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Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by Arise01: 6:11am On Jul 12, 2016
Ever since President Buhari won the 2015 Presidential elections he was destined to win having labored in 2003, 2007, 2011 and then 2015 a very vast preponderance of South South and South East indigenes have descended on the President, pouring invectives, calling him names, abusing his person and his exalted office, preaching hate, and ethnic divisions. I have followed this dangerous trend over a year now, and it is not abetting. It is growing like wild fire everyday. In recent times the South-South people whose son lost the election have moved on except the criminal avengers who are fighting for their pockets only and destroying their environment.

I have seen spirited and genuine efforts being made by the leaders of South-South to bring peace to the Niger Delta, and I heartily commend them for this. It is in their own interest. But in the South East, our people have refused to move on. In the diaspora, in Nigeria, in schools, in the markets, on the streets, in Churches, in Town Meetings etc Igbo have refused to move on. Every move the President makes to rebuild and reposition the country is abused, castigated and ethnic meaning read into it. The dangerous trend has become so embarrassing that one is compelled to speak out. While leaders of South-South have made interventions to make way for harmony and peaceful co-existence, Igbo leaders have maintained a deafening silence but this silence is no longer golden. Ethnic bigotry and hate speeches our people both at home and abroad dish out everyday endanger our people living in all parts of Nigeria. President Buhari belongs to a section of Nigeria and must not run away with the thinking that his people will be happy and clap for us when we malign and abuse one of their own.

No ethnic group in Nigeria moves and settles in any part of the country like the Igbo. They settle and do business in almost every part of the country, and when we throw stones to other Nigerians, we endanger their lives and their businesses. The worst sets of Igbo guilty of this dangerous trend are those living outside the country. While some of them are engaged in meaningful employment, many of them are unemployed. They have become economic refugees and cultural savages. They have formed an association of hate preachers and wailing bigots. They have through actions and deeds created millions of enemies for Ndigbo in Nigeria while they waste their precious gift of time abroad doing nothing.

Last week the Vice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo was in Afe Babalola University Ekiti State as Guest Speaker during the University’s Convocation ceremony. In the cause of his speech, he told his capacity audience the Niger Delta Avengers are not freedom fighters but those fighting for their pockets only. I saw the story on facebook and other sites on the internet. The one on Facebook caught my attention because of nearly 400 reactions as at the time I read it. I took mental note of the reactions and the names attached to it. 95% are Igbo names and they abused and called the Vice President unprintable names for speaking the truth. This is a shame. Ignorance should not be a virtue. Ignorance is a disease. Foolishness is a tragedy. This is ignorance stupid. This is mental darkness. A roaring lion kills no game. It is only a river that wants to get dried up that forgets its source. A Chinese proverb tells me that “He who blames others has a long way to go on his journey. He who blames himself is half way there. He who blames no one has arrived.”



Now, it is time for the Igbo to move on and join other Nigerians to begin the process of rebuilding Nigeria. I want Igbo Governors, elected Senators, elder statesmen, House of Reps Members, House of Assembly members, political leaders, traditional rulers, Igbo intellectuals, professionals, market leaders, town union leaders, village heads, etc. to rise up to defend the integrity and honor of Igbo race. Are these ignorant ones who preach hate speaking for us? Are they representing us? Are they our brightest and bests? Are those asking for Biafra and using it as business venture speaking for all of us? Have we taken a look at the situation in South Sudan today? Shall we continue to sleep pretending that all is well? Can we be honest enough to see the real danger ahead? For how long will our leaders continue to be silent on these weighty issues? Can elders continue to sleep while the kids wear snakes as necklaces? Can the young teach tradition to the old? Who will bell the cat in Igboland? Who will call the ignorant kids to order?

Did the Yoruba go to war when June 12 1993 Presidential Election won by their illustrious son Chief MKO Abiola was annulled on June 23rd 1993 on a sheet of paper by IBB? Did Yoruba go to war when Abiola’s wife Alhaja Kudirat Abiola was murdered in Lagos in the morning of Jun 4 1996? Did Yoruba go to war when the winner of that historic election was poisoned on July 7 1998? Did Yoruba go to war when those who killed Abiola imposed Obasanjo on them as President in 1999? Did Yoruba accept Chief Ernest Shonekan when IBB made him to head the interim government in 1993? Yoruba rejected OBJ and Shonekan because this unique race has never been slaves to public office and yet they have remained number one in Nigeria in almost everything. This is wisdom and strategic thinking at work.

Those of us who have lived in Yoruba land for years should not only learn how to wear Aso Ebi, eat Ewedu soup or dance Owambe, music.

We must have also learned other unique things from them like sharing property to both male and female children, religious tolerance, ethnic tolerance, transferring legacies from generation to generation. Do you know that APC National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s wife is a Christian? Do you know that former Governor Fashola’s wife is a Christian? We can learn a lot from Yoruba. Yoruba too can learn from Igbo in areas of thinking home, business enterprise, self-help, apprenticeship, etc.

A Yoruba woman, a Pastor Mrs. Eunice Olawale Elisha of the Redeemed Christian Church of God old NEPA Road Phase 4 Kubwa, Abuja was killed by unknown persons on Saturday morning of July 9, 2016, while preaching the gospel around 5.30am. I have followed the reactions on the internet and Yoruba do not behave like the Igbo. They have been speaking but not preaching hate. They have called for the culprits to be fished out, prosecuted and punished. If Mrs. Eunice Elisha had been an Igbo hell would have been let loose. There would have been abuses and abuses. But Yoruba are not Igbo. This is civilization. This is strategic thinking. I hope our people can learn from this. Civility is not a sign of weakness. He who fights and run away lives to fight another day.

To have ears is not to listen, to listen is not to hear, to hear is not to understand, to understand is not to put to practice. I know that writing this may not get me many friends among the Igbo, but it always gets me the right ones.

Case Rested!
Joe Igbokwe
Lagos.


http://saharareporters.com/2016/07/11/igbo-ethnic-bigotry-and-hate-campaigns-worry-me-joe-igbokwe

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by dunkem21(m): 6:18am On Jul 12, 2016
Source.. Make I respond appropriately to Joe undecided

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by aressssa: 6:27am On Jul 12, 2016
Last week the Vice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo was in Afe Babalola University Ekiti State as Guest Speaker during the University’s Convocation ceremony. In the cause of his speech, he told his capacity audience the Niger Delta Avengers are not freedom fighters but those fighting for their pockets only. I saw the story on facebook and other sites on the internet. The one on Facebook caught my attention because of nearly 400 reactions as at the time I read it. I took mental note of the reactions and the names attached to it. 95% are Igbo names and they abused and called the Vice President unprintable names for speaking the truth. This is a shame. Ignorance should not be a virtue. Ignorance is a disease. Foolishness is a tragedy. This is ignorance stupid. This is mental darkness. A roaring lion kills no game. It is only a river that wants to get dried up that forgets its source. A Chinese proverb tells me that “He who blames others has a long way to go on his journey. He who blames himself is half way there. He who blames no one has arrived.”


I'm sure you know your people..

You are about to get the same thing on NL..



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Igbos

start

attack...


grin grin

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by RZArecta(m): 6:27am On Jul 12, 2016
Joe Igbokwe confirming his efulefu status everyday. If not that he's from a very prominent family, I would have asserted that he's an osu but then again

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by aressssa: 6:29am On Jul 12, 2016
^^^^^^^


Here we go.... grin grin

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by ConqueredWest: 6:33am On Jul 12, 2016
Can someone ask this efulefu why Buhari is appointing only Northerners angry

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by blackpanda: 6:35am On Jul 12, 2016
So True. Very well written!

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by ConqueredWest: 6:35am On Jul 12, 2016
The juju Tinubu prepared for Buhari is toooooo strong to the point that the SE Efulefus and SW Afonjas are defending Buhari while he

NORTHENIZE and ISLAMIZE Nigeria. angry

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by blackpanda: 6:36am On Jul 12, 2016
RZArecta:
Joe Igbokwe confirming his efulefu status everyday. If not that he's from a very prominent family, I would have asserted that he's an osu but then again

You are part of the people he is talking about. Just spewing hate msgs and insults is all you do

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by psucc(m): 6:38am On Jul 12, 2016
When his namesake in the Bible history became the prime minister in Egypt, he did not use his office to take a pound of flesh of his brothers for the evil they did to him. Rather he uses his office to save lives and wrestled them out of the grip of hunger and starvation.

But in the case of the present Joe, his brethren can wail and die provide he keeps office.

What a contrast!!!

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by apcisevil: 6:42am On Jul 12, 2016
Joe yorubakwe, I want you to know that igbo ekweyi, so the best you can do is to naturalize to yoruba and formalize your name to joe yorubakwe. .

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by StOla: 6:43am On Jul 12, 2016
Can a leopard change its spots?

Joe Igbokwe should not be disappointed in people exhibiting traits that are cultural.

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by RZArecta(m): 6:51am On Jul 12, 2016
blackpanda:


[s]You are part of the people he is talking about. Just spewing hate msgs and insults is all you do[/s]
you're pathetic

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by Yyeske(m): 6:52am On Jul 12, 2016
RZArecta:
Joe Igbokwe confirming his efulefu status everyday. If not that he's from a very prominent family, I would have asserted that he's an osu but then again
Counter his points or forever STFU

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by blackpanda: 6:54am On Jul 12, 2016
RZArecta:
you're pathetic

Yea thats all u know. If its not hate, insult or anything negative, u have nothing to say

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by RZArecta(m): 6:54am On Jul 12, 2016
Yyeske:
Counter his points or forever STFU

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by RZArecta(m): 6:57am On Jul 12, 2016
blackpanda:


[s]Yea thats all u know. If its not hate, insult or anything negative, u have nothing to say[/s]

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by Almajiri1: 6:59am On Jul 12, 2016
The thing pain Joe enter bone!This is a projected emotional trash from someone who is declared persona non grata by his tribesmen and reduced to a cultural savage.

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by aressssa: 7:01am On Jul 12, 2016
blackpanda:

Yea thats all u know. If its not hate, insult or anything negative, u have nothing to say


When you are raised and baptized with hate, then you hate all your life because that's all you know, that's all your social and communal engagement with other people around you.

The ones in this thread are going to pass down the same hate to their children just like their parents did to them, it's a vicious circle of eternal hate and bitter way of life...

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by Nobody: 7:04am On Jul 12, 2016
I think Joe is guilty of same offence he is accussing others of. What Joe failed to do was to list all those "efforts" that the president has made and the exact actions from the people of SE that have made it difficult for PMB to actualize his dreams for Nigeria.

Secondly, Joe should state exactly what the FB post was and if what the "SEners"said were true or not. He should also consider that maybe the SEners are right about their assertions.

I wonder what that man has been smoking.

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by attackgat: 7:16am On Jul 12, 2016
Joe Yorubakwe is a man who has lost touch with moving times. The man thinks the world starts and stops with Lagos. Has Joe Yorubakwe ever bothered to ask Igbos why they are disenchanted with Government of the day? What he is more interested in is why Igbos didn't follow him and APC zombies to lick the a$$ of Buhari. Like most sychophants, Yorubakwe has a one track mind. When will he address the salient points on the ground such as true federalism, Fiscal responsibility, resource control, autonomy and Igbo sovereignty? Right before his eyes, a process of Northernising Government is happening and he is busy singing the praise of the bigoted Buhari. What has he said about herdsmen attacks? Where is the confab report? Can Yorubakwe tell us any single capital project that Buhari has commissioned after one year in office? Has the economy improved or gotten worse under Buhari? Yorubakwe should spare us his useless sermons and start confronting the faliure of his party and the faliure of the Nigerian project

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by TANTUMERGO007(m): 7:22am On Jul 12, 2016
I HATE THIS JOE WITH PASSION

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by Nobody: 7:35am On Jul 12, 2016
Yeye man
What have you to say about the northernernization going on?
The fulani herdsmen?
What nigeria has as politicians are a$$lickers

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by Prince081: 7:37am On Jul 12, 2016
Joe Yorubakwe is an attention seeker that must be ignored.

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by gwales: 7:39am On Jul 12, 2016
Buharis only fault is that he has denied them corruption by defeating jonathan

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by gwales: 7:42am On Jul 12, 2016
[s]
ConqueredWest:
Can someone ask this efulefu why Buhari is appointing only Northerners angry
[/s] your insults and hate started even before his swearing in. One would have no option but to think that Buhari's crime is that you people knew that he would stop corruption

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by Arise01: 7:51am On Jul 12, 2016
Igbokwe is telling them the bitter truth but they cannot understand the handwritten on the wall, my Igbo brothers keep agitating for Biafra while lagos is building the biggest refinery in Africa that will give them stable power supply, employment opportunities for their teaming youths and also boost their economy.

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by chosen04(f): 8:06am On Jul 12, 2016
And where was this lost soul called Joe Yorobakwe when this APC party was calling GEJ a clueless and a kidgarten(sic) president? I guess such insults were a complimentary remarks to him then?

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by hannyjay(f): 8:10am On Jul 12, 2016
D only sensible igbo man

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by Scholes007(m): 8:17am On Jul 12, 2016
...op pls add a source. Joe is really fuelling what he is condemning. Every SE leader have been calling for patience, peace and harmony. They only condemn anything that is contrary to their own goal. Igbokwe got it wrong, for a year or so I avoid anything buhari because APC now take Igbo's as a party and opposition. I watched tvc news sometime ago and saw where some supposed leaders left issues on ground a started talking about who hate buhari and who doesn't as you just did. I have never gone to church and see them preach against buhari but against any hard times which is visible to all. In most meetings I attend at home we less likely talk about the Nigeria talk more of buhari. When Ipob activities were at it's peak every SE leader called for calm at the same time look towards what is the cause of such uprise. Joe Igbokwe I have been waiting patiently to hear/read/watch you contributions on the herdsmen killings,the skewed appointments, allegation against your messiah but non. All i read everytime are comments smeared with tribal bigotry which I believe no other Igbo leader have done.

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by Abagworo(m): 8:30am On Jul 12, 2016
chosen04:
And where was this lost soul called Joe Yorobakwe when this APC party was calling GEJ a clueless and a kidgarten(sic) president? I guess such insults were a complimentary remarks to him then?


1st of all GEJ is not an Igbo man and 2ndly no ethnic group was targeting GEJ with destructive propaganda aimed at creating chaos across Nigeria. What many Igbos involved in this recent quest for war have failed to understand is that a war in Igboland is a lose lose situation and dearth of our long term hardwork from 1970 to 2016 or whenever the war starts. A warrior doesn't wish for war but cowards do because they kniw nothing about it's devastation. In war even the winner comes out devastated.

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Re: Joe Igbokwe: Igbo Ethnic Bigotry And Hate Campaign Worry Me by RichYoungNigga: 8:32am On Jul 12, 2016
Igbo ethnic bigotry ??
1. The igbos haven't produced any president for the country of Nigeria.
2. They are the most hard working tribe on earth and the tribe with the highest number of rich people in Africa

Why should we hate other tribes ??
What tribes should we hate ?? The Yorubas ?? Well, we bought all their properties in Lagos and Yoruba land.

Should we hate on the Hausa tribe that has produced more than 4 of the Nigerian presidents and still the poorest tribe in Nigeria ??

We Ibos don't have the time to hate on people, we only have the time to make money and buy all their lands and properties

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