The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) has received the news of the arrest and deportation of Nnamdi Kanu to Nigeria and his subsequent arraignment in court in continuation of his previous trial.
2. This development is very unfortunate both for the continued existence of the crisis-ridden Nigerian federation and the struggle for the self-determination and emancipation of Igboland from the artificial Nigerian federation.
3. The arrest or elimination of Nnamdi Kanu from the scene of the struggle is most unlikely to result in the smashing of the spirit of the longing for the freedom of the Igbo Nation or that of other Nationalities that are equally struggling to free themselves from the chaotic Nigerian federation.
4. Earlier in the day, we saw a social media news item with the headline: “Nnamdi Kanu arrested and Boko Haram fighters released”. This news item summarizes the grave injustice in the Federal government’s attempt to crush Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB supporters, while the blood-sucking Boko Haram and other bandits are on the prowl throughout the entire Federation including Katsina the home state of Mr. President.
5. The Igbo Nation is meanwhile groaning under the agony of the massive arrests, torture and killing of many Igbo youths by security agents of the Federal Government.
6. One thing is very clear. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is breathing its last. It may well go the way of other federations which were created artificially and held together by the force of arms.
7. We call on the International Community not to turn it’s back on the horrors taking place in Nigeria, especially in Igboland.
8. We equally call on all Igbo lawyers no matter their persuasions, to come together and defend Nnamdi Kanu as well as several other Igbo youths who are languishing in various detention centers and prisons all over Nigeria.
PROF. UZODINMA NWALA,
CHAIRMAN, ADF BUREAU OF MEDIA & PUBLICITY.
DECLARATION OF RESOLVE By THE ALAIGBO DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (ADF) BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
DEFEATING THE CONQUEST AGENDA WHILE PREVENTING ANARCHY IN ALAIGBO!
To all Lovers of Peace, Adherence to Democracy, and the Rule of Law:
We say, NO, to ANARCHY in our land, BUT we shall not and never will we surrender to the Invaders!
We say, YES, to pre-emptively robust SELF-DEFENSE. We must defend the land bequeathed to us by our Ancestors…with no apologies!
However, we MUST NOT, unwittingly, allow ANARCHY into our land and space. Thus, we say, NO!… to any Non-Defensive Action.
Our innocent youth have been egregiously aggrieved, unquestionably. However, we urge our youth to not, ever, initiate an assault, or reprisal action on the Military, the Police, and Security, governmental and public installations, without justifiable provocation!
We urge our Youths – Dutifully defend our cities, communities, religious installations, and symbols, our forests, farmlands, and rivers with patriotic courage!
Remember: In 1929 and beyond, our brave Women Amazons defeated the Colonial “masters” in Igboland, starting from Olokoro and Aba. Our illegally enslaved but gallant brothers defeated Napoleon Bonaparte’s army and liberated the island of Haiti in 1804; thus Haiti became the first Black Republic in the World. Our scientific ingenuity during the 1967-70 Nigeria-Biafra War astonished the world. In hindsight, some mistakes were made and we’re now living through the fallout. NEVER AGAIN!
Finally, we condemn the declaration of war on Alaigbo and her neighbors by President Buhari. While even his home state, Katsina, is daily ravaged by various bandits including his beloved Boko Haram, President Buhari’s soldiers and their allied Fulani herdsmen are abducting and killing innocent youth from Alaigbo and other Christian parts of the country. No SANE leader can feel unperturbed as President Buhari while his nation is in flames.
It is to be noted that President Buhari’s recent speech is a classic case of HATE SPEECH, Unfortunately, while TWITTER has recognized it for what it is, the National Assembly that is expected, as a body, to call Mr. President to order has maintained very embarrassing silence.
Mr. Buhari should remember that Ndigbo are wiser today than they were in 1967-70 when they lost the Biafra war due to internal strategic errors and international conspiracy.
NEVER AGAIN! ADF
PROF. T. UZODINMA NWALA – ADF PRESIDENT
BISHOP OBI UDEZUE ONUBOGU –
CHAIRMAN, ADF BOT
DR ONYI IBENECHE –
AG. SECRETARY, ADF
HON ABIA ONIKE –
CHAIRMAN, ADF PUBLICITY BUREAU
JUNE 3, 2021
The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), has encouraged all patriotic Igbo people across the globe to observe the May 30 Biafra Remembrance Day, as according to it, the day remained an important part of the history of the Igbo nation.
The ADF which made the call in a statement signed by its president, Prof. Uzodinma Nwala, and spokesperson, Chief Abia Onyike, on Friday, argued that May 30 has become an official Igbo Remembrance Day, which cannot be wished away.
The Indigenous People of Biafra had called for a candlelight procession on May 30 and sit-at-home on May 31 in honour of those killed during the Biafra war.
But throwing its weight behind the decision of the May 30 commemoration, ADF maintained that “the event is deeply rooted in the heart of Igbo people and which nobody can wish it away or ban by force of Law or prevent by force of arms.
“Events in Alaigbo on May 30, each year show that May 30 has become an official Igbo Remembrance Day not only within Alaigbo but throughout the entire world where Igbo citizens live. Each year from London to Johannesburg, to several cities in Europe, Asia, America and Canada, the story is the same with various activities organized by Umuigbo and their friends to mark the occasion,” ADF said in the statement.
“Back home the entire Alaigbo have often been shut down; markets, shops, schools, and offices closed while streets are deserted to mark the Remembrance Day.
‘The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) is fully aware that May 30 is a day in the history of Alaigbo, deeply rooted in the heart of our people and which nobody can wish away or ban by force of Law or prevent by force of arms.
“It is in the light of this that the ADF fully supports the observance of May 30, this year as Igbo Day Celebration. We urge all Igbo patriots to celebrate this year’s event on Sunday, 30th May 2021. Let Ndigbo celebrate it as a solemn occasion by going to Church, wearing of black bands and fasting including peaceful activities lined out for the day by different Igbo organizations.”
The ADF said May 30 is day the defunct Biafra Republic was declared, and no conscious Igbo person would deny that Biafra is part of their history.
“May 30 marks the day Biafra was declared in 1967 and no patriotic Igbo son or daughter can pretend that Biafra is not part of the history and indeed the major watershed in the history of the Igbo nation,” the group noted.
“If anyone is in doubt let him recall what has often happened on May 30, especially in 2017 and 2018 when our sons and daughters under the aegis of IPOB, MASSOB, and other Pan-Igbo organizations declared an SIT-AT-HOME to commemorate Biafra Day as a historic day in the life of Ndigbo, while other forms of memorial activities take place to mark the historic day.
“The total compliance of that call throughout the length and breadth of Alaigbo was not because these pan-Igbo and pro-Biafra organizations had become their supreme authority. No! That call evokes intense yearning in the innermost recesses of the hearts and minds of Umuigbo.
“Consequently, whosoever provoked the observance is welcome as a lover of the Igbo nation. BIAFRA evokes intense longing for freedom for our people. Biafra is indeed more than a state of the mind. It is also a material force that moves our people.”
According to the group, Biafra has remained in the mind of Igbo people because it symbolizes their longing for freedom.
“Why will Biafra not symbolize their longing for freedom, when their predicament since the Amalgamation in 1914 up to the Biafra Declaration on My 30, 1967 and ever since Biafra has been a continuous state of estrangement, brutal attacks and punitive measures against their spiritual, economic, political and physical survival?
“The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), therefore, proposes that Umuigbo should turn May 30 every year to be observed as a REMEMBRANCE DAY – a day to remember our history, to review our successes and failures, to remember those who have died fighting for the Igbo cause and also think of our future,” the statement concluded.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SUBSCRIPTION FOR SHARES INTO ADF AKURUO ULO COOPERATIVE MOVEMENT (ACM) PROJECT
Following the inauguration of the ADF-AKURUO ULO FARMERS MULTI-PURPOSE COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED Management Board, we announce the availability of shares into the Agro- projects and allied businesses of Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF).
The objective of these endeavor is the attainment of Food Security, Youth Empowerment and Farm Security in Igbo land. The agro-allied farm projects are being established in several parts of Alaigbo. We hereby invite interested members and compatriots to subscribe for shares. The Akuruo Ulo Cooperative Movement has commenced full business. Contact us directly.
Our office is located at No.38B Umuezebi Street, Upper Chime, New Haven- Enugu, Enugu State.
See WhatsApp numbers below:
Hon. Abia Onyike
Chairman, ACM Management Board.
Dr. Chiemeka Chukwu
Dir. of Projects/member, ACM Management Board.
Contact the Secretariat:
Polycarp Chibuike: 07059600570,
A milestone has been reached in the Igbo movement by the merger of the “Igbo Women Assembly” and the “Onye Mara Nwanneya” based in Lagos, in a meeting held at the Secretariat of the Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) Enugu.
The Onyemara Maranwanneya team came all the way from Lagos to Enugu to mark this historic event. The meeting was a huge success, and the following were among the resolutions reached-
i. That the two organizations have agreed to work as one organization under the name “Igbo Women Assembly (IWA)”.
ii. That “Onyemara nwanne ya” will be the slogan of the merger.
iii. That the merger (Igbo Women Assembly) will register as an Affiliate of Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) and will work with ADF in the struggle for a revitalized Igbo nation.
iii. Mrs. Maria Okwor was nominated as the National President, while Mrs. Nneka Chimezie was nominated as the National Coordinator of IWA.
The attendance of the meeting includes representatives from both Igbo Women Assembly and members of Onye mara nwanne ya. Among the witnesses were Prof Uzodinma Nwala – President Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) and Architect Eric Eyutche – Vice-Chairman ADF Enugu chapter.
Hon Mrs. Maria Okwo
Mrs. Nneka Chimezie
Prof Uzodinma Nwala
January 19, 2021.