RESPONSE TO THE OONI OF IFE’S COMMENTS ON THE IGBOS. By Chris Maduka.

FOR FLESH AND BLOOD HAS NOT REVEALED THESE THINGS TO HIS ROYAL MAJESTY THE OONI OF IFE, FOR IT CAN ONLY COME THROUGH THE PROMPTING OF THE SECRET HANDS THAT GUIDE AND PROTECT, THE ALMIGHTY GOD HIMSELF.

AND MOST SIGNIFICANTLY, IT COMES AT THE PERIOD OF THE LIKES OF ADEYINKA GRANDSON AND FEMI KUSA KIND OF MINDSET, THAT SEEM TO HAVE MADE CAREER OUT OF DENIGRATING AND CONDESCENDING IGBOS IN GENERAL.

WHAT A REBUTTAL? WHAT A BEFITTING RESPONSE TO THEM ALL.

TO BE VERY SINCERE ABOUT THIS VIDEO CLIP, WHAT THE OONI SAID HERE CANNOT BE QUANTIFIED IN MONETARY MEASURE. WHAT HE DID HERE WILL TAKE SO MUCH RESOURCES AND ENERGY TO CONVEY ACROSS, YET IT WOULD HAVE BEEN GREETED BY A DEEP SENSE OF CYNICAL RESIGNATION COMING FROM ANYONE ELSE OTHER THE SUPREME AUTHORITY OF THE OONI.

THIS IS A COMPLETE AND COMPREHENSIVE ANSWER TO THOSE THAT HAVE AMPLIFIED THE NEGATIVE PROFILE OF THE IGBOS AS THOSE WHO LOVE MONEY, INSTEAD OF THOSE WHO WORK HARD. THOSE WHO ARE PREPARED TO SQUEEZE WATER OUT OF A ROCK AND CREATE AN OASIS IN A DESERT.

WHAT THE OONI SAID HERE IS THAT THE IGBO SPIRIT AND ATTITUDE TO LIFE IS IN LINE WITH NATURAL HUMAN INCLINATION AND ASPIRATION TO RISE ABOVE HIS PRIMITIVE AND PRIMORDIAL STAGES TO THAT OF A MORE ADVANCED HUMAN BEING AS EMBEDDED IN HUMAN DESTINY AND CREATION.

THE IGBOS NEVER MADE GOOD SLAVES THAT WERE DEVOID OF INCENTIVES. BUT THE IGBOS CAN ENDURE SERVITUDE AND INCONVENIENCE WITH BOUYNACY AND FORTITUDE, BUT WITH A SUNSET PERIOD WHEN HE TOO SHALL BE FREE TO DO FOR HIMSELF WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR OTHERS FOR A PERIOD OF TIME.

SAME WITH EDUCATION, IMMEDIATELY OUR LESS EDUCATED FOREBEARS LOOKED WELL INTO FUTURE , THEY REALIZED THAT EDUCATION WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE , AND THEY PULLED THEIR RESOURCES TOGETHER TO SEND OFF THEIR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL. INFACT IN 1938 DECEMBER 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE TO BE PRECISE SEVEN OF EIGHT OF THE IGBO BOYS LEFT THE SAME DAY TO THE NEW WORLD IN SEARCH OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE. THEY WERE JOINED IN 1939 BY NWAFOR ORIZU.

AMONG THOSE WHO LEFT AND SAILED WEST SAME DAY WERE: DR. KINGSLEY OZUOMBA MBADIWE, MAZI MBONU OJIKE, DR. J.B.C ETUKA OKALA, DR. NNODU OKONGWU, DR . OKECHUKWU IKEJIANI, MR. GEORGE I. MBADIWE. THESE WERE CALLED THE (8 ARGONAUTS).

NEEDLESS TO ADD THAT CHIEF J. GREEN MBADIWE A MULTI MILLIONAIRE MINNA BASED GOLD MINER AND RAILWAY CONTRACTOR WAS BEHIND THE FINANCING OF THE EDUCATIONAL PURSUIT OF SOME OF THESE ARGONAUTS.

NOW TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THOSE NAMES AND SIMPLY IMAGINE WHERE NDIGBO AND NIGERIA COULD’VE BEEN WITHOUT THEM AND THEIR ROLE MODEL THAT INSPIRED THEM DR. NNAMDI AZIKIWE. HOW DO WE REPLICATE THIS?

WHAT A PEOPLE!

WHAT A VALIDATION IN A VERY WEIRD TIME IN OUR NATIONAL LIFE WHEN POLITICIANS HAVE WEAPONIZED POVERTY AND LEGITIMIZED MEDIOCRITY. ALL OF A SUDDEN BEING POOR AND PERENNIAL SUFFERING ARE ERRONEOUSLY MISTAKEN FOR MORAL PURITY, AND NOTHING COULD BE SO MISLEADING.

THE IGBOS THAT SEEM TO REJECT THIS IN ITS ENTIRETY ARE NOW BEING VILIFIED.

LITTLE WONDER MAJORITY OF THE IGBOS HAVE VEHEMENTLY REFUSED TO JOIN THIS BAND WAGON. IT IS IN VARIANCE AND INCONSISTENT WITH THEIR INHERENT NATURE AS REFLECTED IN THE AJE FESTIVAL BRILLIANTLY CAPTURED IN THE OONI’S REMARKS.

LONG LIVE HIS ROYAL MAJESTY THE OONI OF IFE!

LONG LIVE THE IGBO PEOPLE OF THE WORLD!

PLEASE NOTE: .THE OONI OF IFE, HAS JOINED HIS VOICE WITH ANOTHER IFE SON, A KIND OF APOSTLE PAUL, IN THE PERSON OF FEMI FANI KAYODE, TO SPEAK AND WRITE EPISTLES TO THEIR BRETHREN FROM ACROSS THIS LAND REGARDING THE IGBOS.

PERHAPS WE MUST CONTEMPLATE A VERY POWERFUL DELEGATION TO VISIT ILE IFE. TO GO AND HAVE A WARM HANDSHAKE WITH THE PEOPLE OF THIS ANCIENT KINGDOM, FOR THERE’S MORE THAT DRIVES WHAT WE ARE SEEING TODAY.

DAALU NU

CHRIS O.MADUKA

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