Because of lack of true history in the Nigerian school curriculum, most youths and even some elders does not understand the extent of the damage that, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (Zik) did to the people of the old Eastern Region otherwise known as Biafra during the genocide of 1967-70.
Many has been led to believe that, Zik was in fact, one of the greatest Igbos of his generation but in reality, he was the problem that, Igbos still suffer today in Nigeria. Just few days ago, it was discovered that, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (Zik) appealed to the French Government to stop sending aid to Biafra referring to our people as rebels. And in this very YouTube video that, will be shared beneath this very write-up, you will see the same Zik speaking to the press in London during the war and rebeling Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu as petty tyrant.
Here is the transcript from his media conference at the Nigerian high commission in London!!
On Friday, September 5, 1969, I alighted at the Lagos Airport at 2PM and I spent the next 21 days visiting the capitals of the 12 states of Nigeria including four university towns and certain parts of the liberated areas of former Eastern Nigeria. My visit has made it clear to me that all of us have now realised the mistakes we made in the past by fighting one another. There is a general feeling, which is widespread that all are now determined to turn a new leaf and help repair the damage we have inflicted on ourselves, not only that, there is now a deep-seated desire to have an effective central government which will hold the federation intact so that in the future no component of it will be in a position to challenge the fatherland to a mortal combat.
The world has been shocked that an enterprising people, like the Igbo, have been tongue-tied and emasculated, that they have allowed tyrants to blindfold and hoodwink them so that in a war alleged to be fought for their survival, more than 1.5 million children of their country had died of starvation and disease. It sickens me to see the advertisement of skeletal Biafran babies on the pages of the newspapers and on the TV screens, begging for charity and relief. It hurts my pride as a human being.
This is the challenge that his people offer to General Ojukwu: I wish he would have second thoughts and inscribe his name in contemporary world history a brave soldier and beloved leader, instead of disfiguring the pages of Nigerian history as another political impostor and petty tyrant.~~~~Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (Zik) (September 5th, 1969).
If you watch the video below, you will understand why most Igbo people don't fancy Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (Zik) even with his pedigree as one of the Nigeria's top politician and the leading figure in the fight for her independence in 1960. You can also see some protesters at the front of Nigeria's high commission probably people from other tribes in Nigeria protesting in favor of one Nigeria and others, particularly from the Eastern region otherwise known as Biafra, protesting against Zik and the massacre of our people back in Nigeria.
In the video, one British lady was seen carrying a placard that reads: ZIK SELLS HIS CONSCIENCE TO SHELL-BP.
Isn't it ironical that, in spite of everything Zik did to sabotage our people's struggle for freedom that, Governor Willy Obiano would declare a public holiday in Anambra State as to celebrate Zik's birthday and thereby mocking the memories of those that, died during the genocide of 1967-70?
The problem we have here in the Eastern region is that, the younger generation of our people who lack the true knowledge of history still refers to Zik as some human God whereas in reality, Zik was inspired by personal ambition according to Professor Chinue Achebe, in his book titled "THE TROUBLE WITH NIGERIA"
Our people especially, the younger generation must stop patronizing the lies and propaganda regularly published on the pages of Nigerian newspapers in desperate attempt to keep Nigeria one at all cost and begin to carryout personal research as to independently discover the events that, occurred in the past.
Below is the link of Zik's press conference in London!!
Then, he betrayed his own people, called his people that were fighting even for his freedom REBELS and asked France to stop aid to his them.
Britain and Nigeria used him to fight, massacred and subdued his own people with empty promise of making him a Nigeria president.
Today once again, they are promising Gov. Dave Ruga Umahi, Gov. Willie Ruga Obiano, Gov. Okezie Ruga Ikpeazu, fmr Gov. Rochas Ruga Okorocha, Gov. Ifeanyi Ruga Ugwuanyi, Orji Uzor Ruga Kalu, Chris Ruga Ngige, Allen Ruga Onyema (Air peace) and others like they promised Nnamdi Azikiwe.
Nnamdi Azikiwe started it all. Thanks to almighty Chukwu Okike-Abiama that Nnamdi Kanu is here to end it all.
Seeing is believing...
By: Osinachi H. A Osinachi
The Biafra Miscreant In-Chief