By Angel Asaga Akanu Saint
<SUNBIGHT>~Column~Eke~26th September, 2022 @ 17:33 CAT
OH! What a World that all Human Being must die!!
Even the ‘almighty’ Britannic United Kingdom is in mourning over the death of one woman.
You say what?!
The Whole Earth is in mourning; that is all Countries and Nations of the world is crying for the death of Her Britannic Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Hey! Hey!! Hey!!! Queen Elizabeth II? The longest-serving monarchy in the history of the British throne and the third-ranking in the reign of Monarchy in the world after Eze Kanu Oji [Eze Aro] and King Louis XIV of France in order of succession.
Hmmm. Such a World. But are you also amongst those mourning the Late Queen of England?
If you ask me NA who I go ask? Biko oh?!
Anyway it is a sad event for her family oh!Hey yah! Hey yah!! Hey yah!!! Tseew(Hiss)
Do you know my Grandfather EzeNwonke Eze Sampson Madukwe of blessed memory was a victim of the massacre, butchery, murder and genocide of the 1967-70 which was perpetrated in Biafra land?
Eww! That “civil war” as it was referred to as the British media was taken charge by General Chukwuemeka Odumuegwu Ojukwu of blessed memory, the First Biafran Head of State.
A very young, energetic and erratic gentleman of the Corp who made history in Nigeria by being the first University graduate to become an Army Officer in Nigerian Armed Forces as a 2nd Lieutenant.
An Igbo man who began school at the famous CMS Grammar School, Lagos, transferring to another well known Secondary School Kings College in Lagos at a tender age of 11.
Ojukwu later travelled abroad to continue his education at Epsom College, United Kingdom, then later at Lincoln College and finally at the prestigious Oxford University where he achieved a Master’s decree in History at the age of 23.
For the record, he was a thorough-bred Nigerian who was born in Zungeru, Niger State and defended the country against external aggressors and coup d’état.
In an effort to save his people; the Indigenous Biafrans, he chose the part of self-determination and self-defence after the failure of the Nigeria and British Government to adhere to the Aburi Accord.
You are wondering why I am talking about General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, right?
Anyway, I will not give a specific response to that rhetoric question but rather than eulogize Queen Elizabeth II.
I’ll talk about the saviour of Indigenous Biafrans as a reminder to King Charles III.
Wow! Such a DON!!
Do you know the vehicle used to chauffer Queen Elizabeth II during her 1956 visit was a Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LWB belonging to Ojukwu’s father, Sir Louis Odumuegwu Ojukwu?
Notwithstanding that in 1939, the British Government requested the use of His trucks during the World War 2 which earned him the award of KBE (Knight of the British Empire).
Now to my point of discussions. Why Should I be worried about Queen Elizabeth when her reign has only brought about sorrow to my Ancestors and now to my generation?
I remember a column on sunbight.com requesting her recognition of the Biafran Genocide of 1967-70 few weeks before her demise.
However, I want to suggest same to her first born son and enthroned Britannic Majesty King Charles III.
Dear King Charles III,
My condolence for the loss of your lovely Mother. I felt a huge grief when I lost mine. I could only understand your feeling over her death.
My humble opinion is for you to lay a mark during your reign and let the world know that the United Kingdom should not always be synonymous with Colonism and Slavery.
Indigenous Biafrans have patiently demanded the realization of the Right to Self-determination after fifty-two years of the Biafran Genocide in which your dearly beloved Mother administrated over.
Your reign could be marked as a new dawn on the respect to Human Rights and Fundamental freedoms for the people of Biafra if you so chose.
You could begin by soliciting for the release of IPOB Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, a British Citizen of Biafran origin. He has been detained for over 14 months by the Nigerian State Secret Service (DSS) for seeking the right to self-determination for the Biafran peoples.
Then, the recognition of the Biafran Genocide would bring relieve to my people before we begin discussions on Reparation so as to soothe frayed nerves.
As for the recognition of the Sovereign State of Biafra, my candid advice is for His Britannic Majesty King Charles III to be diplomatic enough not to choose sides like his mother did.■