AGULU GBULU ENYI NMA KWEZUO NU !!!
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE IF YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I MEAN ,
We don`t think there’s any difference between the Colonial system of rule and the present Government system of governance especially in Anambra State under Gov Obiano …
Let me take us back to the Colonial rule,.. Through the 1916 Ordinance, they created and imposed warrant chiefs on the Igbo people. The warrant chiefs were offhand chosen by the colonialists. They became the channel of communication between the colonialists and the colonized. They were used in tax collection and settlement of disputes in colonial courts. The conflict and social disapproval surrounding their appointment and roles were some of the factors that led to the Aba Women’s Riot of 1929 .The women objected to an envisaged taxation of women by the colonial masters through the warrant chiefs . The rest na story for another day..
More importantly, I can`t take you back to the colonial rule without telling you about the fall of oku-ekwe the information minister of AGULU.
It is on record that Agulu fell under the knees of the British in 1905/06, after they gunned down the oku-ekwe the information minister and stopped the inflow of information to Agulu warriors. Thenceforth, the British under the administration of Sir Walter Egerton introduced catalytic changes, some of which destroyed the existing social order. They undermined and ultimately destroyed the existing institutions for justice dispensation and administration. The powers of democratic institutions of governance, which the people were used to were whittled down and/or replaced with the chiefs. Yet some of the chiefs were not the choice of the people, neither were they their acknowledged representatives. Those that resisted the new order among them and were not subservient to the colonial masters were banished to unknown destinations. NOW YOU CAN SPOT THE DIFFERENCE IF YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I MEAN,
I know Agulu to be full of intelligent people and without further explanation of what I’m trying to say or what the message conveying, a very brief warning or explanation is enough for an intelligent person. Agulu gbuluenyi na mma, be warned for those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it. You have to expose who you are so that you can determine what you need to become and that’s my own little philosophy..
HE. Amb. Dr. Justin Okechukwu Kingland (DRM) UN-Change Ambassador for Peace and Humanity