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Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by Built2last: 7:33pm On Sep 18, 2016
(History Is Not Taught In Nigeria So The Stereotype of "Awolowo Hates Igbo" Can Be Furthered To Destroy Any Hope Of Southern Unity. Yes, Awolowo resigned from a government he was practically Vice President on principle after ensuring Easterners were not victimized in a post-war Nigeria. but of course, many will still argue.

CHIEF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO'S RESIGNATION LETTER FROM THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL DATED JUNE 13, 1971 TO GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON

June 3, 1971.

My dear Commander-in-Chief,

You will recall that in a statement made by me and published in the SUNDAY TIMES of March 30, 1969, I declared, among other things, as follows:

“Even at the federal level, I have no desire whatsoever, and I certainly cannot be tempted or induced to develop one, to head, or participate in an unelected or even an electoral-college elected civil administration in a military or any setting. At the moment, I am participating in the activities of the military government because I have been invited, and I also think it is right, so to do.
I am, therefore, obliged, morally and for the purpose of keeping Nigeria united, to take part, as fully as I can, in any measure designed, in particular, to keep the Ibos as a constituent ethnic unit in the federation of Nigeria, enjoying equal and identical status and benefits with other ethnic units, and in general, to preserve Nigeria as an economic and political entity.”

I should have, in accordance with this declaration, relinquished my present offices soon after the end of the civil war in January last year. But one main matter decided me against such an immediate course of action. As you know, before January 1970, the four-year development and reconstruction plan had been under active preparation, and it had been hoped that it would be launched early in the 1970/71 fiscal year. It was my strong desire to participate in the consideration of this plan. As it turned out, however, the plan was not actually considered until August 1970.

By that time, three other factors had supervened. First, the capital estimates for 1970/71 had been delayed until the launching of the four-year development plan, which did not take place until November last year. At this late stage, I decided that the capital estimates of 1970/71 should be incorporated into those of 1971/72.

Second, by November 1970, the time for the introduction of the 1971/72 budget was only some four months away.

Third, as from September 1970, our foreign exchange position had started to undergo an unusual rapid deterioration. It occurred to me, in all these circumstances:

-that it would be untidy for me to leave without completing the budget for 1970/71;
-that it would be hardly fair to my successor for me to leave at a time when preparations for the 1970/71 budget had actively begun under my direction, and;
-that it might be interpreted in some circles as an act of bad faith for me to leave at a time when our foreign exchange was in such a bad state, and no sensible formula had been found for arresting its deterioration.

Now with the peace and unity of our great country fully restored and firmly re-established; with the four-year development plan already considered and launched and the capital estimates for 1970/71 completed; with the 1971/72 budget done and a reasonable solution devised for our acute foreign exchange, I feel free to act in accordance with one of my fundamental beliefs, referred to in paragraph 1 above, and publicly declared on March 10, 1969-EIGHTEEN CLEAR MONTHS before the military government’s political programme was announced by you on October 1, 1970.

I would, therefore, like to notify you that, with effect from July 1, 1971, I am no longer willing to continue in the offices of federal commissioner for Finance and vice-president of the Federal Executive Council.

Supplementary to the forgoing, there is another important reason for my present action. After four truly (I hesitate to say exceedingly) exacting (though thoroughly stimulating and educative) years in the Federal Ministry of Finance which, throughout the period, was incessantly beset with fiscal and monetary problems of unprecedented dimensions, and of peculiarly complex and tantalizing nature, I deem it to be in the interest of my continued good health to have a complete change of full-time occupation.

As to my future plan, I have decided to go back to legal practice. I also want to seize the opportunity, which the military government’s six-year political programme provides, to write, if my professional engagement permit, three books which have always been very much on my mind.
The research connected with two of these books will take me to selected developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well to ECA and OAU secretariats in Addis Ababa, the offices of some United Nations agencies in New York, and London University.

I would like to state that though, by this resignation, I am leaving your government and literary activities as mentioned above, it does not mean that I am completely relinquishing all public services to our country and people.

On the contrary, it is my resolve to continue, in all circumstances and until my life’s end, to see the best interests of our fatherland, and promote the welfare and happiness of our people, in every way possible.

In this connection, I would like to assure you that I shall always be willing, on a purely AD HOC basis and providing my professional commitments permit, to render, at your request and without any remuneration whatsoever, any particular service which is within my competence to give.

After my appointment in 1967, I submitted to you a STATEMENT OF AFFAIRS (i.e. OF MY ASSETS AND LIABILITIES) as at June30, 1967. In keeping with the code of conduct to which I subscribed, I am obliged to send you my statement of affairs as at June 30, 1971. It is, however, not possible to send the statement along with this letter. But my accountants are already working on it and as soon as it is finalized up to June 30, 1971, I shall forward it to you.

In closing, I would like, in all sincerity, to say two things:

Firstly, I have tremendously enjoyed working with you; and it is not without considerable reluctance, therefore, that I have to take this step.
Secondly, I will always remember with deep gratitude, your kindness to me in releasing me from prison, and in giving me, within a year of my release, an opportunity to serve our people of Nigeria once again in a ministerial capacity, and at a time when the very existence of our fatherland was in grave peril.

With best wishes to Victoria and your good self, and love to Ibrahim.

Yours very sincerely,
OBAFEMI AWOLOWO.

___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________
GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON'S REPLY:

My dear Chief,

I wish to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated June3, 1971, intimating me of your decision to relinquish your appointments as the vice-president of the Federal Executive Council and Federal Commissioner for Finance with effect from July 1, 1971.

For some time, there have been rumours about your leaving the government, but I was sure, however, that if there was such an intention you would have not hesitated to notify me.

Since I know that you must have taken your decision after the most careful consideration, no useful purpose would be served by any attempt to make change your mind.

It is, therefore, with the greatest regret and reluctance that I have to concede to your request.
In accepting your decision, I would like to place on record my personal appreciation of your most valuable contribution to our achievements during the last four years.

You have earned for yourself respect from all of us who have seen you at close quarters, for your patriotism, coupled with a strong well-meaning conviction on issues of national importance.

I respect your maturity, objectivity, and sagacity, all of which you placed at my disposal; above all, for your advice and co-operation at all times.

Your outstanding performance as this government’s Commissioner for Finance during one of the most critical and turbulent periods of our history will always be remembered. You demonstrated, consistently, great courage, forthrightness, leadership, and a spirit of understanding which helped us to get out of our financial disaster.

That we did not succumb to the temptation to devalue our currency during the crisis and were able to win the war entirely out of our own resources and face resolutely the immediate post-war problems of rehabilitation, reconstruction and reconciliation was due, in no small measures, to your skill in the management of our finances.

I am aware that your position in this government, particularly as Commissioner for Finance, will be difficult to fill. However, I have a consolation in the fact that during your tenure of office, you laid a sound foundation on which your successors could build and carry on the good work.

I have no doubt that, at this moment, you will have the feeling that you have done your best. I share your feelings, too; and wish to extend my appreciation of the contribution of your dear wife who had had to bear more than her share of domestic burdens as a result of your public assignment.

I am glad to note and to accept your offer to hold yourself in readiness for assignment which the Federal Government may consider necessary to give you even when you will no longer be directly associated with public life.

Since there will be occasions soon for me and your colleagues in government to state our assessment of your contribution to the service of this nation in the last four years, I now merely wish to say how sorry I am to lose your services. We will miss your great sense of humour, your debating ability and useful suggestions at all times.

On behalf of myself, your colleagues on the Federal Executive Council, and the people of our great country, I wish you many more years of useful life.

My wife and Ibrahim join me in wishing you every success in your next sphere of life.

Yours most sincerely,
MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON
Head of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by skelewu404(m): 7:38pm On Sep 18, 2016
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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by iamodenigbo1(m): 7:43pm On Sep 18, 2016
where is the extravagance Love for Igbo s stated?

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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by iamodenigbo1(m): 7:44pm On Sep 18, 2016
q ;Dq
Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by thesicilian: 7:54pm On Sep 18, 2016
we don hear
Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by Bujumbura(m): 8:01pm On Sep 18, 2016
Lol
Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by attackgat: 8:04pm On Sep 18, 2016
Personally, I consider Gowon and Awolowo War criminals who should have ended up in the ICC.

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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by shukuokukobambl: 8:05pm On Sep 18, 2016
Very Great man indeed!!

A lawyer that handled the ministry of finance in a war and didn't devalue or borrow. Anyway, public servants were not so brazen in their criminality then like they are now. See him even talking so confidently about asset declaration before and after serving.

Also the reasons he gave for not leaving earlier were so on point. A responsible leader wouldn't wish to leave a disorderly office and books for his successor.

God bless Awo jare

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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by bonechamberlain(m): 8:11pm On Sep 18, 2016
iamodenigbo1:
where is the extravagance Love for Igbo s stated?
am still searching for where it was stated.

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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by OMAR12: 8:34pm On Sep 18, 2016
love letter.
Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by PEREP: 9:37pm On Sep 18, 2016
Patriotism at its best and a C-in-C that is well on ground. Awo is no doubt a sound mind and Gowon knows his onions

What has Naija turned to today?....................

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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by midol: 9:58pm On Sep 18, 2016
iamodenigbo1:
where is the extravagance Love for Igbo s stated?

Help me ask am oo. An Awo that couldn't keep up with his principle that one nigeria is just a 'geographical expression". I bet nigeria changed to a 'real nation' in his eyes when he learnt about the massive oil deposit in the Eastern region. yorubas and their shaky shaky principles. grin grin

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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by ibnquasale(m): 10:04pm On Sep 18, 2016
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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by shukuokukobambl: 10:05pm On Sep 18, 2016
OmidinaOlayemi:


Help me ask am oo. An Awo that couldn't keep up with his principle that one nigeria is just a 'geographical expression". I bet nigeria changed to a 'real nation' in his eyes when he learnt about the massive oil deposit in the Eastern region. yorubas and their shaky shaky principles. grin grin

Do you people lack so much self esteem that your existence is dependent on Awo expressing how much he loves you? which kind inferiority complex dey fight you so? You are even so unsure of your standing and identity that you have to claim a yoruba name online? cheesy

Action goes before thinking for you that's why you dey ask mumu questions in 2016. Keep asking, the answers go soon show cheesy

Tell me the kind of principle that made ojukwu come back to partner with the same hausa/fulani he led 3 million of your ancestors to death against? cheesy

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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by shukuokukobambl: 10:13pm On Sep 18, 2016
PEREP:
Patriotism at its best and a C-in-C that is well on ground. Awo is no doubt a sound mind and Gowon knows his onions

What has Naija turned to today?....................

A very sound and articulate mind i tell you. When an intelligent and sane human being reads that letter, he can't miss the quality and patriotism of the mind behind it cheesy

God bless you for recognizing quality wink

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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by shukuokukobambl: 10:15pm On Sep 18, 2016
attackgat:
Personally, I consider Gowon and Awolowo War criminals who should have ended up in the ICC.

dem don come again cheesy

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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by Newmanluckyman(m): 10:35pm On Sep 18, 2016
Built2last:

(History Is Not Taught In Nigeria So The Stereotype of "Awolowo Hates Igbo" Can Be Furthered To Destroy Any Hope Of Southern Unity. Yes, Awolowo resigned from a government he was practically Vice President on principle after ensuring Easterners were not victimized in a post-war Nigeria. but of course, many will still argue.

CHIEF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO'S RESIGNATION LETTER FROM THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL DATED JUNE 13, 1971 TO GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON

June 3, 1971.

My dear Commander-in-Chief,

You will recall that in a statement made by me and published in the SUNDAY TIMES of March 30, 1969, I declared, among other things, as follows:

“Even at the federal level, I have no desire whatsoever, and I certainly cannot be tempted or induced to develop one, to head, or participate in an unelected or even an electoral-college elected civil administration in a military or any setting. At the moment, I am participating in the activities of the military government because I have been invited, and I also think it is right, so to do.
I am, therefore, obliged, morally and for the purpose of keeping Nigeria united, to take part, as fully as I can, in any measure designed, in particular, to keep the Ibos as a constituent ethnic unit in the federation of Nigeria, enjoying equal and identical status and benefits with other ethnic units, and in general, to preserve Nigeria as an economic and political entity.”

I should have, in accordance with this declaration, relinquished my present offices soon after the end of the civil war in January last year. But one main matter decided me against such an immediate course of action. As you know, before January 1970, the four-year development and reconstruction plan had been under active preparation, and it had been hoped that it would be launched early in the 1970/71 fiscal year. It was my strong desire to participate in the consideration of this plan. As it turned out, however, the plan was not actually considered until August 1970.

By that time, three other factors had supervened. First, the capital estimates for 1970/71 had been delayed until the launching of the four-year development plan, which did not take place until November last year. At this late stage, I decided that the capital estimates of 1970/71 should be incorporated into those of 1971/72.

Second, by November 1970, the time for the introduction of the 1971/72 budget was only some four months away.

Third, as from September 1970, our foreign exchange position had started to undergo an unusual rapid deterioration. It occurred to me, in all these circumstances:

-that it would be untidy for me to leave without completing the budget for 1970/71;
-that it would be hardly fair to my successor for me to leave at a time when preparations for the 1970/71 budget had actively begun under my direction, and;
-that it might be interpreted in some circles as an act of bad faith for me to leave at a time when our foreign exchange was in such a bad state, and no sensible formula had been found for arresting its deterioration.

Now with the peace and unity of our great country fully restored and firmly re-established; with the four-year development plan already considered and launched and the capital estimates for 1970/71 completed; with the 1971/72 budget done and a reasonable solution devised for our acute foreign exchange, I feel free to act in accordance with one of my fundamental beliefs, referred to in paragraph 1 above, and publicly declared on March 10, 1969-EIGHTEEN CLEAR MONTHS before the military government’s political programme was announced by you on October 1, 1970.

I would, therefore, like to notify you that, with effect from July 1, 1971, I am no longer willing to continue in the offices of federal commissioner for Finance and vice-president of the Federal Executive Council.

Supplementary to the forgoing, there is another important reason for my present action. After four truly (I hesitate to say exceedingly) exacting (though thoroughly stimulating and educative) years in the Federal Ministry of Finance which, throughout the period, was incessantly beset with fiscal and monetary problems of unprecedented dimensions, and of peculiarly complex and tantalizing nature, I deem it to be in the interest of my continued good health to have a complete change of full-time occupation.

As to my future plan, I have decided to go back to legal practice. I also want to seize the opportunity, which the military government’s six-year political programme provides, to write, if my professional engagement permit, three books which have always been very much on my mind.
The research connected with two of these books will take me to selected developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well to ECA and OAU secretariats in Addis Ababa, the offices of some United Nations agencies in New York, and London University.

I would like to state that though, by this resignation, I am leaving your government and literary activities as mentioned above, it does not mean that I am completely relinquishing all public services to our country and people.

On the contrary, it is my resolve to continue, in all circumstances and until my life’s end, to see the best interests of our fatherland, and promote the welfare and happiness of our people, in every way possible.

In this connection, I would like to assure you that I shall always be willing, on a purely AD HOC basis and providing my professional commitments permit, to render, at your request and without any remuneration whatsoever, any particular service which is within my competence to give.

After my appointment in 1967, I submitted to you a STATEMENT OF AFFAIRS (i.e. OF MY ASSETS AND LIABILITIES) as at June30, 1967. In keeping with the code of conduct to which I subscribed, I am obliged to send you my statement of affairs as at June 30, 1971. It is, however, not possible to send the statement along with this letter. But my accountants are already working on it and as soon as it is finalized up to June 30, 1971, I shall forward it to you.

In closing, I would like, in all sincerity, to say two things:

Firstly, I have tremendously enjoyed working with you; and it is not without considerable reluctance, therefore, that I have to take this step.
Secondly, I will always remember with deep gratitude, your kindness to me in releasing me from prison, and in giving me, within a year of my release, an opportunity to serve our people of Nigeria once again in a ministerial capacity, and at a time when the very existence of our fatherland was in grave peril.

With best wishes to Victoria and your good self, and love to Ibrahim.

Yours very sincerely,
OBAFEMI AWOLOWO.

___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________
GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON'S REPLY:

My dear Chief,

I wish to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated June3, 1971, intimating me of your decision to relinquish your appointments as the vice-president of the Federal Executive Council and Federal Commissioner for Finance with effect from July 1, 1971.

For some time, there have been rumours about your leaving the government, but I was sure, however, that if there was such an intention you would have not hesitated to notify me.

Since I know that you must have taken your decision after the most careful consideration, no useful purpose would be served by any attempt to make change your mind.

It is, therefore, with the greatest regret and reluctance that I have to concede to your request.
In accepting your decision, I would like to place on record my personal appreciation of your most valuable contribution to our achievements during the last four years.

You have earned for yourself respect from all of us who have seen you at close quarters, for your patriotism, coupled with a strong well-meaning conviction on issues of national importance.

I respect your maturity, objectivity, and sagacity, all of which you placed at my disposal; above all, for your advice and co-operation at all times.

Your outstanding performance as this government’s Commissioner for Finance during one of the most critical and turbulent periods of our history will always be remembered. You demonstrated, consistently, great courage, forthrightness, leadership, and a spirit of understanding which helped us to get out of our financial disaster.

That we did not succumb to the temptation to devalue our currency during the crisis and were able to win the war entirely out of our own resources and face resolutely the immediate post-war problems of rehabilitation, reconstruction and reconciliation was due, in no small measures, to your skill in the management of our finances.

I am aware that your position in this government, particularly as Commissioner for Finance, will be difficult to fill. However, I have a consolation in the fact that during your tenure of office, you laid a sound foundation on which your successors could build and carry on the good work.

I have no doubt that, at this moment, you will have the feeling that you have done your best. I share your feelings, too; and wish to extend my appreciation of the contribution of your dear wife who had had to bear more than her share of domestic burdens as a result of your public assignment.

I am glad to note and to accept your offer to hold yourself in readiness for assignment which the Federal Government may consider necessary to give you even when you will no longer be directly associated with public life.

Since there will be occasions soon for me and your colleagues in government to state our assessment of your contribution to the service of this nation in the last four years, I now merely wish to say how sorry I am to lose your services. We will miss your great sense of humour, your debating ability and useful suggestions at all times.

On behalf of myself, your colleagues on the Federal Executive Council, and the people of our great country, I wish you many more years of useful life.

My wife and Ibrahim join me in wishing you every success in your next sphere of life.

Yours most sincerely,
MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON
Head of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
... Great respect to Awolowo.However, that his unpopular comments that "if the igbos are allowed to leave Nigeria by act of omission or commission, that the Yorubas will follow suit" is one of the galvanizing force that propels the northern dominated army to unleash the near genocide to the easterners so as to discouraged the westerners from leaving too. That Awo comments are uncalled for considering his earlier stance of neutrality. Maybe he regretted that statement he made hence his resignation after the war. Also considering other infamous policies against the easterners that he spearheaded.
Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by shukuokukobambl: 10:40pm On Sep 18, 2016
Newmanluckyman:
... Great respect to Awolowo.

Hmmm....thumbs up to you too for being gracious here grin


However, that his unpopular comments that "if the igbos are allowed to leave Nigeria by act of omission or commission, that the Yorubas will follow suit" is one of the galvanizing force that propels the northern dominated army to unleash the near genocide to the easterners so as to discouraged the westerners from leaving too. That Awo comments are uncalled for considering his earlier stance of neutrality. Maybe he regretted that statement he made hence his resignation after the war. Also considering other infamous policies against the easterners that he spearheaded.

Thank God you didn't see the bold as a promise to ojukwu as plenty of the crybabies from your hood do grin

Awo made that statement on the floor of the Western house of Assembly to the Representatives of the western region, NOT IN ANY MEETING WITH OJUKWU! and it was meant to urge the FG to look into the demands of the Eastern region. Awo was always going to leave the cabinet immediately after the war and he gave his reasons (very patriotic and responsible reasons at that) why he stayed back a bit.

On the issue of policies, what do have to say to his policy that ensured Easterners got their properties back when they came back after the war? considering that they lost all they had even in the SS?

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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by 90xtr90r: 10:49pm On Sep 18, 2016
shukuokukobambl:
Do you people lack so much self esteem that your existence is dependent on Awo expressing how much he loves you? which kind inferiority complex dey fight you so? You are even so unsure of your standing and identity that you have to claim a yoruba name online? cheesy

Action goes before thinking for you that's why you dey ask mumu questions in 2016. Keep asking, the answers go soon show cheesy

Tell me the kind of principle that made ojukwu come back to partner with the same hausa/fulani he led 3 million of your ancestors to death against? cheesy

Look at them, deluded hypocrites and parasites from a juju-infested enclave who are too confused to ever stand for anything good in life except to fish in polluted waters in search of decomposing matters...

https://www.nairaland.com/978912/awolowos-crimes-against-igbos
Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by shukuokukobambl: 10:52pm On Sep 18, 2016
90xtr90r:


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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by 90xtr90r: 10:59pm On Sep 18, 2016
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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by 90xtr90r: 11:03pm On Sep 18, 2016
shukuokukobambl:
...
Thank God you didn't see the bold as a promise to ojukwu as plenty of the crybabies from your hood do grin

Awo made that statement on the floor of the Western house of Assembly to the Representatives of the western region, NOT IN ANY MEETING WITH OJUKWU! and it was meant to urge the FG to look into the demands of the Eastern region. Awo was always going to leave the cabinet immediately after the war and he gave his reasons (very patriotic and responsible reasons at that) why he stayed back a bit.

On the issue of policies, what do have to say to his policy that ensured Easterners got their properties back when they came back after the war? considering that they lost all they had even in the SS?

You can deceive some people some of the time but you can't possibly deceive everyone all the time...

“Before the civil war started, the Yorubas said if Igbos are allowed to go, they too will go on the secession declaration.

“It was Chief Awolowo who said it openly and publicly; it was published in newspapers...
“The place Igbos left were occupied by Yoruba, particularly the civil service. 

“Till today the Yoruba are the dominant elements in the bureaucracy of Nigeria..."
- Alhaji Tanko Yakassai
Chairman of the Northern Elders Council, NEC
http://nigerianpilot.com/restructuring-calls-fears-igbos-yakassai/

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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by chemicalDisease: 11:03pm On Sep 18, 2016
After this he commited suicide.
Hahahahaha!
His love for one Nigerian.
Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by shukuokukobambl: 11:05pm On Sep 18, 2016
90xtr90r:
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You can deceive some people some of the time but you can't possibly deceive everyone all the time...

“Before the civil war started, the Yorubas said if Igbos are allowed to go, they too will go on the secession declaration.

“It was Chief Awolowo who said it openly and publicly; it was published in newspapers...
“The place Igbos left were occupied by Yoruba, particularly the civil service. 

“Till today the Yoruba are the dominant elements in the bureaucracy of Nigeria..."
- Alhaji Tanko Yakassai
Chairman of the Northern Elders Council, NEC
http://nigerianpilot.com/restructuring-calls-fears-igbos-yakassai/ [/size]
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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by shukuokukobambl: 11:06pm On Sep 18, 2016
chemicalDisease:
After this he commited suicide.

Hahahahaha!

His love for one Nigerian.

The same way ojukwu became a vegetable on top one nigeria

hahahahahahah!

and died a nigerian abi na zoogerian? cheesy

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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by 90xtr90r: 11:07pm On Sep 18, 2016
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Madam Kemi Nkem Omololu-Olunloyo

BLOCKED: Almost no yorubas left on my FB page. I will not SUBSCRIBE to tribalism against the Igbos and #Biafra . We killed THEM and boasted about it. Gen Obasanjo, Col Rotimi, Gen Ibrahim Taiwo etc etc. Oluwole Rotimi was fired by Yaradua as NG Ambassador to USA for his Biafra comment to Ojo Maduweke NG Ambassador to Canada, OBJ still boasting "We will do to Boko Haram what we did to Biafra-OBJ 2015", Ibrahim Taiwo assassinated same day as Gen Murtala Muhammed on a Friday the 13th an evil day in 1976. I no longer spend the N20 note in Nigeria. These were not heroes. Ojukwu was the real hero we were told to hate. It took years for me to know that. My father was the only Yoruba leader at his funeral. Those yoruba youth who say they saw Tinubu there were hallucinating. Both Taiwo and MM ordered Nigerian Army into Asaba and killed 700 innocent civilan men, raped their wives, daughters and ruined the town. Google Asaba massacres on Wikipedia. U are on your internet. We as Yoruba youth were brainwashed into seeing them as HEROES. Today's youth must be told the truth. History is no longer in schools. It must be told. If you were not born 1967-70 and watched 3 years of the war on WNTV now NTA, u need to STFU. Those begging me on Twitter will be ignored. The Igbo children dancing in this collage at KJ's school event are Yoruba. STOP YOUR TRIBALISM!
To my Biafrans on social media, ABSOLUTELY no violence or advocating violence on #socialmedia . Do not play into the hands of King Buhari, Father Mbaka Mfaker and the DSS.
Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by shukuokukobambl: 11:08pm On Sep 18, 2016
90xtr90r:
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Madam Kemi Nkem Omololu-Olunloyo

BLOCKED: Almost no yorubas left on my FB page. I will not SUBSCRIBE to tribalism against the Igbos and #Biafra . We killed THEM and boasted about it. Gen Obasanjo, Col Rotimi, Gen Ibrahim Taiwo etc etc. Oluwole Rotimi was fired by Yaradua as NG Ambassador to USA for his Biafra comment to Ojo Maduweke NG Ambassador to Canada, OBJ still boasting "We will do to Boko Haram what we did to Biafra-OBJ 2015", Ibrahim Taiwo assassinated same day as Gen Murtala Muhammed on a Friday the 13th an evil day in 1976. I no longer spend the N20 note in Nigeria. These were not heroes. Ojukwu was the real hero we were told to hate. It took years for me to know that. My father was the only Yoruba leader at his funeral. Those yoruba youth who say they saw Tinubu there were hallucinating. Both Taiwo and MM ordered Nigerian Army into Asaba and killed 700 innocent civilan men, raped their wives, daughters and ruined the town. Google Asaba massacres on Wikipedia. U are on your internet. We as Yoruba youth were brainwashed into seeing them as HEROES. Today's youth must be told the truth. History is no longer in schools. It must be told. If you were not born 1967-70 and watched 3 years of the war on WNTV now NTA, u need to STFU. Those begging me on Twitter will be ignored. The Igbo children dancing in this collage at KJ's school event are Yoruba. STOP YOUR TRIBALISM!
To my Biafrans on social media, ABSOLUTELY no violence or advocating violence on #socialmedia . Do not play into the hands of King Buhari, Father Mbaka Mfaker and the DSS.[/size]

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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by 90xtr90r: 11:14pm On Sep 18, 2016
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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by Newmanluckyman(m): 11:47pm On Sep 18, 2016
shukuokukobambl:


Hmmm....thumbs up to you too for being gracious here grin




Thank God you didn't see the bold as a promise to ojukwu as plenty of the crybabies from your hood do grin

Awo made that statement on the floor of the Western house of Assembly to the Representatives of the western region, NOT IN ANY MEETING WITH OJUKWU! and it was meant to urge the FG to look into the demands of the Eastern region. Awo was always going to leave the cabinet immediately after the war and he gave his reasons (very patriotic and responsible reasons at that) why he stayed back a bit.

On the issue of policies, what do have to say to his policy that ensured Easterners got their properties back when they came back after the war? considering that they lost all they had even in the SS?

... My brother let's be truthful. Notwithstanding where Awo made those comments.. It was credited to him and he never denied it. PMB will visit abroad and address Nigerian community over there, it will still be making waves around all news outlets in Nigeria. We could have said after all PMB didn't say it in Nigeria.

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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by shukuokukobambl: 11:52pm On Sep 18, 2016
Newmanluckyman:
... My brother let's be truthful. Notwithstanding where Awo made those comments.. It was credited to him and he never denied it. PMB will visit abroad and address Nigerian community over there, it will still be making waves around all news outlets in Nigeria. We could have said after all PMB didn't say it in Nigeria.

Haba my friend, what did i write in my post that showed me denying for Awo? cheesy

Of course Awo didn't deny anything!! The issue is where he made that statement and in what context? I very much believe you're more knowledgeable and responsible than to say he made that statement in a meeting with ojukwu or as a promise to igbo people? wink

Also what did you think that statement meant?
Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by DozieInc(m): 12:12am On Sep 19, 2016
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Re: Awo's Resignation Letter After Biafran War And Gowon's Reply. by Newmanluckyman(m): 12:17am On Sep 19, 2016
shukuokukobambl:


Haba my friend, what did i write in my post that showed me denying for Awo? cheesy

Of course Awo didn't deny anything!! The issue is where he made that statement and in what context? I very much believe you're more knowledgeable and responsible than to say he made that statement in a meeting with ojukwu or as a promise to igbo people? wink

Also what did you think that statement meant?
... I have already answered on the "where Awo made those comments". Now the Awo statements on its own is very very self explanatory to be able to answer your question on "the context or intent of making those remark"

Believe it or not, those Awo comments are the GAME CHANGER on which that war was fiercely fought, executed, to the detriment of the easterners. Awo SUBTLY instigated the northern dominated army to use any means possible to ensure that the easterners didn't leave Nigeria. This is why the infamous food blockade was devise to kill defenseless civilians so as to cowed the biafran army to submission. I am not qualify to judge Awo on his actions or inactions during that war, but I believe that HIS CREATOR has the final judgement.

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