Tribute To Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, The Lion Of Biafra


It has been almost 9 years that the Lion of Biafra passed on. This is my tribute to him 

Eze Igbo gburu-gburu, Ikemba Nnewi, Dike na agha. 

When all others chose to bow to the caliphate, you chose to stand up and declare the freedom of your people 

When all others chose the easy route of slavery, you rose up like a man to lead your people in a war of liberation 

Despite being outnumbered, outgunned and under very difficult situations, you kept the dream of an independent home land for your people alive for 3 years

You fought when others surrendered without a fight, you stood up when others kneeled, you went for freedom when others went for slavery. 

Today, you have been vindicated. Nigeria turned out to be what you said it would be, an unworkable failed state. 

You failed in your mission to get us freedom but nobody can deny you did your best 

Adieu Ohamadike, 9 years on.

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu 
November 3rd 1933 to November 23rd 2011

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