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Aburi Accord by WesleyanA(f): 6:47am On Jan 28, 2007
Can someone please explain to me what this was?
Re: Aburi Accord by PhysicsQED(m): 2:29am On Sep 12, 2010
lol
Re: Aburi Accord by KKmoney(m): 9:40pm On Sep 14, 2010
Aburi Accord was reached in1967 at a meeting attended by delegates of both the Federal Government of Nigeria (The supreme Military Council) and the Eastern delegates, led by Colonel Ojukwu. The meeting was billed to be the last chance of preventing the civil war. It was held between 4 and 5 January 1967.Aburi, Accra Ghana was chosen as a venue because the eastern delegates led by the Governor of Eastern State Colonel Ojukwu's safety could not be guaranteed anywhere within in the western or northern part of the country.

Aburi accord is as follows:
Members agree that the legislative and executive authority of the Federal Military Government should remain in the Supreme Military Council, to which any decision affecting the whole country shall be referred for determination provided that where it is possible for a meeting to be held the matter requiring determination must be referred to military governors for their comment and concurrence.
Specifically, the council agreed that appointments to senior ranks in the police, diplomatic, and consular services as well as appointment to superscale posts in the federal civil service and the equivalent posts in the statutory corporation must be approved by the Supreme Military Council.
The regional members felt that all the decrees passed since January 15, 1966, and which detracted from previous powers and positions of regional governments, should be repealed if mutual confidence is to be restored.

The following are the delegates at the Aburi Conference:

Chairman of the Ghana National Liberation Council -Lt.-General J.A. Ankrah-Chairman
Lt.-Col. Yakubu Gowon- Head of State
Major Mobolaji Johnson - Governor Lagos State
Colonel Robert Adebayo - Governor Western State
Lt.-Col. Hassan Katsina - Governor Northern State
Lt.-Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu- Governor Eastern State
Lt.-Col. David Ejoor-Governor Mid-Western State
Commodore J.E.A. Wey-Governor Rivers State
Alhaji Kam Selem
Mr. T. Omo-Bare
S. Akenzua Permanent Under-Secretary-Federal Cabinet Office
P. Odumosu Secretary to the Military Governor-West
Alhaji Ali Akilu Secretary to the Military Governor-North
N. Akpan Secretary to the Military Governor-East
D. Lawani Under Secretary, Military Governor's Office-Mid-West.
Re: Aburi Accord by bawomolo(m): 4:46am On Sep 15, 2010
PhysicsQED:

lol

what do you find funny?
Re: Aburi Accord by bkbabe97y(m): 6:05am On Sep 15, 2010
KKmoney:

Aburi Accord was reached in1967 at a meeting attended by delegates of both the Federal Government of Nigeria (The supreme Military Council) and the Eastern delegates, led by Colonel Ojukwu. The meeting was billed to be the last chance of preventing the civil war. It was held between 4 and 5 January 1967.Aburi, Accra Ghana was chosen as a venue because the eastern delegates led by the Governor of Eastern State Colonel Ojukwu's safety could not be guaranteed anywhere within in the western or northern part of the country.

Aburi accord is as follows:
Members agree that the legislative and executive authority of the Federal Military Government should remain in the Supreme Military Council, to which any decision affecting the whole country shall be referred for determination provided that where it is possible for a meeting to be held the matter requiring determination must be referred to military governors for their comment and concurrence.
Specifically, the council agreed that appointments to senior ranks in the police, diplomatic, and consular services as well as appointment to superscale posts in the federal civil service and the equivalent posts in the statutory corporation must be approved by the Supreme Military Council.
The regional members felt that all the decrees passed since January 15, 1966, and which detracted from previous powers and positions of regional governments, should be repealed if mutual confidence is to be restored.

The following are the delegates at the Aburi Conference:

Chairman of the Ghana National Liberation Council -Lt.-General J.A. Ankrah-Chairman
Lt.-Col. Yakubu Gowon- Head of State
Major Mobolaji Johnson - Governor Lagos State
Colonel Robert Adebayo - Governor Western State
Lt.-Col. Hassan Katsina - Governor Northern State
Lt.-Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu- Governor Eastern State
Lt.-Col. David Ejoor-Governor Mid-Western State
Commodore J.E.A. Wey-Governor Rivers State
Alhaji Kam Selem
Mr. T. Omo-Bare
S. Akenzua Permanent Under-Secretary-Federal Cabinet Office
P. Odumosu Secretary to the Military Governor-West
Alhaji Ali Akilu Secretary to the Military Governor-North
N. Akpan Secretary to the Military Governor-East
D. Lawani Under Secretary, Military Governor's Office-Mid-West.



But then Ojukwu, whilst having wet-dreams of Ijaw Oil (and after agreeing to abide by the accord) in his typical Ibo way, reneged, thereby precipitating the Nigerian civil war. Thankfully, the war was fought and won in Biafra and no other part of Nigeria was affected. Because of this war (and malnourished Ibo kids) Kwashiokor became a more popular word in the english Lexicon!
Re: Aburi Accord by Freewilly(f): 6:14am On Sep 15, 2010
Why would someone even bother digging up a thread from 2007, if not not to start another Igbo Yoruba hate on this thread.
Re: Aburi Accord by PhysicsQED(m): 6:41am On Sep 15, 2010
bawomolo:

what do you find funny?

That one would ask so innocently and naively a question that could simply be answered by google on a board where this accord is a subject of heated contention and furious arguments, as if they were oblivious to history.

Freewilly:

Why would someone even bother  digging up a thread from 2007, if not not to start another Igbo Yoruba hate on this thread.

Not at all my intention. I just found the question funny and strange.
Re: Aburi Accord by oyinda3(f): 7:07am On Sep 15, 2010
PhysicsQED:

That one would ask so innocently and naively a question that could simply be answered by google on a board where this accord is a subject of heated contention and furious arguments, as if they were oblivious to history.

Not at all my intention. I just found the question funny and strange.

i'm almost certain that the wikipedia entry didn't exist in 2007 when the question was asked.
besides, the OP probably just wanted nairalanders' opinion and a layman's explanation of what it was all about.  undecided
Re: Aburi Accord by chiozor: 8:59am On Sep 15, 2010
it was Yoruba people who advise Gowon to renege in the Aburi accord undecided
Re: Aburi Accord by patrick89(m): 9:38am On Sep 15, 2010
@bk.bebe

If ain't mistakin it was in dis same Aburi sth dat Ojukwu moved for a confederation. The illiterates with him(north & sw) agreed not knowin d implication. He played with their senses so d Ibos culd secede. Hw then do u say he reneged. He only lived out d meanin of confederation. It was d dummies with him dat reneged when they finally got d gist which resulted in d civil war. So babyman get ur facts right b4 opening ur foul mouth.
Re: Aburi Accord by Adonike(m): 10:15am On Sep 15, 2010
Nigeria has really come a long way,
Re: Aburi Accord by debammy1(m): 10:18am On Sep 15, 2010
HIGH DEFINITION VIDEOS 4 ANYONE WHO CAN AFFORD IT ENTERTAINMENT/EVENTS
Re: Aburi Accord by bkbabe97y(m): 4:44pm On Sep 15, 2010
patrick89:

@bk.bebe

If ain't mistakin it was in dis same Aburi sth dat Ojukwu moved for a confederation. The illiterates with him(north & sw) agreed not knowin d implication. He played with their senses so d Ibos culd secede. Hw then do u say he reneged. He only lived out d meanin of confederation. It was d dummies with him dat reneged when they finally got d gist which resulted in d civil war. So babyman get your facts right b4 opening your foul mouth. 

Man, STFU! Confederation indeed! Thats all u saw that was agreed upon to at Aburi? How about giving full power to the Supreme Military Council? How about Ojukwu's statement "I'll be the first to proclaim Jack (Gen.Gowon) as Head of State as soon as we land in Nigeria"?!? What did he do the moment he landed? Declare Biafra! You monkey, dont try to play on my intelligence. Or, rather, read instead of listening to what Grand-MA told you! Remember, Grand-Ma couldnt read or write, so, how could she have known better than historians?!!
Re: Aburi Accord by Becomrich0: 4:53pm On Sep 15, 2010
Aburi accord is not possible any moment. So drop it. First of all there is no way the Akwa ibom, cross river etc would agree to go with the igbos. that why you have MEND who destroy oil pipeline. They do not want to go with the igbos.

It is even more easy for the Yorubas to get the igbos to join benin republic with the rest of south nigeria than get that to happen.  the southern minority would never prefer that they go with just the igbo, they do not feel save. Dont have problem with igbos.  With the north, it is the issue of oil revenue and seaport. that why the need for the open border with NO immigration officer should be the key.  So that the north can travel goods and service easy.

Aburi accord is a No, NO at this point. It is not possible. It is a give and take . The north would not agree to aburi accord again.
Re: Aburi Accord by EzeUche22(m): 4:54pm On Sep 15, 2010
patrick89:

@bk.bebe

If ain't mistakin it was in dis same Aburi sth dat Ojukwu moved for a confederation. The illiterates with him(north & sw) agreed not knowin d implication. He played with their senses so d Ibos culd secede. Hw then do u say he reneged. He only lived out d meanin of confederation. It was d dummies with him dat reneged when they finally got d gist which resulted in d civil war. So babyman get your facts right b4 opening your foul mouth.  

That was cold!  grin grin grin grin

Very nice! bk.homo was royally spanked. . . Something his father should of done to the bastarrd.
Re: Aburi Accord by bkbabe97y(m): 4:56pm On Sep 15, 2010
^^^^ What was "cold" about the nonsense he put up?!!? arent you ashamed, following me from thread to thread like a young boy does a ho after discovering pu**ssy for the first time? Dude, hop off my nuts^^^^
Re: Aburi Accord by seanet02: 5:01pm On Sep 15, 2010
EzeUche22:

That was cold!  grin grin grin grin

Very nice! bk.homo was royally spanked. . . Something his father should of done to the bastarrd.  
only God knows when you RUSTIC will be OKAY with modern reasoning
Re: Aburi Accord by Bluetooth2: 5:11pm On Sep 15, 2010
chiozor:

it was Yoruba people who advise Gowon to renege in the Aburi accord undecided
After the yoruba discovered that Ojukwu had manipulated an illiterate gowon with bogus and fraudulent grammars.
Re: Aburi Accord by chosen04(f): 6:41pm On Sep 15, 2010
~Bluetooth:

After the yoruba discovered that Ojukwu had manipulated an illiterate gowon with bogus and fraudulent grammars.

You talk as if the following who are Yorubas were not part and parcel of the meeting:


Major Mobolaji Johnson - Governor Lagos State
Colonel Robert Adebayo - Governor Western State
D. Lawani Under Secretary, Military Governor's Office-Mid-West
P. Odumosu Secretary to the Military Governor-West

Where they ALL also manipulated by bogus and fraudulent grammars by Ojukwu?
Re: Aburi Accord by patrick89(m): 7:11pm On Sep 15, 2010
@bk.bébè
I do hear dat imbecility runs in ur blood but never believed it till now.
Re: Aburi Accord by bkbabe97y(m): 7:29pm On Sep 15, 2010
patrick89:

@bk.bébè
I do hear dat imbecility runs in your blood but never believed it till now.

And how would u have "heard" this? Do I know u? Are our families acquainted? Or is this just one of those Ibo lies ur lot spew when they have no defense and are backed into a corner by the truth?
Re: Aburi Accord by Nobody: 5:38am On Sep 16, 2010
patrick89:

@bk.bebe

If ain't mistakin it was in dis same Aburi sth dat Ojukwu moved for a confederation. The illiterates with him(north & sw) agreed not knowin d implication. He played with their senses so d Ibos culd secede. Hw then do u say he reneged. He only lived out d meanin of confederation. It was d dummies with him dat reneged when they finally got d gist which resulted in d civil war. So babyman get your facts right b4 opening your foul mouth.


You are right he played on Gowon intelligence by moving for a confederate state. But he was advised by his advisers before the end of the meeting that Gowon only agreed because he did not know the difference between confederation and federation , So in knowing this, Ojukwu declaration of Biafra after Aburi was not called for because he knew he would be calling for war, U cant be too smart in such an important meeting when you know it might lead to the death of a lot of your kinsmen, he was a disgrace to Ndigbo because he lost eventually
Re: Aburi Accord by Bluetooth2: 7:47am On Sep 16, 2010
chosen04:

You talk as if the following who are Yorubas were not part and parcel of the meeting:


Major Mobolaji Johnson - Governor Lagos State
Colonel Robert Adebayo - Governor Western State
D. Lawani Under Secretary, Military Governor's Office-Mid-West
P. Odumosu Secretary to the Military Governor-West

Where they ALL also manipulated by bogus and fraudulent grammars by Ojukwu?



Because Ojukwu had a different agenda entirely.The accord was not between Nigeria and the yoruba guys you mentioned here,it was Nigeria vs Ojukwu.Ojukwu forced his way through to get what he wanted from a silly Gowon
Re: Aburi Accord by chosen04(f): 8:06am On Sep 16, 2010
~Bluetooth:

Because Ojukwu had a different agenda entirely.The accord was not between Nigeria and the yoruba guys you mentioned here,it was Nigeria vs Ojukwu.Ojukwu forced his way through to get what he wanted from a silly Gowon

Really//
It was Nigeria vs Ojukwu?? And the yoruba guys i mentioned are ''non-nigeria?'' who only attanded the meeting as observers?

Very funny!!!!!! Why not tell that to the marines?
Re: Aburi Accord by Bluetooth2: 8:09am On Sep 16, 2010
chosen04:

Really//
It was Nigeria vs Ojukwu?? And the yoruba guys i mentioned are ''non-nigeria?'' who only attanded the meeting as observers?

Very funny!!!!!! Why not tell that to the marines?
chosen04:

You talk as if the following who are Yorubas were not part and parcel of the meeting:


Major Mobolaji Johnson - Governor Lagos State
Colonel Robert Adebayo - Governor Western State
D. Lawani Under Secretary, Military Governor's Office-Mid-West
P. Odumosu Secretary to the Military Governor-West

Where they ALL also manipulated by bogus and fraudulent grammars by Ojukwu?



You better wake up !!!
Re: Aburi Accord by Adonike(m): 1:57pm On Nov 03, 2010
I sometimes find
Re: Aburi Accord by EzeUche0(m): 2:05pm On Nov 03, 2010
Becomrich0:

Aburi accord is not possible any moment. So drop it. First of all there is no way the Akwa ibom, cross river etc would agree to go with the igbos. that why you have MEND who destroy oil pipeline. They do not want to go with the igbos.

It is even more easy for the Yorubas to get the igbos to join benin republic with the rest of south nigeria than get that to happen.  the southern minority would never prefer that they go with just the igbo, they do not feel save. Dont have problem with igbos.  With the north, it is the issue of oil revenue and seaport. that why the need for the open border with NO immigration officer should be the key.  So that the north can travel goods and service easy.

Aburi accord is a No, NO at this point. It is not possible. It is a give and take . The north would not agree to aburi accord again.

You are wrong. Many of the Cross River and Akwa Ibom communities supported Ojukwu's agenda as long as some of the Eastern Ijaws. All Eastern communities were devastated by the pogroms in the North. It didn't matter if the Igbo, Ijaw, Ogoni, Ibibio, Ekoi. We all suffered, and no one protected the Eastern people.

Ojukwu stood at a time, when no one else would. That is why he is widely respected in the East. Many people believe in Biafra. Great Igbo minds, wanted to make the nation succeed. Even the wise Igbo sage, Chinua Achebe was in favor of Biafra. Biafra will forever be on the minds of the Eastern people. We tasted freedom, and stood up for what we believed in. No one can take that away from us.

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