Story IN BRIEF On May 30,, Odumegwu Ojukwugare a memorable speech insisting that the spirit of the aggreement reached by the. (i) A military committee comprising representatives of the regions should meet to take statistics of arms and ammunition in the country. That takes one back to the Aburi Accord in which Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu presented himself well on behalf of the suffering Biafran children who were.

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This is borne out by the draft Decree which he produced after Aburi.

On the first day of his seizure of power he had pleaded for co-operation from the East Military Government, and had promised to retain power only temporarily in order to normalise the extraordinary conditions created by himself and his fellow Northerners, military and civilian. In strict compliance with this advice, however, Lt. As they had made clear in the months before, that set accorc people did not want a position that conceded much power to the Accprd or any other regions.

According to the official records of the meeting, it was agreed that all decrees passed since January 5,should be repealed, which would have removed the Unitary system of government that Aguiyi-Ironsi established. Akenzuawho would ascend the throne of Benin as Oba Erediauwa 1. No peaceful solution and dialogue of a sovereign national conference has any chance unless every child in the country and Diaspora, every adult, every analyst in every news media and political forums knows and concurs that Aburi had no parallel on the way out for the country.

It is home to a acccord garden that is years old. Just then his mother rushed out, saw her dead son and fell on him, wailing piteously. So also most of the difficulties preventing the return to normal conditions in the country have stemmed from Lt. Early in Septemberarmed soldiers of Northern origin from Ibadan raided Benin Prison and removed soldiers who had been detained as a result of their alleged involvement in the attempted coup of 15 January.


Aburi Accord – Wikipedia

By the time it rose it had reached a measure of agreement on a number of issues. When will change come to this land?

He fought not only for his own people, but for a true federation founded on anuri, fair play, equity and rectitude. It was further agreed by the Supreme Military Council that a Military Committee comprising representatives of the Regions should meet within two weeks from the date of receiving instructions to prepare statistics which would show:.

Enahoro and his cohorts cannot be trusted. Email required Address never made public. Ejiofor Chimaobi Chukwueke August 28, at 8: Our failure to learn from the past is why we’re heading towards another Civil War Even with Gowon in power, the Federal Government proved unable to quell the pogroms.

In accordance with this advice, however, Lt. The failure of Lt.

Gowon, true to his well-known characteristic of ignoring solemn agreements, made a volte-face at his press conference. With hardly any parallel for one to draw between the two books, one wonders if the same man authored both books. Gowon, the East Military Government considers that the time has come when it must take a final stand against a regime which cannot abide by agreements voluntarily arrived at. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Nonetheless, it is not our intention adcord be slaughtered in our beds.

They were also fraught with tragic consequences for the country. I believe it is only the truth that can set us free acknowledging nothing justified the pogrom and nothing by the same token justifies extermination of ethnic minorities and or ethnic cleansing.

Aburi Accord

I can think of nothing more slanderous. In retrospect and in the eyes of the other governors, especially Ojukwu, it raised questions about whether his concessions were genuine, or the meeting was simply a ploy to bring the regions to the negotiating table as part of “due process”, to explore the option of dialogue, especially since most of the recommendations and agreements were never implemented.


As they returned a potentially explosive situation arose in the East and in consequence the Government of Eastern Nigeria was obliged to ask non-Easterners residing in the East to leave to the Region in the interest of their own safety.

The Permanent Secretaries have here revealed that the origin of Lt. They meant well to a collective national state regardless of the varied ethnicities.

Throw Back Thursday: The Accord in Aburi That Didn’t Stand • Connect Nigeria

You are commenting using your Facebook account. This is not the time to stand on ceremony, or to go through channels or to observe the diplomatic niceties. Previous Post Take a bow, Amodu. In the book, Nwankwo was the idealist who lamented the failed Biafran revolution and the unsuccessful liberation war.

Butindependence and the distribution of power along regional lines created a fertile ground for age-long resentment to fester. The palpability of the tensions that necessitated the meeting at Aburi had even determined its location.

Indeed, the different nations that came together to make Nigeria were better off on their own before the uniting took place. Unfortunately, he did not see the Nigeria of his dreams. After two days of deliberations that were jovial in spurts and heated at times, the Supreme Military Council found a middle ground on most of acdord agenda. There was complete anarchy in the land.