Many on social media on Sunday, May 30th reacted to a photo of the executive governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano where he was captured honoring Biafra’s fallen heroes in Anambra, in front of a monument on the day tagged “Remembrance Day.”
The photo was posted by popular Nigerian journalist and CEO of Ovation International, chief Dele Momodu on Sunday evening on his official Twitter account.
This act demonstrated by His Excellency Willie Obiano caught the attention of many, due to his patriotism and solidarity for the fallen Anambra heroes who died as a result of the civil war, between 1967 and 1970. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
We must recall that many leaders of the Southeast, were initially against the Sit-at-home order issued by the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), scheduled to hold from 29th to 31st of May, across the old Biafra region.
Governors like Hope Uzodinma and Umahi Dave of Imo and Ebonyi states respectively, had initially voiced their concerns against the order. However, with this very act of Obiano, many are beginning to feel the support and passion of the Southeast leaders for their people.
@Prince_Ironsi wrote, “This is epic and encouraging, hope others will learn. Biafra is a nation of God’s people and nothing shall stop its triumph.”
@Ukasan said, “That’s significant! He should also mark the day as a public holiday in the state and all the Old Eastern region should set aside 30th of May to remember the fallen Biafran heroes.”
@Kingsley Chidiebube wrote, “I commend him for his courage, To stand for what is right.”
@Cletus said, “Taking such a step at this time is tactical let the other state follow suit it will go a long way to suit frayed nerves.”