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A leader in #Igbo land must be very careful. They recognise that the line between sanity & insanity is very thin. Once one starts chorusing ijọm instead of ijọ́m, s/he is on his or her own. Like the said madman casting nothing over the bridge shouting, "13,13, 13..." The bridge
having hung over a deep turbulent river, people gathered to wonder what 13th bawl it could've been. So, a more inquisitive one went closer to see. At once, the madman scooped, plunged him over and began to sing, "14, 14..."

The Igbos know fleeing away, isn't cowardice in any way
Onye Igbo maara na ọhịa a hụrụ ozu nza abụọ na ihe na-egbu nwa nza, nọ na ya.

Kama ihe ga-ata isi ya, ya kpuru okwu ya. #Igbo
He doesn't sit out with insanity. He doesn't take counsel of psychopaths. Once a sound mind, crosses over to the other side of reasoning, the rest
even though may empathise, do not follow foolishly like people who do not value their echi, that is tomorrow.

Be not deceived by the often dissenting voices. Ndị Igbo do not usually put all their eggs in one nkata.

A na-agba afa #oracle, a na-atụ aro. Afa a dabaghị aro adaba
Igbo enwe eze (Igbos do not have Kings) is the birthplace #etymology of #democracy. For no one has the monopoly of wisdom, so Ụmụnna (kinsmen), Otu Ọgbọ (Age grade), Otimgbodomgbo (masquerade cult), Ụmụọkpụ/ Ụmụada (women: formidable. Respected) etc preside over issues.
Their verdict stand.

If by echi, one is given ichi or echichi (title by which to lead) but he misleads, drums are not beaten for him nor ululation of ndewo.

Not minding the #immunity as conferred, in the face of #insanity, "a sọkata eze anya, e kpuru nkata n'isi gwa ya okwu."
On this, the foreigner says, "Igbos fight. They don't love themselves..." No, it's not fighting. We wrestle. We know the difference because we know that, "mgba ọbụla rugoro na nsọji aka, a pụọla na mgba. Ọ baala na ọgụ."

We #compete among us.
It must be on a fair ground.
Now, what expect thee of a lion's cub, nwa Agụ?
To bleat? So, that it will be a good child?

No, goats bleat.
Nwa Agụ na-amalite na nwa eme ka nna ya.

We #love ourselves more than any other, but sometimes love the later more in our #hospitality.

Hear these proverbs:
Ọ bịara be m mkpụmkpụ akwụgbukwala ya, ọ lawa mkpọmkpọ akpọgbukwala ya.

Hear me...

Onye a bịara n'ulo ya, na-anọ n'akụkụ ebe mmiri na-ehi.

I say hear me out...

Nwa mmụọ emegbụla nwa mmadụ, nwa mmadụ emegbụkwala nwa mmụọ.

#Mbem: Egbe bere Ugo bere si ibe
Ya ebela, nku kwakwaa ya.

This is equity and sanity.
This is justice.

No one takes what belongs to us. We would not have what is yours. That is the #philosophy of, "Nke onye dị mma kwesi ya." Onye jide ihe nwata, aka eroghị ya iro, elu anyịtughị ya ala etigbuo ya.
Ka ọ dị
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My #podcast is Ọmasịrị
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