Had Marxist leanings didn't make him a Marxist. Two things are clear: 1) The influence of Master's Egypt made military adventurism at the time radical - but not Marxian;
2) If anyone was remotely Marxian, it was Ifeajuna -he had roots in the students movement in UI and was connected to the Ibadan group of intellectuals- then a mix of different ideological schools
If you read the exchanges between late Tunji Otegbeye and Nzeogwu, you would see that Nzeogwu wasn't remotely Marxian, though he had radical streak borne out of the circumstances of the time- the young country was going in a different direction
Otegbeye by the way was a respected Socialist at the time!

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