Nigeria, Biafra agitators and the Animal Farm. By Chido Nwangwu

Special to USAfrica (Houston)  • @USAfricaLive  • @Chido247

Consequently, the law, the rule of law across Nigeria — for most of its history — reminds me of the timeless masterpiece, Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, where some animals are “more equal” than others. Who knows; may be Nnamdi Kanu will find out, soon. Or will his first and second time jailers realize that they, unwittingly, elevated the previously obscure, brash analyst on Radio Biafra and the now globally mobilized IPOB to the likeness of a hungry and angry tsetse-fly perched on Nigeria’s scrotum!

 

The controversies, excitement, concerns, hopefulness and crises which have followed the activities of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement, Nnamdi Kanu, continue to grow.

First and ironically, the federal government of Nigeria led by retired army General Muhammadu Buhari’s  appointees and representatives of his presidency who, willfully and serially, disobeyed and disregarded several orders on Biafra activists, unlawful detentions and other legal rights issues as decided by Nigerian courts of competent jurisdiction, are making filings with the courts. They are arguing that Kanu flouted his bail conditions; and should face the consequences.

Second, I believe that it is important to note that potentially volatile complications have emerged from Nnamdi Kanu’s exercise, use and libertarian interpretation of the very stiff bail conditions granted him by Justice Binta Murtala Nyako. Essentially, it will require an unabridged assignment of the constitutional rights of citizenship and a Solomonic, judicious temperament. At the time of Justice Binta Murtala Nyako’s announcement of the rigorous bail conditions, I assessed those as operationally punitive.

Third, on the same contentious issue of Nnamdi Kanu’s politics, Biafra referendum agitation and the constitutional rights to freely express and associate, the President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo, a lawyer, today accused Nigeria’s Attorney General Abubakar Malami of “bias without regard to his oath of office. I am amazed that the distinguished attorney is prepared to contest the superiority of the provisions of the constitution on fundamental human rights of freedom of movement and freedom of association over an erroneous judicial proclamation violating those rights.” ref: USAfricaonline.com

Fourth, in the interests of equity and fairness, application of the law should be consistent. But the problem is that there are different strokes for different folks in Nigeria. Any surprises that Malami & Co have not made even the most modest and signal enforcement of the existing laws against the felonious squad in the far northern Nigeria known as Arewa Youths! Their vicious ultimatum set for October 1, 2017, for the christian Igbo to vacate/le

USAfrica Publisher Chido Nwangwu,  

ave/quit the muslim North hangs over the heads of productive and peace-loving Nigerians like the proverbial sword of Damocles!

Consequently, the law, the rule of law across Nigeria — for most of its history — reminds me of the

timeless masterpiece, ANIMAL FARM, written by George Orwell, where some animals are “more equal” than others. Who knows; may be Nnamdi Kanu will find out, soon. Or will his first and second time jailers realize that they, unwittingly, elevated the previously obscure, brash analyst on Radio Biafra and the now globally mobilized IPOB to the likeness of a hungry and angry tsetse-fly perched on Nigeria’s scrotum!

Dr. Chido Nwangwu [author of the 2018 book, Mandela & Achebe: Leadership, Identity and Footprints of Greatness], appears as an analyst on CNN and SkyNews. He’s the Founder & Publisher of USAfrica since 1992, and established the 1st African-owned, U.S.-based professional newspaper published on the internet USAfricaonline.com  @Chido247

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Ụmụ nne Abrahamụọgụ Aṅụsịobi Madụ.
    The Power of Enthusiasm!
    This great leader Maazị Nnamdị Kanụ attack his project of the restoration of Biafra with an enormous energy, HO! HA!
    All Hail Biafra!
    Enyimba City welcome Maazị Nnamdị Kanụ!
    Ya kpọtụba!
    Ya gazie.
    Ụmụ nne Abrahamụọgụ Aṅụsịobi Madụ.

  2. Ụmụ nne Abrahamụọgụ Aṅụsịobi Madụ.
    Statement of the President General of Ọhanaeze Ndị Igbo on move to revoke Nnamdị Kanụ’s bail
    ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION, PLEASE RESPECT YOUR OATH OF OFFICE!!
    It has just been brought to my notice that the Attorney-General of the Federation has approached the courts to incarcerate Nnamdị Kanụ for flouting his bail conditions.
    I am amazed that the distinguished attorney is prepared to contest the superiority of the provisions of the constitution on fundamental human rights of freedom of movement and freedom of association over an erroneous judicial proclamation violating those rights.
    I am equally miffed by the audacity with which the Attorney-General displays his bias without regard to his oath of office.
    A few hours ago under the watchful eyes of the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and in total defiance of the Head of State’s proclamation of the rights of a citizen of Nigeria to live anywhere in Nigeria and to do business anywhere in Nigeria, the Arewa Youths, pretending to withdraw their quit notice gave qualifications to the Head of State’s proclamation, issuing conditions for enjoyment of citizenship status
    These same Arewa Youths are supposed to have been arrested on the orders of the Governor of Kaduna State and the Inspector General of Police for acts of treason, conversion and sedition. As the Chief law officer of the Federation the Attorney-General looks the other way. He does not go to court to seek an order of arrest or prosecution.
    Nnamdị Kanụ, as a citizen of Nigeria, is free to hold any point of view no matter how displeasing to anyone so long as they are not inciting or provoking any criminal activities.
    I and some Igbo leaders have differences of opinion with Nnamdị Kanụ on a number of issues. We have been insulted and abused by Radio Biafra but we concede them their right to differ from us. We concede them their nature to be exuberant as Youths but we cannot be judgmental about their rights.
    This is a democracy. In democracies leaders are abused, pelted with rotten eggs and booed at, as the former Edo State Governor was booed in Abuja a few days ago. These acts are not necessarily criminal.
    I urge the Attorney-General not to exacerbate our already tense nation by commencing a legal action which portrays him as biased, insensitive and misdirected.
    CHIEF JOHN NNỊA NWODO
    PRESIDENT-GENARAL
    ỌHANAEZE NDỊ IGBO
    Now we are talking sense! Now you know there is an uplifting almost intoxicating power in words. Most of us have experienced listening to another speak, either before an audience or in one-to-one conversation, until the sound of their words and the sheer weight of their flow eventually persuades us. This is how to speak words with power,HO! HA!
    All Hail Bịafra!
    Aka gbajie igwe, ụjọ atụwa osisi.
    Ụmụ Bịafra bụ Agụ!
    Nwa Agụ anaghị ata ahịhịa ka nwa Ewu na Atụrụ,HO! HA!
    Ihe dị iche dị!
    Ugo ebegwo n’mgbagbu,kpọm kwem!
    Ihe dị abụa ofu ga emerịrị.
    Adịghị ndụ, anwụọ anwụ,HO! HA!
    Dimkpa ekwesighị ịdụ ọdụ ndụ ọnwụ ka mma,HO! HA!
    Dr. Chido Nwangwu Sir:
    We the people of Biafra are tired of ONE NIGERIA on paper, HO! HA!
    We cannot be second class citizens to any man or woman on this earth.
    Ya kpọtụba!
    Ya gazie.
    Ụmụ nne Abrahamụọgụ Aṅụsịobi Madụ.

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