Ndigbo are a nation in quest of self-determination and freedom in the artificial Nigerian Federation in which they have been held in bondage since the Amalgamation of 1914.
This struggle is not predicated on the outcome of the 2019 General Elections. From our experience in the Nigerian Federation. it was obvious that the outcome of the elections will underscore the reasons for our struggle and our rejection of the artificial Federation
The 2019 General Election in Nigeria has so far clearly demonstrated a high level of Igbo national unity and solidarity.
We spoke through the ballot that we are one, one people one nation - from Abakaliki and Afigbo in Ebonyi State to Nsukka, Udi in Enugu State; from Awka, Nnewi and Onitsha in Anambra State to the entire Anioma Igbos in Delta State, from Anioma to Owerri, Oguta and Egbema in Imo State; from Elele, Ikwere and Port Harcourt in Rivers State; from Port Harcourt to Aba, Umuahia in Abia State, etc, etc. It does not matter that our votes were deliberately reduced to less than half of its strength. We have demonstrated and affirmed the reality and autonomy of our region.
We have also once more shown the world that Ndigbo have strong historical and political ties with our neighbors - the Okrika, Ijaw, Ibibio and Efik in .Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River States.
Recent events in the Nigerian Federation have underscored the artificiality of the Federation and the bondage in which various nations within it are held and subjugated. The Yoruba nation, the Tiv nation, the Edo nation, the Southern Kaduna, the Kanuris, the Ijaws, the Efik, Ibibio, etc, All are now singing the same song – longing form freedom and self-determination.
Was it Right for Ndigbo to have participated in the Elections, knowing that it would be rigged?
Our answer is definitely YES! We say yes to our brothers and sisters who think otherwise as well as to the Internet warriors, political magicians and those whom we may call critical critics in our midst, who would want us to do otherwise. We are happy that at the last moment all the major stakeholders, pan-Igbo organizations and pro-Biafra groups in Alaigbo, all agreed we should participate.