This write-up was called from the Facebook wall of the writer. The writer bore his mind on the acceptance of ambassadorial appointment by the wife of Late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu in less than 1 year after Ojukwu's death. Read through the write up and share your opinion.
It is only in Ibo/Igbo Land that the Widow of her Hero Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu will opt for an Ambassadorial posting within her mourning period. It is not yet one year since Ojukwu's death and burial; yet the Ibo intelligentsia and cultural groups will not defend the integrity of her Hero by asking his widow to dignify the memory of her late husband and Ibo/Igbo Icon by at least mourning him for a year. Again need I ask which Nigerian tribe has allowed the Widow of any of her Heroes to accept a Government appointment where she will be at the mercy of the appointing authority.
Why cant Bianca Onoh like Asabe Yar'Adua, Shehu Yar'Adua's widow, like Ramat Murtala Mohammed's widow, like Zik's widow, like Awo's widow, and other widows of Nigerian greats old and young not run an NGO to sustain the legacies of her departed husband and inspire youths to greatness rather than accept a foreign posting OR was the Ojukwu phenomenon a ruse after all?
If not, why will the Ibos / Igbos allow her widow to accept an Ambassadorial posting less than 7months after his death and burial?
Or cant the South East Governors fund her NGO should she set up one?
Just wondering why our values as Ibos / Igbos are so terribly denominated on the precariously banal scale of Naira and Kobo.
May GOD help us
- Dr. Chris Chukwudumebi Nwaokobia Jnr
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