Last week, the publication on the justifiable facts of 2023 Igbo Presidency had raised reactions with multiple opinions. These reactions came, adulterated without realistic facts. However, to eat into the topic in contention, the Nigeria constitution and our system of government settles it as a civilized nation.
The believe that the Igbos would divide, secede, separate Nigeria or whatever subjective of such, is laughable and unwelcoming in a democratic government.
Unlike the military regime, where decisions can be made and imposed without consensus,which is abominable to a democratic government, where the tiers of government runs the process of governmental decisions, aside executive orders that may be questionable, if wrongly passed by the presidency.
Using such, to fault the emergence of the southeast, takes the nation backward as Nigeria had grown above the understanding on how a democratic form of government works.
At the spring of Mr President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign in 2015 general elections, the spread of the propaganda that Mr President, Muhammadu Buhari, if elected, would automatically change Nigeria to an Islamic country….
That propaganda, fake as the tellers, today, having gone through the first tenure, running into the mid of his second tenure, the signs of Nigeria changing to Islamic country is yet to be impacted.
How long would we live in propaganda’s at the expense of national building? what gains would it beget to diminish our values and turn our face away from the good benefits demanded and required by our nation?
Nigeria remain an indivisible entity and the unity of Nigeria is not in anyway threatened by the Igbo ethnicity.
The unity of Nigeria is practically expressed by the Ibo’s. They inhabit even to the remotest ends of the nation and the world at large. It’s fondly said, “the only place you’ll see no native of Igbo is where there’s no life for business to strive”. Be them with that, their ability to adapt to a given environment had bustled them the confident to survive.
An average Igbo man would not have, disintegration to be a priority over the already built progress of life as they’re characterized with hustling and Practically, how to add and multiply in their daily endeavor. Hence, they make investments in any region they find themselves.
Then, where lies our basis to say an Ibo man would disintegrate the nation if given that opportunity to turn the nation around? Where’s our moral justifications to fiercely hang propaganda around the emergence from the Southeast?
The staging of grounds by some fracture of the Igbo nation to secede is long gone of which, the Ikenga, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the Biafra Lord, before his demise, raised up a flag to seek the Nigerian presidency. That is enough for any Igbo man to have rethink and key into the government to yield good democratic dividends of which many did, for a better, stronger and a united Nigeria.
The road to 2023 general elections is long away. Consultations are on the way, decisions would be made for a greater Nigeria and generations to come.
Political Activist And Seasoned Writer.