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OPINION: It Is Hypocritic To Support Those Wearing Biafra Outfit If You Can't Do The Same

A few days ago, Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu made headlines after he was arrested by the Nigerian Army due to his outfit. The veteran actor while in the custody of the military denied having anything to do with Biafra agitation, stating that the outfit he wore only depicted a rising sun and that he went out to buy bread which he wanted to share with the less privileged.

While we are still dealing with the dramatic scene between the Nigerian Army and Chiwetalu Agu, a video of another woman adorning a similar outfit like that of Chiwetalu Agu went viral. She was filmed walking around and when she was approached by the Nigerian security forces, she made it clear that there was no way anybody can force her out of her land.

The Nigerian security operatives got me impressed with their reactions while conversing with the woman. They stayed calmed and didn't manhandle her, they were just so professional.

However, what baffles me is seeing people coming to support those wearing an outfit that is prohibited in Nigeria. The Nigerian Government has banned every form of agitation by secessionist groups as it feels that they pose a threat to National security and that they do not recognise Nigeria as a sovereign state.

It's high time, we note that what is sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander. Supporting those who are adorning an outfit that is prohibited instead of cautioning them is hypocrisy if you can't dress like them.

Showing support to things you can't do is more asking someone to dip his hands into a blazing inferno. Let's all come together and build a nation where peace and justice reign. We can do that by voting for the right person in the next election.

SOURCE: Facebook/Igbere TV

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