In every movement of major historical and generational impact in the social cultural and traditional life of a people, the traditional leaders have always played a major role. Their activities are always a turning point and it compels the people to join the movement and in their large numbers. They are the Chief custodian of the people's culture and tradition. They abolish and make laws. Therefore, if you want to change the value system of a people it’s still that chain order. We might not sheepishly submit to the traditional leaders all the time but we admire and hold them in high regard.

Christianity spread throughout the Roman empire upon the conversion of Constantinople. The work became easier for the Apostles. The British governed through a policy of "indirect rule system", where they used an existing leadership to advance their economic and political interest and if the leadership is not friendly they depose/ assassinate and make sure they install a puppet to maintain that structural link by controlling the people through their traditional Leaders.

The missionaries where able to conquer our land because when they arrived our communities, the first thing they did was to pay a courtesy visit to the King by appeasing him with gifts and maybe train his children especially the boys. Next, is the conversion of this King and this automatically extends to at least 90% converts of the people within his control.

In the Struggle for Freedom of the people of Southeast Nigeria, there is a missing link. The students whom historically leads Revolutions, have not really sparked that much needed light in the failing Nigeria State. What do I mean? The student Leaders who control majority of the students have not really embraced the need for Southeastern Freedom very fully.

Freedom movements throughout history are championed by the students. From the revolutionary suicide of Bruce Mayrock to the nationalist movements for independence from colonial rule down to the Pan African movement which in 1945 in London were organised by Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana together with other African Leaders when they were still students in England. The Arab spring was led by students. Algerian and Sudanese revolution where led by students.  Even the Pogrom of 1966 was instigated by British lecturers in Ahmadu bello university with the help of northern students’ leadership in that institution.

So, the missing link I discovered in our struggle is the involvement of the Students Leaders.

 It is basically to create a system of converting the Leaders to harvest their followers. It will not be an easy task, but that is the only route through which we can achieve our target. With the tool of diplomacy, tact, respect, loyalty friendliness and good lectures.

The target is to secure at least 1,000 students across the entire Southeastern region from each institution. As the Elders Council Chairman of Igbo students in Uniport, I have instituted Freedom Movement in the schools here.

On the 27th of July 2019, by the grace of Eze Chukwuokike Abiama, I was coronated Gburugburu the 20th of Igbo Students in Uniport. I accepted the offer because it will help to grant me access to every institution for the true evangelism for Freedom Movement.

The intended title of Igwe of Igbo students amounts to automatic membership of the team. It is these Leaders that will talk to their fellow leaders and bring them onboard.

I shall be overseeing the activities of these institutions in Igweocha generally.

1) Rivers State University, Nkpolu
2) Ignatius Ajuru university of Education, Iwofe.
3) Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori
4)School of Health and
5) School of Nursing
6) Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic
7) University of Igweocha - Uniport

 To involve SUG officials fully into our Freedom Project and luckily, we have the SUG Judge in support of our pursuit. Next week I will be meeting SUG President Rivers State University, SUG vice president Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic, SUG Vice president and Treasurer Uniport, and National Union of Rivers State students (NURSS) Vice President Uniport.

May Chukwuokike Abiama continue to guide and defend all Freedom fighters in the Southeastern region of Nigeria.

May our Freedom come in our time.

Iseee. Iseee. Iseee

Written by:
Umeh Austine C.
(Coordinator Igweocha Freedom Movement)
For: Rivers State Media

Edited by:
Mazi Tony Asomba &
Ngozichukwu Ada-Dav
For: Rivers State Media

Published by:
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Rivers State Media

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