Abia Born entertainment guru and CEO KeduTV and 2flame Entertainment Amb. Lucky Igbokwe has urged Youths across Igboland to have a rethink and resist the temptation of being instrumental to the destruction of Ala Igbo.
This treatise is contained in an emotional message released by the United Nations Mayor of Peace and made available to newsmen.
Read full text of the message :
My fellow Abia youth..
Greatest Abia youth. The first among equals. I bring you good tidings of peace.
Tidings to make us pause and ponder, over our current situation and where it’ll lead us to in the future.
Today, I ask my fellow youth, who is going to benefit from the destruction of institutions that are established to secure our people?
Five decades after the civil war ended when our parents had managed to make a meaningful progress from the ruins of the war, the little infrastructure we have, we are destroying.
The peace we are known for, has become a scarce commodity..
The bloodshed we have wiped off our minds has resumed flow on our soil?
Our aged are in panic, our children are confused and in fear.
I ask again to what end are we bent on destroying our land?
The issues of marginalization and nepotism are well established against the Igbo in today’s Nigeria.
However, our victory must not come in us turning against our collective future.. our victory will come through consistent and very difficult negotiations and renegotiations that must take place.
The memories of forebears will not and must not be revisited through violence..
With one voice we demand our equity but be rest assured that we cannot achieve the equity we want by wielding AK 47s on our streets.
Biko, umunne m na umunna m, endeavour to sheath your sword.
Let’s resolve to tow the path of peaceful negotiations, protect our land and heritage. Restore peace in our land.
What we are seeing on the streets of Abia today cannot be a sustainable path to equity and justice.
Say NO to violence!
SHEATH YOU SWORD, MY GREAT ABIA YOUTH..
Mayor Lucky Igbokwe
Mayor of Peace