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Why ‘Zik Of Africa’ Remains The NEMESIS Of The Igbos! by tomakint: 5:10pm On Sep 14, 2012
He had the chance to look very well before leaping, he had the chance to cooperate with his fellow Southerner in the person of Chief Obafemi Awolowo by allowing for the secession clause to remain in the constitution shortly before their departure for London to attend the 1957 Constitutional Conference, but he chose to align with the megalomaniac Northern leader, Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto, he had no premonition that the decision he took then will come back to haunt the people he claimed to represent when they (the Igbos) needed it so much as a result of their agitations for the ‘Republic of Biafra’! The man behind it all is no other than, Chief Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe, Owelle of Onitsha, and first indigenous Governor-General and President of Nigeria in the First Republic. With that singular action, he became a mortal enemy to the people he ought to be a hero and mentor to.

Today in Igboland, a larger percentage if not almost all the people of Igboland consider Chief Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, Ikemba of Nnewi, the hero, father and mentor of Igbo people over the Owelle! The big question on the lips of many N’digbos have been, why did Zik chose to connive with the Sardauna to back the exclusion of the secession clause in the constitution? The reason is not far-fetched, he was extremely power-hungry and he got what he least expected, a President in a Parliamentary Democracy, which is more or less a figure head, compared to the post of a Prime Minister! I may be wrong, but I strongly believe if the Igbos were allowed to go, the Yorubas would have followed suit with an Oduduwa Nation and today these different nations would have been great nations in their own might compared to the suffering-and-smiling situation we now find ourselves!
Re: Why ‘Zik Of Africa’ Remains The NEMESIS Of The Igbos! by bushwailo: 5:37pm On Sep 14, 2012
And Your Nemesis is that you live you still tranfixed on the past !
Re: Why ‘Zik Of Africa’ Remains The NEMESIS Of The Igbos! by cheikh: 7:18pm On Sep 14, 2012
@tomakint/Op
If Zik was a woman within the Naija context, he'll be described as extremely promiscuous and not capable of any iota of self/political discipline/reliability. I do not make such statement lightly. It is about time Africans(Nigerians) begin to[b] question, demystify and [b]deconstruct [/b]our so called leaders from Awo, Shaka,-Mandela et al. No sacred cows! I believe it'll help us move forward and stop being foolishly reverential and deferential of so called "leaders" in our midst.
Re: Why ‘Zik Of Africa’ Remains The NEMESIS Of The Igbos! by sheyguy: 10:16pm On Sep 14, 2012
. . . What?

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