22nd February, 2012
Dikedioranma Ndigbo goes home leaving behind Nigeria sharply divided the way he saw it in 1966. Dead bodies of kids, pregnant women and breadwinners he received as gifts in 1966 are still being sent to us to bury with Ikemba’s body 46 years after. Now is Ikemba a hero or a villain? I leave you to answer this question.
Please tell it to the East, West, North and South that the tallest Iroko Tree in the forest of Igboland, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu goes home in the next couple of days, and the birds have no where to perch again. It is as if night has set in by 12 noon for Ndigbo in Nigeria. It is as if parts of 40 million Ndigbo in Nigeria and in diaspora have gone with the passage of Ikemba. To Ndigbo it is as if nothing else matters again in Nigeria. The loss is monumental, colossal, irreplaceable and irreparable. Igboland mourns this sage, colossus, icon, warrior, fighter, orator, commander, facilitator, defender, mobilizer, and father.
He was the Ogbataonuo Ndigbo, Ikemba Nnewi, Dikedioramma Ndigbo, Ezeigbo Gburugburu, Ochiagha Ndigbo,Agu , Odum Ndigbo, Okeeobulu-uzo, Agbawodikeizu, Onuo-onaa, Amuma na egbeigwe, Ijere, Otaka-agu Nnewi,Okemmiri Ndigbo, Ikenga Ngwoo, Udo eji akpu Agu, Odenigbo Ndigbo, Aha eji aga mba, Okputolokpu Ndigbo, Ochendo Ndigbo, Ebili mmiri, Dimgba Ndigbo, Aka na agbaji igwe, Ogalanya Ngada, Igwurube Okeotu, Anya Ndigbo ji ahu uzo, Okwulu oha Ndigbo, Ogene NDIGBO, Okwute Ndigbo, Utu nagba igwe, Kpakpando Ndigbo,Omekannaya, Omenyili Ndigbo, Ezeafulukwee Ndigbo, AGBAWODIKEIZU, DIKENAGHA Ndigbo, DIKENAMMUTA Ndigbo, Ogbu Agu Ndigbo, Ogbuefi Ndigbo, Mgbada gba onaa, Mgbadike, Ozuo omee Ndigbo, Mgbada gbachili uzo, Enenia nwite ogbonuo oku, Asikaebili ebili, Ife Ndigbo, Meekaodimma Ndigbo, Ozi uzo NDIGBO, Nwoketeghete, Afunze ebie okwu Ndigbo, Igwe Ndigbo, Mgbologwu Ndigbo, Obi Ndigbo, ONYENDU Ndigbo, Omenife Ndigbo, Ugwumba, Nwannedinamba, Omenuko Ndigbo, Anyanwu Ndigbo, Oko-okpa Ndigbo.
Mba-Amaonyeukwu, Enyika-Atu Nnewi,Nkenke Nachu Igwe Enyi Oso, Odezurigbo, Ogbamgbada, Nwokebielu Ibeya,Nwakanwa, Nwachinemelu Ndigbo, Ebubedike Ndigbo, Oputaobie Nnewi, Agbalanze, Omeifeukwu, Nwakaibeya,Ochiliozuo, Omengbeoji,Odinanwa Ndigbo, Ikeora Ndigbo, Enyikwuna-Azu Ndigbo, Ezedioranma Umeohimili, Ezeifeneti Ndigbo, Babannukwu,Papa Anata Oyoyo, Ogbatulu Enyi Ndigbo, Umeononigbo Ekwu, Ozuoha, Umeagha-Ukwu,, Nwadioranma,Ukpaka Ndigbo,Omoba,Ikoro Ndigbo, Ebubeagu,Mgbadike, Enyiagbaoso, Mba-Anabaluagu ,Ozurigbo, Obodoukwu, Obigbo Ndigbo, Apunanwu Ndigbo, Nwadiebube, Onwadiebube Nnewi, Okwuoto Ekene-Eze, Ikedinobi Ndigbo,Odaa Opuo Ndigbi, Aguiyi Ndigbo, Okwuluokaa, Onyeukwu Ndigbo, Ichinyelugo, Ajie Ndigbo,Onowu Ndigbo,Mkpume Ndigbo, Osighelu Mkpume Ogbuefi Akataka Ndigbo, Oyoyo Nwa Ndigbode Ndigbo, Ozokwamkpo, Agabantuebi Ofuluogujunni, Ezeamanaoyaechi, Ogbuzulu-Ubochi, Ukpaka Gbagbulu Enyi, Akaezuorji, Ugodinaobi Ndigbo, Akaezunwammadu, Onyechimelueze, Ugochinyere Eze, Ogwudile Ndigbo, Osisikankwu Akaekpuchionwa Ndigbo, Onwa Ndigbo. Nnukwu Ife melu Ndigbo. Mma si ebe osi aghonko gbajie. Chei! The last man standing!! Jee nke oma!!!
•Igbokwe wrote in from Lagos