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Nigeria: Zik, Awo, Bello, Akintola. North Paid Duties To The SW Until 1979? / Did Awo Really Believe That The North Fought The Civil War For Nigerian Unity? / Ayo: Awolowo Won The 1979 Election If You Check The Satellite Pictures by musiwa (1) (2) (3) (4)
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by logica(m): 4:16pm On Oct 14, 2011|
kbdrim:I think those who shot him and threw his corpse in a bush must have hated him enough. What say you?
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by mbatuku1: 4:18pm On Oct 14, 2011|
Agreed. Budget=allocated figure to spend. That's semantics or grammar.
Now lets get to the main issue. Show me how the budget figures that were posted by Eko ole translate into money for development?
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Diligence: 4:22pm On Oct 14, 2011|
If yoruba will neva learn how to call or pronounce IGBO, then we'll keep callg them Yoruba/YOROBO.
up till now the worst cowards of nigerian tribes are the Yoruba tribe - they will do anytg/everytg to betray their own; like awolowo like all Yoruba people,
It's awolowo's selfish decisn that has brot naija to its knees up till this moment - a typical Yoruba man is a Naughty Lady of a traitor!
In epitome, it's insult to people like Francis Fajuyi, to even think awolowo as a leader of that race! May awo roll restlessly in his grave!
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Mr. Globe(m): 4:23pm On Oct 14, 2011|
cos he was a tribalist
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Eko Ile: 4:24pm On Oct 14, 2011|
And we thank him for that. zik was not a tribalist, but kindly show us what ibo people benefited from that.
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Eko Ile: 4:25pm On Oct 14, 2011|
Na so the tin pain your reach?
abeg no go commit suicide sha,
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Chyz*: 4:29pm On Oct 14, 2011|
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Diligence: 4:31pm On Oct 14, 2011|
Ojukwu really surmised awo as the 'best president nigeria neva had' and b4 they knew actually what he meant, they had sung Oj's praises to the hi heaven.
It means - 'he is a butterfly that thinks itself as a bird', it also means 'u may think u're good, but really, u'ain't good enof to be a leader'
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Eko Ile: 4:34pm On Oct 14, 2011|
Do we really have to keep reading your mindless rubbish?
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Ayowumie(m): 4:35pm On Oct 14, 2011|
Akanbi_edu:An average Yoruba politician at that time was arrogant. They believe their region is develop. This is not newsthough.
M M M:My father might not be objective
Diligence:You are disillusioned. Moral bankruptcy of Awo has never been raised. There was never a time that there was such assertion. Stop brewing falsehood.
Kakatazz:If according to your theory, the East votes were based on the roles Awo play in the starvation politics, how do you think the East feel about the region (North under Gowon) that commanded the troops to war? If the East could feel bad over starvation, i suppose they should be mad about the person that commanded the soldiers.
logica:This is one reason, another reason was that, the military guys were afraid of being probed. Hence the decision to rig the election in favour of a puppet.
Every seems to like a successor he can always control and or manipulate. Obasanjo and Yar'adua.
Hilundi:Was there any Nigerian leader at that time that wasnt a tribalist? And yes, he was first a Yoruba man and second a Nigerian but same applied to every single Nigerian of the period: Shagari was first a Fulani and second a Nigerian so that point is nullified. Zik was first an Ibo and then a Nigerian. He even agreed that we are different but his theory was "lets forget our differences and forge ahead" Did he then not see himself as an Ibo?
To those who care to learn, the reason why Obafemi Sunday Awolowo lost the election was not because he was a tribalist.
adamaw2tuf:Am sure you dont know what you are talking about or if you do, you are deliberately misinformed. Awolowo never shown any hatred of any sort to the easterners. There was never a time in the course of the election that he portrayed the character you described above.
For those that believe that Awo was a tribal jingoist and ethnocentric, I wouldnt blame you much esp if you are not from the South West. Among the Yorubas, there is an adage that says "ILE LA N WO, KA TO SOMO LORUKO".
In essence, it could be deduced to mean that you can never amount to anything until you you have a good home record. Home base support was very necessary and crucial to Yoruba politicians of that time.
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Hye-Bits: 4:50pm On Oct 14, 2011|
Question: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election?
Answer: The Same Reason That Made GEJ/Shagari The President.
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by mafioso(m): 4:57pm On Oct 14, 2011|
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|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by T8ksy(m): 5:04pm On Oct 14, 2011|
Yes o, as the whole bedrock of the nation was founded on mediocrity.
Yet when we expect and wonder why the country is regressing rather than progress inspite of our natural and human endowments.
Only a fool does the same thing but expect a different outcome each time.
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Mr. Globe(m): 5:08pm On Oct 14, 2011|
Eko Ile, Eko mu--mu.
Since you know he was a tribalist, why are you worried he didn't rule then? A tribalist will only rule his people.
He Lost the election because he was unpopular because he was an unrepentant tribalist
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by rgp922: 5:18pm On Oct 14, 2011|
haha people calling Awo a tribalist. Who was not tribalist at that time? Even your Biafran warlord said Awo was the best President Nigeria never had.
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Hye-Bits: 5:27pm On Oct 14, 2011|
Candidate Party Votes %
Shehu Shagari National Party of Nigeria 5,668,857 33.77
Obafemi Awolowo Unity Party of Nigeria 4,916,651 29.18
Nnamdi Azikiwe Nigerian People's Party 2,822,523 16.75
Aminu Kano People's Redemption Party 1,732,113 10.28
Waziri Ibrahim Greater Nigerian People's Party 1,686,489 10.02
Total 16,846,633 100
Above reads the result of the then election. So, who is not popular and who is popular?
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by veraponpo: 5:38pm On Oct 14, 2011|
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|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by lagcity(m): 6:08pm On Oct 14, 2011|
How can "tribalist" Awo get almost twice the votes as "Nationalist" Zik. You people need to start making sense.
Ma guy, we prefer Yorobo. I'm not really feeling the Yoruba one.
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by High_Chief(m): 6:23pm On Oct 14, 2011|
You guys should let this rat-poison-drinking Awo to be. Someone who takes what he cannot give, does not deserve to be a leader. He couldn't give life, so why taking his own life. Gross
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Hye-Bits: 6:30pm On Oct 14, 2011|
[center]SIX LEADERS OF BLACK AFRICA by Time Magazine US[/center]
Chief Obafemi Awolowo, 49, of the powerful Yoruba tribe, dedicated, teetotaling Prime Minister of the Western Region of Nigeria who began as a barrister, has gradually emerged as a statesman of integrity in a land where charges of corruption are the political order of the day. His fellow Prime Minister to the more populous but primitive north, the Sardauna of Sokoto, is a haughty Moslem nobleman out of another century. Nigeria's other regional Prime Minister, the demagogic, U.S.-educated Nnamdi ["Zik"] Azikiwe of the Ibo tribe to the east, lives under a cloud as a result of a financial scandal in his administration. So rent by divisions (250 tribes speaking 400 languages), Nigeria has a compromise federal Prime Minister, Abubakar Balewa, a northerner. "To many of us," says Awolowo, "Britain is our second home. We have thrown no stones, fired no shot, and we have not shed a drop of British blood. We are attaining independence by peaceful, orderly and democratic methods."
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,894174,00.html#ixzz1amGhseq2
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by alj_harem: 6:48pm On Oct 14, 2011|
can u shut it. do you know how you would die
You biafran lied that awo committed suicide but you high-chief might even be a more disgraceful death
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Dede1(m): 6:59pm On Oct 14, 2011|
Igbo rubbished Yoruba in academia before and after Nigeria attains independence even though British built the first schools in Yoruba land.
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Fhemmmy: 7:02pm On Oct 14, 2011|
I think Awo lost cos he talks TOO much
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Aigbofa: 7:06pm On Oct 14, 2011|
Keep on dreaming dede1. It took a Yorubaman to produce a primer for Igbo language in 1857.
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Aigbofa: 7:08pm On Oct 14, 2011|
Awo lost because people tend to be wary of other people who are smarter than them. Pure and simple.
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by ~Bluetooth: 7:08pm On Oct 14, 2011|
High_Chief:And una own hero ojuiku is being locked away in a mental home in london ? Do you know how he's going to die or if not already dead !
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by macayub(m): 7:12pm On Oct 14, 2011|
What are your facts?
How did you then got your 'academia' without school?
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by lagcity(m): 7:38pm On Oct 14, 2011|
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by seanet02(m): 7:48pm On Oct 14, 2011|
Dede1:No wonder Wole Soyinka a Yoruba Man is a Nobel Laureate while Mr thing fall apart is fighting to be recognized
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by Remii(m): 7:58pm On Oct 14, 2011|
Some said he lost because he said he would probe the milalry regime, and they knew what he can do being a former deputy to Gowon
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by BiafranFirstSon(m): 8:00pm On Oct 14, 2011|
Awo lost because the only people that supported him were from the west. The northers from origin do not see others as leaders so they did not vote for Awo. The easterners on the other hand were still remembering the war and the role Awolowo played in starving them. Ekwueme is another tool Shagari use to get all the votes from the Biafrans. So they opted for Aboki Mallam Shagari. And again some yorubas were back biting Awo.
|Re: Why Did Awo Lose The 1979 Election? by ~Bluetooth: 8:00pm On Oct 14, 2011|
seanet02:maybe the chinua achebe wasn't as smart
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