Veteran Nollywood actor, Nkem Owoh popularly known as Osuofia, has weighed in on the agitations of the Igbos, saying if Nigeria can reorganize itself and live in justice and equity, giving the Igbos their rights, then why wouldn’t the Igbos give it a try, but since their actions towards them tribe isn’t ‘accomodating’ then we say staying on our own is best for the long term.
The 59-year-old Enugu born spoke in plain Igbo, but here’s the translation in English below:
“If Nigeria wants to reorganize itself and live in justice and equity, why not give it a try, but if our people have checked everything, right from the end of the war, to the 3 Rs which I did not see any till this now, and then we say staying on our own is best for the long term, we all have to come together and support it”.
“Nnamdi Kanu and his group has been peaceful so far, but it pains me so much when I read and watch videos of how police and soldiers attack our young ones, it broke my heart”.
“To all our people in high political places, whether APC or PDP or any party you are in, you see the yearnings and agitations of our people and you shout “No No No”, because you want to better your own lot, your family and grand children, be wise, there is nowhere food is cooked and kept ready for you, if you want to use your people and do politics, let me say this to you, what is coming, you will feel like you are immune to it, but you will be the first one to be cut out and reduced to nothing”.