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SKC Ogbonnia: Wike and Biafra: The Northern Nigerians aren’t any fools

“I’ll lead a struggle towards them (Nigeria) like Ojukwu. I’m not kidding, I do know I’m on air, and I’m warning them now. Any try and rob our brother (GEJ) will begin the battle from Rivers State. We’ll stay an opposition nation like Lagos. Truly, we’re from South, South and Southeast We’ll keep in PDP. We depart the Southwest and North to run APC. That is how they shared the nation tactically. And we won’t permit them to make use of our sources to develop their nations … I need the South, South and Southeast to recollect this, that now we have two From Judah. ​​”

The burning assertion above was not issued by a Nigerian aside from Neesom Waik, the present governor of Rivers State. This was the interval shortly after the 2015 presidential election.

The target reality is that Eisenu Nesom Waik was a frontrunner among the many political leaders who took benefit of the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 to launch the present Biafran disaster into existence. Even Nnamdi Kanu, the indigenous chief of Biafra (IPOB) admitted on the time that Jonathan's electoral misfortune had fueled the present clamor of secession.

After changing into governor, Wake grew to become a white grave. He cherished seeing Biafran at the hours of darkness, solely to current a extra sacred picture of you to 1 Nigeria outside. Believing that the individuals have been naive, he made a sequence of gestures to pacify northern Nigeria.

An aperitif to evoke the feelings of the Biafran Warfare was the renaming of the Liberation Stadium Port Harcourt after Yakubu Goon. In line with the governor, the nod to Gwon's function in creating Rivers State greater than half a century in the past, a wartime blueprint subsequently designed to exterminate Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the identical man Wike swore to emulate in his "struggle towards them (Nigeria)."

As a buffet was to deploy a pipeline of political appeasement from Port Harcourt to Sokoto, seat of the caliphate, chanting Nigeria as one, beneficiant with oil. Thus Wake grew to become the turbo-engine of the presidential ambition of the governor of Sokoto state, Amino and the 2 ministers of Tambual who’s, fortuitously, a crafty, intelligent determine. Sufficient to find the pretend from afar.

(Mr. Wake) heard him (Mr. Wake) in Sultan Sokoto Palace, Muhammad Saad Abu Bakr III: “We can not escape from this nation. The unity of this nation is of the utmost significance. The unity of this nation is non-negotiable … I’m from the Niger Delta, Rivers State to be particular, so I can not see us in a divided nation. Not potential. We defend the unity of this nation. ”

What adopted was a sequence of visits to Rivers State by the Sultan, and rounds of ceremonies being held to put the groundwork and commissioning state tasks. Involved that deception had grow to be obvious, and to pacify the Southwest as a lot as he criticized him Fiercely in 2015, Wike noticed a reasonable pawn within the influential Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. The camouflage was the hasty internet hosting of the Normal Meeting of the Nationwide Council of Conventional Rulers of Nigeria in Port Harcourt. This was the event on which Wike declared “The Sultan and Oni are my dad and mom”, Ostensibly to the flattery of the North and the West, because the kings from his japanese homeland rose in full astonishment.

The strangeness is obvious, however nobody can blame the royal fathers who honor the misleading invites completely packaged as invites for peace and unity within the nation. Even Sultan Abu Bakr The third was form when he used an event to induce the Muslim neighborhood in Rivers State to pledge their full assist for the struggling governor, regardless of his pre-election provocations.

However the apple, as they are saying, doesn’t fall. From her tree. It wasn't lengthy earlier than Wake relapsed into his fight strategies, together with all-hints, separatist types. At one level, he declared different religions, moreover Christianity, undesirable in his state. The ruler continued to demolish the Muslim mosque, which in the end introduced him a powerful rebuke from the Sultan. One thing needed to be supplied.

Ezenwo Nyesom Wike is a flowery pozzo, okay, however the man nonetheless remembers the story of the tortoise and the recent water. He was capable of notice that his conceited excesses, most of which have been geared toward northern Nigeria, might need pushed him too deep. The ruler wanted a wider escape route.

Participated within the # EndSars protest, a nationwide motion towards police brutality in Nigeria. Though the protest was well timed, it triggered critical financial chaos within the nation, with widespread looting and destruction of personal and public property. And plenty of harmless individuals have been killed. A gaggle of high-ranking politicians, who had been accused of turning a peaceable protest right into a massacre, wanted an escape route. They shortly targeted on Igbo, the boy of Nigerian politics, benefiting from IPOB and the reeling clamor of its conceited chief, Nnamdi Kanu.

Governor Wake discovered a scapegoat and wasted no time attempting to flee. He believed, understandably, that any delicate opposition to Biafran's activism and even weird anti-Igbo behaviors would show tolerance from the North. There then Wike did a propaganda montage, peeling himself from the "southern, southern, and southeastern" Igbo roots he had employed to win the election. This was adopted by the promotion of the EndSars protest in Rivers State as a potential begin of one other spherical of the Biafran Warfare. The outcome was a horrific marketing campaign of extrajudicial killing in Obegbo, a small settlement of the Igbo tribe in River State, the place the governor claimed to be eradicating IPOB, the identical group he helped nurture.

However Wake will quickly uncover a troublesome path: there isn’t any strategy to wash it. Northern Nigerians will not be fools. Nor the southwest! Day of Judgment is approaching, the 12 months 2023 comes! Because the ruler stated in his time of want, "I need each south – south and south – east, to do not forget that now we have two Judas." Probably the most harmful Judah, after all, is Ezino Nesom and Ike himself. Mgbọ!