By Tony Nnadi
In a video that went viral, a group that parades itself as “Coalition of Northern Groups” announced that it had sent a request to Nigeria’s National Assembly demanding a Referendum for the Igbo to decide whether or not they wish to STAY or LEAVE the Union of Nigeria.
Looking at the warped, distorted and totally false premises as well as the manifest motive of that unsolicited Referendum Demand on behalf of the Igbo by the so-called Coalition of Northern Groups, it is clear that these Caliphate hirelings are reading out to us the Script of Distressed and Desperate Caliphate which seem to be stuck in 1966.
Specifically, the deliberate portrayal of, and interchangeable reference to IPOB as one and same as IGBO, is a well-calculated mischief intended to re-enact the 1966 Episode where the unilateral actions of a few Officers including Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu in the unfortunate Coup of January 1966 was imputed by British/Caliphate Propaganda to all Igbo as basis and justification for months of Mass Killing of Igbos from the night of the July 29, 1966 Counter-Coup.
Here the Caliphate goes again, to deliberate orchestrate a false narrative that imputes to the Igbo, ALL utterances and actions of Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB, in the attempt to create a justification for Igbo Massacre.
This trend of deliberately interchanging IGBO and IPOB, manifests repeatedly in Major-General Muhammadu Buhari’s every public comment or speech and has progressed to where a full-scale Military Operation is launched against the IGBO as Federal Government’s response to IPOB and its so-called Eastern Security Network (ESN).
There is also the desperate attempt to isolate the Igbo back to the May 1967 360-Degree Encirclement called “East Central State” (now South-East Geopolitical Zone) which resulted from the forced bifurcation of the Eastern Region via Gowon’s Decree No.14 of 1967.
It is this encircled Igbo Territory that Muhammadu Buhari referred to as Dot-In-The-Circle in his June 2021 Arise TV image laundry interview. It is the Biafra Genocide of 1967-1970 in Muhammadu Buhari directly partook that Buhari was referring to in the reprehensible Tweet about speaking to the IGBO (which is coterminous with IPOB in Buhari’s warped imagination) in the Language they understand.
It is the Starvation to Death of over 2 million Biafran Children effected by the Federal Government of Nigeria via its Air, Land and Sea Blockade of Eastern Nigeria that Buhari’s was gloating about when in the same Arise TV Interview, he spoke of hearing that the Elders and Youth Groups of the Niger- Delta said would not allow the Igbo access to the sea; a claim already debunked by the Niger-Delta.
It is the combination of these deliberate Caliphate False Narratives and the undisguised Igbo Extermination Designs of the Caliphate as being exhibited by Muhammadu Buhari, that informed the jaundiced Igbo-Referendum Propositions by the rickety Coalition of Northern Groups.
Most unfortunately for and unknown to the Obdurate Caliphate which is still counting heavily on their 1967 Alliance of the rest of Nigeria which Isolated and encircled Igboland 360 Degrees and enforced the 1967-1970 Air, Land and Sea Blockade, a New Alliance called the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS), aggregating the entirety of Southern and Middle-Belt Nigeria has emerged on one side, against the belligerent 12-State Sharia Contiguity of the Caliphate North (minus the Majority-Christian Southern Belts of those 12 States like Southern Kaduna, and others), and against the Unworkable 1999 Unitary Constitution unilaterally imposed by that Caliphate on the rest of Nigeria by Brigandage and Military Fiat.
That painstakingly built NINAS Alliance has not only unified the endangered rest of Nigeria in isolation of the bloodthirsty Sharia Caliphate, it has launched an irreversible onslaught against the Caliphate-Imposed 1999 Constitution by way of the December 16, 2020 Constitutional Force Majeure which is well on course to Taking Down the Rogue 1999 Constitution in a setting that will precipitate a Constitutional Logjam and a Transitioning Arrangement to Resolve by Regional REFERENDUMS, the Grave Constitutional Grievances and Union Dispute raised in the aforementioned NINAS December 16, 2020 Constitutional Force Majeure Proclamation (Published in Full in the January 2021 edition of Guardian Newspaper at pages 38,39,40 & 41).
Yes, let it be known to the demented “Coalition of Northern Groups” that UN Security Council-Mandated Regional Referendums are coming, not just for the Igbo but for all the Peoples of Southern and MIddle-Belt Nigeria who had for decades been at the receiving end of the murderous aggression and toxic arrogance of the Fulani Caliphate; and who are now unwilling to remain in the same Political Union with those who in the 21st owe it a duty of faith to kill them as “Infidels”
The Fraudulent 1999 Constitution will go down along with the Unitary Union of Death it Foists and the Trapped Constituent Components of the Defunct Federation of Nigeria will step into their Self-Determination, just as the Caliphate Sharia Contiguity had done since its year 2000 SECESSION from the Secular Union of Nigeria.
Tony Nnadi is an Attorney and a Co-convener of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-determination (NINAS).