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Aka Ikenga Backs Radio Biafra, Warns FG Against Dictatorship

Posted: Oct 21, 2015 at 1:25 pm   /   by   /   comments (3)

By Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

Igbo Think Tank, Aka Ikenga on Wednesday said the federal government should desist from acts capable of overheating the polity over the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the Director of Radio Biafra.

While throwing its weight behind the operation of the radio station, President of the group, Goddy Uwazurike in a chat with Daily Independent, said the federal government through its action wants to suppress freedom of information while hiding under the guise of fighting secession.

He said it was the same path the late dictator, Sani Abacha threaded when he tried unsuccessfully to stop Radio Kudirat from operating in the days of  NADECO political struggle against military dictatorship.

According to Uwazurike “I think the federal government should draw a line between suppression of opinion and fighting what it perceived as secession. Freedom to hold views different from government’s own and freedom to disseminate such views and receive  information are fundamental human rights”.

” In the world over, anyone arresting people for operating radio and news media has always ended up being the loser because the world is in favour of protection of Freedom of Information, and not its restriction”.

“We therefore, are saying that the federal government is overheating the polity with the arrest of its Director, Nnamdi Kanu. In the South East, the major problem there is not Radio Biafra but preponderance of kidnappers and inability of the security agencies to curtail their activities”.

” We don’t see Radio Biafra as a threat to the peace, unity and security of Nigeria. Radio Kudirat operated here for years. The then government of late Sani Abacha went after them and we all condemned it. So, why won’t we condemn those going after Radio Biafra? Wole Soyinka was in charge of  Radio Kudirat with Kayode Fayemi”.

“So if today, Fayemi is a Minister in the government that is trying to suppress Radio Biafra, it just doesn’t make sense. We are saying they should let Radio Biafra be and stop the persecution of Nnamdi Kanu. It doesn’t make sense” he said.
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Comments (3)

  • Oct 22, 2015 at 1:41 am John J Alozieuwa

    Smart Okokobi you are not that smart after all, for you lines seem unable to shift issues and lack the ability to understand and hold things in perspective. Its also doubtful you are igbo, given your inability to situate issues rightly and correctly And your capacity to draw on highly irrelevant materials.
    You failed to appreciate that all that these guys are doing , a fraction of igbos was exercising their civic duties, protesting . You also was unable to behold that this was not the first time, that other Nigerians have done the same. So that failure sits well with such temperament that allows other tribes siting in judgement with others especially the igbos to deal with lies and falsehood, to contnually deal in distortion as they struggle to show themselves as of a more intelligent etnic group and end up shoiwng how very ignorant they are or revealing the damage that tribalism has done to their cogntive process

    Why the african still, despite what education they have, they lack common human sensiblties when dealing with other not their names. They proven quite unable to deal in truth and fairness when dealing with other.
    How come in your commenbt you failed to realise that the Biafra protest has been before Buhari came into government And that it was his readiness to deal with this group in a very different and harsh manner that kick started the reaction. What education lies in you that such failed to come unto your attention?

    Is it poverty of education, or poor thinking skills, or such damage that tribalism has inflcited unto you and your kind that your mentation failed you here?

    Is there somethings about the igbos that make all of you, for your thinkiing skills to fail you , your religion not able to salvage you and stand to all its claims of and your education to become disabled when reflecting upon the igbos?

  • Oct 21, 2015 at 4:12 pm Henry olanrewaju

    Aka Ikenga statement on Radio Biafra is very unfortunate,the period of Radio Kudirat is quite different from now,no Igboman contested and won election that was scuttled,bringing in the name of Fayemi is unfortunate,are you jealous of him,they have work hard remain in opposition with dignity and now they are in government,why don,t you re-package yourselves and make sacrifice for tomorrow sake,charity begins at home,all your governors in south east that refused to perform, is it any body,s fault,go and do your homework,don,t go and mislead the innocent Igbos that are in every nook and cranies of this country struggling for survival with there investment and children.

  • Oct 21, 2015 at 4:07 pm Smart Okokobi.

    Ibo is not the only tribe in Nigeria. We have more than 250 tribes in Nigeria. Cross Rivers, Rivers , Delta, Edo, and the list goes on and on, all have so many tribes. Now you have all these People that lack the correct mentality and mindset running all over the place, giving Nigeria a bad name, to the extent that even if you allowed just the Village they came from to become a Country, they will then fight to have a Country with only their mother’s Children.
    Nobody can challenge or change the natural law of God that says; there is strength in number, the greater the number, the bigger the strength, the fewer the number, the smaller the strength and NOTHING EVER GOOD COMETH FROM BEING SMALL. It was for this reason that Colonial Western Powers divided Africa into small Segments among themselves because they know that nothing good comes from being small. God bless China and their Emperors who fought gallantly to keep a population of over 1.4 billion people under one indivisible Country. Today, the World respect them & they are reaping the benefit.
    Somebody need to tell some of these Ibo people to stop giving Nigeria a bad name. They should learn to do things the way the Yorubas, Hausas and other tribes play the politics of unity in Nigeria and then do the same.

    From Iboman
    Smart Okokobi (North America).

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