The article linked to (originally from Igboist group) argues that the lion 🦁 has taken the spot historically reserved for the leopard in Igbo tradition.
It urges the Igbos to abandon imported isi agu clothing that shows the lion’s head and reembrace okpuku agu clothing (leopard skin) as Igbo traditional wear.
The article writer sees the leopard ‘the only feline animal that can speedily chase its prey up to the top of a tree and down the tree’ as a metaphor of the unbeatable Igbo character.
I urge you to read it. Very interesting.