In a recent interview with Ugwumba TV, the comic actor who is highly respected by colleagues and fans in the entertainment industry opined that Nnamdi Kanu and his group (the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB) have so far been peaceful in their agitations. peaking in Igbo language, Osuofia said:
Speaking in Igbo language, Osuofia said the only way Igbos will be happy to stay in Nigeria was if the country can live in justice and equity, and their rights given to them.
“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 grandchildren, 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.”
Nkem Owoh is obviously not the only actor with an opinion about Biafra. Recently, Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu and Nigeria-born Cameroonian singer, Reprudencia Sonkey, (popularly known as Dencia) were engaged in a war of words over the Biafra agitation.
On her Instagram page, Dencia had called on those agitating for Biafra to do whatever they wanted without noise. In her words:
“Igbos want to be Biafrans and have their own President, etc NW and SW Cameroon want to separate and fr French Cameroon. Please, who do they want permissions from? Just cut yourself off and keep pushing. You new president will do you dirty soon.”
But the controversial and opinionated actor seemed to take the statement personally and in response, warned Dencia to stop interfering with anything that concerned the Igbos. He wrote:
“You talk like a clown… Who are you to advise Igbo’s and Biafra? The last time I checked we feed your country.
“Stop interfering with anything that concerns the Igbo race, how dare you say “our new President will still do us dirty”, are you God?
“Who are you to make such statement against Igbo’s? Respect yourself, and save your advice for your own nation, they need it more.
“Show some respect to the Igbo race, we are not one of your bleaching creams.. #repost #share#nollywood #follow #blog #cameroon.”