Re-examining Relationship amongst the Igbo Ethnic Nationalities

We have laid the foundation on the relationship of the coalition of EQUAL ethnic nationalities (nation states) that will make up the new nation, even as it leads us to the nation of our dreams that within five years after its actualization will take its rightful place amongst the most developed and advanced nations on the face of earth.
Each ethnic nationality must control 100% of its political space;
Each ethnic nationality must control 100% of its borders;
Each ethnic nationality must control 100% of its resources;
Each ethnic nationality must control grow at its own pace;
Each ethnic nationality must govern itself;
Each ethnic nationality must speak for itself.
But for our vision to take root, we must not allow the rot that continues to overwhelm the Igbo ethnic nationalities, its leadership – Dictatorship embroiled with Messianic Complex, to continue to fester. Simply stated, if the head is rotten, there definitely is no hope for the body. Luckily, this issue was tackled in a 2004 write-up, ‘The Igbo way: Retracing our steps!’
“I am reminded of the many discussions we had had with Maazi Hal Seiber, as we drove to and from South Carolina during “Igbo Landing – 2003.” He had spent more than 20 years of his life researching “Ebo Landing – St. Simons Island, Georgia.” If not for the work of this elder-statesman, the misconception that “Ebo Landing” was an all African and not an only Igbo affair would have taken root.
In one of these discussions he made a profound statement, “Igbo should go back to her village democracies,” he said. How else could any describe Ohacracy, from which the contaminated form of Ohacracy – democracy is derived. Ohacracy is the actual bottom up democracy or government of the people by the people and for the people. A system of government that our fore-parents perfected thousands of years ago!
One is reminded of the ease with which the British were able to conquer both the Yoruba and the Hausa-Fulani. All they did was to identify and defeat the head or heads of each nation. But when they came to Igbo land, they were confronted with a civilization they did not understand, a nation without an identifiable head, independent nations within a nation, a nation that had been practicing democracy for thousands of years before the Western world knew or understood what it was, a nation of kings and queens.
It is important that we research and refine this system that our fore-parents left us. In the above system, Biafara can never have a head of state as in the image of the Western Nations, but it will have, “a Council of States,”  and also since our forefathers said, “Igbo na-asu n’olu n’olu; ma ha kwaa ukwara,  o buru ofu ” [ The Igbo speak in different dialects, but when push comes to shove they become one], a suggestion might be that representatives to the “council of states” come from each area with common dialect (dialectic representation), for our diversity must continue to be our strength! 
By using a dialectic representation, the different dialects are guaranteed to last into the foreseeable future! For example, the Ikwerre dialectic group, the Oguta dialectic group, Onitsha dialectic group, Ndokwa dialectic group, Owerri dialectic group, Ngwa dialectic group, Asaba dialectic group, Abagana dialectic group, etc, will each send a representative to the ruling body

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