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|RE: Ojukwu Would Have Ruled Nigeria by c.fours: 3:56am On May 09, 2012|
Why are some Igbos incensed at Gowon's remarks. Isn't it clearly obvious that Ojukwu was power hungry and wanted to rule the entire country? If he only wanted to secede igboland, then why was he trying to capture Lagos and Ore? since when did yorubaland become part of Biafra? His greediness got the best of him, I say.
Even his former media aide and confidant, Uche Ezechukwu, have come forward to admit that Ojukwu "wanted to rule Nigeria and not just iboland." The following excerpt is from an article on his forthcoming biography of Ojukwu:
Many people, including some Igbos, only saw the late Biafran warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, from a distance, without knowing much about him...
... the splitting of the country into twelve states on May 30th 1967, came faster than expected, and as such, “Gowon had done a coup on us...” So the Eastern Regional Governor promptly declared Biafra Republic. The race to capture Lagos in a surprise attack was led by Colonel Victor Banjo who was so close to the leader of the new nation that he lived in the same house with him. Ikemba said the intention was to push out Gowon and take over the leadership of the country. But Banjo stopped in Ore in the Midwest with the excuse that he wanted to reconnoiter the environment. Meanwhile, he allowed Chief Obafemi Awolowo to persuade him not to bring war to his fatherland, meaning Yorubaland, and that was why Ikemba had Banjo executed. It was after the Biafran troops were pushed back from the Midwest into Onitsha that
let's not forget that Ojukwu came back from exile and ran unsuccesfully for Nigerian presidency twice (in 2003 and 2007)! His dream to rule Nigeria died with him in his grave.
|Re: RE: Ojukwu Would Have Ruled Nigeria by Eko Ile: 4:00am On May 09, 2012|
You have to understand that ibo people are sentimental and emotional people, they are very fragile like little babies.
|Re: RE: Ojukwu Would Have Ruled Nigeria by dayokanu(m): 5:02am On May 09, 2012|
You have to pity those people atimes. Its not easy given what Adekunle did to them
|Re: RE: Ojukwu Would Have Ruled Nigeria by mizne1: 5:09am On May 09, 2012|
dayokanu: You have to pity those people atimes. Its not easy given what Adekunle did to themSame feeling
|Re: RE: Ojukwu Would Have Ruled Nigeria by bashr8: 6:41am On May 09, 2012|
yoruba puppets of the northerners are at it again , no wonder a topic that have nothing to do with yoruba as soon as the north is mentioned the yoruba slaves are always out to defend their northern masters no matter what , the hausa fulanis are butchering yorubas all over the yorubaland from osun to ogun to oyo but yorubas are not woried as long as their northern masters masters are happy and other southerners are also afrected , obasanjo have been recruited once more by the north to serve as a puppet to betray the south come 2015, typical yorubas always ready to sell out for a plate of ewedu, shamful .not one single yoruba leader have died peacefully and decently , not even one , more than half died in the hands of their northern masters the others either commited suicide like awoilowo or were never heard of.
|Re: RE: Ojukwu Would Have Ruled Nigeria by bashr8: 6:45am On May 09, 2012|
unfortunately the north and yorubaland are the two most backward part of nigeria and west africa , both dragging for who produces the most almajoros and beggers such an irony , life can really be a bi.tch.
|Re: RE: Ojukwu Would Have Ruled Nigeria by bashr8: 6:51am On May 09, 2012|
dayokanu: You have to pity those people atimes. Its not easy given what Adekunle did to themyou mean how biafran soldiers killed over 500thousand nigerian soldiers ? go and ask him why he was kicked out , your northern masters sent you all to your grave(including other dumb ethnic groups) and stood by the side laughing at your stupidity. puppets
|Re: RE: Ojukwu Would Have Ruled Nigeria by c.fours: 5:03am On May 16, 2012|
carry your bipolar disorder somewhere else abeg. truth is bitter
|Re: RE: Ojukwu Would Have Ruled Nigeria by naptu2: 5:29am On May 16, 2012|
I wish I had a video clip of the Silverbird Man of The Year Awards so that I can post it on nairaland. It seems the newspapers have picked out sound-bites, taken them out of context and sensationalised them.
|Re: RE: Ojukwu Would Have Ruled Nigeria by Mcdondayan(m): 7:50am On May 16, 2012|
I think the problem of the Yoruba people is ISLAM. That is y they are of similar ideologies lyk the abokis. Only that they are cowards and backstabbers.
|Re: RE: Ojukwu Would Have Ruled Nigeria by lakhadimar: 10:22am On May 16, 2012|
Mcdondayan: I think the problem of the Yoruba people is ISLAM. That is y they are of similar ideologies lyk the abokis. Only that they are cowards and backstabbers.Do you mean cowards like ojukwu who fled to abidjan leaving his people defenceless and at the mercy of the Nigerian army
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