OPEN LETTER- AS HE DESTROYS WAYS OF OUR FOREFATHERS- LEAKED SEX VIDEO
I vowed not to react to the sex video of you that is trending; reasons being that it is against our culture to expose the sexual activity of a couple. I consulted and urge sources of the video to immediately take it down; although I failed, I was proud of the fact I publicly condemned the video until you reacted. I further urged people to renounce circulating the video as it stands against everything moral and moral sex but I was a fool. Your sex video is not part of the battle for the restoration and neither is it a battle against the restoration, it is clearly a moral issue. I was inevitably made a fool after your reaction; I should not have condemned it because it was your plan. Protest gone, referendum gone, election boycott gone, you wanted to raise another issue and here comes #CouplesPrivateChallenge.
Everything changed yesterday when I saw a tweet from you; the tweet did not show remorse or expressed mistake for an indigenous leader of your status to record your legal sexual activity in a device. I was disappointed with those that uploaded the video but it appears more or less you orchestrated the publicity to show us how beautiful your wife and possibly divert attention. Shakespeare would call it a subtle thrust; like Lucrece whom her husband admonished before the king and the king went for her. Having seen the nudity of your wife; you tweeted how beautiful she is; Buhari must be aware of that before considering the outcome of your case. This is by the way. Your tweet gave a different impression; promoting the video, making it right, telling those you lead that it is the way to show the beauty of one’s wife.
I will maintain my position not to react to the said video as such; my open letter is a reaction to your tweet. You have directly praised the video as if nothing is wrong with it; I can understand you followed the footsteps of your online dogs. On another hand; you wanted to show you are not touched or concerned, lest your rivals will say they have caught you, but in truth, you are a man most miserable. Let me remind you that you are from Igbo speaking part of Biafra, you are championing indigenous course and you must be indigenously rooted.
A grandfather of 90years in Biafra land was told about your video and he wept; he shouted in a loud voice “Alu emee”. He made it clear that in our culture and tradition; a married woman’s nudity is not supposed to be made public, let alone that of indigenous leader’s wife and their marital rite. He was telling me of how curse will be laid on those that made it public until you praised the video and the beauty of your wife’s nudity. The old man slumped and asked what is wrong with your sense; he concluded you cannot be a leader because generations are looking up to you. As an indigenous leader; it is also your duty to uphold indigenous culture, tradition and belief but in this case, you have lost the backing of the gods and ancestors.
In the absence of the elder; let me disclose things you might not be aware of in our land, every leader is a role model and we cannot afford to uploading sex videos and praising them. Sex is a sacred thing irrespective of how much civilization has destroyed it. In our tradition; if one’s wife sleeps with another man and the husband is aware of it, if she cooks for the husband and he eats, the man will die or be cursed by the gods of the land, weather you are a Christian or Muslem. This is to show you how much the gods consider sex.
While a white man may enjoy uploading his sexual act with his wife as part of civilization; in Biafra land, it is a taboo to making such thing public and anybody that supports that has a date with the gods. You are becoming not only a nuisance but destroying our culture in the capacity of leadership. Men have followed you to start uploading theirs and soon, in Biafra land, uploading sexual activities of couples will be considered fair and normal. This is because the devil is using you to destroy our culture and the way of our forefathers. With this; I can clearly see a man and a woman getting married under a Biafra restored by you; I can see a lot of evil coming upon our people, God forbid that Biafra became a curse unto us.
I am very disappointed in you Nnamdi Kanu; first and foremost, you were supposed to admit that it is wrong to post a couple’s sexual act, this is to serve as a pointer to the coming generation that our culture prohibits this, but a time you praise the act, I wonder the effect. Let me make it clear to the people of Biafra; we have a culture to protect, we fight for Biafra based on the culture of egbe belu ugo belu, everything that brought us to talk about Biafra is anchored on our culture. Let no one lead you into destruction of any kind; let nobody justify the nude video of his wife and lead you astray. Let nobody be allowed to destroy our culture in the name of being a leader.
An apology for leaving a sex video in a device and laying a curse on those that made it public was the right move. But as you have chosen to right this wrong that threatens our culture that is founded on morality, you shall forever partake in the curse of destroying our culture and the ways of our forefather. You teach our generation evil; you endorse immoral act in our land. The land you match on will right the wrong you promote but not without a price.
Ifeanyi Chijioke writes from Enugu