Saturday, February 25, 2012
OJUKWU, A VICTIM OF A NIGERIAN CRISIS OF NATIONHOOD - TINUBU.
"Ojukwu’s birth and life would have made him the quintessential Nigerian citizen, born in the North, settled in Lagos and of Igbo stock, he was a victim of a Nigerian crisis of nationhood. Ojukwu was truly a product of the flawed attempt to be a good Nigerian without first being a good tribal man - Igboman, Hausa woman or Yoruba child.
It makes more pragmatic sense to build Nigerian patriotism on those common tribal values and virtues that are not in any way against the values of Nigerian patriotism. If Ojukwu is viewed from that new prism, it would be clear that he was both a worthy Igboman as well as a worthy Nigerian. He was a friend of all heroic souls. He forwent the riches of his family and chose the patriotic lane. His voice was never drowned on issues that concerned him. He never compromised and for the sake of his people, he waged a war against injustice and ongoing pogrom." - Asiwaju Bolaji Tinubu. Icheoku agrees with BT and adds, above all that The Ikemba was the peoples hero and of whose true mold there is no other person in the Igbo firmament. Rest in peace Eze-Igbo.