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Our spiritual baggage

Oh yes. Even a Biafra today will be hijacked by the types of some of governors, appointees, politicians, godfathers and the Abuja Igbo cabals that corner all contracts and projects for the South East and ensure they are not executed or are poorly executed leaving us in a sorry state. The greatest mistake will be to be left with some heartless primitive blood sucking and cult soaked maximum rulers of an Igbo enclave. We do not yet have in the horizon, leaders we can entrust our lives in their hands. Anambara and Enugu states appear to have made progress with Ngige, Obi, Obiano, and Sullivan but Ebonyi, Abia and Imo have been a disaster since De Sam Mbakwe left Douglas house. The Agwu nshi holding down our people to bad leadership, underdevelopment, greed and deceptive megalomania must be exorcised before we can ever see the light of day. The type of people who muscle themselves into leadership at every level in Igbo land are a far cry from the altruistic or the visionary or the messiahs we need in the likes of Moses leading the exodus out of Egypt or Joshua crossing them into Cannan and judiciously settling every tribe in their homeland, or Daniel knowing the times and praying, confessing his sins and the sins of his people that took them into exile, or Nehemiah coming from Babylon to rebuild the walls of the city destroyed by sin or Ezra returning the people to God through a national revival and society renewal and reformation.
I have said it again and again. The Igbo debacle is not just political or losing the war and its 45 year mentality of defeat and survivalist spirit that breeds the blinding greed. The Igbo problem and issue is purely spiritual arising from straying from God and embracing worldliness and unbridled quest for personal enrichment and relevance by exhibitionism of all sorts.
Biafra was a dream. It is not that dead but it remains a desire for a place of refuge from a triabalized fractured nation with the Igbo as a people others fear and hate and so, wittingly and unwittingly, a conspiracy of marginalisation, injustice, oppression and advancement containment policies are the order of the day.
For now, we must look into ourselves and deal with the spiritual baggage that holds us down in disarray and unfocused leadership and destiny alignment and fulfilment. The future of the Igbo people is certain but we delay her emergence by the ways we have fouled our spirituality. Its time for prayers and rediscovery not a time to wipe up sentiments and march aimlessly on the streets without a logical plan of success.

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