WHY I CHOSE SELF DETERMINATION

WHY I CHOSE SELF DETERMINATION

Every citizen must be allowed to find full expression in their language and culture.

Freedom to excel and achieve your full potential with full and complete incentives required of the government in place. Every citizen has the right to be happy.

Freedom to pursue your choice of trade and a profession of your choice without hindrance.

Where the rule of law is upheld without fear or favour regardless of one’s status or standing in the society.

This is the type of society whose ideal I cherish and live for, and if need be, for whose ideal I am prepared to give my all to achieve.

The majority of my people living outside of the country, whose choices I can rightly describe as a self-imposed exile, made those choices for lack of what to do back home.

As painful as it was for them to leave the comfort of their ancestral homes, they had no other option but to migrate to foreign countries with their attendant difficulties.

For those who eventually made it, they will tell you how excruciating the journey was for them.

It all boils down to self-determination.

The bottom line is that they are now able to determine how they practice their respective careers, how they now can fully and freely express their minds and intellect in their choice of language and culture.

Freedom, at last, they have come to relish, as foreigners on a foreign land?

Not quite.

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Barrister Austin Okeke Writes From South Africa

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