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Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by Macelliot(m): 12:28pm On Jun 19, 2015
The chairman of the lecture, Obi Edozien (The Asagba of Asaba), re-emphasised this point: “we Igbo people are one. We must stop fighting over irrelevancies and emphasise the essential.”
This point arose out of the tendency among Igbo people to regard some groups as not “real” Igbos on basis of dialectal differences.


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It also exists in the form of clearly Igbo- speaking people with Igbo names and cultural patterns declaring themselves as “not Igbo” but ethnic minorities. This is very rampant among Igbo groups in the South-South zone who believe that by so self- declaring publicly, they would be more acceptable among the real minorities and allowed to take their places as ethnic minorities. Experience has, however, shown that this self-delusion hardly ever produces their desired results. Whenever the push comes to the shove, the real minorities remind them that they are Igbo people who are out to take what belongs to the minorities through the back door.

This phenomenon was evident in 2006 when former Governor Peter Odili of Rivers State (who loved to call himself a “Rivers man,” as if Rivers State is a tribe) was running for president.

Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark openly declared Odili an Igbo man, arguing that the South-South president that the minorities have been agitating for was not meant to go to “an Igbo man.” Given this situation, there has been an increasing shift of paradigm.

Many Igbo groups, especially in Delta State, have decided no longer to play the masquerade.


The Obi of Asaba, Professor Edozien, actually laid out conditions he believes will cement Igbo unity permanently. Obi Edozien then called on the people of the South-East zone to support the creation of Anioma State and another for Igbo-speaking people of Rivers State to make for seven states, all of which will be lumped together in one zone or region.


http://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/main-square/28995-asagba-asaba-why-some-igbos-denounce-their-heritage.html

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by donpope1(m): 12:32pm On Jun 19, 2015
Long live the great king...



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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by 1bunne4lif(m): 12:37pm On Jun 19, 2015
Who cares?
Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by meforyou1(m): 12:38pm On Jun 19, 2015
Long live the king. I wonder. Those calling themselves "Rivers man" is there any tribe in Nigeria called "Rivers"?

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by meforyou1(m): 12:38pm On Jun 19, 2015
1bunne4lif:
Who cares?
we do

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by 1bunne4lif(m): 12:45pm On Jun 19, 2015
meforyou1:
we do
I'm not out to beg anybody to identify with igbos. If you feel you want to create your minority group, fine. When the time comes anya g'ahu ihe rukporoya. I rest my case

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by aldrick: 12:46pm On Jun 19, 2015
God 4 purnish you if say u try mention ikwerre or any ikwerre person. Ofcos u knw wat we can do... Long like the Aklaka nation of Rivers state (Ogba,Ekpeye and Ikwerre people)

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by Macelliot(m): 12:46pm On Jun 19, 2015
1bunne4lif:
Who cares?
E pain you.
Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by 1bunne4lif(m): 12:48pm On Jun 19, 2015
Macelliot:
E pain you.
read my post above before you rain insult

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by jerryunit48: 12:49pm On Jun 19, 2015
But really I don't support dividing Delta state
Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by Macelliot(m): 12:54pm On Jun 19, 2015
aldrick:
God 4 purnish you if say u try mention ikwerre or any ikwerre person. Ofcos u knw wat we can do... Long like the Aklaka nation of Rivers state (Ogba,Ekpeye and Ikwerre people)

But according to the benin encyclopedia, the name "Akalaka" does not exist in her entire history...

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by Longeria(m): 12:56pm On Jun 19, 2015
Great King, May you live forever. I cry for the idiocy of some Ikwere brothers who call themselves Rivers men and women as if Rivers state is a tribe.

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by aldrick: 12:57pm On Jun 19, 2015
Macelliot:


But according to the benin encyclopedia, the name "Akalaka" does not exist in her entire history...



Am not ready 4 ur silly argument
Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by coolitempa(f): 12:58pm On Jun 19, 2015
Anioma....ika.....etche...........ikwere......are not ibos....stop forcing yourselves on them..... sad

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by wecan: 1:20pm On Jun 19, 2015
coolitempa:
Anioma....ika.....etche...........ikwere......are not ibos....stop forcing yourselves on them..... sad

Who are they? fool, you are a bastard. U can deny answering your father's name 'cos of selfish interest

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by wordcat(m): 1:22pm On Jun 19, 2015
1bunne4lif:
Who cares?

I cared.
Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by Xpaz: 1:46pm On Jun 19, 2015
Macelliot:



http://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/main-square/28995-asagba-asaba-why-some-igbos-denounce-their-heritage.html
why bring this up again?.
yorubas will start claiming to be from south south
and you will foolishly start argueing with them thinking they are from ss

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by Chiaka(f): 1:59pm On Jun 19, 2015
Sure SS/SE People are very close relatives close looks, culture, etc

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by mensdept: 2:01pm On Jun 19, 2015
Well the king has spoken, and all those folks from other regions coming on here pretending to be "South-South", at the end of the day, are deceiving themselves only.

And for all the foolish Igbo people that campaigned during the last administration from all those state proposals, i.e. Njaba State, Adada state, etc, forgetting the obvious Anioma State, are also, deceiving their greedy selves. See how the lack of focus cost them a serious request for an additional state (or states).

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by UnknownT: 2:06pm On Jun 19, 2015
mensdept:
Well the king has spoken, and all those folks from other regions coming on here pretending to be "South-South", at the end of the day, are deceiving themselves only.

And for all the foolish Igbo people that campaigned during the last administration from all those state proposals, i.e. Njaba State, Adada state, etc, forgetting the obvious Anioma State, are also, deceiving their greedy selves. See how the lack of focus cost them a serious request for an additional state (or states).
The National Assembly never had it in mind to create more states

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by Nobody: 2:10pm On Jun 19, 2015
1bunne4lif:
Who cares?
Yellowbar cares

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by fr3do(m): 2:47pm On Jun 19, 2015
That's my Asagba!

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by fr3do(m): 3:05pm On Jun 19, 2015
1bunne4lif:
I'm not out to beg anybody to identify with igbos. If you feel you want to create your minority group, fine. When the time comes anya g'ahu ihe rukporoya. I rest my case

No one needs your approval to become Igbo
A less than 50 years old state creation can not define the Igbos in the west of Igbo land.
A man is not more Igbo than a man from Anioma just because he is from the part of Igbo land currently called 'south east nigeria'

To some of my people forming Bini , you can admire a people without claiming you originated there, its even more embarrassing that benin people no even send una, try and get an influential position in Edo and watch how fast you are called Igbo. In the SE there are other subgroups within Igbo, the people still associate themselves with their subgroups but never forget that they are Igbos.

We can all ally and push for our interests or be divided and watch our rivals exploit us.

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by shizzle11(m): 3:13pm On Jun 19, 2015
secg
Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by meccuno: 3:35pm On Jun 19, 2015
The igbos are closely related to people of delta state from agbor.........while the yorubas are closely related to the hausas,fulanis,itsekiris......I guess the line should be drawn from this emphasis.....the igbos and yorubas have nothing in common.....religion,tradition,culture........the igbos are related with the people of the south south with the exclusion of edo state.....they are more like the yorubas

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by Duru1(m): 3:50pm On Jun 19, 2015
Macelliot:


But according to the benin encyclopedia, the name "Akalaka" does not exist in her entire history...


Akalaka is destiny as shown on your palm. Those who claim descendants of Akalaka (Akaraka) and deny Igbo are expendable ninnies. Time will tell.

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by Macelliot(m): 3:59pm On Jun 19, 2015
coolitempa:
Anioma....ika.....etche...........ikwere......are not ibos....stop forcing yourselves on them..... sad
Mumu! Can't you read?
Go back to the article again and re-read what the Obi of Anioma said..

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by HopeAtHand: 4:07pm On Jun 19, 2015
The Obi of Asaba should speak on behalf of his constituency.He cannot speak for Rivers State.

If the people of Oyigbo are tired of being called Rivers people, they can swim across the Imo River into Abia state.

Obi of Asaba should speak for himself..he should stop talkong like a fool.

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by HopeAtHand: 4:13pm On Jun 19, 2015
Longeria:
Great King, May you live forever. I cry for the idiocy of some Ikwere brothers who call themselves Rivers men and women as if Rivers state is a tribe.

When Ogbakor Ikwerre decided to push for the inclusion of Ikwerre as a separate tribe from Igbo, they did so after a careful observation of the history of Ikwerres.

One fool in Asaba can decide for himself in his domain, he can never speak for a people unrelated to him in anyway.


Go on Igbos and Unite, the Ikwerres wish you guys all the best.

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by Citadelbot: 4:15pm On Jun 19, 2015
OREMUSSANCTUS:

My father is a b.astard
Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by steppin: 4:19pm On Jun 19, 2015
Your name is Okechukwu and your sister's name is Chioma and yet, you say you're not from Igbo?
Yeye dey smell.

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Re: Why Some S-southerners Denounce Their Igbo Heritage - Obi Of Asaba by Masterclass32: 5:07pm On Jun 19, 2015
fr3do:


No one needs your approval to become Igbo
A less than 50 years old state creation can not define the Igbos in the west of Igbo land.
A man is not more Igbo than a man from Anioma just because he is from the part of Igbo land currently called 'south east nigeria'

[b]To some of my people forming Bin[/b]i, you can admire a people without claiming you originated there, its even more embarrassing that benin people no even send una, try and get an influential position in Edo and watch how fast you are called Igbo. In the SE there are other subgroups within Igbo, the people still associate themselves with their subgroups but never forget that they are Igbos.

We can all ally and push for our interests or be divided and watch the Fulanis and Yorubas exploit us.

Gbam. This your comment straight like cigar smiley

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