Igboland to rise up and speak against Nnamdi Kanu and his Indigenous People of Biafra.
(Joe Igbokwe, Credit: ChannelsTV)
The popular Igbo politician took to his Facebook profile some minutes ago to remind his followers that he had alerted the elders in Igbo land on the dangers of allowing Nnamdi Kanu to continue on his agitation.
He said that he had written on compelling reasons why Igbo must think again on Biafra project.
Read a part of the article Joe Igbokwe reposted today on his Facebook page.
Now, one Nnamdi Kanu who has been dreaming about the State of Biafra has provided a space for them to vent their anger. Some of them have joined this small boy to begin to wish for the State of Biafra. Suddenly the so-called Radio Biafra has created a momentum for them. I have been waiting for the South East Governors to speak up but they have maintained a deafening silence that suggests complicity. I have also waited for our elders to call this small boy to order but nothing has happened. With the so-called Radio Biafra this boy I do not know his age has unleashed an unimaginable trailer-load of lies and potentially dangerous propaganda that has put Igbo nation in danger. It is now 45years after the Nigeria-Biafra Civil War and I think that Igbo must rise up to stop this small boy who never saw the 1967-1970 Civil War and who may not know the implications of what he is doing.
(Nnamdi Kanu, Credit: The Punch)
Joe Igbokwe also said that he wrote about the reasons why Igbo must remain in Nigeria. He said that the Igbo lost about one million people during the civil war between 1967 and 1970, adding that such a loss should be seen as a huge sacrifice for the unity of Nigeria. He called on Igbo people to work for the unity of the country based on fair play, equity and social justice.
He also reminded that while the Hausa/Fulani Empire has Hausa people that are stretched all through the Sahel to the Sudan, and the Yoruba nation has its people in Sierra Leone, Benin Republic, Togo, Brazil and even up to Cuba, the Igbo nation literally has no outlet anywhere in the world where the Igbo language is spoken. He said this is a major reason Igbo people should remain in Nigeria and work for the survival of the country.
The Lagos-based politician concluded by calling elders in Igbo land to stop Nnamdi Kanu before he plunge them into another civil war.
"Now we must collectively stop this small boy called Nnamdi Kanu who is still breastfeeding before he endangers the whole of Igboland and plunge us into a civil war once again", Joe Igbokwe said.
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