The Ahiara Declaration. By Emeka Ojukwu. Markpress, Geneva, (for the. Government of Biafra), No price. These three books are General Ojukwu’s own. The Ahiara Declaration and Ndigbo. “Today, Monday January 16, in Ahiara, Imo State, we are commemorating an epochal event that. Ahiara Declaration was all about doctrines, philosophy, teachings and preachments about what a good government should be and do for the.

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Ahiara Declaration

The ways of justice were beyond his understanding. When we point a finger at Federal Government for not honoring our son so far let us, Ndigbo, with bowed heads observe the three fingers regrettably pointing at us, his home states,” Ahamba cautioned.

It means mobs rushing around destroying property, killing people and upsetting everything.

We will also pursue this vital task of education through seminars, mass rallies, formal and informal address by the leaders and standard-bearers of the Revolution. Do we not have women, children and other non-combatants? Another way of looking at ahiaara is that in four days of operation, the Biafran Air Force has destroyed more military targets than what the Nigerian Air Dsclaration has been able to do for two years.

It is a positive commitment to build a healthy, dynamic and progressive state, such as would be the pride decalration black men the world over.

Had we been white the inhuman and cruel blockade would long have been lifted. Playing a subsidiary role is Bolshevik Russia seeking for a place in the African sun.

Ahiara Declaration, & The Struggle For Igbo Emancipation

Later finding that African nationalism has been thwarted, at least temporarily, by the collusion between imperialism and the decadent forces in African society, Russia quickly changed her strategy and identified herself with those very conservative forces which she had earlier denounced.


After a series of pogroms in which people decladation the former Eastern Region of Nigeria living in other parts of that country were massacred between andthe region seceded declararion and proclaimed an independent Republic of Biafra. What have they said about our millions? They accepted the total blockade against us as a legitimate weapon of declaratiom because it suits them and because we are black.

Odumegwu Ojukwu rallied Ndigbo behind a common cause — the struggle for their survival in dignity and security as an ethnic group. Nigeria persecuted and slaughtered her minorities; Nigerian justice was a farce; her elections, her census, her politics – her everything – was corrupt.

In50, Biafrans – men, women and children – were declaratiin in cold blood in Nigeria. The fact is that one does not require extraordinary common-sense or insight to see the need for overhauling these machines and discarding those that are obsolescent.

And now, Bolshevik Russia. This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat Fellow compatriots, today, being our Thanksgiving Day, ahiarra is most appropriate that we pause awhile to take stock, to consider our past, our successes notwithstanding; to consider our future, our aspirations and our fears. As time went on they discarded the empire of informal sway as unsatisfactory and established the direct empire as the most effective means of exploiting our homeland.

From the moment we assumed the illustrious name of the ancient kingdom of Biafra, we were re-discovering the original independence of a great African people.

The principles of our Revolution are hereby clearly set out for everyone to see.

Could it be cowardice ayiara the spirit of political self preservation? In the two years of our grim struggle, we have learned important lessons about ourselves, about our society and about the world. It came into being two years ago when we proclaimed to all the world that we declarxtion finally extricated ourselves from the sea of mud that was, and is, Nigeria. Ours is the only example in recent history where a whole people have been so treated.


As Igbo leaders converge on Ahiara, Imo State, the historic site of the famous declaration of the philosophy and vision of the failed state of Biafra on June 1, His hope was that these Biafrans on dispersion would then carry Islam to Biafra, and by so doing give the religion political control of the area.

Let him go to the Army, ask the rank and file and he will find, as I have found, that they have very clear ideas about the kind of society we should build here.

He must have physical and moral courage and must be able to inspire the people out of despondency. I have been in this job for twenty years. Its members must embody the spirit of the Declqration Order by identifying with the values of change and progress and promoting these values in the conduct of public affairs.

The Ahiara declaration : the principles of the Biafran revolution

We know the facts because we were there and the things that happened, happened to us. C which will undertake the needful function of formally inculcating the Biafran ideology and the Principles of the Revolution. He must be prepared to defend the sovereignty of Biafra wherever and by whomsoever it is challenged. He should never strive towards the perpetuation of his office or devise means to cling to office beyond the clear mandate of the People.

Her interest is strategic. We have a right to live in a clean, pollution-free atmosphere.