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All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by abdelrahman: 10:01pm On Jun 14, 2018
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF HATRED
I had the privilege of attending some meetings of the Yoruba and Igbo Leaders. I was not a leader but a youth who knew how to wash his hands. At one of those meetings in Owerri, I think in 1989, I think, I listened to Uncle Bola Ige and other Yoruba Leaders take the likes of Mbakwe, R. B. Okafor and others to the cleaners when the Igbo said the Yoruba were betrayers, citing that Chief Obafemi Awolowo led them into secession with a promise that if the Igbo left Nigeria, the Yoruba would follow suit. They accused him of not following up on his promise. Trust Uncle Bola Ige! He pointed to Chief Mbakwe and said, "you were there in the meeting between Awolowo and Ojukwu as I was. Is that statement correct?".He turned to two other Igbo and two Yoruba Leaders who were at that meeting and asked the same question, saying he had transcripts of the meeting between Awolowo and Ojukwu. They kept quiet while the Yoruba Leaders affirmed that Awolowo never promised to follow the East into secession. What he said was that if the Igbo were "driven" out of Nigeria the Yoruba would take it seriously and reassess their own position. Igbo Leaders DID NOT CONTEST this version. Then Chief Bola Ige threw in the clincher! "Who are you to accuse the Yoruba of betrayal?" he roared, and continued:
1. At Independence Awolowo offered a joint government between the NCNC and AG, with Zik as Prime Minister and Awo as Finance Minister. Awo and Zik "were still negotiating" when it was announced that Zik would be President in a coalition with NPC of the North. The East then collaborated in destroying the West and sending Awolowo and his leutenants to jail!
2. What of the 1965 elections which the West and the East agreed to boycott? We met all night and reached agreement about 3am on the day of the election. In the morning, while the Yoruba boycotted the election, the Igbo went to vote
3. After the 1979 elections Yoruba (UPN) and Igbo (APP?) Leaders were still at the negotiating table for a coalition when to their surprise, an announcement was heard that the Igbo (APP) had agreed to a coalition with the North (NPN)
4. After the 1983 elections, 1979 repeated itself. Not giving up, Awolowo reached out to Azikiwe again for cooperation. Talks started and they met in Benin where Awo pleaded passionately that only a collaboration between The Igbo and the Yoruba could save Nigeria. They didn't reach agreement but promised to meet again. Before the next meeting, the Igbo had again teamed up with the North
Uncle Bola paused and then continued "we can go on and on. So how dare you accuse the Yoruba of betrayal? How many Igbo have been killed in Lagos, Ibadan, Akure, Oshogbo (he mentioned other Yoruba towns)? You have your businesses in the West and went to Western schools. Yet you count the Yoruba as your enemy. You get killed in Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Zaria etc and have your goods looted yet you consider the Hausa/ Fulani your friends. It's your choice. If you want to be slaves for ever, we can't help you"
I had never been so scared in my life. I thought the roof was going to fall. There was a pin drop silence and no Igbo dared interrupt Uncle Bola Ige because he was telling the truth. The Yoruba Leaders ended the meeting at that point and left. I hope Chief C. O. Adebayo's memoirs will give more details of those exchanges.
Now to make three points from all this:
A. The Yoruba have been stretching their hand across the Niger for a handshake for a long time. The Igbo refused to take it for a long time until recently
B. Many Igbo Leaders of the 70s, 80s and 90s deliberately perpetrated the legend of Awolowo's role betraying them into the civil war and his role in prosecuting the war, to rally the Igbo population behind themselves. The Igbo agreed on Yoruba hatred than on any other issue. So it was the fabric that held them together for a long time
C. Time heals all things. Many Igbo reading this will be hearing for the first time that their leaders of old knew for a truth that Awolowo did not break his word to Ojukwu as alleged. And to think of it, EVEN IF OUR PARENTS QUARRELLED, SHOULD WE THE NEW GENERATION CONTINUE THE SAME WAY?. ITS TIME TO COME TOGETHER AND MAKE THE HANDSHAKE ACROSS THE NIGER WORK FOR THE SAKE OF OUR PEOPLES AND NIGERIA

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by hector1046(m): 10:12pm On Jun 14, 2018
God bless you for this write up if there is any truth in it

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by Nobody: 10:30pm On Jun 14, 2018
I hate to see all these lies being peddled from osogbo and ogbomosho against igbos.....

How was is it that only yorubas knew the history.

This story is suspicious.

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by valentineuwakwe(m): 10:35pm On Jun 14, 2018
I knw of this. .my grandpa attended all the meetings n told me them. . .

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by benben1000: 10:38pm On Jun 14, 2018
Another article by an afonja. There is no real problem between Igbos and Yoruba except Yoruba envy of Igbo...THAT'S IT. Igbo have never done anything evil to yoruba....never! Yoruba has been the one committing all sorts of evil on Igbos out of envy. Take for instance after the colonial whites left Nigeria, Igbo dominated virtually every government agency and institution in Nigeria by merit, this was what brought the fear and hate for Igbos, and soon Hausa-Fulani and Yoruba saw Igbos as a threat to their survival. One way to verfy this is just watch the video of Saraduna of Sokoto; that video was taped before the civil war and before the 1966 coup; in case they want to use the coup as the reason why Igbos are hated even though majority of the actors were Yorubas. That video alone by Sarduna should make it clear the Igbo hate started way before the civil war and 1966 coup. PURELY OUT OF ENVY AND JEALOUSY!

Back to my point how did Hausa-Fulani deceive Awolowo to support them to massacre Igbos? They told him...see, Igbos dominate every institution in this country, including institutions in SW, since they cannot compete with Igbos NATURALLY, that the only way for them to catch up with Igbos or move ahead them is by sabotaging and destroying them. Awolowo immediately agree, that's why despite killing millions of Igbos during the war via starvation, he went as further as expropriating Igbo wealth and used it to fund scholarships for his kinsmen to catch up with Igbo. But as God would have it despite his wicked evil plans working for 20 yrs after the war, the Igbos as God chosen people have since recovered and taken their rightful positions back, not only as the most educated but also most successful by a large margin away from Yorubas, who have also been passed by SS.

So stop these lies about Igbo vs Yoruba. Igbo have nothing against yoruba, even despite yoruba killing millions of their own and expropriating their wealth, they never revenged, but slowly work their way back up to their rightful position. Another way to see this is since 1960 Igbos have fighting to stay on their own to stop this yoruba vs Igbo tension, but ironically Yoruba don't want to leave Igbos alone, they want Igbos in Nigeria with them. So, who is the one looking for trouble? To me, it's yoruba!

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by psycoanalyst(f): 10:42pm On Jun 14, 2018
Hmmm
Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by Turantula(m): 10:44pm On Jun 14, 2018
Straight from the bottomless pit of hell

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by AceRoot(m): 11:10pm On Jun 14, 2018
Make of it what you may;
here was Chief Obafemi Awolowo speaking in 1967:

"The aim of a leader should be the welfare of the people whom he leads. I have used ‘welfare’ to denote the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the people. With this aim fixed unflinchingly and unchangeably before my eyes I consider it my duty to Yoruba people in particular and to Nigerians in general, to place four imperatives before you this morning. Two of them are categorical and two are conditional. Only a peaceful solution must be found to arrest the present worsening stalemate and restore normalcy. The Eastern Region must be encouraged to remain part of the Federation. If the Eastern Region is allowed by acts of omission or commission to secede from or opt out of Nigeria, then the Western Region and Lagos must also stay out of the Federation. The people of Western Nigeria and Lagos should participate in the ad hoc committee or any similar body only on the basis of absolute equality with the other regions of the Federation.

I would like to comment briefly on these four imperatives. There has, of late, been a good deal of sabre rattling in some parts of the country. Those who advocate the use force for the settlement of our present problems should stop a little and reflect. I can see no vital and abiding principle involved in any war between the North and the East. If the East attacked the North, it would be for purpose of revenge pure and simple. Any claim to the contrary would be untenable. If it is claimed that such a war is being waged for the purpose of recovering the real and personal properties left behind in the North by Easterners two insuperable points are obvious. Firstly, the personal effects left behind by Easterners have been wholly looted or destroyed, and can no longer be physically recovered. Secondly, since the real properties are immovable in case of recovery of them can only be by means of forcible military occupation of those parts of the North in which these properties are situated. On the other hand, if the North attacked the East, it could only be for the purpose of further strengthening and entrenching its position of dominance in the country.

If it is claimed that an attack on the East is going to be launched by the Federal Government and not by the North as such and that it is designed to ensure the unity and integrity of the Federation, two other insuperable points also become obvious. First, if a war against the East becomes a necessity it must be agreed to unanimously by the remaining units of the Federation. In this connection, the West, Mid- West and Lagos have declared their implacable opposition to the use of force in solving the present problem. In the face of such declarations by three out of remaining four territories of Nigeria, a war against the East could only be a war favoured by the North alone.
Second, if the true purpose of such a war is to preserve the unity and integrity of the Federation, then these ends can be achieved by the very simple devices of implementing the recommendation of the committee which met on August 9 1966, as reaffirmed by a decision of the military leaders at Aburi on January 5 1967 as well as by accepting such of the demands of the East, West, Mid-West and Lagos as are manifestly reasonable, and essential for assuring harmonious relationships and peaceful co-existence between them and their brothers and sisters in the North.

Some knowledgeable persons have likened an attack on the East to Lincoln’s war against the southern states in America. Two vital factors distinguish Lincoln’s campaign from the one now being contemplated in Nigeria. The first is that the American civil war was aimed at the abolition of slavery – that is the liberation of millions of Negroes who were then still being used as chattels and worse than domestic animals. The second factor is that Lincoln and others in the northern states were English-speaking people waging a war of good conscience and humanity against their fellow nationals who were also English speaking. A war against the East in which Northern soldiers are predominant, will only unite the Easterners or the Ibos against their attackers, strengthen them in their belief that they are not wanted by the majority of their fellow-Nigerians, and finally push them out of the Federation.

We have been told that an act of secession on the part of the East would be a signal, in the first instance, for the creation of the COR state by decree, which would be backed, if need be, by the use of force. With great respect, I have some dissenting observations to make on this declaration. There are 11 national or linguistic groups in the COR areas with a total population of 5.3 millions. These national groups are as distinct from one another as the Ibos are distinct from them or from the Yorubas or Hausas. Of the 11, the Efik/Ibibio/Annang national group are 3.2 million strong as against the Ijaws who are only about 700,000 strong. Ostensibly, the remaining nine national group number 1.4 millions. But when you have subtracted the Ibo inhabitants from among them, what is left ranges from the Ngennis who number only 8,000 to the Ogonis who are 220,000 strong. A decree creating a COR state without a plebiscite to ascertain the wishes of the peoples in the area, would only amount to subordinating the minority national groups in the state to the dominance of the Efik/Ibibio/Annang national group. It would be perfectly in order to create a Calabar state or a Rivers state by decree, and without a plebiscite. Each is a homogeneous national unit. But before you lump distinct and diverse national units together in one state, the consent of each of them is indispensable. Otherwise, the seed of social disquilibrium in the new state would have been sown.

On the other hand, if the COR State is created by decree after the Eastern Region shall have made its severance from Nigeria effective, we should then be waging an unjust war against a foreign state. It would be an unjust war, because the purpose of it would be to remove 10 minorities in the East from the dominance of the Ibos only to subordinate them to the dominance of the Efik/Ibibio/Annang national group. I think I have said enough to demonstrate that any war against the East, or vice versa, on any count whatsoever, would be an unholy crusade, for which it would be most unjustifiable to shed a drop of Nigerian blood. Therefore, only a peaceful solution must be found, and quickly too to arrest the present rapidly deteriorating stalemate and restore normalcy.

With regard to the second categorical imperative, it is my considered view that whilst some of the demands of the East are excessive within the context of a Nigerian union, most of such demands are not only well-founded, but are designed for smooth and steady association amongst the various national units of Nigeria.

The dependence of the Federal Government on financial contributions from the regions? These and other such like demands I do not support. Demands such as these, if accepted, will lead surely to the complete disintegration of the Federation which is not in the interest of our people. But I wholeheartedly support the following demands among others, which we consider reasonable and most of which are already embodied in our memoranda to the Ad Hoc Committee….

That revenue should be allocated strictly on the basis of derivation; that is to say after the Federal Government has deducted its own share for its own services the rest should be allocated to the regions to which they are attributable.

That the existing public debt of the Federation should become the responsibility of the regions on the basis of the location of the projects in respect of each debt whether internal or external.

That each region should have and control its own militia and police force.

That, with immediate effect, all military personnel should be posted to their regions of origin….

If we are to live in harmony one with another as Nigerians it is imperative that these demands and others which are not related, should be met without further delay by those who have hitherto resisted them. To those who may argue that the acceptance of these demands will amount to transforming Nigeria into a federation with a weak central government, my comment is that any link however tenuous, which keeps the East in the Nigerian union, is better in my view than no link at all.

Before the Western delegates went to Lagos to attend the meetings of the ad hoc committee, they were given a clear mandate that[b] if any region should opt out of the Federation of Nigeria, then the Federation should be considered to be at an end, and that the Western Region and Lagos should also opt out of it.[/b] It would then be up to Western Nigeria and Lagos as an independent sovereign state to enter into association with any of the Nigerian units of its own choosing, and on terms mutually acceptable to them. I see no reason for departing from this mandate. If any region in Nigeria considers itself strong enough to compel us to enter into association with it on its own terms, I would only wish such a region luck. But such luck, I must warn, will, in the long run be no better than that which has attended the doings of all colonial powers down the ages. This much I must say in addition, on this point. We have neither military might nor the overwhelming advantage of numbers here in Western Nigeria and Lagos. But we have justice of a noble and imperishable cause on our side, namely: the right of a people to unfettered self-determination. If this is so, then God is on our side, and if God is with us then we have nothing whatsoever in this world to fear.

The fourth imperative, and the second conditional one has been fully dealt with in my recent letter to the Military Governor of Western Nigeria, Col. Robert Adebayo, and in the representation which your deputation made last year to the head of the Federal Military Government, Lt. Col. Yakubu Gowon. As a matter of fact, as far back as November last year a smaller meeting of leaders of thought in this Region decided that unless certain things were done, we would no longer participate in the meeting of the ad hoc committee. But since then, not even one of our legitimate requests has been granted. I will, therefore, take no more of your time in making further comments on a point with which you are well familiar. As soon as our humble and earnest requests are met, I shall be ready to take my place on the ad hoc committee. But certainly, not before.

In closing, I have this piece of advice to give. In order to resolve amiably and in the best interests of all Nigerians certain attributes are required on the part of Nigerian leaders, military as well as non-military leaders alike, namely: vision, realism and unselfishness. But above all , what will keep Nigerian leaders in the North and East unwaveringly in the path of wisdom, realism and moderation is courage and steadfastness on the part of Yoruba people in the course of what they sincerely believe to be right, equitable and just. In the past five years we in the West and Lagos have shown that we possess these qualities in a large measure. If we demonstrate them again as we did in the past, calmly and heroically, we will save Nigeria from further bloodshed and imminent wreck and, at the same time, preserve our freedom and self-respect into the bargain.

May God rule and guide our deliberations here, and endow all the Nigerian leaders with the vision, realism, and unselfishness as well as courage and steadfastness in the course of truth, which the present circumstances demand"

——————–

Speech by Chief Obafemi Awolowo made to the Western leaders of thought, in Ibadan, 1 May 1967

(quoted in “Crisis and Conflict in Nigeria (Volume 1), January 1966-July 1971” by A. H. M. Kirk-Greene.

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by BelovedBuhari(m): 11:43pm On Jun 14, 2018
You ha e only confirmed what was cited in the article. Regurgitating what you leaders have perpetrated over the years.

You sound irredeemable. May God help you

benben1000:
Another article by an afonja. There is no real problem between Igbos and Yoruba except Yoruba envy of Igbo...THAT'S IT. Igbo have never done anything evil to yoruba....never! Yoruba has been the one committing all sorts of evil on Igbos out of envy. Take for instance after the colonial whites left Nigeria, Igbo dominated virtually every government agency and institution in Nigeria by merit, this was what brought the fear and hate for Igbos, and soon Hausa-Fulani and Yoruba saw Igbos as a threat to their survival. One way to verfy this is just watch the video of Saraduna of Sokoto; that video was taped before the civil war and before the 1966 coup; in case they want to use the coup as the reason why Igbos are hated even though majority of the actors were Yorubas. That video alone by Sarduna should make it clear the Igbo hate started way before the civil war and 1966 coup. PURELY OUT OF ENVY AND JEALOUSY!

Back to my point how did Hausa-Fulani deceive Awolowo to support them to massacre Igbos? They told him...see, Igbos dominate every institution in this country, including institutions in SW, since they cannot compete with Igbos NATURALLY, that the only way for them to catch up with Igbos or move ahead them is by sabotaging and destroying them. Awolowo immediately agree, that's why despite killing millions of Igbos during the war via starvation, he went as further as expropriating Igbo wealth and used it to fund scholarships for their kinsmen to catch up with Igbo. But as God would have it despite his wicked evil plans working for 20 yrs after the war, the Igbos as God chosen people have since recovered and taken their rightful positions back, not only as the most educated but also most successful by a large margin away from Yorubas, who have also been passed by SS.

So stop these lies about Igbo vs Yoruba. Igbo have nothing against yoruba, even despite yoruba killing millions of their own and expropriating their wealth, they never revenged, but slowly work their way back up to their rightful position. Another way to see this is since 1960 Igbos have fighting to stay on their own to stop this yoruba vs Igbo tension, but ironically Yoruba don't want to leave Igbos alone, they want Igbos in Nigeria with them. So, who is the one looking for trouble? To me, it's yoruba!

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by ImperialYoruba: 11:55pm On Jun 14, 2018
abdelrahman:
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF HATRED
I had the privilege of attending some meetings of the Yoruba and Igbo Leaders. I was not a leader but a youth who knew how to wash his hands. At one of those meetings in Owerri, I think in 1989, I think, I listened to Uncle Bola Ige and other Yoruba Leaders take the likes of Mbakwe, R. B. Okafor and others to the cleaners when the Igbo said the Yoruba were betrayers, citing that Chief Obafemi Awolowo led them into secession with a promise that if the Igbo left Nigeria, the Yoruba would follow suit. They accused him of not following up on his promise. Trust Uncle Bola Ige! He pointed to Chief Mbakwe and said, "you were there in the meeting between Awolowo and Ojukwu as I was. Is that statement correct?".He turned to two other Igbo and two Yoruba Leaders who were at that meeting and asked the same question, saying he had transcripts of the meeting between Awolowo and Ojukwu. They kept quiet while the Yoruba Leaders affirmed that Awolowo never promised to follow the East into secession. What he said was that if the Igbo were "driven" out of Nigeria the Yoruba would take it seriously and reassess their own position. Igbo Leaders DID NOT CONTEST this version. Then Chief Bola Ige threw in the clincher! "Who are you to accuse the Yoruba of betrayal?" he roared, and continued:
1. At Independence Awolowo offered a joint government between the NCNC and AG, with Zik as Prime Minister and Awo as Finance Minister. Awo and Zik "were still negotiating" when it was announced that Zik would be President in a coalition with NPC of the North. The East then collaborated in destroying the West and sending Awolowo and his leutenants to jail!
2. What of the 1965 elections which the West and the East agreed to boycott? We met all night and reached agreement about 3am on the day of the election. In the morning, while the Yoruba boycotted the election, the Igbo went to vote
3. After the 1979 elections Yoruba (UPN) and Igbo (APP?) Leaders were still at the negotiating table for a coalition when to their surprise, an announcement was heard that the Igbo (APP) had agreed to a coalition with the North (NPN)
4. After the 1983 elections, 1979 repeated itself. Not giving up, Awolowo reached out to Azikiwe again for cooperation. Talks started and they met in Benin where Awo pleaded passionately that only a collaboration between The Igbo and the Yoruba could save Nigeria. They didn't reach agreement but promised to meet again. Before the next meeting, the Igbo had again teamed up with the North
Uncle Bola paused and then continued "we can go on and on. So how dare you accuse the Yoruba of betrayal? How many Igbo have been killed in Lagos, Ibadan, Akure, Oshogbo (he mentioned other Yoruba towns)? You have your businesses in the West and went to Western schools. Yet you count the Yoruba as your enemy. You get killed in Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Zaria etc and have your goods looted yet you consider the Hausa/ Fulani your friends. It's your choice. If you want to be slaves for ever, we can't help you"
I had never been so scared in my life. I thought the roof was going to fall. There was a pin drop silence and no Igbo dared interrupt Uncle Bola Ige because he was telling the truth. The Yoruba Leaders ended the meeting at that point and left. I hope Chief C. O. Adebayo's memoirs will give more details of those exchanges.
Now to make three points from all this:
A. The Yoruba have been stretching their hand across the Niger for a handshake for a long time. The Igbo refused to take it for a long time until recently
B. Many Igbo Leaders of the 70s, 80s and 90s deliberately perpetrated the legend of Awolowo's role betraying them into the civil war and his role in prosecuting the war, to rally the Igbo population behind themselves. The Igbo agreed on Yoruba hatred than on any other issue. So it was the fabric that held them together for a long time
C. Time heals all things. Many Igbo reading this will be hearing for the first time that their leaders of old knew for a truth that Awolowo did not break his word to Ojukwu as alleged. And to think of it, EVEN IF OUR PARENTS QUARRELLED, SHOULD WE THE NEW GENERATION CONTINUE THE SAME WAY?. ITS TIME TO COME TOGETHER AND MAKE THE HANDSHAKE ACROSS THE NIGER WORK FOR THE SAKE OF OUR PEOPLES AND NIGERIA

I hope the author of this article is reading me. You call for handshake across the Niger, after telling us in multiple examples of handshakes that brought us hatred. One of such handshakes you were there yourself in Owerri and it was bitter ending. Yet, you advise for another handshake. Seems you enjoy the yanminri hatred on you. You love to be insulted and called names by these bloody pygymys.

Handshake ko....leg wiggle ni!

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by Bede2u(m): 1:17am On Jun 15, 2018
AceRoot:
Make of it what you may;
here was Chief Obafemi Awolowo speaking in 1967:

If the East attacked the North, it would be for purpose of revenge pure and simple. Any claim to the contrary would be untenable. If it is claimed that such a war is being waged for the purpose of recovering the real and personal properties left behind in the North by Easterners two insuperable points are obvious. Firstly, the personal effects left behind by Easterners have been wholly looted or destroyed, and can no longer be physically recovered. Secondly, since the real properties are immovable in case of recovery of them can only be by means of forcible military occupation of those parts of the North in which these properties are situated. On the other hand, if the North attacked the East, it could only be for the purpose of further strengthening and entrenching its position of dominance in the country.

[b] If it is claimed that an attack on the East is going to be launched by the Federal Government and not by the North as such and that it is designed to ensure the unity and integrity of the Federation, two other insuperable points also become obvious. First, if a war against the East becomes a necessity it must be agreed to unanimously by the remaining units of the Federation. In this connection, the West, Mid- West and Lagos have declared their implacable opposition to the use of force in solving the present problem. In the face of such declarations by three out of remaining four territories of Nigeria, a war against the East could only be a war favoured by the North alone.
Second, if the true purpose of such a war is to preserve the unity and integrity of the Federation, then these ends can be achieved by the very simple devices of implementing the recommendation of the committee which met on August 9 1966, as reaffirmed by a decision of the military leaders at Aburi on January 5 1967 as well as by accepting such of the demands of the East, West, Mid-West and Lagos as are manifestly reasonable, and essential for assuring harmonious relationships and peaceful co-existence between them and their brothers and sisters in the North.
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Read the bolded. Awolowo agreed here that the easterners have been wronged. He also made it clear that the east should not been invaded. He went further to say that only Aburi accord can settle the whole issue.

we however know the following to eventually happen after the 2-faced coward made this speach
1. The east was eventually invaded by the govt of which Awolowo was vp
2. Aburi accord was never implemented.
3. Awolowo himself came up with the idea to blockade Biafra

Two faced idiot the man was.

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by NdiaraIGBO: 1:24am On Jun 15, 2018
To hell with the chest beating orangutans primitive tribe....they know themselves, yam legged b'stds!

Cc Immhotep lzaa PrecisionFx Bede2u

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by Truthcat: 1:27am On Jun 15, 2018
Igbos are just projecting forward what they are guilty of. Ibos know they are the ones who betrayed Yoruba and just wanted to remove the label from themselves and put it on Yoruba.

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by ALCOHOLKILLS(m): 1:33am On Jun 15, 2018
See vultures ranting on top of igbo issues as usual

Hate kill all of you there. Dirty afonjas

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by ImperialYoruba: 1:35am On Jun 15, 2018
Bede2u:
Read the bolded. Awolowo agreed here that the easterners have been wronged. He also made it clear that the east should not been invaded. He went further to say that only Aburi accord can settle the whole issue.

we however know the following to eventually happen after the 2-faced coward made this speach
1. The east was eventually invaded by the govt of which Awolowo was vp
2. Aburi accord was never implemented.
3. Awolowo himself came up with the idea to blockade Biafra

Two faced idiot the man was.

Would Awolowo have supported Nigeria if your mthrfvkng warlord had not entered into Yorubaland with boots and guns?

Hausa declared war on you and killed you. Yet you were bringing war into Yorubaland. Did your ragtag biafra not know difference between North and West? Why should Awo not support blockade, if the same shyyte repeat today and you ignore North to bring war into West your situation this time around will be worse than that in 67.

Bloody punk!

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by ImperialYoruba: 1:39am On Jun 15, 2018
Truthcat:
Igbos are just projecting forward what they are guilty of. Ibos know they are the ones who betrayed Yoruba and just wanted to remove the label from themselves and put it on Yoruba.

They cant shake it loose. They are bloody betrayers.

We need Ibadan Declaration to issue ultimatum to these mthrfkrs and sweep them out of Yorubaland.

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by Truthcat: 1:44am On Jun 15, 2018
It's going to happen, Yoruba youths are waking up and ibos know it, they won't know what hit them.
ImperialYoruba:


They cant shake it loose. They are bloody betrayers.

We need Ibadan Declaration to issue ultimatum to these mthrfkrs and sweep them out of Yorubaland.

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by Dedetwo(m): 2:25am On Jun 15, 2018
abdelrahman:
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF HATRED
I had the privilege of attending some meetings of the Yoruba and Igbo Leaders. I was not a leader but a youth who knew how to wash his hands. At one of those meetings in Owerri, I think in 1989, I think, I listened to Uncle Bola Ige and other Yoruba Leaders take the likes of Mbakwe, R. B. Okafor and others to the cleaners when the Igbo said the Yoruba were betrayers, citing that Chief Obafemi Awolowo led them into secession with a promise that if the Igbo left Nigeria, the Yoruba would follow suit. They accused him of not following up on his promise. Trust Uncle Bola Ige! He pointed to Chief Mbakwe and said, "you were there in the meeting between Awolowo and Ojukwu as I was. Is that statement correct?".He turned to two other Igbo and two Yoruba Leaders who were at that meeting and asked the same question, saying he had transcripts of the meeting between Awolowo and Ojukwu. They kept quiet while the Yoruba Leaders affirmed that Awolowo never promised to follow the East into secession. What he said was that if the Igbo were "driven" out of Nigeria the Yoruba would take it seriously and reassess their own position. Igbo Leaders DID NOT CONTEST this version. Then Chief Bola Ige threw in the clincher! "Who are you to accuse the Yoruba of betrayal?" he roared, and continued:

1[b]. At Independence Awolowo . Awo and Zik "were still negotiating" when it was announced that Zik would be President in a coalition with NPC of the North. The East then collaborated in destroying the West and sending Awolowo and his leutenants to jail!
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2. What of the 1965 elections which the West and the East agreed to boycott? We met all night and reached agreement about 3am on the day of the election. In the morning, while the Yoruba boycotted the election, the Igbo went to vote

3. After the 1979 elections Yoruba (UPN) and Igbo (APP?) Leaders were still at the negotiating table for a coalition when to their surprise, an announcement was heard that the Igbo (APP) had agreed to a coalition with the North (NPN)
4. After the 1983 elections, 1979 repeated itself. Not giving up, Awolowo reached out to Azikiwe again for cooperation. Talks started and they offered a joint government between the NCNC and AG, with Zik as Prime Minister and Awo as Finance Ministermet in Benin where Awo pleaded passionately that only a collaboration between The Igbo and the Yoruba could save Nigeria. They didn't reach agreement but promised to meet again. Before the next meeting, the Igbo had again teamed up with the North
Uncle Bola paused and then continued "we can go on and on. So how dare you accuse the Yoruba of betrayal? How many Igbo have been killed in Lagos, Ibadan, Akure, Oshogbo (he mentioned other Yoruba towns)? You have your businesses in the West and went to Western schools. Yet you count the Yoruba as your enemy. You get killed in Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Zaria etc and have your goods looted yet you consider the Hausa/ Fulani your friends. It's your choice. If you want to be slaves for ever, we can't help you"
I had never been so scared in my life. I thought the roof was going to fall. There was a pin drop silence and no Igbo dared interrupt Uncle Bola Ige because he was telling the truth. The Yoruba Leaders ended the meeting at that point and left. I hope Chief C. O. Adebayo's memoirs will give more details of those exchanges.
Now to make three points from all this:
A. The Yoruba have been stretching their hand across the Niger for a handshake for a long time. The Igbo refused to take it for a long time until recently
B. Many Igbo Leaders of the 70s, 80s and 90s deliberately perpetrated the legend of Awolowo's role betraying them into the civil war and his role in prosecuting the war, to rally the Igbo population behind themselves. The Igbo agreed on Yoruba hatred than on any other issue. So it was the fabric that held them together for a long time
C. Time heals all things. Many Igbo reading this will be hearing for the first time that their leaders of old knew for a truth that Awolowo did not break his word to Ojukwu as alleged. And to think of it, EVEN IF OUR PARENTS QUARRELLED, SHOULD WE THE NEW GENERATION CONTINUE THE SAME WAY?. ITS TIME TO COME TOGETHER AND MAKE THE HANDSHAKE ACROSS THE NIGER WORK FOR THE SAKE OF OUR PEOPLES AND NIGERIA

It is becoming too old that Yari.ba peeps still come out with nonsensical crap for fiction. May I ask who were the people driving Igbo out of Nigeria? What offence did Igbo commit that called for action of being driven away from Nigeria? Any drunkard in Nigeria who had elementary education of Nigeria must realized that NCNC and AG (UPGA) boycotted the election which saw NPC and NNDP (NAN) won the election. All the Igbo units boycotted the election but this cannot be said about Yari.ba since Akintola and his follow betrayal artists in NNDP fielded candidates for the election.

It is very childish to even insinuate that Awolowo "Offered a joint government between the NCNC and AG, with Zik as Prime Minister and Awo as Finance Minister". AG finished third in the election and it was not in any position to offer anything to anybody. Are Nigerians of certain ethnicity this slow? After the election had concluded, AG performed very poorly and had to do something about the picture of its irrelevance. True to Yari.ba character, the AG sent one team to Onicha to discuss with Azikwe and another to Kaduna to discuss with Bello at the same time. Awolowo and AG played themselves into double standard and lost on both ends. Contrary what this unfortunate slow learner had written, NCNC fought NPC led by Abubakar and NNDP led by Akintola over the trumped up charges against Awolowo. The Yari.ba conspired with the Mallams from the northern region to imprison Awolowo. Everybody who made sure Awolowo went to jail were Yoruba. The Chief Justice was a Yoruba, attorney-General was Yoruba, the Presiding High Court Judge in the case was a Yoruba, the DPP and senior police officers were Yoruba and even the eyewitnesses were Yoruba.

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by EricBloodAxe: 2:38am On Jun 15, 2018
Hmmm...all these back and forth memos between Ayobami and Okonkwo must stop. Getting bored already angry
Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by Banmeallday: 4:07am On Jun 15, 2018
Two words for Omo Yoruba


BIAFRA AMAKA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBScTgGAon8&t=23s

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by mangoman00: 4:27am On Jun 15, 2018
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abdelrahman:
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF HATRED
I had the privilege of attending some meetings of the Yoruba and Igbo Leaders. I was not a leader but a youth who knew how to wash his hands. At one of those meetings in Owerri, I think in 1989, I think, I listened to Uncle Bola Ige and other Yoruba Leaders take the likes of Mbakwe, R. B. Okafor and others to the cleaners when the Igbo said the Yoruba were betrayers, citing that Chief Obafemi Awolowo led them into secession with a promise that if the Igbo left Nigeria, the Yoruba would follow suit. They accused him of not following up on his promise. Trust Uncle Bola Ige! He pointed to Chief Mbakwe and said, "you were there in the meeting between Awolowo and Ojukwu as I was. Is that statement correct?".He turned to two other Igbo and two Yoruba Leaders who were at that meeting and asked the same question, saying he had transcripts of the meeting between Awolowo and Ojukwu. They kept quiet while the Yoruba Leaders affirmed that Awolowo never promised to follow the East into secession. What he said was that if the Igbo were "driven" out of Nigeria the Yoruba would take it seriously and reassess their own position. Igbo Leaders DID NOT CONTEST this version. Then Chief Bola Ige threw in the clincher! "Who are you to accuse the Yoruba of betrayal?" he roared, and continued:
1. At Independence Awolowo offered a joint government between the NCNC and AG, with Zik as Prime Minister and Awo as Finance Minister. Awo and Zik "were still negotiating" when it was announced that Zik would be President in a coalition with NPC of the North. The East then collaborated in destroying the West and sending Awolowo and his leutenants to jail!
2. What of the 1965 elections which the West and the East agreed to boycott? We met all night and reached agreement about 3am on the day of the election. In the morning, while the Yoruba boycotted the election, the Igbo went to vote
3. After the 1979 elections Yoruba (UPN) and Igbo (APP?) Leaders were still at the negotiating table for a coalition when to their surprise, an announcement was heard that the Igbo (APP) had agreed to a coalition with the North (NPN)
4. After the 1983 elections, 1979 repeated itself. Not giving up, Awolowo reached out to Azikiwe again for cooperation. Talks started and they met in Benin where Awo pleaded passionately that only a collaboration between The Igbo and the Yoruba could save Nigeria. They didn't reach agreement but promised to meet again. Before the next meeting, the Igbo had again teamed up with the North
Uncle Bola paused and then continued "we can go on and on. So how dare you accuse the Yoruba of betrayal? How many Igbo have been killed in Lagos, Ibadan, Akure, Oshogbo (he mentioned other Yoruba towns)? You have your businesses in the West and went to Western schools. Yet you count the Yoruba as your enemy. You get killed in Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Zaria etc and have your goods looted yet you consider the Hausa/ Fulani your friends. It's your choice. If you want to be slaves for ever, we can't help you"
I had never been so scared in my life. I thought the roof was going to fall. There was a pin drop silence and no Igbo dared interrupt Uncle Bola Ige because he was telling the truth. The Yoruba Leaders ended the meeting at that point and left. I hope Chief C. O. Adebayo's memoirs will give more details of those exchanges.
Now to make three points from all this:
A. The Yoruba have been stretching their hand across the Niger for a handshake for a long time. The Igbo refused to take it for a long time until recently
B. Many Igbo Leaders of the 70s, 80s and 90s deliberately perpetrated the legend of Awolowo's role betraying them into the civil war and his role in prosecuting the war, to rally the Igbo population behind themselves. The Igbo agreed on Yoruba hatred than on any other issue. So it was the fabric that held them together for a long time
C. Time heals all things. Many Igbo reading this will be hearing for the first time that their leaders of old knew for a truth that Awolowo did not break his word to Ojukwu as alleged. And to think of it, EVEN IF OUR PARENTS QUARRELLED, SHOULD WE THE NEW GENERATION CONTINUE THE SAME WAY?. ITS TIME TO COME TOGETHER AND MAKE THE HANDSHAKE ACROSS THE NIGER WORK FOR THE SAKE OF OUR PEOPLES AND NIGERIA
Haaa haaaaaaaaaa , this is a wonderfu interesting story like the story of Oduduwa fallen down from heaven.
Nigerians are really creative.

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by overall90: 4:56am On Jun 15, 2018
So as big as Awolowo was,all he wanted was to be finance minister in a coalition government in a Parliamentary system of government when Belewa that was not even as educated could become a prime minister.
Does this make sense to you revisionist.
I have read and heard countless times that it was the north in collaboration with akintola that sent awolowo to prison but here am reading that it is igbos and mallams.
This people should know that era when they used to control the media and be writing rubbish is over.

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by naijaking1: 4:59am On Jun 15, 2018
History re-writing 101

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by mangoman00: 5:26am On Jun 15, 2018
Igbos do not hate the Yorubas and verse visa ,the problem is the politicians who use dichotomy (divide and rule)as an instrument of winning an election.The so celled hatred was born and breed by the politicians
Ask our Papas like Adeboye,Oyedepo,Kumuyi etc whether Igbos really hate the Yorubas.
Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by Optional09: 5:34am On Jun 15, 2018
This would have made our lives easier, but the greed of the North won’t allow it

“That revenue should be allocated strictly on the basis of derivation; that is to say after the Federal Government has deducted its own share for its own services the rest should be allocated to the regions to which they are attributable.

That the existing public debt of the Federation should become the responsibility of the regions on the basis of the location of the projects in respect of each debt whether internal or external.

That each region should have and control its own militia and police force.

That, with immediate effect, all military personnel should be posted to their regions of origin….”


Simple and straight forward

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by Auladimeji(m): 5:47am On Jun 15, 2018
mangoman00:
Igbos do not hate the Yorubas and verse visa ,the problem is the politicians who use dichotomy (divide and rule)as an instrument of winning an election.The so celled hatred was born and breed by the politicians
Ask our Papas like Adeboye,Oyedepo,Kumuyi etc whether Igbos really hate the Yorubas.
Igbo's hates the Yoruba, during the coup how many Igbo's were killed. Igbos are betrayers

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by mysteriousman(m): 6:00am On Jun 15, 2018
I think its time Someone from the middle belt becomes the president of Nigeria
Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by osscarr(m): 6:24am On Jun 15, 2018
Is the OP trying to preach peace by provoking one tribe?. This OP is one of the horn they have used to scatter the SW n SE so that peace will never reign between them. The north will stop at nothing to ensure that there is no peace in the south because that will b the bigining of the end of their dominance in Nigeria's politics. Their agents are right here on NL posing with igbo n Yoruba names n this OP is one of them. I'm still surprise how people have not realise this
Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by kasheemawo(m): 6:37am On Jun 15, 2018
abdelrahman:
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF HATRED
I had the privilege of attending some meetings of the Yoruba and Igbo Leaders. I was not a leader but a youth who knew how to wash his hands. At one of those meetings in Owerri, I think in 1989, I think, I listened to Uncle Bola Ige and other Yoruba Leaders take the likes of Mbakwe, R. B. Okafor and others to the cleaners when the Igbo said the Yoruba were betrayers, citing that Chief Obafemi Awolowo led them into secession with a promise that if the Igbo left Nigeria, the Yoruba would follow suit. They accused him of not following up on his promise. Trust Uncle Bola Ige! He pointed to Chief Mbakwe and said, "you were there in the meeting between Awolowo and Ojukwu as I was. Is that statement correct?".He turned to two other Igbo and two Yoruba Leaders who were at that meeting and asked the same question, saying he had transcripts of the meeting between Awolowo and Ojukwu. They kept quiet while the Yoruba Leaders affirmed that Awolowo never promised to follow the East into secession. What he said was that if the Igbo were "driven" out of Nigeria the Yoruba would take it seriously and reassess their own position. Igbo Leaders DID NOT CONTEST this version. Then Chief Bola Ige threw in the clincher! "Who are you to accuse the Yoruba of betrayal?" he roared, and continued:
1. At Independence Awolowo offered a joint government between the NCNC and AG, with Zik as Prime Minister and Awo as Finance Minister. Awo and Zik "were still negotiating" when it was announced that Zik would be President in a coalition with NPC of the North. The East then collaborated in destroying the West and sending Awolowo and his leutenants to jail!
2. What of the 1965 elections which the West and the East agreed to boycott? We met all night and reached agreement about 3am on the day of the election. In the morning, while the Yoruba boycotted the election, the Igbo went to vote
3. After the 1979 elections Yoruba (UPN) and Igbo (APP?) Leaders were still at the negotiating table for a coalition when to their surprise, an announcement was heard that the Igbo (APP) had agreed to a coalition with the North (NPN)
4. After the 1983 elections, 1979 repeated itself. Not giving up, Awolowo reached out to Azikiwe again for cooperation. Talks started and they met in Benin where Awo pleaded passionately that only a collaboration between The Igbo and the Yoruba could save Nigeria. They didn't reach agreement but promised to meet again. Before the next meeting, the Igbo had again teamed up with the North
Uncle Bola paused and then continued "we can go on and on. So how dare you accuse the Yoruba of betrayal? How many Igbo have been killed in Lagos, Ibadan, Akure, Oshogbo (he mentioned other Yoruba towns)? You have your businesses in the West and went to Western schools. Yet you count the Yoruba as your enemy. You get killed in Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Zaria etc and have your goods looted yet you consider the Hausa/ Fulani your friends. It's your choice. If you want to be slaves for ever, we can't help you"
I had never been so scared in my life. I thought the roof was going to fall. There was a pin drop silence and no Igbo dared interrupt Uncle Bola Ige because he was telling the truth. The Yoruba Leaders ended the meeting at that point and left. I hope Chief C. O. Adebayo's memoirs will give more details of those exchanges.
Now to make three points from all this:
A. The Yoruba have been stretching their hand across the Niger for a handshake for a long time. The Igbo refused to take it for a long time until recently
B. Many Igbo Leaders of the 70s, 80s and 90s deliberately perpetrated the legend of Awolowo's role betraying them into the civil war and his role in prosecuting the war, to rally the Igbo population behind themselves. The Igbo agreed on Yoruba hatred than on any other issue. So it was the fabric that held them together for a long time
C. Time heals all things. Many Igbo reading this will be hearing for the first time that their leaders of old knew for a truth that Awolowo did not break his word to Ojukwu as alleged. And to think of it, EVEN IF OUR PARENTS QUARRELLED, SHOULD WE THE NEW GENERATION CONTINUE THE SAME WAY?. ITS TIME TO COME TOGETHER AND MAKE THE HANDSHAKE ACROSS THE NIGER WORK FOR THE SAKE OF OUR PEOPLES AND NIGERIA

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Re: All Yoruba And Igbo Must Read This! by Wiseandtrue(f): 6:40am On Jun 15, 2018
abdelrahman:
They kept quiet while the Yoruba Leaders affirmed that Awolowo never promised to follow the East into secession. What he said was that if the Igbo were "driven" out of Nigeria the Yoruba would take it seriously and reassess their own position.
OP I hate to burst your bubbles but what does the @ bolded mean Is it not the same

Besides you mentioned that the Igbo leaders then wanted to leave Nigeria so how come the word "driven out"

So the problem has always emanated from the North

What exactly have the South irrespective of whether it is West South or East done to ameliorate the problems of the past Ige, Azikwe... are no longer here but we are!

Hmmmmmm well the leaders then lived their lives, no doubt made history but many have gone.

So it is time we live our own lives! Let's make our own histories but devoid of the mistakes in the past!

This interpretation of the past is getting us nowhere!

I have also come to notice that those planting the chord of disunity via this kinds of post and comment are usually not from the South! But they pose as if they were undecided

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