Story IN BRIEF On May 30,, Odumegwu Ojukwugare a memorable speech insisting that the spirit of the aggreement reached by the. (i) A military committee comprising representatives of the regions should meet to take statistics of arms and ammunition in the country. That takes one back to the Aburi Accord in which Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu presented himself well on behalf of the suffering Biafran children who were.
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The destruction of an entire people is an immoral objective even in the most moral of wars. The Law Officers held divergent views on such questions as the machinery for the meetings of the Supreme Military Council and the manner in which the concurrence of the Military Governors, as members of the Council, should be signified in the making of Decrees.
Butindependence and the distribution of power along regional lines created a fertile ground for age-long resentment to fester. I am Igbo and I do not hate the Yorubas or the Hausa Fulanis who slaughtered my kith and kin and yet have not shown remorse or offered apology. The most notable, however, was about the system of government and sharing of power.
There is agitation for the review of the revenue allocation formula. Since these two publications and other books related to the pogrom, growing animus toward Igbos and the question of Igbo assimilation, Nwankwo has written numerous essays and commentaries on Igbos arguing that other Nigerians should accept the Igbos as equals.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The question we must ask is, five decades later, is Nigeria united? All these massacres, which claimed the lives of over 30, Easterners, jolted the conscience and aroused the indignation of the world.
It should be noted that after the coup, the North also considered secession. The East will never be intimidated, nor will she acquiesce to any form of dictation. Decisions by majority would have been the best thing in ordinary circumstances but in the present situation in the country, one has to admit that such a rule could acccord to open disagreements and conflicts and so to the revival of tension which everything must be done now to reduce.
The army would then have a heavy abugi exercise in the West to balance the deficit in the number of soldiers from each region. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
Hundreds of thousands fled in an exodus to their eastern homeland. The Political Violence in Ondo.
ON ABURI WE STAND: The Distortion of Accord, by Ojukwu – Vanguard News Nigeria
Some decrees also vested absolute power in the federal government, a condition that Ojukwu and many of the regional governors wanted to be reversed. Eastern soldiers returning from the North were not even given arms and ammunition for self-protection as ahuri.
Gist When Gowon, Ojukwu and the rest of the Supreme Military Council gathered at Aburi, they were trying to avoid what seemed to be the only possible outcome – war. The monstrous merger of the Hausa-Fulani vandals and bloodthirsty Yoruba tribesmen led to more pogrom and the worst case of human tragedy in that era. Leave accrd Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here It justifies Hausa-Fulani nihilists who fatally stabbed a female teacher accorv a Minna elementary school classroom.
Nwankwo needs to think over his courtship with a double-faced satanic personage like Enahoro if only for the fact that once a traitor would always be a traitor. There are strident calls for the convocation of a sovereign national conference.
This was something akin to federalism, even under a military government. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The controversial issue was the provision whereby a law passed by the Federal Government superseded any other law passed by a Regional Government on the same subject.
By this action Lt.
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He did not fail. Unallocated stores of arms and ammunition held in the country should be shared equitably between the various commands in the federation.
As the date of resumption of the Ad Hoc Constitutional Conference approached the question of the safety of Eastern delegates came to the fore. For long, however, his suggestions were treated with levity by Lt. This problem was fully recognized by most delegations to the meeting of the Ad Hoc Constitutional Conference in Acdord in September, In his opening address to the Ad Hoc Constitutional Acford, he had himself instructed the delegates to choose one of the following alternatives in formulating a new Constitution for Nigeria: He did not trust the Western Region enough, aburj alone agree that the Northern Region host.
Surely not just one of the better books about the Yakubu Gowon-led genocidal campaign against the Igbo Nation, but also one of the better accounts of the pogrom, the Nigerian renegades at Aburi, Ghana, and the Nigeria-Biafra War. This booklet was launched in New York, London and other capitals of the world.
ON ABURI WE STAND: The Distortion of Accord, by Ojukwu
To keep the public informed, the Eastern Nigerian Accoed Service will be playing the tape records of the proceedings live at scheduled times…. But the plan to run over Igbos in a matter of days was wrong and miscalculated. Later, he made a broadcast in which he said: Abrui why are the dovish Igbo efulefu, the worthless and confused bunch so much concerned with an SNC with a Yoruba lot who are very likely to make a swift degrees turn in the eleventh hour?
Agenda … … … … … 28 Annexure B: