By Emmanuel Iyede
June 27th 2023
The Great Igala Kingdom, renowned for its strength, unity, and resilience, has been a beacon of hope and a symbol of victory for generations. As proud citizens of this magnificent kingdom, we must remember our rich history and the values that have shaped us into the formidable force we are today. It is crucial, especially in these politically charged times, that we do not allow ourselves to be divided, for the enemy relishes in our disunity.
Our ability to win wars in the past was not solely due to our physical prowess but stemmed from our unity as a people. Our strength lies in our collective spirit, where every Igala stands shoulder to shoulder with their fellow compatriots. We must draw from this strength and remain united, even in the face of political differences.
Situated in the heart and center of Nigeria, the strategic location of Igala Kingdom has positioned us as victors throughout history. We have successfully conquered and emerged triumphant from countless wars, fending off threats from all sides. Our ability to rise above the challenges was fueled by our unity, not by being blinded by sentiment, hate, or selfishness.
Today, however, we find ourselves at a critical crossroad. Our political landscape has become a breeding ground for animosity and division. The very fabric of our society is being torn apart by partisan lines, and the consequences are dire. The enemy, the forces that wish to see us weakened and divided, is rejoicing as we turn against each other.
We must not allow ourselves to fall into this trap. The strength and unity that have been our hallmark can be our greatest asset in navigating these turbulent times. Our enemies are eager to exploit our divisions, to weaken us from within. By succumbing to the toxic nature of politics and turning against one another, we play right into their hands.
Let us remember our shared values and heritage. Let us look beyond the superficial differences and remember that our ultimate goal is the prosperity and well-being of the Igala Kingdom and its people. Political disagreements should not override the bonds that tie us together as a community.
We must rise above personal ambitions and put the collective interest of the Igala Kingdom first. Instead of resorting to violence, hatred, or slander, let us engage in constructive dialogue, respectful debates, and peaceful demonstrations. By channeling our energies toward positive change, we can ensure a bright and prosperous future for generations to come.
It is time for every Igala to realize that the true enemy is not each other but those who seek to exploit our divisions for their own gain. We owe it to our ancestors, who fought valiantly to protect the greatness of our kingdom, to uphold the unity and harmony that have been the foundations of our success.
As we face the challenges of the present, let us remember that our strength lies in our togetherness. Let us not allow politics to erode our unity and weaken the spirit of the Igala Kingdom. We are capable of great things when we stand united, and it is this unity that will secure our future and ensure our continued triumphs.
The enemy is watching, hoping for our downfall. It is time to prove them wrong and show the world that the Great Igala Kingdom remains unbreakable, indivisible, and unconquerable.
Let us unite, my fellow Igala, for in unity lies our strength, and together we can overcome any challenge that comes our way.
Long live the Igala Kingdom!