AS THE SULTAN VISITS US, AMIDST TEARS IN OUR EYES
Days after Mike Agbahime sobbingly pleaded at the 4th meeting of Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA) for Justice over the discharge and release of Dauda Ahmed and Co. who brutally killed his wife Bridget Agbahime in Kano on 2nd June 2016, we heard that the Sultan of Sokoto is visiting.
A week after Fulani herdsmen beheaded Ndubisi Uzoma in Iddo, Airport road Abuja, and no arrests have been made, we are told the Sultan is coming.
A fortnight after the Militarization of Ala-Igbo, hours after Amnesty International released the videos of extra Judicial killing of Umu-Igbo. The intimidating military invasion code named operation python dance. We are told, that the Sultan is coming.
Days after the court in Abuja announced that the people’s hero Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be tried secretly, as the government witnesses will be shielded in court, we hear that the Sultan is coming.
Hunger, deprivation, frustration, anger and trepidation rules our land, we are told that the Sultan is coming.
As fears about the stubborn refusal by sections of the country to quit opposing the much needed political restructuring of Nigeria along the lines of regional autonomous anchored on true fiscal federalism, offends all, we hear that the Sultan is coming.
In market stalls, relaxation centres, offices, road side gatherings, Village squares, sport clubs etc,. small talk is centered on the anger in the land over the release and discharge of Muslim youths who murdered Bridget Agbahime in cold blood in Kano State.
As 45 million Ndi-Igbo find themselves in a state of mourning, nobody believes the sultan of Sokoto will visit Enugu and go home, without addressing the trauma Ndi-Igbo are going through at this period, especially the families of Ndubisi Uzoma, beheaded in Abuja last week, Bridget Agbahime and the shocking release of her murderers. For the sultan to do so, will be telling the people of Igbo land: Your tears do not mean anything, Igbo lives do not matter and one Nigeria is a huge joke
Evang. Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko
Founder: Igbo Youth Movement
Leader: South East Democratic Coalition
Secretary: Eastern Consultative Assembly