AWKA PROVINCE: TRADITIONAL RULERS IN BIAFRALAND MUST BE REORIENTATED
AWKA– The recent crises caused over the death of Late Chike Okoye at Urueze-Alor Ogidi, Idemili North in Awka Province would not have occurred if the communal leaders of Biafran origin have not been embodied with the evil traits associated with the oligarchic Nigeria government controlled by the Fulani Caliphate.
Late Chike died on a Wednesday evening while escaping abduction when the occupying police force and local vigilante operators surrounded his house to effect his arrest supposedly under directive from the Igwe of Ogidi, Alexander Uzo Onyido.
The high-handedness of Igwe Onyido in handling the Ogbor land tussle between his immediate kindred and other kindreds that makes up the Urueze-Alor Ogidi community is the root cause of the violence and tension between the youths and the traditional ruler.
It might not have being the intention of His Royal Majesty for one of his subject to die unjustly but the allegation of involving the occupying police force in a communal disagreement is a character trait of the northern feudal masters’ lack of empathy for their subjects and such persons will not be allowed to occupy a traditional stool in Biafraland.
The defunct Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council is partisan and majorly made up of men of money-love as seen of members’ embroilment in the political tussle between defunct governor Willie Obiano and Mr. Arthur Eze, the Ukpo-born tycoon and politician.
The traditional stools in Biafraland have become corrupted by elders whose ambition is to gain title, power and acquire more wealth rather than vigorously pursue the development of their respective communities and the protection of the cultural practices.
“The restoration of the total sovereignty of our nation will usher in a fresh dawn beginning from every household. The welfare of the citizens must be the priority of anyone who wishes to become a leader in Biafraland” stated Colonel Okunwa Okafor.
The Awka Adjutant issued warnings to the defunct National Population Census (NPC) to henceforth cease further act of demarcation or other related activities in the province. He emphasised that the provinces’ department on statistic and record charged by Major Adibe Chukwukere is authorised for such administrative duties, urging the denizens to take note.
Article 4 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples empowers “Indigenous peoples, in exercising their right to self-determination, have the right to autonomy or self-government in matters relating to their internal and local affairs, as well as ways and means for financing their autonomous functions.”
The Biafran National Guard [BNG] will not tolerate the imposition of any act of population and housing census in Biafraland commissioned by the occupying Nigeria government.
COL. Okafor also demanded for the release of all Biafran freedom fighters incarcerated by the occupying government at the Awka Prisons and other detention facilities in defunct Anambra state.
He stressed that the imprisoned men and women are not criminals but activists seeking the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to SELF-DETERMINATION adopted, reaffirmed and solemnly proclaimed by the UNITED NATIONS CHARTER; emphasising that there is no reason for them to still be held behind bars for over thirteen years without trials.
Okafor lamented that wives and relatives whom are in no way conceited or connected to the Biafra activisms are also imprisoned. He assured every Biafran freedom fighter detained in defunct Anambra state of their release by whatever means deem necessary.
The Adjutant specifically demanded for the immediate and unconditional release of the following Biafran prisoners of conscience: Uche Idikaigbo, Michael Okezie, Uchenna Nicholas, Peter Igbokwe, Ikechukwu Aghara, Ama Onuh, Onyekachi Orji, Okwudiri Bassey, Chima Asor and Chinweike Irondi.
Others are Sabastine Amadi, Casmir Odakara, Ojemba Anyanwu, Eni Kalu, Ndubisi Okam, Ikechukwu Chikwem, Emmanuel Orji, Chukwuma Kalu, Chidiebere Chikwem and Mmaduabuchi Asika.
Captain Chinazo Amah,
Media and Publicity, Awka Province.