Friday, December 2, 2011
OJUKWU WAS GIVEN NO OPTION - SENATOR GANIYU SOLOMON.
“The Ikemba was a source of pride for those who had the opportunity to experience him, and he stood tall against elements of injustice, segregation and oppression, his death is “a monumental loss not only to his family, the Igbo land and Nigeria but also to the entire African continent at large. Ojukwu took up the responsibility as a leader of his region at the time he did, when it was necessary to do so, and it was the only option at the time he could have taken." - Senator Ganiyu Solomon (ACN, Lagos), Senate Minority Whip.
Icheoku says 'bee~eni' and only hopes that other Nigerians could be this courageous to speak up and admit that the Biafran war was forced on the peoples of the former Eastern region and that Chief Odumegwu Chukwuemeka Ojukwu only stood up like a real man to answer the challenge. Icheoku says thank you Senator Ganiyu Solomon for pointing out this much glossed over fact that Ojukwu was not the rouble-rouser some elements in Nigeria paint him to be, but a real patriot who said to the feudalistic north, ENOUGH, NO MORE SLAUGHTER OF MY PEOPLE.
What a sad commentary it is that several decades after the Biafran genocide, that the same genocidal Yakubu Gowon's people of Jos Plateau State, who led the onslaught against the people of Biafra, are today at the receiving end of the butcher's knife; it is now their turn to taste the bloody dish they served on peoples of Biafra. A GOOD KARMA one may say? Anyway, may the restless fighting soul of the peoples warrior and real hero, Chief Odumegwu Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, now find rest in the bosom of the Lord. Ikemba was what every man should be or at least aspire to be. He was simply a giant and a selfless one indeed.