BIAFRA: Read Why Fani Kayode Never Made A Mistake By Calling Nnamdi Kanu Leader Of Ndigbo

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…Opinion by Duke-Bright C. Enyia


Sometime ago, Chief Frank-Femi Olukayode publicly expressed his admiration and support towards the incarcerated and most accepted Igbo leader, Prince Nnamdi Kanu, the Director of RADIO BIAFRA.

Nnamdi Kanu

Chief Kayode’s public support to the embattled Biafran leader attracted mixed comments from both supporters and haters of the Biafran HERO.

It was surprising that the outrage against FFK (Femi Fani-Kayode) came mostly from embittered and supposed Igbo elite who should have defended their brethren being killed for calling for Nnamdi Kanu’s release but lost their voices for inexplicable reasons.

Instead of commending FFK, a supposed STRANGER, for setting a PACE by supporting their leader, they ignorantly turned aggressive towards FFK who committed no offence other than supporting their freedom.

Make no mistakes about it, there are sane Igbo elite who are considerably disposed to the quest for release of Director Nnamdi Kanu. Only few noise-making insignificant Igbo elite well classified as efulefus were the ones calling for FFK’s head.


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They seemed to have suddenly found their voices. Okwa nwoke lucha ogu nwanyi enwerem akuko, meaning, (women tell the story of wars after men had sacrificed their lives fighting).

Misguided people who couldn’t raise their voices when their own unarmed innocent Biafran brethren were hewed down like trees for protesting the unjust incarceration of their leader, at the order of Dictator Buhari, his brutal security agents and Fulani Herdsmen, have now found their voices against FFK.

I have tried figuring out what their ill-founded outcry was to no avail. They could not find any tangible reason to attack Chief Kayode but a frivolous claim that he ‘insulted’ their leaders.

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They argued that it was wrong to place Prince Nnamdi Kanu on the same pedestrian with the great Ojukwu and ZIK of Africa. While I agree that such comparison is unnecessary, it is pertinent to point that Chief Kayode was grossly misunderstood and misrepresented.

He was misconstrued because of their long accumulated unfounded grudges against FFK. Confusion is the order! The efulefus got confusion. That is what people get for allowing strangers, seemingly, to tell their (hi)story.

But, a concerned stranger is far better than a LOST brother(efulefu). I choose the highly misunderstood, highly cerebral, highly controversial Frank-Fani Kayode, a supposed stranger(Yoruba) over all (y)our LOST brothers fondly called efulefus.

It is a shame that Chief Kayode’s visit was the only announced elitist visit to the man who carries the burden of Igbo emancipation. I shall reveal in my next post, the position of Igbo elite and politicians on the Prince Nnamdi Kanu’s case, following my interaction with the former governor of Abia state, His Excellency, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu.

It is not about our able DIRECTOR, Prince Nnamdi Kanu who has been unjustly incarcerated for over one year without cogent response from the Igbo elite who are seemingly beneficiaries of his ordeals.
It is neither about DIM CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU who has been erroneously compared to/with Most Eminent Nigerian patriot, RT. HON. NNAMDI AZUKIWE (the ZIK of Africa) over who is greatest in Igbo emancipation. Only those who did not know their history would relish in such unnecessary comparison.
Only those who are averse(d) to their people’s plight would consider such argument above asking for the release of their leader. ZIK and Ojukwu, no doubts, played out their time. They both enjoyed the people’s goodwill without much resentment. They both had threshold and platforms with which they shone like light, unlike the most ridiculed,most resented, most abandoned, and yet, most courageous and importantly,the only outstanding Igbo leader ACCEPTED in contemporary times.
Emphatically, there was no Nigerian that ever lived like the ZIK of Africa.He was the greatest by all implications. He was not called ZIK of Africa for fun. While his contemporaries were building and consolidating on their ethnic blocks, our own ZIK concentrated on ONE NIGERIA. His records are everywhere.

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No wonder,the Biafran war veteran,Col.Ben Gbulie wrote on Page 305 of his book, THE FALL OF BIAFRA, “Rt.Hon.Nnamdi Azikiwe, an eminent Igbo leader and politician,who when it came to the crunch,defected to the Nigerian side”.

He was always Nigerian. He spoke and lived Nigeria, more than anyone else. Yet,ZIK by all standards was not as Biafran as our then Biafran compatriots. The only greatest Biafran was our hero, Ojukwu. He was the face of Biafra even till his death. 
Many thought Biafra had died when he died until the emergence of Prince Nnamdi Kanu.He was not called EZE NDIGBO GBURUGBURU for fun. NWAKAIBEYA, IKEMBA NNEWI, undoubtedly, was the greatest Igbo in his time. 
He left a big vacuum presently occupied by Prince Nnamdi Kanu. Before his incarceration, Prince Nnamdi Kanu warned his supporters not to compare him to/with the Great Ojukwu. In Ojukwu’s time, even while in exile, Nigerian evil leaders not only feared but respected him especially in issues that had bearing on Biafrans.
His words were weighty. He rarely spoke but was taken seriously each time he did.He was the voice of Ndigbo. Nnamdi Kanu, Today, is managing that office with the best of his ability as the MOST ACCEPTED Igbo leader. Even in incarceration, he commands great respect and followership. 
He built his platform from nothing. Now, as formidable as his platform is, he can declare public holiday from behind the bars and his people follow. That is leadership. Bold and brave. He has paid his dues. He continues to pay the supreme sacrifice.
Now,the self-acclaimed Igbo intellectuals who had fallen over themselves over who is greatest between ZIK of Africa and Eze Ndigbo Gburugburu(Ojukwu), while refusing to get Chief Kayode’s message over the plight of the Igbos as their burden carrier is unjustly locked up without any PUSH whatsoever from them.
Like FFK said, Prince Nnamdi Kanu has great attributes of our revered leader and hero,Ojukwu. Like ZIK of Africa,he is well versed in world history and affairs. The DIRECTOR is undoubtedly the most courageous Igbo leader of our time. 
There is only one genuine Igbo man that can ask Igbos mostly business men and women to lock their shops and offices  and they obey. He had severally shut down the whole of South East and  beyond, while behind bars.
You may not like his leadership styles, charisma, gusto, guts and grit but Nnamdi Kanu is the man who not only stepped into Ojukwu’s shoes but is paying the price thereof. You can argue even with your ancestors but history is a permanent record. 
Article by Duke-Bright C. Enyia

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