I personally see IPOB as a Civil Rights group fighting for better living rights of the Nigerian peoples. Every nation and government need such vocal opposition to criticize them and champion the course of the citizenry.
Nigeria is almost always a one – party state in which the elite ride roughshod over the masses with impunity. They steal, kill, murder, maim and destroy Nigeria without being questioned.
IPOB is definitely an all masses affair. To me it is a group for the Oppressed Majority who have sustained its existence from the word go – with their blood and strength they have fueled its machinations and greased it’s momentum.
The fact that it is not a Tribal Association is further buttressed by the fact that it has been outrightly rejected by the Igbo elite and are celebrated by masses of Zones outside the SE.
Definitely, the SE is the origin of the IPOB revolution but they are definitely interested spreading. Their Agitations are helping to Restructure Nigeria for good of every Nigerian especially the masses. At least all of us Nigerians can agree on this.
This is where their message must change. It must become more broad spectrum, it must become more embracing and nationalistic, it must be all inclusive to attract the thoughts, ideas and wherewithal to push the organization to the next level.
Using IPOB Nigerian masses can fight this internal colonialism by the rich and powerful. We can change the Nigeria status quo to be of benefit to all Nigerians.. Through IPOB we can win victory for majority of Nigerians but the message must change.
If the ANC of South Africa can do it. If they could accommodate people of all races, tribes, religions, creeds, colours in order to pass the message of freedom for South Africans, IPOB can broaden its surface area to achieve a rainbow coalition that can extricate Nigerians from the cesspool of misrule.
IPOB must in that wise incorporate the energies of Almajirei all over Nigeria and link up with other revolutionary forces across the world. It has the opportunity of achieving this harmonious melody of freedom if it can overcome this present recourse to propaganda and transcend to the greater platform of inalienable truths. It’s target audience must also be expanded in scope and its insistence to emancipate Africa and not just the Igbo nation.
WHAT IS GOOD FOR THE IGBO NATION IS SOURCE FOR OTHER NIGERIA TRIBES.
Victor Wilberforce is a critical thinker and social engineer.