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BIAFRA| Ezeife Slams Buhari, Accuses Him of Waging War Against Igbos

by on February 18, 2016
 
Harvard-trained economist and former governor of old Anambra State, Okwadike Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of waging another war against the peo­ple of the South East geopolitical zone.
He described the President’s ill-treatment of the region as a continu­ation of the 1967-1970 Nigerian civ­il war, which Buhari was a key actor.
The elder statesman however warned South Easterners, especially, pro-Biafra agitators against resorting to self-defence against the country’s security forces.
Ezeife, in a position statement on pro-Biafra agitation said that indulging in self-defence, as advocated by some members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) is not only senseless, but also an invitation to the military and police to decimate Ndigbo’s youth population.
He said: “At this stage, it does not make any sense to talk about self-de­fence. If (armed) self-defence is at­tempted, it can only lead to more de­population of South East youths.
“Buhari will continue fighting Bia­fra or now, Ndigbo – for as long as God gives him breath. Let us not give him any semblance of excuse or justifica­tion; let us not give him the opportu­nity to further slaughter our youths. Thinking persons should, in the cir­cumstance, see any effort at self-de­fence as suicidal!”
Reacting to a recent statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigeria/Biafra war con­tinues, Ezeife said such utterance re­moved “doubts about the President’s disposition to the South East,” adding that what this implies to the President and “others like him” is that depopu­lating the South East remains a legit­imate strategy.
He said: “This means that reduc­ing the population of the South-East remains a legitimate strategy. The war continues for as long as those like him, who fought in the war, remain alive. Thus, we must take, as war dead, the casualties at the Aba School Com­pound, days ago, where unarmed members of Indigenous Peoples of Bi­afra (IPOB), were gathered and were dealt with: 50 persons in all, with 10 dead on the spot.
“We have no way to know yet how many of the wounded have died. One wonders whether, even in wars, there are no rules of engagement.
“Armed policemen and soldiers, shooting-to-death innocent or, at least, unarmed individuals, can only be seen, properly, as crime against hu­manity, even worse than pogrom!!! Body language may be more com­manding than express orders or com­mands!!!”
While commending IPOB leaders for doing the right thing by taking the Biafran cause to the United Nations (UN), Ezeife enumerated the circum­stances which gave birth to the agita­tion for Biafra as the absence of South Easterners in the President’s first 40 appointments.
He named other sins Buhari had committed against the South East as the removal of the appointment of an Igbo in NIMASA three days after announcement; failure to appoint a South East person to even the sixth and least protocol position in govern­ment in a six geopolitical zone struc­ture like the position of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF); absence of any Igbo person in the National Security Council and dumping other dangerous Boko Har­am prisoners in Ekwulobia Prison, in Anambra State despite massive pro­tests from the people.
Others, according to him, are Bu­hari’s failure to give key ministries to the South East persons; spilling the blood of Eastern youths, the most re­cent in Aba; imputatively disrespect­ing the rule of law by the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu after a court of competent juris­diction had ordered his release on bail; the body language of undisguised hatred for Igbo demonstrated through the recent handcuffing of Olisa Metuh, while other accused persons, whose cases were more heinous, were swagger­ing into the court.
He added: “These are the ingredients of injustice, mar­ginalisation and humiliation which can make life not worth living for an Igbo man in Nigeria. They are signs of the Igbo being rejected in Nigeria.
“These are the reason why I said that Buhari is stok­ing the fire of MASSOB and Biafra and pushing the South East out of Nigeria. For as long as they persist, Biafra is in­evitable. No two ways about it!!!

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  • F.Ochekor
    February 18, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Ezeife, you have well spoken. only God will reward you for defending the Igbos at this crucial time.

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  • SPECIAL COMMANDO
    February 18, 2016 at 9:40 am

    dont mind buharis war against the igbos,because of that his govt is a failed one because igbos are children of GOD,whosoever that is fighting them is attracting the wrath of God

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  • February 18, 2016 at 10:56 am

    How I wish no igbo wil retaliate in d face of dis persecution! How I wish dey wil not take up arms! How I wish dey remain prayerful nd stedfast!. It’s only a mater of time nd d killers wil b no more. I feel grtly d pain of death of even a single igbo man not 2 talk of many dat has been slaughterd by wicked nd beastly hearts. May God hav mercy on all d igbos nd c them tru in dis dificult times. Amen

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  • Izuagba Martins
    February 18, 2016 at 11:13 am

    I thank Ezeife for standing up for his people. Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other useless Ogbos including a stupid Governor have really done monumental harm to d Igbo race. Thank u once again Okwadike.

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  • February 18, 2016 at 11:27 am

    well spoken my former governor. we need people like you to help the youth .

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  • Nonso
    February 18, 2016 at 11:27 am

    …Nigeria need God’s intervention

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  • Nonso Onyike
    February 18, 2016 at 11:33 am

    it is time for us as a country to stand on our feet despite our religion and seek the face of God in the life of our leaders and our country for God’s mercy.

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  • February 18, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Evedence no 1 to prove that all igbos are in support of biafra, all those who because of money are sabotaging the effort of IPOB & MASSOB should use their tongue to count their teeth.

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  • NWACHUKWU OVERCOMER
    February 18, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    BUHARI HAS BEEN PLANING ON HOW TO KILL THE IGBOS BCOS HE SEES THE FIGHT AGAINST BOKO-HARAM AS KILLING OF NORTHERNERS. BUT GOD’LL NOT ALLOW HIM TO CARRY OUT HIS ENTERPRISE. THE WAR NOW IS BETWEEN GOD AND BUHARI. DR EZIEFE IS A TRUE IGBO SON, NOT LIKE OBIANO, OKOROCHA, NGIGE, ORJI KALU, WIKE & OTHERS WHO BETRAY THEIR BROTHERS FOR POLITICS & SELFISH DESIRES. ALL BIAFRANS SHOULD RESIST ANY PROVOCATION THAT’LL TEMPT THEM TO CARRY ARMS. LETS EMPLOY DIPLOMACY AND OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD. GOD HAS APPROVED BIAFRA AND NO FORCES, POWERS OR BUHARI CAN STOP WHAT GOD HAS SANCTIONED.

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  • Nuea
    February 18, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Comment… What do you expect to see for a people who took arms against their fatherland? Let the ibo pack home for 2 weeks and nigeria will breath freedom. See their osu culture that segregates their own blood as outcast, yet they want to stay in another people’s land for business.

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