“And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand” (Bible, KJV, Matthew 12:25).
I have joined a lot of groups and social platforms working towards the propagation and promotion of Igbo identity, culture, and interests.
It saddens me to note the level of in-fighting and acrimony within practically all these groups in their efforts to push one sub-group’s agenda over and above all others.
Those who are fanning the embers of division and factionalisation must understand the consequences inherent in such activities.
One, sadly, is the total destruction and annihilation of the IGBO RACE which, ironically, they pretend to be defending in their actions and utterances.
Ohaneze Ndi Igbo and IPOB (and, indeed, many other similar organisations) can still fight for the interest of Ndigbo without fighting against each other.
There is enough cavity in the system for a multiplicity of players with different ideologies and strategies.
In the Igbo nation today, there are 3 political parties controlling the affairs of different geographical locations. They do not need to kill each other to gain prominence. They can still serve the interests of Ndigbo.
This internecine warfare must stop if we are to realise our collective dreams of enhancing and sustaining the Igbo race to the next generation.
Otherwise, we are helping the so-called enemies of Ndigbo through self-destruction.
Dr. Ojukwu wrote from the United Kingdom