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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by happydays1(m): 6:37am On Jun 13
this result is somehow, see kano, and abia almost same
Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by capitalzero: 6:39am On Jun 13
FYsol:
Imagine. MKO lost in most eastern states. Did these people ever supported anything from South West? Yet they refer to Yorubas as traitors

Reasons
1. Muslim-muslim ticket
2. Tofa running mate was an igbo man.

Ibb actually wanted a Christian from north central or north east to be abiola running mate. he warned abiola because they were friends. ibb is not a religious bigot.

I did not support annulment of June 12 election.

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by Favor99(m): 6:40am On Jun 13
switsylver:


The same people your ancestor betrayed a war they had almost won. Awolowo must always be remembered for his cowardice and betrayal. Who on earth takes a Yoruba man serious?
I don’t remember what Awolowo exactly did that people branded him a traitor. But one mans mistake does not mean the whole tribe are traitors.
I have plenty of Yoruba friends, and I’m sure they would never backstab me cool
Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by LordsApostle: 6:47am On Jun 13
iammo:
shocked

The dangers of population explossion is seriously gonna bite us hard,

look at number of votes 6m+5m = 11m voters (1993)

number of Voters in 2019 is 15m+11m = 26m voters (2019)

in 26 years the number of voters jumped from 11million people to 26million people


2019 we are now kidnaping each others and north are getting far insecure, by 2035 we would actually start canibalism back if care is not taking...


yet we are worried about meaningless politics

Well said, good bless u, easy to spot people with foresight .. Welldone.

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by sako28: 6:52am On Jun 13
millhouse:
my thoughts on the figure too , after over 20yrs the total voters in lagos state is now struggling to reach the figure of1993 voters of SPD party alone ,despite the population explosion all around the state ..while the three K’s in the north have exploded by over 1000% ...... the present day INEC maths pass my power abeg .

It easy math, While SE, SW and SS man keep small family of max 4 kids, Northern man still practice the old tradition of large family(Minimum of 4 kids from 1 woman and can have up to 3 or 4 wives). So do your progression and extrapolation over 30-40 years.
Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by Bossjakande: 6:53am On Jun 13
QueenSekxy:

Nigeria is a scam. Hopeless and degenerated country. It can never move forward.
baby girl pls stop dis
Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by ThatFairGuy(m): 6:59am On Jun 13
I hope you also remember how Azikwe betrayed Awolowo then in First Republic when the duo has already agreed on Unitary Government but got betrayed while already in the meeting by accepting a FIGUREHEAD PRESIDENT while forming it with the Northerners.....? That's what made Awolowo to also think twice
franchasng:
Not really. Igbo peoples' anger against Yorubas didn't start today, it started between 1966 - 1969 when Ojukwu and Awolowo had an unofficial agreement that as Ojukwu declares Biafra freedom, Awolowo will declare Odudua freedom so that there won't be any need for north to drag or fight so that Nigeria will peacefully divide in 1966/67.

Ojukwu and other Eastern officers believed and trusted Awolowo because Awolowo always stood for Yoruba interest and always against Nnamdi Azikiwe and Akintola and co who preferred Nigeria remaining one, so they believed Awolowo will declare Odudua republic and make the division of Nigeria easy and peaceful without war.

This was the reason Ojukwu facilitated the release of Awolowo from jail at Enugu where Tafawa Belewa/Azikiwe jailed Awolowo for treason, and Ojukwu gave him special escort back to Western region.

But Awolowo got to Lagos and Gowon offered him mouth watering political appointment as Finance Minister, Awolowo reneged on the unofficial agreement he had with Ojukwu.

So when Ojukwu declared Biafra as an independent state amidst a widespread pogrom against Igbos living in Northern Nigeria, Gowon first didn't want to go after Biafra until British government told Gowon not to accept it, so Gowon declared Police action to return Biafra back to Nigeria and that was how he mobilized Nigeria military to invade Biafra and return them back to Nigeria and the war broke out after several negotiations at Aburi Ghana failed.

And when the war started, Biafra was gaining ground, almost winning the war before British government and Egypt stept in with massive military support for Nigeria, and Nigeria also sold Bakasi oil rich land to acquire military weapons to defeat young Biafra which was proving difficult for Nigerian army, until Awolowo again suggested a harsh hunger policy to Gowon, which involved changing Nigeria's currency so it will be difficult for Biafra government to import food and drugs for her citizens as the war intensified and this led to mass hunger and malnutrition in Biafra land, causing Biafra soldiers to start turning to saboteurs leaking secrets to Nigerian soldiers just to get food to eat.

This torn Biafra apart and Biafra government officials and commanders started persuading Ojukwu to surrender to avoid further hunger and deaths of Biafrans, at the end, Ojukwu was forced to board a flight to go on exile in Ivory Coast while his vice from today Akwa-Ibom, Philip Effiong surrendered Biafra to Nigeria, and the war ended.

So Igbos saw Awolowo as a great betrayal that betrayed Biafra and Ndigbo, that was the beginning of the distrust

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by Favor99(m): 6:59am On Jun 13
I know Abiola won in my Edo
66.47%
Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by ThatFairGuy(m): 7:07am On Jun 13
Falsified? Population of Osun State in accordance with 2006 population census was 0ver 4million people. That's 13years after 1993 elections. So Are u expecting 500000 votes from them or what? Also, Yorubas votes massively then because of MKO's philanthropy and cause of Awolowo being unable to become president... Base your assertion on Fact before you post
Ibime:


Yoruba states had false numbers then.. Imagine common Osun yielding 1 million votes.

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by Spur111(m): 7:08am On Jun 13
The June 12 annulment by IBB can be seen as a show of defacto rule by he saved a friend and an elected president (MKO) being assassinated and a coup. I indulge us all to read more on "soldiers of fortune" by Max Siollun rather than relying on media propaganda.
Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by franchasng(m): 7:16am On Jun 13
ThatFairGuy:
I hope you also remember how Azikwe betrayed Awolowo then in First Republic when the duo has already agreed on Unitary Government but got betrayed while already in the meeting by accepting a FIGUREHEAD PRESIDENT while forming it with the Northerners.....? That's what made Awolowo to also think twice
Majority of Igbos hate Azikiwe of course. Whatever bad he did, we Igbos condemn it and distant ourselves from them

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by Image123(m): 7:20am On Jun 13
franchasng:
Not really. Igbo peoples' anger against Yorubas didn't start today, it started between 1966 - 1969 when Ojukwu and Awolowo had an unofficial agreement that as Ojukwu declares Biafra freedom, Awolowo will declare Odudua freedom so that there won't be any need for north to drag or fight so that Nigeria will peacefully divide in 1966/67.

Ojukwu and other Eastern officers believed and trusted Awolowo because Awolowo always stood for Yoruba interest and always against Nnamdi Azikiwe and Akintola and co who preferred Nigeria remaining one, so they believed Awolowo will declare Odudua republic and make the division of Nigeria easy and peaceful without war.

This was the reason Ojukwu facilitated the release of Awolowo from jail at Enugu where Tafawa Belewa/Azikiwe jailed Awolowo for treason, and Ojukwu gave him special escort back to Western region.

But Awolowo got to Lagos and Gowon offered him mouth watering political appointment as Finance Minister, Awolowo reneged on the unofficial agreement he had with Ojukwu.

So when Ojukwu declared Biafra as an independent state amidst a widespread pogrom against Igbos living in Northern Nigeria, Gowon first didn't want to go after Biafra until British government told Gowon not to accept it, so Gowon declared Police action to return Biafra back to Nigeria and that was how he mobilized Nigeria military to invade Biafra and return them back to Nigeria and the war broke out after several negotiations at Aburi Ghana failed.

And when the war started, Biafra was gaining ground, almost winning the war before British government and Egypt stept in with massive military support for Nigeria, and Nigeria also sold Bakasi oil rich land to acquire military weapons to defeat young Biafra which was proving difficult for Nigerian army, until Awolowo again suggested a harsh hunger policy to Gowon, which involved changing Nigeria's currency so it will be difficult for Biafra government to import food and drugs for her citizens as the war intensified and this led to mass hunger and malnutrition in Biafra land, causing Biafra soldiers to start turning to saboteurs leaking secrets to Nigerian soldiers just to get food to eat.

This torn Biafra apart and Biafra government officials and commanders started persuading Ojukwu to surrender to avoid further hunger and deaths of Biafrans, at the end, Ojukwu was forced to board a flight to go on exile in Ivory Coast while his vice from today Akwa-Ibom, Philip Effiong surrendered Biafra to Nigeria, and the war ended.

So Igbos saw Awolowo as a great betrayal that betrayed Biafra and Ndigbo, that was the beginning of the distrust

That's unfortunate. Even if true, because there are many commas in this story. But even if true, why are most of the Igbos so unforgiving? They are the tribe that prides most in being christian and Chukwu everything. Is forgiveness not part of most Igbo's christianity? Why do they feel betrayed by everybody not on the same page with them?
Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by lx3as(m): 7:24am On Jun 13
Abogwara:
How come Ondo and Rivers had more votes than Lagos? That's a miracle figure I may say. 2ndly Kano wasn't in the league of millions then sharing equal voting strength with most other States.

No be today this billion billion start
They were next to Lagos.

In those days, Ondo(and Ekiti) had one of the highest population in the country. In fact, former Ondo State had the highest number of secondary and primary schools in the country. Cocoa and other cash crops were booming with people giving birth a lot to be engaged in farming. people from other regions also troupe in.

There are also fertile land with lots of farm settlements to sustain the population. several large dams were built to pump water to every community. There were also other industries then...

one of the fallout of increase investments in education, particularly in Ekiti is reduction in number of children, average 2 per family.

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by Stanweezy(m): 7:24am On Jun 13
Ftom what I observed from the result, how did Kano managed to rise in population, look at Lagos and Kano in 1993 and 2019 vote strength.

My observation though.
Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by franchasng(m): 7:26am On Jun 13
stinggy:

How would Awolowo declare Odua Republic when he wasn't even the governor of Western region at the time? Did he have any military power after his release from prison to make such declaration? Did he even have access to the media stations to make such pronouncements? Was his post then similar to Ojukwu's?

What he promised was that the West will not stand in opposition to Biafra if Ojukwu decides to secede but with the seat of the government in Lagos, it wasn't safe then for the West to secede yet as any form of gathering had already been outlawed at the time and every 'leader' were under close watch by the then military head. Any declaration of Odua would have led to death of millions.

Did Ojukwu tell Awolowo Biafra will make incursions into West through Ore?
Awolowo had more Yoruba followership than any other Yoruba politician or even the then Western Governor Fajuyi.

Awolowo had the power to influence the outcome of the 1967 events in Southwest, he wielded so much power and influence in Southwest Nigeria which was why he was jailed by Tafawa Belewa, and part of what pushed the young soldiers (from Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Kanuri, Ijaw, Bini, etc) to carry out the first coup of 1966 that was later wrong labeled as Igbo coup.

Biafra soldiers didn't invade western Nigeria to kill or conquer, it was a plan initiated by a brave Yoruba officer fighting on the side of Biafra, as a way to end the war fast, so the few trained professional Biafra soldiers were deployed to capture Lagos the seat of power so that Gowon could relocate the Nigerian government to Kaduna and allow Biafra to go in peace.

Mind you, this happened when Gowon mobilized Nigerian soldiers to attack Biafra from Calabar and Enugu, so Biafra soldiers decided to attack Nigeria from Lagos the seat of power.

It was never meant to capture or kill Yorubas, at least a Yoruba man was the one heading that operation and there was no way he could have allowed the killing of his own people, which was also the reason he halted the advancement of Biafra soldiers and which made some Biafra military intelligence to accuse him and Ifeajuna and others of coup, and they got executed for that.

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by babyfaceafrica: 7:33am On Jun 13
Sunnick:
See d difference BTW Lagos and the 3ks. The north has now has false numbers
Lagos still has huge population... but lagasions won't come out to vote!!!.. you will see them.playing ball on the street and drinking beers on that day
Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by senatepresido: 7:34am On Jun 13
Favor99:
Happy belated birthday smiley May God bless you in all you do smiley
Thank you

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by lx3as(m): 7:34am On Jun 13
PHIPEX:
NCR VP came from the East yet MKO won Anambra, what do you say to that?

PDP VP, Obi came from the East, yet Yoruba states of Oyo, Ondo and almost Osun voted for PDP (and Osinbajo, their son is VP already). What are you suggesting?

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by millhouse: 7:37am On Jun 13
sako28:


It easy math, While SE, SW and SS man keep small family of max 4 kids, Northern man still practice the old tradition of large family(Minimum of 4 kids from 1 woman and can have up to 3 or 4 wives). So do your progression and extrapolation over 30-40 years.
but the geometric progression only occurred in the 3 k’s , or the other 15 nothern states don’t practice the old tradition ?

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by franchasng(m): 7:40am On Jun 13
shugabasbn:


U maybe right but not correct, Biafran army has many Yorubas that fighting for them n many Yoruba initially was neutral to the effect of the war until Ojukwu started matching toward Owo in Ondo state and want to make Lagos the jewel of SW as part of Biafra n also Awolowo warned Ojukwu that he should not go for war but youthful blood in him didn't
My dear, u didn't read or know much about the war, you are writing based on hearsay. Grab some foreign books written by BBC, and other foreign war historians and reporters and read.

I have answered the part that Ojukwu invaded Yoruba land to take over Lagos. It was never possible. A Yoruba man led that operation.

Their intention was to capture Lagos Nigeria's seat of power then and force Gowon to move his government to Kaduna and allow Biafra to go.

Ojukwu never declared war on Nigeria.

Ojukwu as Eastern Nigeria's Military Governor, who was like the President of Eastern Nigeria, declared that Biafra (Eastern Nigeria) is now an independent nation of its own, and you know why he did it

1966 northern pogrom caused the declaration of Biafra, google it pls. Igbos never had intention of seceding from Nigeria if not for the 1966 pogrom!

After the 1966 counter coup that led to the killing and removal of Nigeria's head of state Ironsi who happens to come from Igbo tribe, Northern Nigerians saw it as an opportunity to wipe out the whole Eastern Nigeria (comprising Igbo and today Niger Delta region), so they started killing Igbo civilians living peacefully in the north for no just reason.

Bodies of Igbo children, pregnant women, youths, elderly were being returned in trucks in thousands from northern Nigeria when there was no war oh, Ojukwu called Gowon and told him to please do something and stop this killing of Igbos in the north by Northerners, Gowon did nothing but watched it continue getting out of hand.

Ojukwu as the leader of Eastern Nigeria summoned all Igbo and Niger Delta leaders, students, stakeholders at UNN Nsukka asking them what to do, they told him that they want to leave Nigeria to avoid further killings by people they call fellow countrymen, so they encouraged Ojukwu to declare Eastern Nigeria freedom from Nigeria.

This led to negotiations between Biafra and Nigerian side, they even went to Aburi Ghana, and they reached agreement that Nigeria should become a solely independent regions governed by each regional leader, kind of USA arrangement, Gowon agreed but on his return to Nigeria, British Government and Northern Oligarchs refused and told him not to agree to the terms signed at Aburi accord for Biafra to return peacefully and Gowon declared Police action against Biafra to return Biafra back to Nigeria and Gowon mobilized Nigerian army to invade Biafra land and bring them back.

Biafra was never prepared for war, but when Nigerian soldiers invaded Biafra, Biafra had to quickly mobilize commando soldiers and volunteer soldiers to defend Biafra land, and that was how the war started and Biafra began to develop her own army, Police, government, currency, refineries, military wares, airport, everything on emergency level.

My point is, Ojukwu did not declare war or invaded Nigeria....he only defended Biafra from Nigerian offensives after he made the declaration of Biafra freedom from Nigeria as a result of the 1966 pogrom the Nigerian Head of State Gowon refused to stop or address.

If you also observe today, Northerners are fond of killing civilians anytime they wish for even useless reasons, so u can see the connection...Igbos don't tolerate that like other southern tribes, that's why they hate Igbos so much....Igbos always challenge their bad behaviours and quest for dominance.

That is why some people today believe that Boko Haram and the crises between farmers and Herders in Jos, Benue, Taraba is not ordinary...they believe its a natural payback by nature for the evil Middlebelt and Northern states committed against innocent civilian Igbos living peacefully in Northern Nigeria in that 1966 northern pogrom (google and read about it)

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by lomprico(m): 7:41am On Jun 13
FYsol:
Imagine. MKO lost in most eastern states. Did these people ever supported anything from South West? Yet they refer to Yorubas as traitors

MKO was a jihadist! The Easterners know this. Don't forget the gave Obj overwhelming support.
Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by muyico(m): 7:45am On Jun 13
even abiola no win at fct they didn't want him in aso rock just like buhari he didn't win fct votes
Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by franchasng(m): 7:51am On Jun 13
Image123:


That's unfortunate. Even if true, because there are many commas in this story. But even if true, why are most of the Igbos so unforgiving? They are the tribe that prides most in being christian and Chukwu everything. Is forgiveness not part of most Igbo's christianity? Why do they feel betrayed by everybody not on the same page with them?
My brother, such forgiveness take a long period of time....almost every family in Igbo land lost a breadwinner or a shinning star in that unfortunate war of 1967 - 1969 which was never supposed to have happened.

Even Israelis, the Jews especially today have not fully forgiven Germans and Arabs, its not as easy as you think.

And Nigerian Presidents since 1970 - 1999 didn't try at all in pacifying Igbos in their huge loss during the war, rather they capitalized on the gains they made against Igbos during the war to further marginalize Igbos and had secret agenda to make Igbos pauper and slaves in modern Nigeria, which Igbos deferred through their hardwork and smartness and talent.

You know what I am talking about brother.

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by babyfaceafrica: 7:52am On Jun 13
franchasng:
My dear, u didn't read or know much about the war, you are writing based on hearsay. Grab some foreign books written by BBC, and other foreign war historians and reporters and read.

I have answered the part that Ojukwu invaded Yoruba land to take over Lagos. It was never possible. A Yoruba man led that operation.

Their intention was to capture Lagos Nigeria's seat of power then and force Gowon to move his government to Kaduna and allow Biafra to go.

Ojukwu never declared war on Nigeria.

Ojukwu as Eastern Nigeria's Military Governor, who was like the President of Eastern Nigeria, declared that Biafra (Eastern Nigeria) is now an independent nation of its own, and you know why he did it

1966 northern pogrom caused the declaration of Biafra, google it pls.

After the 1966 counter coup that led to the killing and removal of Nigeria's head of state Ironsi who happens to come from Igbo tribe, Northern Nigerians saw it as an opportunity to wipe out the whole Eastern Nigeria (comprising Igbo and today Niger Delta region), so they started killing Igbo civilians living peacefully in the north for no just reason.

Bodies of Igbo children, pregnant women, youths, elderly were being returned in trucks in thousands from northern Nigeria when there was no war oh, Ojukwu called Gowon and told him to please do something and stop this killing of Igbos in the north by Northerners, Gowon did nothing but watched it continue getting out of hand.

Ojukwu as the leader of Eastern Nigeria summoned all Igbo and Niger Delta leaders, students, stakeholders at UNN Nsukka asking them what to do, they told him that they want to leave Nigeria to avoid further killings by people they call fellow countrymen, so they encouraged Ojukwu to declare Eastern Nigeria freedom from Nigeria.

This led to negotiations between Biafra and Nigerian side, they even went to Aburi Ghana, and they reached agreement that Nigeria should become a solely independent regions governed by each regional leader, kind of USA arrangement, Gowon agreed but on his return to Nigeria, British Government and Northern Oligarchs refused and told him not to agree to the terms signed at Aburi accord for Biafra to return peacefully and Gowon declared Police action against Biafra to return Biafra back to Nigeria and Gowon mobilized Nigerian army to invade Biafra land and bring them back.

Biafra was never prepared for war, but when Nigerian soldiers invaded Biafra, Biafra had to quickly mobilize commando soldiers and volunteer soldiers to defend Biafra land, and that was how the war started and Biafra began to develop her own army, Police, government, currency, refineries, military wares, airport, everything on emergency level.

My point is, Ojukwu did not declare war or invaded Nigeria....he only defended Biafra from Nigerian offensives after he made the declaration of Biafra freedom from Nigeria as a result of the 1966 pogrom the Nigerian Head of State Gowon refused to stop or address.

If you also observe today, Northerners are fond of killing civilians anytime they wish for even useless reasons, so u can see the connection...Igbos don't tolerate that like other southern tribes, that's why they hate Igbos so much....Igbos always challenge their bad behaviours and quest for dominance.

That is why some people today believe that Boko Haram and the crises between farmers and Herders in Jos, Benue, Taraba is not ordinary...they believe its a natural payback by nature for the evil Middlebelt and Northern states committed against innocent civilian Igbos living peacefully in Northern Nigeria in that 1966 northern pogrom (google and read about it)
so books by BBC and foreign national are truthful...oyinbo no dey lie abi?

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by franchasng(m): 8:02am On Jun 13
babyfaceafrica:
so books by BBC and foreign national are truthful...oyinbo no dey lie abi?
They are more neutral, and they had unfettered access to both Nigerian and Biafran government sides back then to know the truths....and they stand to gain nothing siding for any side in their books after the war.

If we had courageous young soldiers in Nigeria today, believe me, with the incessant killings by Fulani militants killing Middlebelt people, Middlebelt soldiers would have summoned courage to attempt a coup or revenge attacks, which may result to war....it was the same thing that led to Nigerian civil war in 1967.

Northern Nigeria must learn to stop killing of people from other tribes....this is always the cause of every civil war all over the world, its just that youths and soldiers of today don't have liver again....everybody is after money, entertainment and merriment even when their people are being killed, forgetting that after their people are wiped out, the enemy will then face them squarely and finish them up in a matter of seconds.

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by babyfaceafrica: 8:04am On Jun 13
franchasng:
They are more neutral, and they had unfettered access to both Nigerian and Biafran government sides back then to know the truths....and they stand to gain nothing siding for any side in their books after the war.

If we had courageous young soldiers in Nigeria today, believe me, with the incessant killings by Fulani militants killing Middlebelt people, Middlebelt soldiers would have summoned courage to attempt a coup or revenge attacks, which may result to war....it was the same thing that led to Nigerian civil war in 1967.

Northern Nigeria must learn to stop killing of people from other tribes....this is always the cause of every civil war all over the world, its just that youths and soldiers of today don't have liver again....everybody is after money, entertainment and merriment even when their people are being killed, forgetting that after their people are wiped out, the enemy will then face them squarely and finish them up in a matter of seconds.
your first paragraph is a lie abeg...which whites are neutral?.. your other analysis are spot on yhough
Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by QueenSekxy(f): 8:11am On Jun 13
franchasng:
My dear, u didn't read or know much about the war, you are writing based on hearsay. Grab some foreign books written by BBC, and other foreign war historians and reporters and read.

I have answered the part that Ojukwu invaded Yoruba land to take over Lagos. It was never possible. A Yoruba man led that operation.

Their intention was to capture Lagos Nigeria's seat of power then and force Gowon to move his government to Kaduna and allow Biafra to go.

Ojukwu never declared war on Nigeria.

Ojukwu as Eastern Nigeria's Military Governor, who was like the President of Eastern Nigeria, declared that Biafra (Eastern Nigeria) is now an independent nation of its own, and you know why he did it

1966 northern pogrom caused the declaration of Biafra, google it pls. Igbos never had intention of seceding from Nigeria if not for the 1966 pogrom!

After the 1966 counter coup that led to the killing and removal of Nigeria's head of state Ironsi who happens to come from Igbo tribe, Northern Nigerians saw it as an opportunity to wipe out the whole Eastern Nigeria (comprising Igbo and today Niger Delta region), so they started killing Igbo civilians living peacefully in the north for no just reason.

Bodies of Igbo children, pregnant women, youths, elderly were being returned in trucks in thousands from northern Nigeria when there was no war oh, Ojukwu called Gowon and told him to please do something and stop this killing of Igbos in the north by Northerners, Gowon did nothing but watched it continue getting out of hand.

Ojukwu as the leader of Eastern Nigeria summoned all Igbo and Niger Delta leaders, students, stakeholders at UNN Nsukka asking them what to do, they told him that they want to leave Nigeria to avoid further killings by people they call fellow countrymen, so they encouraged Ojukwu to declare Eastern Nigeria freedom from Nigeria.

This led to negotiations between Biafra and Nigerian side, they even went to Aburi Ghana, and they reached agreement that Nigeria should become a solely independent regions governed by each regional leader, kind of USA arrangement, Gowon agreed but on his return to Nigeria, British Government and Northern Oligarchs refused and told him not to agree to the terms signed at Aburi accord for Biafra to return peacefully and Gowon declared Police action against Biafra to return Biafra back to Nigeria and Gowon mobilized Nigerian army to invade Biafra land and bring them back.

Biafra was never prepared for war, but when Nigerian soldiers invaded Biafra, Biafra had to quickly mobilize commando soldiers and volunteer soldiers to defend Biafra land, and that was how the war started and Biafra began to develop her own army, Police, government, currency, refineries, military wares, airport, everything on emergency level.

My point is, Ojukwu did not declare war or invaded Nigeria....he only defended Biafra from Nigerian offensives after he made the declaration of Biafra freedom from Nigeria as a result of the 1966 pogrom the Nigerian Head of State Gowon refused to stop or address.

If you also observe today, Northerners are fond of killing civilians anytime they wish for even useless reasons, so u can see the connection...Igbos don't tolerate that like other southern tribes, that's why they hate Igbos so much....Igbos always challenge their bad behaviours and quest for dominance.

That is why some people today believe that Boko Haram and the crises between farmers and Herders in Jos, Benue, Taraba is not ordinary...they believe its a natural payback by nature for the evil Middlebelt and Northern states committed against innocent civilian Igbos living peacefully in Northern Nigeria in that 1966 northern pogrom (google and read about it)
God bless you.

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by franchasng(m): 8:18am On Jun 13
QueenSekxy:

God bless you.
God bless you too sis, and have a blessed day smiley

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by YorubaBigot: 8:40am On Jun 13
Soulsymbol99:
Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Nasarawa, zamfara and Gombe na indomie generation grin
and ekiti
Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by Shukuakukobambi: 8:41am On Jun 13
Odingo1:
Abiola won Anambra and half of other Igbo states yet Yorubas are not satisfied, can Yorubas leave their son VP position and vote for Igbo man if it where them. tongue tongue

GEJ won 5 Yoruba states out of 6 yet Igbo are not satisfied. Atiku won 2 Yoruba states and got half the rest yet Igbo are still complaining. Did igbo leave their VP candidate son, Sylvester Ugoh? Why? Why?? Why angry The unending complains and tears?

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Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by Image123(m): 8:48am On Jun 13
franchasng:
My brother, such forgiveness take a long period of time....almost every family in Igbo land lost a breadwinner or a shinning star in that unfortunate war of 1967 - 1969 which was never supposed to have happened.

Okay how long will it take? Is it a christian thing for forgiveness to take long periods?

Even Israelis, the Jews especially today have not fully forgiven Germans and Arabs, its not as easy as you think.

Are they the God you are following or serving? Do you know how many millions of people have since died?

And Nigerian Presidents since 1970 - 1999 didn't try at all in pacifying Igbos in their huge loss during the war, rather they capitalized on the gains they made against Igbos during the war to further marginalize Igbos and had secret agenda to make Igbos pauper and slaves in modern Nigeria, which Igbos deferred through their hardwork and smartness and talent.

You know what I am talking about brother.

What is the definition of pacifying Igbos?
Re: June 12 Presidential Election Result And Why IBB Annulled It by IDnoble1: 8:55am On Jun 13
obafemee80:
Hmmm...

These are the 12 Judases (or let's say 15) Of June 12 Who Betrayed MKO Abiola (HOPE '93), According to Saharareporters

IBRAHIM BABANGIDA

ERNEST SHONEKAN

BABAGANA KINGIBE -Abiola's Vice

TONY ANENIH

OLUSEGUN OBASANJO-He said "Abiola is not the messiah" Nigeria needs

OLADIPO DIYA

EBENEZER BABATOPE, OLU ONAGORUWA, LATEEF JAKANDE

LAMIDI ADEDIBU, ARISEKOLA ALAO

LATEEF SHOFOLAHAN -Kudirats former personal assistant

UCHE CHUKWUMERIJE, TOM IKIMI, WALTER OFONAGORO
Can you pls share with the the link to the Sahara reporters where this is being said. I will like to read on how Babagana was involved

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