All I kept shouting when my cousin sent me a video footage of the triumphant entry of Nnamdi Kanu into Nnewi was “okwu agwuna!” meaning “what else is remaining? It is finished!”
The whole markets and shops in the city of Nnewi, Anambra state, closed at noon as both the able-bodied and disabled persons trudged to Dr. Ikedife’s hospital facility on Igwe Orizu road to have a glimpse of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) leader.
Kanu had come to mend fence with the elderly leader and founder of IPOB who was also the former president of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, the Ikenga Nnewi.
Kanu has managed to become the popular leader and the face of the group, out-shining the original founders and his seniors in the IPOB.
Dr. Ikedife is the actual head of IPOB.
Nnewi only saw this kind of frenetic crowd in 1982 when the former Biafran leader, Ojukwu returned from exile.
I can now conclude that Nnamdi Kanu has become a problem not only to the Nigerian Intelligence services but also to all Igbo politicians.
The guy, from nowhere, has captured the active and voting population in Igbo land.
This should be a serious worry to all present and aspiring Igbo politicians.
So emasculating is the open fact that the very youth used by our politicians to rig elections as tugs are now with Nnamdi Kanu at the present as private army.
What can a typical Nigerian politician do without the artisans, motor park touts, unemployed youths, armed robbers and ruffians?
This is a big problem.
It’s like a bug that has perched on the scrotal sac of an unmarried only son.
The bug can only be removed with circumspection and great care.
Nnamdi Kanu as a graduate of a contemporary history has adopted the approach used by Mr. Emmanuel Joseph later known as Jesus Christ in the recruitment of his disciples.
In a deft move, Jesus populated his disciples with illiterates and nondescript people.
He carefully avoided the scribes, well read Pharisees and Sadducees who could question his mission.
What education or exposure did Mr. Simon Jonah acquire before Jesus recruited him and changed his name to Peter and even made him his vicar and head of his ministry on earth?
Recall also that the aristocrats like Nicodemus, Simon, Zacheus and Joseph of Aramanthea followed Jesus, the leader in a subterranean manner for obvious reason.
Like aristocrats in Jesus’ time are many intellectuals of Igbo extraction and beyond who are secretly following Nnamdi Kanu.
The above claim was proven by speed of the fulfillment of Kanu’s bail conditions which has remained the fastest in Nigerian history.
I laugh as “do nothing” or loud mouthed internet activists and warlords lampoon Nnamdi Kanu on Facebook and in the newspapers with no crowd effects.
Just as Jesus before him, Nnamdi Kanu may finally be liquidated by his own people who are scared stiff of his towering influence in Igbo land.
Nigerian government and its intelligence agencies could as well be advised to study the role Caesar and Governor Pontus Pilate played in allowing the Israelites themselves to abort the salvific mission of their brother, Jesus Christ.
History and the Bible exonerated Roman Empire from killing Jesus.
His brothers killed him.
It was a party time in Rome after the desth of Jesus who it was prophesied would liberate Israel from the Roman Empire.
On the night of the Good Friday, both the leaders of Israel and the entire Roman Empire were happy that a common threat had been liquidated.
I now watch with keen interest how Nnamdi Kanu would handle the traps by his kinsmen to tame his rising messianic profile.
A caged or attenuated Kanu shall trigger an exhilarating happiness in the federal government intelligence community.
There are more than enough willing Judases in Igbo land to do the hatchet man’s job.
Day by day, I fear that Nnamdi Kanu would turn me into a Biafran.
But, I prefer a restructured Nigeria.
The well measured outburst of the Arewa Youths have validated Kanu’s cause and have made nonsense of his trial at the federal high court in Abuja.
I can’t wait to see how this will end!