Our Mission Statement
From The Pastor of The Revolution
Pastor Chuma Oguagha
Eke, Mon., Jan. 23, 2017: The mission of The Igbo Revolution is to reverse the destruction of a peculiar people, and to put them on a sound footing to fulfill their manifest destiny.
The destruction of Igbo people is in full blast since it was inaugurated in 1966. And it is because the people are a very resilient people that they still retain a fraction of their integrity half a century after their destruction began.
On the face value, it may look like they are not doing badly; more so, when compared to their compatriots. But they are doing badly. They are indigenously colonized, actually.
But for the military, the police, the prisons, and the guillotine, federal government-funded presence and installations skip Igboland to benefit other areas. And those that were already in Igboland have been systematically dismantled.
That way, Igbo manpower is sentenced to survive outside of Igboland, and by developing other parts of the country. Additionally, the leadership of the country vigorously plugs every opportunity that turns out to be beneficial to the Igbo breadwinner.
The plugging of opportunity by the federal government could take the form of routine extortions at the ports of entry; it could be targeted banning of merchandise; it could be confiscation of goods or refusal and revocation of licenses; and it could be dearth of infrastructure. It could be anything as long as it costs Igbo more than it pays others.
For half a century now, Igbo have been submissive to domestic colonialism. But in history, no people ever prospered under domestic colonialism. And there are numerous modern victims of that costly mistake. But, out of respect for every people world over, they won’t be mentioned here.
Universally, peoples have been browbeaten, outgunned, displaced, dispersed, enslaved, or consigned to reservations because they were either in denial, like Igbo, or weak.
A critical look at Igbo dispersion, low ethnic esteem, low morale, and run-down homeland will leave no discussants in doubt that it is only a question of time until their ethnic compatriots figure out how to partition them into their own dependencies.
Their compatriots have been running this country for half a century. But there will come a time when, having colonized Igbo for long, and having sufficiently infiltrated them, the enemy compatriots will overrun Igboland either to take it over intact or to partition it as their protectorates.
And when that happens, the lives of Igbo men and women will definitely be over as they know it. All will be lost; including the joys of natural identity, homecoming, and a homeland and equal status for their children and their children’s children.
Can it ever happen?
If it happened to other peoples who were submissive to conquest, why wouldn’t it happen to Igbo; especially with the sort of comprador compatriots they have? Onye nd’ilo gbalu gbulugbulu, ne-eche ndu ya nche mgbe nine.
It is even idiotic to imagine that those that try to wipe Igbo out are not also determined to take over their land as soon as they can. Of course they will as soon as their coalition can agree on that long-sought domestic scramble and partition of Igboland and of the eastern region.
Umu nnaa, nsogbu di. Echi di-ime gwolu nnwa n’azu.
We must think home now. We must develop our homeland now. We must reason together from the midwest to the east now.
Zik’s Onitsha Market must rise again to be gutted no more. We must have and patronize our international airports. We must have a seaport. A second Niger bridge must come to be. We must have our roads rehabilitated. The rustication of our Nri heritage must be reversed. Made in Aba and Igweocha must resume. Awka and Akwete native industries must be patronized.
Our lawmakers, courts, and governments must deal decisively with Hausa-Fulani gunmen who raid and rape under the cover of cattle herding and of religion.