The ADF Council Meeting was summoned to review the ongoing programs of the Foundation as well as the Security challenges facing Alaigbo and their larger Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The ADF Council expresses her deep appreciation of the leadership performance of her leaders, especially those who have stood firmly and made enough sacrifices in order to uphold and pursue the fulfillment of the Mission of ADF.
The Council notes with satisfaction the inspiring progress and the bold, fearless initiatives and activities embarked upon with little, indeed very meager material resources. Among these is the successful Relocation of the ADF Secretariat from Abuja to Enugu the Capital of Alaigbo. The Council described this as indeed a great milestone in the history of ADF.
The Council reviewed the progress made in the detailed report on the Akuruo Ulo (Invest-At-Home) Movement and also noted with deep satisfaction the progress made so far within a the short period of her existence in inspiring and working with Igbo business men to revive the vibrancy of the economic life of the region as it was in the days of Zik and Okpara era.
The series of grave acts of frustration of Igbo business initiatives as well as the measures which are systematically being applied by authorities of the Federal Government to destroy the foundations of the economic life of the region.
The Council maintains her position that the resultant alarming rate of poverty and hunger in the region can be effectively tackled if Ndigbo refocus their entrepreneurial spirit and drive towards developing Alaigbo. Besides, the Council, noted that over 400% or Igbo investment is in other parts of Nigeria. And incidentally, such investments have remained very vulnerable as a result of hostility from the Federal and other local agents,
The desperate bid of the Fulani forces to overrun and take over the entire territory of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is at the heart of the current grave insecurity crises in all parts of the Federation, particularly in Alaigbo.
It is in the light of the above that the ADF Council notes with immense sense of fulfillment the latest phase of the Akuruo Ulo Movement which focuses on Food Security. Youth empowerment and land security in Alaigbo. The Council therefore calls on Ndigbo to embrace the Akuruo Ulo Cooperative Movement (ACM) as a necessary step in ensuring that Alaigbo becomes a Self-Reliant as well as a Secure Nation.
The Council therefore calls in Igbo Youths to remain self-confident on the future of the Igbo nation, to remain patriotic to the Igbo Cause, but to avoid all forms of anarchism which may endanger the future of Alaigbo,
On the SIT-AT-HOME declared by the organization of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB)
On the Sit-At-Home declared by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, we wish to state for the attention of our Fellow compatriots, that ADF has always supported the principle of Sit-At-Home for the entire Igbo nation. However, this is for MAY 30TH every Year in remembrance of the Biafra War of 1967-70. But for ADF, that is only to observe it as a day of deep and sober reflection over the most tragic and darkest period in our history, namely, the 1967-70 Biafra war. That war, as we know, unleashed an unimaginable holocaust upon our people which led to the death of over 3 million men, women and children as well as caused vast destruction of our economy and social infrastructure.
The essence of such historical reflection is to enable our people to draw the necessary lessons from that experience to enable us be stronger in meeting similar challenges, such as the present one, without making the mistakes of the previous war.
Therefore, such a historical moment should not be trivialized.
If the IPOB leadership had urged their members to observe that day and appealed to other Igbo citizens to join them, that would have made a lot of sense. The way they are doing it may lead to loss of credibility among our people.
Having said all these, ADF continues to condemn the trial of Nnadi Kalu because it is selective justice, when the Myetti Allah and Boko Haram are waging war of genocide against our people and all the indigenous peoples in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, while the Federal Government is simply pampering them and integrating them in the Federal armed forces.
Finally, ADF calls on the various segments of our nation to remain focused and united, and what is more, we must co-operate with all other nationalities struggling to defeat the Conquest Agenda of the Fulani. Ndigbo should stop the simmering state of Anarchy in Alaigbo that could leave us easy prey in the hands of the enemy.
PROF T. UZODINMA NWALA BISHOP UDEZUE ONUBOGU
ADF PRESIDENT CHAIRMAN, ADF BOT
HON ABIA ONYIKE
CHAIRMAN, ADF BUREAU OF PUBLICITY
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.
An emergency meeting of the Council of the Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) was convened via Zoom today January 12, 2021 to discuss, among other things, reports of the recent Election of a new Executive of Ohanaeze Ndigbo held at Owerri Imo State on January 10, 2021.
The Council received a report of the ADF Working Committee on the critical developments before and during the purported Election held at Owerri, Imo State, and decided as follows-
To reject, in its entirety, the outcome of the Elections and refuse to recognize anyone elected in and through the purported Owerri Ohanaeze Election.
The Council states unequivocally that it did not authorize anyone to participate in the conduct of the Owerri election. If anyone associated with the ADF did participate in the conduct of the election, he did so on his own personal accord or as a representative of another organization.
The grounds of the rejection of the Ohanaeze election are based on the following –
- The entire preparations and conduct of the election breached the Constitution of Ohanaeze.
- They exhibited arrogant impunity and inordinate desire to foist a pre-determined list of officers and leaders of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
- Reports from the field of the election confirmed the corrupt nature of the elections involving bribery and brazen manipulation of the outcome.
- In addition, the venue of the election was flooded with the intimidating presence of Federal Security forces including soldiers and police.
- Reports from various Igbo Communities both at home and in the Diaspora since January 10, show that majority of Ndigbo are in a virtual state of morning over this latest arrogant show to the entire world that the Igbo nation is indeed a conquered territory.
The ADF Council congratulates all those individuals and groups that have condemned the Owerri show of shame in the name of Ohanaeze Elections. In particular, the ADF Council expresses appreciation for the bold stand of a group of several members of Ime Obi Ohanaeze, the Global Igbo Leaders, the World Igbo Congress (WIC), the Igbo World Assembly (IWA), the Igbo Women Assembly (IWA), Igbo Leaders of Thought (ILT), the leadership of Nzuko Umunna, several leaders of the Anioma and Rivers Communities. etc.
The ADF calls on the Igbo Nation not to allow the unfortunate incidents surrounding the botched Ohanaeze Election to dampen their spirit of resistance against the present siege on Igboland and the entire Igbo nation.
We further call on Igbo women to rekindle their spirit of resistance in like manner that helped to destroy the fabric of the colonial apparatus.
In the same way we urge our community leaders to ensure the emergence of Town Unions as truly instruments of development and avoid being seen as a bode of opportunists always leaking the booth of self-serving politicians.
Dear Compatriots, it is obvious that what happened in Owerri on January 10th, 2021, in the name of Ohanaeze Election is the final death nail on the coffin of Ohanaeze under the regime of Chief Nnia Nwodo. In other words what has been handed over to Prof George Obiozor is just a carcass in the guise of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
If they persist on sustaining this dead Ohanaeze as Igbo Socio-cultural Organisation, then ADF shall before the end of January 2021 and in conjunction with other patriotic Igbo organizations and leaders of Ndigbo proceed to search for and put in place an alternative Pan-Igbo Socio-Cultural organization that will stand for and protect the interest of Ndigbo and the entire Igbo Nation.
PROF. UZODINMA NWALA PROF ELOCHUKWU AMUCHEAZI
ADF President ADF Vice President
BISHOP OBI UDEZUE ONUBOGU HON ABIA ONYIKE
Chairman ADF BoT Chairman, ADF Publicity Bureau
My views on the Era of Chief John Nnia Nwodo Jr as President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo
“Any discerning person who is a keen participant in the Igbo Affairs and who followed the election, performance, politics and eloquence of Chief John Nnia Nwodo Jr. will attest that he is a true son of late Chief John Nwodo Sr.
After congratulating him following his election, I urged him to summon a meeting of the Ime Obi so that we set Agenda for his Executive, he said to me
“Prof that body is full of agents. I shall sanitize it before I summon it”
Incidentally that was the main organ of Ohanaeze that elected him. And throughout his three or four-year period as President General of Ohanaeze, he barely summoned a meeting of Ime Obi Ohanaeze.
In his undiplomatic altercations with IPOB, he told the world on the floor of the Anambra House of Assembly that he would sabotage any war of Igbo liberation.
The world knows about who and who were the first to congratulate Chief Nwodo after his election; an election that was heralded by the majestic visit of the Sultan of Sokoto to Enugu state.
He has fought every pan-Igbo organization. He looks in the direction of the Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) when ever his regime is in trouble suffering from lack of funds or legitimacy. Once we bail him out he continues his blackmail of ADF.
He told Ndigbo that has over 20 policemen and security personnel guarding his house in Ukehe. He did not say how many he has in his Enugu Residence or who pays for their upkeep.
The era of Chief John Nnia Nwodo Jr as President of Ohanaeze is a Subject for research on how to convert the socio-Cultural soul of a Nation into an instrument of its self-liquidation!
Under his regime Ohanaeze Ndigbo has split into several factions. Chief John Nnia Nwodo’s soul-mates in the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo are the OJI AKPA ELI OZUs in ALAIGBO.
Chief John Nnia Nwodo’s era as the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has decreed a tragic NUNC DIMITIES for Ohaneze Ndigbo.
I firmly believe that from the ashes of Chief John Nnia Nwodo’s regime as PG of Ohaneze Ndigbo shall rise a solid pan-Igbo socio-cultural Organization that shall continue to serve as a dynamic moral force in the Igbo struggle.
RESOLUTION OF ADF WORKING COMMITTEE ON THE ON-GOING
2021 ELECTION INTO THE OHANAEZE NDIGBO EXECUTIVE.
1. An Emergency meeting of the Working Committee of the Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) was convened via zoom today, January 8. 2021 to discuss the report on the critical developments over the 2021 Ohanaeze Ndigbo Elections.
2. The Working Committee was briefed on
i. the contending issues that appear to pre-determine the outcome of the proposed election and to render the outcome of the election null and void.
ii. the background to the series of calls by various groups of Igbo leadership platforms urging the out-going Ohanaeze President, Chief Nnia Nwodo and his Executive to avoid any attempt to foist on the Igbo Nation, any leadership that is not of the making of Ndigbo or that would serve the interest of outside forces rather the interest of Ndigbo.
iii. the state of unpreparedness of the Ohanaeze leadership to conduct a free and fair election.
iiii. attempts by the governors of the South-East to hijack Ohanaeze Ndigbo and convert it into their political machinery. Furthermore.
v. it is suspected that the interest of the Federal Government, as well as the interests of other regions, are behind the attempts to manipulate the 2021 Ohanaeze election.
3. The ADF Working Committee noted, in particular, the views canvassed through several letters that have been addressed to Chief Nnia Nwodo and his Executive by the,
i. Global Igbo Leaders comprising key pan-Igbo organizations including the Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), World Igbo Congress (WIC), Igbo World Assembly (IWA), Nzuko Umunna, Aka Ikenga, etc. and the
ii. Concerned Ime Obi Members comprising eminent Igbo leaders from the seven Igbo-Speaking States of Nigeria, etc.
4. The ADF Working Committee, in her deliberations, took note of the several irregularities that have already manifested in the manipulative process of the conduct of the so-called 2021 Ohanaeze elections; in particular –
i. As of the 6th of January there are no official guidelines, no list of accredited voters, no list of venues for the elections, no list of qualified contestants, etc.
ii. There is yet no reaction to the several objections to the modalities being put in place for the election as well as the obvious omissions in organizing a credible Ohanaeze election.
5. In the light of the foregoing, the ADF Working Committee has resolved to endorse the positions of the –
i. Global Igbo Leaders comprising key pan-Igbo organizations including the Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), World Igbo Congress (WIC), Igbo World Assembly (IWA), Nzuko Umunna, Aka Ikenga, etc. and
ii. Concerned Ime Obi Members comprising eminent Igbo leaders from the seven Igbo-Speaking States of Nigeria, etc. And therefore,
iii. Failure to respect these popular views of Igbo leaders, ADF Working Committee enjoins all Igbo patriots to reject the outcome of any election that does not represent and respect the popular views of the leadership and people of Alaigbo.
6. Finally. Should the latter be the case, the ADF Working Committee is to summon an Emergency Meeting of the ADF Council so that it can direct the ADF next line of action which we shall canvass and get the endorsement of other concerned Igbo leaders and stakeholders on the way forward to ensure an authentic socio-cultural leadership platform that represents and works for the interest of the Igbo Nation.
PROF UZODINMA NWALA
PROF ELOCHUKWU AMUCHEAZI
ADF VICE PRESIDENT
HIS LORDSHIP OBI UDEZUE ONUBOGU
Chairman ADF BOT
HON ABIA ONYIKE
CHAIRMAN, ADF PUBLICITY BUREAU