By Sam Uche Okoro
Fact #1: IPOB have no SINGLE warfare weapon, so, the dysfunctional Nigeria military will easily swat them aside, however,
Fact #2: IPOB is fighting an ideological war, and this is where the problem lies. Ideologies don’t get killed by military tanks, especially, ideological battles against injustice. Already, the Yorubas are tuned up for the same ideological conflict with the hegemonists.
Fact #3: Buhari is the last of the mohicans. The feared civil war era generals, who are allowed to abuse democratic tenets are all aged and will never rule again.
Fact #4: Buhari abrasive handling of a legitimate quest for referendum or holistic restructure, is a frontal loading of problem for his successor, who will certainly be a peaceful modern leader.
Therefore, victory should not be declared yet in this tussle, because, the real problem lie ahead. Buharis crushing of IPOB today is against the global run of events for contemporary secessionists.
IPOB demand for referendum should rather be assessed on the basis of how a true democratic leader like Jonathan or atiku or succession of younger non militarised Nigerian presidents will handle it. That is where the focus should be. IPOB and their likes across the world call the shot, and governments are at their mercy-figure it.
Nigeria and Nigerians must learn that there is no short cut/mago mago to quenching an ideological struggle for emancipation from glaring injustice.
The scores are: Buhari wins for the next 14 months of his regime. IPOB will strut their stuff after may 2019.
So, if I were IPOB, I will just chill into the background and strategise to take the battle to the incoming more law abiding leader.