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September 11, 2006

Is there any Reason why a Biafrian can't be President?

by Fabian K. Ekeanyanwu (Pennsylvania, USA) --- The answer to this question I am afraid to say is a resounding yes. Did any one ask for the reason? The reason is simple..... us. History has shown that the Igbo man is his own worst enemy. Starting from the time we were involved in the civil war with Nigeria till the present dispensation.

The likes of Ifeajuna and Nzeribe have continually shown that the Igbo man can be bought. What bothers me more than any thing else is that these men have the shameless boldness to parade themselves as leaders in their respective communities. Since the advent of what may not pass as democracy in the civilized world our people have been electing selfish and greedy fools to the national assembly even to the state houses. when I look at the state of the Biafran nation and those piloting its affairs I weep for the unborn generations.

It is disheartening that almost all our elected officials supported the ill feted third term for OBJ irrespective of the fact that the people they are supposed to be representing did not approve. Yet they have started making noises about re-election and aspiration for higher office. In my opinion. the time to throw out the brain dead fools have come. I don’t know who died and left them in charge. At times like this I remember with pride the job the the late Chief Mbakwe did for the people of Imo State in contrast to what is happening now.

At times it becomes difficult to associate your self with your people and most of the time one is tempted to blame the people at home who keep taking money and voting these tricksters into office. Next year we will be presented with yet another chance to sell our birth right. If I was a betting man I will bet that the Biafran nation will once again sell out to the highest bidder and thus eliminating any chance of one of us ever becoming president. Shame unto the person in his hands and actions the plight of the Igbo man will continue to flourish.

Let us for once in our life time remember those who made the supreme sacrifice to ensure that there is still a place in the map that we can call home. The wish of every father is to have his son take over from him and hold the mantle of leadership. IN our own case the reverse is the case. Our old men do not acknowledge their old age any more. The want want to die chasing money instead of making way for their children and children's children to take over and lead.

One does not wish ill on the elderly but at times like this when they are the ones causing us untold hardship, I wish we had only young men and women as our elderly people have not only failed us but have also disgraced us. May they not have eternal rest, those of them that have mortgaged our prosperity and sold us into bondage.

Fabian K. Ekeanyanwu is a community activist based in PA USA.

Posted by Administrator at September 11, 2006 08:39 AM


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