Any rational person as well as the nomad in charge of affairs in Nigeria, should or ought to know that the people protesting for their independent existence from Nigeria have crossed the proverbial point of no return by braving their first gathering. They fluffed and flew flags of Biafra, adorned Biafra shirts and outfits, adorned other Biafra insignias and screamed their lungs out with their demand for a Biafra Nation. These are no small milestones in the quest for Biafra, except for delusional small parochial minded riffraff, who would dismiss such a big step with a wave of their little hands. If the authorities in Abuja are a thinking lot, they would immediately commence consultations to negotiate a way out of the impasse. Failing which, they stand themselves to be surprised when they would plunge the country into a cataclysmic abyss following the way and manner they are planning to react in order to suppress and quell the ongoing peaceful protests. Icheoku says the first crucial step for those protesters have been taken and they are no longer afraid; and this is pivotal in the unfolding protest.
A situation where President Buhari's central government of Nigeria would appoint over 38 persons to very critical government positions, in a 36 state country, without any one person from the Southeast making any of these offices, is one such glaring nepotism. Therefore, if these people of Southeastern Nigeria are not considered Nigerian enough to be so appointed into Nigerian offices, what use then is their being forced to remain part of the country? Fairness demands that if the people of Nigeria hate these people and don't want or trust them enough to allow them equal participation in the affairs and running of Nigeria, they should be let go. It is called divorce and countries have been divorcing for centuries, including the latest Sudan that was divided into South-Sudan and Sudan. But reiterating, a united one Nigeria would be preferred as as stronger larger country but this unity should not be at the backs of others.
There is no reason Biafrans cannot own and maintain their assets in the new Nigeria because the separation will be more of a political event than anything else. A lot of Dimka people of Southern Sudan still live and work in their former country's capital Khartoum. As a result, properties and homes of the new separating Biafrans will be secured in Nigeria; only that new documentations may have to be required and made to conform into the new order. At worse, they can be offloaded as a trade-off for the new independence and everyone can start all over again. It happened before with the abandoned properties saga as well as the twenty pounds money in the bank payout. So now that these pinheads know that their assets will still be safe under the new dispensation, could they now curb their fears and either join or stay out of the way of the movement for equity and fairness in Nigeria, instead of throwing their very own under the bus just to please some of their mentors for a piece of crumbs from their table.
Icheoku says kudos to the brave protesters who are holding the fort for every true blue blooded Southeasterner and calling for the various injustices in Nigeria to be addressed and redressed; and in the alternative to let the people go their way. At least marriage is not by force, the reason the law provides for divorce when irreconcilable differences make it impossible for a continuation of marital relationship. Icheoku is emphatic that a forcibly amalgamated nationalities in a country can similarly unravel and go their separate ways where they cannot continue to peacefully co-exist as one. But as always, a one united Nigeria is better than a fragmented separatists states, but it must be a Nigeria truly united where every citizen partake fairly in the affairs and governance of the country on equal footing and not as is presently constituted and operated. No one group in Nigeria should be marginalized and discriminated against, moreso after the ?no victor, no vanquish" mantra of the Federal Government following the last civil war.