“Biafra is all We Want, Not Igbo Presidency or Restructuring” – Onyeka Onwenu
A Biafran singer, songwriter, Onyeka Onwenu, has reportedly condemned the killings, abductions and illegal detention of Biafrans mostly Biafra agitators following the recent reports by Amnesty International on the Killings of Biafrans by Nigerian Government, and says “Biafra is all we ask and only that we shall accept.”
Onwenu in a statement which reads in part: on the Python or crocodile dance operation in the southeast, a peaceful region, on a Christmas season and criminal silence of all Southeastern governors, states assemblies, senators and house reps. I say this to you, you may hide under the altar of cowardice and hypocritical silence, be assured we know why you are silent.
When we voted for you guys, we entrusted our collective welfare into your hands. In matters like this, we look up to no one put you. Silence speaks one language betrayal. Yes, you betrayed our trust. We feel abandoned. We will wait for you during election time.
From the slaughter of our old men, children and rape of our women by Fulani herdsmen, to the beheading of Bridget and the acquittal of the murderers, to the slaughter of pro-Biafra agitators praying, those celebrating Memorial of our fallen heroes to this final occupation of our land, we tell you Biafra shall arise.
Biafra is our destination. The youthful spirit of our ancestors. The eternal city of all who desire to live in freedom for self-actualization. That day will come when the oja will sound, and the gong shall herald the rising of the Sun, the victory of the wise men from the east. That day as Martin Luther King Jr said, “we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
And for Nigeria, the grave of Biafra ingenuity, keep your evil intent on the people of Biafra. You must know that it is your hatred, marginalisation through a policy of exclusion and your murderous policies and impunity to our people that fuel our energy.
We will not give up.
Biafra is all we ask and only that we shall accept. No presidency. No restructuring.