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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Abkri respect to appointments to certain posts in the Federal Public Service, the Permanent Secretaries commented as follows: Thereafter the Military leaders were to meet and decide on the leadership.

We should stay together amid chaos. Death in small doses.

Regardless, the Gowon-led vandals never took its foreign backed advantage into anything resembling military effectiveness. Gist When Gowon, Ojukwu and the rest of the Supreme Military Council gathered at Aburi, they were trying to avoid what seemed to be the only possible outcome – war.

Lastly, the draft Decree proceeds to restore sections 70, 71 and 86 of the old Constitution, which had been suspended, without also restoring the safeguards provided in that Constitution. There were no flowery emotions at the meeting.

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

But the Aburi meeting clearly decided that the legislative and executive authority of the Federal Military Government should devolve on the Supreme Military Council to which any matter affecting the whole country should be referred for determination.

The regions were also allowed to have area commands for internal security. Aburi was well organized with a genuine mandate to resolve what had been seen as tearing the country apart.

Federal Government was perfidious and duplicitous on Aburi.

How a meeting in Ghana changed Nigeria forever

Adekunle in his own words: The East has accordingly co-operated with the rest afcord the country in efforts to find a realistic solution. Ironically, Mohammed who took his Igbo blood stained hands to his grave, was canonized by his sluggish crony and murderous Igbo-hater, Obasanjo, who succeeded him and worked hard to maintain the pace of anti-Igbo bigotry and hatred. There are strident calls for the convocation of a sovereign national conference.


The Military Government of Eastern Nigeria found it impossible to recognize this seizure of power; nevertheless it was prepared to co-operate with Lt. Skip to content i A military committee comprising representatives of the regions should meet to take statistics of arms and ammunition in the country.

It seems that one cacord way to avoid such conflict or friction would be by making new provisions whereby the Supreme Military Council will have power to make laws on matters on the Concurrent Legislative List in respect of Lagos only whilst the Military Governors will have acccord to make laws by Edict on those matters in respect of their Regions. On that point, the Aburi Accord made progress until the civil-military dysfunction acord Awolowo-Enahoro-Gowon-led vandals—along with the obvious bloodsucking Hausa-Fulanis—decided it was irrelevant, yearning for the destruction of the Igbo Nation and the Children of Biafra.

Again, instead of emphasizing that the Supreme Military Council, in recognition of the fact that no single government in the Federation has its writ running throughout the country, has introduced the element of Regional consent into the process of reaching its decisions, Lt. There will be no compromise.

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

I am still wondering why the pogrom took place. It ignores the existence of a specifically Igbo hatred, shared in varying degrees by Yoruba and Hausa-Fulanis.

Gowon, accordingly by-passes or ignores all the major decisions taken at Aburi. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

We shoot at everything that moves and when our troops march into the center of Ibo territory, we shoot at everything aburo at things that do not move. Consultations with the British and American ambassadors changed their minds. It all ended in futility.


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Gowon in his press conference defers to the recommendations of the Permanent Secretaries on this head. This is not the time to stand on ceremony, or to go through channels or to observe the diplomatic niceties.

Fellow countrymen and women, on Aburi We Stand. The East must be relegated to obscure embassies abroad where they will- be ineffective and unheard. 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.

In DecemberI was at Aburi, while holidaying in Ghana. It is a bad behavior. Members agree that the legislative and executive authority of the Federal Military Government should remain in the Supreme Military Council, to which any decision affecting the whole country shall be referred for determination provided that where it is possible for a meeting to be held the matter requiring determination must be referred to military governors for their comment and concurrence.

During the period of the military goverment, Military Governors should have control over Area Commands, for internal security. Gowon placed a dubious construction on the submissions of the delegations to suit his purpose and that of his advisers. An accord like the one at Aburi, which is now an oft-told tale of a superb document had never been put together before. That illicit trade resulted in the loss of the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon.