Take a look at these Six conditions that must be satisfied for a war to be considered just:
➡️The war must be for a just cause.
➡️The war must be lawfully declared by a lawful authority.
➡️The intention behind the war must be good.
➡️All other ways of resolving the problem should have been tried first.
➡️There must be a reasonable chance of success.
➡️The means used must be in proportion to the end that the war seeks to achieve.
This are the things you have to put into consideration before you can march into war. You are bound to fail in a war or be termed a rebel and be crushed, simply because you acted rash and gave your oppressors reason to have you crushed.
Take a look at the second one. You must have an authority before you can declare war. You can't jump out from one cave to declare war. Or maybe after shouting one Nigería and e~rating for politicians, you suddenly started talking about freedom, and within two months you are already shouting war and forcing yourself on the people. Desperately want to be the leader.
If the zoo is really a country, it is only the government that can declare war. But since the zoo is fragmented, should it become necessary to declare war, it must come from someone with the authority to do so among the fragmented regions. Remember, this authority is not necessarily gotten through election.
In 1967, after the heartless lying Gowon refused to implement the Aburi Accord, the Eastern consultative Forum met and agreed that Eastern region should be declared a Republic. After this agreement, they went to Odumegwu Ojukwu and asked that he declare the East a sovereign nation. They knew that only Ojukwu has that authority.
This is why no one can declare sit at home in the East unless it is Mazi Nnamdi Kanu or those he handed the struggle to. They are the only ones with the authority to do so.
Should anyone without authority declare war, not only that it is bound to fail, he will as well put the lives of many in danger. Many will not accept him and such will divide the people. This is why many of those these crimînals used met their Waterloo. This is why someone without authority declared sit at home today 22nd July 2022 and the people completely ignored him. You need to have the authority first before you can declare such things. Without such authority you will make mockery of yourself.
Also you can't declare war when other ways of resolving the problem has not been tried first. This is pure wisdom. You must understand that the world is a global village. When you refuse to explore other options and rush into war, the international community will make you fail. But when you are justified, their sympathy will be on your side. This is why getting to two years after Mazi Nnamdi Kanu established ESN, no international community has spoken ill of them.
Your oppressors knew this, reason they employed some crimînals to lure you into making mistakes. They want to use them to puncture the image of ESN and with it declare you terrorists organisation. When people are being cautioned, they in their deep ignorance will start talking nonsense. Some said MNK said if you have not been called terrorist you have not started. Did MNK asked you to go and start committing crimes and acting anyhow? Do you think if you start misbehaving you won't get that terrorist tag? Do you actually know what it means to tag you a terrorist Internationally? Did Nigería not already tag you a terrorist group? Did International community listen to them? Have you asked why? Are IPOB members not winning Nigería in their own court and the terrorist charge thrown out? Have you asked why? Most of them claiming boss abroad will jettison IPOB should international community declare IPOB terrorist group. That's why people like us won't let it happen.
The Fulanii led Nigería government tagged IPOB terrorist group without any justifiable reason. How can you tag a flag waving youths demonstrating peacefully a terrorist organisation and want the world to listen to you. Nigería have acknowledged their mistakes and they want it ratified. So they had to kidnap your leader, and then unleashed you against yourselves using your unchecked emotions.
People calling for restraint were called names. Those they recruited started shouting how they are ready to be called terrorist. They went further to ask IPOB leadership to step aside if they don't want to answer terrorists. But when he was called terrorist, he came out to say he is not a terrorist. What happened? Why didn't he embrace that name? Answer it yourself. But what if you listened to him and the world tagged you a terrorist? Will he not withdraw and tell you how he is not even your member.
Listen, all that glitters is not gold. When all of this will be over, you will understand everything I have been saying. And let me repeat this again here. All of them that joined infiltrators will be terribly shamed. Before the 6th month of 2023 they will understand how wrong they were. And by then the real infiltrators among them would have started insulting Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Elochukwu Ohagi, Philosopher, Teacher And Activist, 2022.