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The Southeast Should Blame Themselves For Their Woes Not Other Tribes by PMWSpirit(m): 5:13pm On Aug 01, 2016
Since last year's general elections where the PDP lost the presidential election to the APC, the Igbos, especially their youths, have continued unremittingly to vent their spleen on the Yorubas by calling them different unprintable names like "Yorobbers", "betrayers", slaves of the Hausa-Fulanis etc. Let us go down the memory lane and put it in historical perspective. Both in 1979 and 1983 presidential elections, Chief Obafemi Awolowo contested against Alhaji Shehu Shagari, it was the refusal of the Igbo people that scuttled Awolowo's chance. Again When Alex Ekwueme, an Igbo man of intimidating credentials, contested the PDP primaries against Obasanjo in 1999, it was the Igbo people in consort with Hausa-Fulanis that conspired against Ekwueme which led to the emergence of Obasanjo. When Ojukwu, the Biafra war hero, and undisputed Igbo leader, contested for presidency in 2003 the Igbo people failed to vote for him. When Orji Uzor Kalu floated a party and contested for presidency in 2007, the Igbo rejected him and they voted for Yar'adua. The infamous role played by the Igbo in 1993 June 12 presidential election is still fresh in our memory. MKO Abiola, a Yoruba man, contested for presidency and won, it was an Igbo man, Arthur Nzeribe through his satanic ABN that scuttled Abiola's ambition alongside Babangida, through a dubious court injuction. When Abiola was detained by General Abacha, it was your kinsman, Daniel Kanu who led a vigorous campaign for Abacha for life president through his well-oiled infamous organization, Youth Earnestly Ask for Abacha YEAA. We still remember vividly the prominent role played by the eminent Yoruba men when Goodluck Jonathan, as Vice President was fenced out by the Aso Rock cabals, during the Yar'Adua's protracted illness in far away Saudi Arabia. Was it not the Yoruba men like Professor Wole Soyinka, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Femi Falana, late Dr Tunji Breithwhite and others who raised an alarm and fought vigorously that powers should be transmitted to Jonathan in an acting capacity? Where were the Igbos when the Save Nigeria Group members took the agitation upon themselves and took to the streets of Abuja and Lagos? During the Biafra War between 1967 to 1970, a Yoruba man, in person of Professor Wole risked his life for the sake of Igbo. The literary icon put his weight behind the Biafra agitators by crisscrossing the length and breadth of the Igbo land and canvassing for their support. This earned Soyinka imprisonment for three years. Who is a betrayer between the Igbo and Yoruba? The Igbos have always been the serial supporters of the Northern Oligarchy right from Independence. During the first Republic, it was the NCNC, Dr Nnamdi Azikwe's party that mooted the idea of aligning with NPC, the party of the Northern Region headed by Alhaji Ahmadu Bello. The Action Group, South-West party headed by Awolowo, preferred to be in its regional cocoon and played the role of opposition to the Hausa-Fulani Oligachy while the Igbos fully embraced the central party. This paved the way for Zik being appointed as ceremonial president in 1959 while Alhaji Tafawa Balewa was made the Prime Minister, exercising the full executive powers. Yoruba has never been in the mainstream of Nigerian politics. The South-West has always preferred to play regional politics. It was when Jonathan became president in 2011 and relegated the Yoruba to the background despite the overwhelming support given to him by the South-West that the Yoruba woke up from their deep slumber and pitched their tent with the party they believed would protect their own interest. The truth pinches but it can't be covered. Finally, Let our Igbo brothers always go into the archive of history instead of this unwarranted name-callings.
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Re: The Southeast Should Blame Themselves For Their Woes Not Other Tribes by brize(m): 5:17pm On Aug 01, 2016
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Re: The Southeast Should Blame Themselves For Their Woes Not Other Tribes by iaamxavier(m): 5:27pm On Aug 01, 2016
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Re: The Southeast Should Blame Themselves For Their Woes Not Other Tribes by mikolo80: 5:35pm On Aug 01, 2016
PMWSpirit:
Since last year's general elections where the PDP lost the presidential election to the APC, the Igbos, especially their youths, have continued unremittingly to vent their spleen on the Yorubas by calling them different unprintable names like "Yorobbers", "betrayers", slaves of the Hausa-Fulanis etc. Let us go down the memory lane and put it in historical perspective. Both in 1979 and 1983 presidential elections, Chief Obafemi Awolowo contested against Alhaji Shehu Shagari, it was the refusal of the Igbo people that scuttled Awolowo's chance. Again When Alex Ekwueme, an Igbo man of intimidating credentials, contested the PDP primaries against Obasanjo in 1999, it was the Igbo people in consort with Hausa-Fulanis that conspired against Ekwueme which led to the emergence of Obasanjo. When Ojukwu, the Biafra war hero, and undisputed Igbo leader, contested for presidency in 2003 the Igbo people failed to vote for him. When Orji Uzor Kalu floated a party and contested for presidency in 2007, the Igbo rejected him and they voted for Yar'adua. The infamous role played by the Igbo in 1993 June 12 presidential election is still fresh in our memory. MKO Abiola, a Yoruba man, contested for presidency and won, it was an Igbo man, Arthur Nzeribe through his satanic ABN that scuttled Abiola's ambition alongside Babangida, through a dubious court injuction. When Abiola was detained by General Abacha, it was your kinsman, Daniel Kanu who led a vigorous campaign for Abacha for life president through his well-oiled infamous organization, Youth Earnestly Ask for Abacha YEAA. We still remember vividly the prominent role played by the eminent Yoruba men when Goodluck Jonathan, as Vice President was fenced out by the Aso Rock cabals, during the Yar'Adua's protracted illness in far away Saudi Arabia. Was it not the Yoruba men like Professor Wole Soyinka, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Femi Falana, late Dr Tunji Breithwhite and others who raised an alarm and fought vigorously that powers should be transmitted to Jonathan in an acting capacity? Where were the Igbos when the Save Nigeria Group members took the agitation upon themselves and took to the streets of Abuja and Lagos? During the Biafra War between 1967 to 1970, a Yoruba man, in person of Professor Wole risked his life for the sake of Igbo. The literary icon put his weight behind the Biafra agitators by crisscrossing the length and breadth of the Igbo land and canvassing for their support. This earned Soyinka imprisonment for three years. Who is a betrayer between the Igbo and Yoruba? The Igbos have always been the serial supporters of the Northern Oligarchy right from Independence. During the first Republic, it was the NCNC, Dr Nnamdi Azikwe's party that mooted the idea of aligning with NPC, the party of the Northern Region headed by Alhaji Ahmadu Bello. The Action Group, South-West party headed by Awolowo, preferred to be in its regional cocoon and played the role of opposition to the Hausa-Fulani Oligachy while the Igbos fully embraced the central party. This paved the way for Zik being appointed as ceremonial president in 1959 while Alhaji Tafawa Balewa was made the Prime Minister, exercising the full executive powers. Yoruba has never been in the mainstream of Nigerian politics. The South-West has always preferred to play regional politics. It was when Jonathan became president in 2011 and relegated the Yoruba to the background despite the overwhelming support given to him by the South-West that the Yoruba woke up from their deep slumber and pitched their tent with the party they believed would protect their own interest. The truth pinches but it can't be covered. Finally, Let our Igbo brothers always go into the archive of history instead of this unwarranted name-callings.
Hahahahahahaha nice try trying to Reason with imbeciles blindEd by tribalism

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