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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Acccord controversial issue was the provision whereby a law passed by the Federal Government superseded any other law passed by a Regional Government on the same subject. A number of SNC apologists, and Nwankwo is one, have addressed this issue in a similarly one-sided manner by trying to demonstrate that the country will go down the hill if a conference is not held.
Using every weapon, weapons of mass destruction WMD supplied by Russia and Britain, Enahoro, Awo, and Gowon set out to achieve their desired goals of wiping out the Igbo Nation from the face of this planet. The first post-independence election found the Yoruba nation overwhelmingly shattered when the drama within Action Group began to unfold.
The satanic and Hutu-style Radio Kaduna filled with hate and bigotry could not hide its feelings when it aired loud and clear its own theme: I am accordd wondering why the pogrom took place.
Later, Ojukwu alleged that a revenue sharing formula was discussed to allow the regions a certain degree of autonomy. Enahoro and accorc cohorts cannot be trusted.
Decades of resentment had erupted into heavy communal violence, and a series of ethnic pogroms had left many Igbos in the North dead. According to the Daily Timesdated Tuesday, August 2,Ojukwu had, in a speech broadcast across the Eastern region, suggested that negotiations be held to allow the people of Nigeria determine the nature of their future association.
The regional members felt that all the decrees passed since January 15,and which detracted from previous powers and positions of regional governments, should be repealed if mutual confidence is to be restored. Gowon, true to his well-known characteristic of ignoring solemn agreements, made a volte-face at his press conference. The East must be relegated to obscure embassies abroad where they will- be ineffective and unheard.
Federal Government was perfidious and duplicitous on Aburi. Lieutenant-Colonel Yakubu Gowon told the Heads of Missions that the agreement about returning the regions to the positions before January 17 also meant in effect that the federal government in Lagos would continue to carry on its functions as before. The Making of a Nation a well written book, including the circumstance in which the book was written as Nwankwo and Aburu acknowledged:.
In Igbo Nation and the Nigerian State, there were some things in common with what Nwankwo narrated in his earlier book during the pogrom. According to eye witness of that massacre the Nigerian commander ordered the execution of every Ibo male over the age axcord ten years. Gowon placed a dubious construction on the submissions of the delegations to suit his purpose and that of his advisers.
The Kaduna pogroms that had displaced many Igbo from around the country were also, as a matter of first necessity, on the table. Nwankwo also delves into the drama of June 12, annulment where Moshood Abiola was said to have overwhelmingly won, insinuating Igbo patriotism toward a democratic state gave Abiola his presidential ticket for the still-borne Third Republic.
Again, the Eastern Military Government readily sent representatives to the meeting of the Committee of Army Officers at Benin which, as was agreed at Aburi, would discuss matters relating to the quantity of arms and ammunition available in each Unit of the Army in each Region and in the unallocated stores, as well as the sharing out of such arms equitably to the various Commands.
These considerations were reflected in the agenda which was agreed upon abuti members of the Supreme Military Council see Appendix I Annexure A.
ON ABURI WE STAND: The Distortion of Accord, by Ojukwu – Vanguard News Nigeria
The Western Region was not much agitated by most of these developments because they were not aaccord affected. You are commenting using your WordPress.
After deliberating anxiously and seriously on the reorganization, administration and control of the Army the meeting reached aft agreements on the following lines see Appendix I for the Official Minutes of the Conference:. He was the man who led the war on African soil and it is unfortunate that he has chosen to continue to deceive people with bouquet of falsehood.
Burkina Faso declares emergency in provinces hit by jihadist violence Published Today at 4: Adekunle Fajuyi, on 29 July, It seeped into our relationship and things began to decline from there on”. This problem was fully recognized by most delegations to the meeting of the Abri Hoc Constitutional Conference in Lagos in September, Gowon in order to prevent further bloodshed.
These massacres which the East complained about did not just happen overnight too; the north believed the January coup was mainly targeted at northern politicians. They meant well to a collective national state regardless of the varied ethnicities.
‘History has documented Gowon reneged on Aburi Agreement’
On the implementation of the agreement reached by representatives of the Military Leaders on 9 August,the Council reaffirmed the principle that Army personnel of Northern origin should return to the North from the West. Gowon had also agreed with the Military Governor of Eastern Nigeria that soldiers returning to the North from the East and vice versa should carry their arms and some quantity of ammunition for self-defence but that these arms and ammunition should be returned to their original armoury immediately the soldiers had reached their destination.
Nevertheless, if Gowon and his fellow vandals were not so bloodthirsty, the decisions at Aburi would have been substantially upheld.
In this light, what would one make of the image of the beleaguered Igbo Nation surrounded by a sea of haters and bigots yearning for its ruin?