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Biafra Independence Day: Uwazuruike Group Berates Some South East Politicians For Working Against Struggle

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Biafra Independence Day: Uwazuruike Group Berates Some South East Politicians For Working Against Struggle

Thursdayy, May 24, 2023

Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, on Monday, berated some Igbo leaders and politicians in south east region who spoke from both sides of their mouth in order to curry favour from the Federal government thereby working against the overall interests of their people.

These class of Igbo leaders and politicians had in the past betrayed Biafra cause, and were classified by BIM/MASSOB as saboteurs.

The saboteurs according to the Biafra leading movement , BIM/ MASSOB, are those Igbos that are allowed to win Federal government appointments or contracts by criticizing their own Igbo kinsmen.

Chief Achike Udenwa, an accounts clerk who later became the governor of Imo state in an interview on Newswatch magazine edition of July 23, 2001, said ”the mere mention of Biafra or flying the flag was a treasonable felony’.

But a Chief magistrate court in Benin city had ruled in favour of MASSOB by declaring that Ralph Uwazuruike-led MASSOB is a non-violent organization, and directed the government, not to arrest or detain MASSOB members on similar charges of treasonable felony’.

Then, if the ruling of the Chief magistrate court in Benin is anything to go by, the letter of the DPP lagos state might confound Udenwa, an accounts clerk.

Recall that the Director of public prosecution (DPP) had in a strong worded letter informed the court that MASSOB members under Chief Ralph Uwazuruike are innocent and harmless members of a peaceful organization, that does not constitute a threat to the state or Federal government.

‘The Chief magistrate also gave his ruling that, ‘the mere asking or flying the Biafra flag can never amount to treasonable felony’.

It was on the strength of the said letter by the Director of public prosecution
( DPP), in lagos state that our detained MASSOB members were immediately released of the phoney charges of treasonable felony.

An accounts clerk, Achike Udenwa who does not know anything about what the law said concerning self -determination now claimed to know better than a Director of public prosecution and a Chief magistrate.

Udenwa also chaired a weekly security meeting at the government house, Owerri, the Imo state capital, on March 28, 2003, where he directed mobile policemen to kill the members of MASSOB on sight as the only condition to secure his second term bid.

On March 29, 2003, according to the statement, the bloody testy mobile policemen laid ambush at Amuro town in Onuimo LGA along the Umulolo -Okigwe road against MASSOB members.

Hundreds of the members of MASSOB now BIM/MASSOB were slaughtered like cattles by the trigger happy mobile policemen in Owerri, Imo state.

Today, the Amaifeke born Accounts clerk (Achike Udenwa) who had already made himself a willing tool to the powers -that-be in Abuja has now been used, abandoned and dumped by his masters.

Udenwa and Mr. Peter Obi have now made history for our children children’s children as governors in the entire Eastern region who masterminded the killing of their own brothers and sisters for their political interest .

Also, the president of Odenigbo Forum, Chief Martin Okeke, who had worked as an errand boy to president Olusegun Obasanjo, in an interview with ThisDay newspaper of 2002 maliciously denigrated Dim Ojukwu.

On May 11, 2006, the presidency under Obasanjo, in a major offensive had deployed about 2000 mobile policemen to rout out the members of MASSOB in Onitsha, Anambra state.

Mr. Peter Obi, executive governor, Anambra state, had said to newsmen in Awka, on May 8, 2006, “he would not mind the hoodlums which he mentioned NARTO, AVS and MASSOB members being shot on sight”

Several people, Mrs Chioma Awah, a pregnant woman and including pupils at Awada primary schools, Obosi, Iyiowa Odekpe, near Onitsha were gruesomely shot dead as a result of this directive.

Chief Chekwas Okorie, a one time chieftain of All progressives grand alliance ( Apga) was not left out as he also insulted Ojukwu in 2008 until MASSOB threatened to arrest him, strip him and parade him naked on the streets and major markets in Igbo land without inflicting any bodily injury on him.

These class of politicians are ready to sell their brothers for thirty pieces of silver; they are our elected members of the Senate or House of Representatives who were awarded contracts only for them to abandon such projects to the detriment of their own people, etc.

These set of people whom the Federal government are sure never criticized their performances in the past and will never criticize the administration even in the nearest future.

The Federal government usually relied on these class of Igbo leaders to quieten any complaint of marginalization by their Igbo kinsmen.

It should not be surprising to hear from one political party or an illustrious son like the former president general of apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, said in The Sun newspaper edition of December 15, 2017,’ ‘that Igbos are not marginalized in the scheme of things in Nigerian politics or Igbos should forget Biafra’

Some of them would say, We’re interested in Igbo president, and a restructured Nigeria, not Biafra – Ohaneze Ndigbo; The Sun newspaper edition of August 12, 2020 .

He would tell us that Biafra is dead or one silly comment or the other against Igbo cause just to curry favour in order to win federal contracts to the detriment of the Igbo people.

“Some of the self acclaimed Igbo leaders would even dodge the press outrightly to avoid being labelled as supporting the Igbo cause”, Mocha said.

Through their smart criticisms, the Yoruba media had successfully made these calibre of igbo leaders and politicians as friends and it had become fashionable among the leaders not to mention anything as Igbo marginalization during any public function so as to be in the good book of records with the government.

In a press release signed by Director of Information of MASSOB, Mazi Chris Mocha, at Ikem-Ivite community, in Anambra East council area, on Monday, to mark 23rd year anniversary of New Biafra, said,
“some igbo leaders including Chief John Nnia Nwodo who hoped to be appointed into the new government of Ahmed Bola Tinubu usually took their time to denude all their public speeches of pro- igbo sentiments.

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Chief Mike Ahamba, SAN! Ugolorji!!! Celebrating a noble man, brightest scholars and legal icons.

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If integrity and nobility were a person’s name, it would be Chief Mike Ahamba – a thoroughbred intellectual of the highest order whose integrity permeates everything with nobility as its anchor.

Some time ago, he informed me — only a few people know this, that Mike Ahamba has been President Muhammad Buhari’s personal lawyer for over two decades and a member of his political inner circle.

He has led the legal team in all the president’s electoral cases, up to the Supreme Court.
However, in 2015, Dee Ahamba pursued a different political path, distinct from his friend’s.

Though their personal relationship remained cordial, they remained on different political sides through out the President’s 8 years tenure, as Dee Ahamba refused to compromise his integrity by supporting a presidency that conflicted with his political beliefs at the time.

Indeed, it was in Dee Ahamba the saying of my mentor and personal idol, Prof. Chinua Achebe came to be a reality — ‘One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised’.

Today, on his birthday, we salute his courage in maintaining his impeccable integrity and standing up for what he considers right.

We wish him good health, longevity, and the courage to continue upholding his values.

Happy birthday, sir!

Ambrose Nwaogwugwu.

June 18, 2024.

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BREAKING: The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Wednesday urged President Bola Tinubu to promptly dismiss the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, accusing him of undermining the police recruitment process.

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Nigeria Police Service Commission (PSC) on Wednesday urged President Bola Tinubu to promptly dismiss the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, accusing him of undermining the police recruitment process.

The PSC also refuted allegations of corruption leveled against it.

During a press briefing in Abuja, Adoyi Adoyi, Chairman of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) and Joint Union Congress of the PSC, expressed discontent over what he termed as false accusations against the Commission.

Over the weekend, the IGP, through a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, claimed that the recruitment process was riddled with irregularities and corruption.

Adoyi countered these claims, revealing that there was reliable information suggesting that elements within the police force had attempted to insert over 1,000 names into the recruitment list clandestinely.

“This action undermines the integrity of the recruitment process and the credibility of the police force,” Adoyi stated, urging the President to act swiftly to maintain the integrity of the nation’s police recruitment.

 

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Prince Williams attends royal ascot with Kate Middleton’s parents

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It was the Middleton’s first public appearance since their daughter’s cancer announcement.

Just days after making a radiant return at this year’s Trooping the Colour, Kate Middleton was notably absent as her parents, Prince William, and a number of other key royals made an appearance at the Royal Ascot. On Wednesday, the Prince of Wales joined Queen Camila, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, and Zara and Mike Tindall at the prestigious equestrian race, along with Carole and Michael Middleton – who were seen chatting and catching up with their son-in-law on the second day of the event.

Despite Kate’s absence at the Royal Ascot, her parents’ appearance was notable as it marked their first public event since she announced that she’s undergoing chemotherapy for cancer in March.

The Middletons were seen talking to members of the royal crowd as well as William, who was photographed speaking closely to them and even holding Carole’s hand in the Parade Ring ahead of the race.

Only time will tell whether Kate’s parents will get more involved in public-facing duties and events as the Princess of Wales and King Charles both go through cancer treatment, but it highlighted reports from the Palace that emphasized that Kate’s surprising Trooping the Colour appearance didn’t mean she was returning to work.

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