BIAFRA MUST HEAR THIS!!! ONYEKA ONWENU’S SON NWELUE LAMBASTS PRO-BIAFRA AGITATORS – SEE WHAT HE SAID
Hello everyone please take your time and read this article written By Onyeka Nwelue as he bares his mind on the issue of Biafra restoration. Onyeka Nwelue is the son of Music ICON Onyeka Onwenu. Read what he wrote about Biafra below…
Enjoy I am still going to write about this, even though we had a chat over it last night and I felt cool with him, but I have to write this here for reasons you will find out later. Before I write this, I want to make this clear that I am not in support of the quest for Biafra or its sovereignty.
I must say that if anyone wants Biafra, he should be able to outline what we have in stock for a new nation: leaders and leadership scale. All these strategies need to be shown before I can show my support for it. Not like my support is needed.
This young man’s name is Khalifa Usman Mustapha. He’s from the office of the SA to the President on Youth and Student Affairs.
Yesterday, at Transcorp Hilton, the High Commission of South Africa organised events to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Soweto Uprising which happened in 1976. Mrs Matheko Badana, who is 35 years and was born years after the Uprising, during her talk, said that she learnt about it in school, to be able to make projections for the future.
The Uprising never repeated itself. But here, the war is about to repeat itself because we don’t discuss the Biafran war. Pundits even argued that Biyi Bandele’s Half of a Yellow Sun film was going to start war. Instead, it was going to start a healthy debate, but everyone ignored that aspect. Nigerians are in denial.
I am still disappointed in Khalifa Usman Mustapha, because he is not articulate and bright as he should be. He should have read about the war, he should have listened to stories about the war. That not anyone who wants to talk about Biafra is, in his own words, ‘agitating for Biafra.’ I am not agitating for Biafra. I have so many things to do with my life. Biafra is a long rope.
Before answering my question, someone gave Khalifa a piece of paper which had details of the year the war happened. And he, dumbly, he started it like that. He actually said, “The war happened in 1967 and there is agitation of Biafra now. It is not the mandate of the government to discuss such issue.”
The moderator, Professor Battery, intentionally tried to sideline me and move on with events, making sure that the Biafran issue was never raised, for which he apologised later during lunch. I still had to raise my voice to tell them that my question was not answered and the hall went quiet.
Khalifa gave a very unintelligent answer. He said: “It is not the mandate of the government to discuss Biafra.” I walked out of the hall in protest.
I understand later that someone, on that panel, explained the question to him. And that was when I realised that I know why old people will never take us seriously in this country.
Khalifa’s unintelligent response did not come from the fact that he is 25 years old. It is because he has refused to read. He has refused to engage in intellectual discourses happening every day. Khalifa is a true representation of the young Nigerian: he wants to be empowered, but he doesn’t want to empower himself. I am worried about the future of Nigeria, because it is so bleak.