BMSG Commends Ohanaeze Ndigbo Stance On Current Pro-Biafra Protests
The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG), having watched with concern the uncalled for and misguided outbreak of pro-Biafra protests and agitations in some parts of the South East and South South, commends the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, the Ohaneze Ndigbo, for coming out to condemn these protests.
Protests and agitations in favour of secession and separatists let alone directed at re-awakening the defunct Republic of Biafra is an ill wind that will not do any good least of all the protesters and their sponsors, whoever they may be.
It is indeed clear from the manner of the protests that the protesters were misguided and teleguided by selfish politicians and political jobbers who care only for their interest and little for the generality of the Igbo people.
At a time like this when a new people’s government under President Muhammadu Buhari is in power and determined to improve the lives of Nigerians without exception, the hand-working and focused people in the South-East do not need the distraction of the pro-Biafra protesters and their sponsors.
The future of Ndigbo and indeed other ethnic groups in Nigeria is better guaranteed in a large, fertile and resource-rich country like Nigeria.
The BMSG maintains that despite the perception of marginalization and neglect by the pro-Biafran protesters, it is not enough to cause the disunity and disintegration of the Nigerian State. It further noted that these complaints are not peculiar to the South East zone alone as they are common across the country.
The harrowing experience of the last civil war in Nigeria, 1967 – 1970, is not one which the present generation should relieve moreso when the dramatis personae on both sides, in that war declared that it was a mistake that should never have happened.
The BMSG believes that this is the appropriate time for other socio-cultural, socio-political South-Eastern state governments and prominent Igbos to emulate Ohanaeze Ndigbo in beating the drums of peace and development.
9th November 2015
Muhammed Labbo Cassidy Madueke