ABURI ACCORD PDF
Story IN BRIEF On May 30,, Odumegwu Ojukwugare a memorable speech insisting that the spirit of the aggreement reached by the. (i) A military committee comprising representatives of the regions should meet to take statistics of arms and ammunition in the country. That takes one back to the Aburi Accord in which Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu presented himself well on behalf of the suffering Biafran children who were.
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Indeed, the different nations that came together to make Nigeria were better off on their own before the uniting took place. So what mistakes were made over the Aburi that prevented the Accord from averting war? It ignores the existence of a specifically Igbo hatred, shared in varying degrees by Yoruba and Hausa-Fulanis.
ON ABURI WE STAND: The Distortion of Accord, by Ojukwu
Skip to content i A military committee comprising representatives of the regions should meet to take statistics of arms and ammunition in the country.
Isolated and with limited or no resourcesBiafran scientists went acdord work. At my feet, on the steps, the mangled body of the ten-year-old boy with the starry eyes lay in a poll of his own blood.
A number of SNC apologists, and Nwankwo is one, have addressed this issue in a similarly one-sided manner by trying to demonstrate that the country will go down the hill if a conference is not abuuri. Some Nigerian sadists have even said that the genocide against Biafra was a due and normal step to bring about the anticipated peace reached at Aburi.
Nonetheless, it is not our intention to be slaughtered in our beds, We are ready to defend our homeland. The most notable, however, was about the system of government and sharing of power.
The wickedness of the economic blockade also initiated by Awolowo in his quest to starve his enemies to death did not affect the minorities either. The existence of Nigeria as a singular entity has been fraught with a myriad of delicate fault lines since the amalgamation in This was what I wrote about Aburi, after returning from that journey:.
Unfortunately, no conference will achieve any results if the participants are the same unrepentant instigators of genocide who destroyed the Aburi Accord.
They revealed a pervading mistrust that defines our relationship till this day.
‘History has documented Gowon reneged on Aburi Agreement’ – Vanguard News Nigeria
The following appointments must be approved by the Supreme Military Council: Since these two publications and other books related to the pogrom, growing animus toward Igbos and the question of Igbo assimilation, Nwankwo has written numerous essays and commentaries on Igbos arguing that other Nigerians should accept the Igbos as equals.
By this action Lt. To this end the Government accoord publish shortly its future policy towards the implementation of the Aburi agreements. It was acxord that top posts such as Permanent Secretaries and Ambassadors will have to be approved by the I ship Supreme Military Council.
Even as we pretend to be moving forward, it pains me that all we are doing is promote our own ideological agendas than in seeking the truth. It was exactly this same sort of bad faith that Lt. acckrd
Aburi Accord – Wikipedia
Gowon in his press conference defers to the recommendations of the Permanent Secretaries on this head. Many fled, many others were displaced. Disclaimer Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof. In this book, Nwankwo recalled the Igbos unending tragedy in BiafraNigeria.
Finally, on the Ad Hoc Constitutional Conference the Permanent Secretaries stated that it was rather aburu for Gowon stick to their previous recommendations and advice, namely:. There is in reality no nation called Nigeria.
This contradiction in itself tells the truth, and one does does not need to belabor the point. The Political Violence in Ondo. Nevertheless, if Gowon and his fellow vandals were not so bloodthirsty, the decisions at Aburi would have been substantially upheld. Nwankwo also delves into the drama of June 12, annulment where Moshood Abiola was said to have overwhelmingly won, insinuating Igbo patriotism toward a democratic state gave Acvord his presidential ticket for the still-borne Third Republic.
Nwankwo was born in in what was then Awka Province in the colonial era. We definitely decided tit against Regional armies. Our hearts are getting weary.
Post was not sent – check your email addresses! The Making of a Nation. I must warn all Easterners once again to remain vigilant.
We are ready to defend our homeland. Worst of all, is what followed, henceforth—January 15, through the Civil War.
But these apologists somehow miss the point. And on that note, SNC endorsed and subscribed without specific reference to Aburi would spell another doom.