Main Igbo conventional rulers have set December 28, 2018 to abolish the Osu caste system.
The Osu, in Igbo custom, are often discriminated towards for no fault of their very own, as a result of they’re mentioned to be devoted to deities. For years, individuals have been calling for an end to this barbaric apply.
Whereas some areas in the South-East have succeeded in abolishing the Osu caste system, it’s nonetheless alive and nicely in numerous Igbo communities. However that is about to change.
In accordance to an announcement on Tuesday, there might be an occasion marking the abolition of the Osu caste system in Igbo land. The occasion will happen on December 28 at the Nri Palace in Anambra State.
The assertion quoted the Regent of the historic Nri Kingdom, Prince Ikenna Onyesoh, as saying it could be “spiritually suicidal” for anybody to proceed with the obnoxious Osu apply after it had been abolished.
Come December 28, 2018, extra stringent religious implications might be pronounced from Ikpo Eze-Nri towards such devaluation of mankind, after an in depth religious abrogation train.
The assertion additionally quoted the Eri conventional rulers as saying that they had been set for the abolition.
The Chairman of Eri Dynasty Conventional Rulers Discussion board, Eze Nkeli Nzekwe Kelly, mentioned, in accordance to the assertion.
The entire world wants to witness what’s about to occur in our land on December 28, 2018 as a result of such a factor has by no means occurred earlier than.
The final time in historical past something shut to this occurred was 200 years in the past. And mark my phrases, after these abolition and atonement workout routines, anyone who continues to uphold these practices may have themselves to blame.
It’s time to end these as soon as and for all and unite our individuals for the new period. It’s time for our estranged brothers and sisters who had been offered into slavery to return residence. We’re greater than prepared to atone for the sins of our forefathers and reunite with our kits and kins in America, Europe, the Islands, and past. It’s time.