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Who Is To Blame??? In The History Of Nigerian Politics by albaniy1: 12:05pm On Oct 01, 2019
IGBO POLITICAL LEADERS AND THEIR PAST MISADVENTURES RESULTING IN CURRENT NATIONAL POLITICAL PROBLEMS

Do you know that when Tafawa Balewa was Prime Minister of Nigeria;

Chief of Army Staff was from SE
Chief of Naval Staff was from SE
IG of Police was from SE
Chief of Defence Staff was from SE
Internal Affairs Minister SE
External Affairs Minister SE
Education Minister South SE
Many other key ministries to SE
Parliament President SE
Unilag VC from SE
The University of Ibadan VC from SE
North resisted same at ABU!

Still, there was dissatisfaction by SE, the officers from the region killed this same Balewa!!!!

Out of all the most senior officers in Nigeria, SE has 37, none was killed. 8 from the north, all of them were killed. 10 from the west, 2 were killed.

Then Ironsi imposed a unitary system of government on the country so that everything can belong to a region who snatched it!

We must know our history so that when we want to make corrections, we will not end up concealing the truth. This has nothing to do with tribalism but everything to do with the truth.....at times when lies litter the streets. There is a tendency to think those are truths and facts.

*"What follows are documented facts that can be cross-checked for authenticity!"*

Thou shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.

*“Prof. Ben Nwabueze was the man who drafted the constitution that took away powers from regions and handed it to the central govt because his brother Aguiyi Ironsi was the head of state then. Today, he is shouting restructuring that he helped to destroy. We won’t forget.”*.

[21/10 8:45 pm] Anascopeterson: WHAT BIAFRANS WILL NEVER TELL YOU ABOUT THE REAL CAUSE OF THEIR WOES IN NIGERIA TODAY:

The Igbo man is known to enjoy blaming the Hausafulanis, Yorubas and indeed every other Nigerian tribe and Lord Luggard/Britain for their seeming claim of being in third class citizen status in Nigeria. In their perpetual attempts to a play the victim card, they recount the political events of Nigeria from 1914 to the present in a half-baked and highly selective manner which cleverly avoids the mention of the roles played by their elite who by all natural laws of judgement were actually responsible for the woes that befell not only the Igbo race but the entire Nigeria nation.
The story told in the post above is one of such selective and distorted accounts of history which the average Igbo man is fond of narrating.
However, the national archives have the complete and unedited history of Nigeria regarding the political events beginning way back from even before 1914. I will therefore proceed to furnish my readers with the complete story for all to read and be endowed with enough facts so as to judge and act from an informed position.

Shortly after the 1914 Amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorates, it started getting clear that the country was bound to fail as the amalgamation in question was done with colonial fiat without the consent and consensus of the different tribes which were over 300. This prompted the political leaders to start asking for de-amalgamation so as to forestall the future danger which the forced amalgamation portended.
To that end, Ahmadu Bello, speaking on behalf of the Northern protectorate in 1944 described the amalgamation as "The mistake of 1914 which if allowed to remain will ultimately lead to unstoppable bloodshed and a failed country".
Awolowo, speaking on behalf of the Yorubas and Western minorities, described Nigeria as a mere geographical expression not qualified to be called a country let alone a nation. Awolowo added that if the amalgamation could not be reversed, then Nigeria should be structured as a strictly federal state so as to enable each tribe enjoy autonomy this freedom from being dominated by any one single tribe.

But Nnamdi Azikiwe, speaking for the Igbos, denounced Awolowo and Ahmadu Bello, terming them ethnic champions. He accused them of nursing a sectional agenda against the
Re: Who Is To Blame??? In The History Of Nigerian Politics by agwom(m): 12:07pm On Oct 01, 2019
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Re: Who Is To Blame??? In The History Of Nigerian Politics by Realtizzy(m): 12:54pm On Oct 01, 2019
Mr poster u made mention of IGBOs playing victim and always giving half baked history and that u just did. You made ur insightful point nd stopped , if i may ask has u device gone off? With regards 2 Igbo heading most ministries; did ur history not tell they were the most qualified? you are just an ethnic bigot looking 4 cheap excuses but let me remind u that even before almagamation igbos were over evry part of the country going about their businesses nd developing regions and if u must know Nigeria as a country needs igbo tribe morethan anything because of their high spirit of oneness unlike other tribe ? is only Igbo tribe that put the country's interest before their regional interest and if i may ask is Nigeria of early sixties in anyway comparable to today's Nigeria? How about the then unitary system and today's oligargy ? u will know the consequence pushing when they are no more there
Re: Who Is To Blame??? In The History Of Nigerian Politics by Jombom: 1:12pm On Oct 01, 2019
But now that other tribes are heading the most ministers they are not the most qualified ?! How is it possible that any Igbo will be more qualified than Yoruba to become the VC of University of Ibadan ?!

Your father should be outraged at the level you life is ruined n shredded in lies deceit n shameless chronic bigotry.



Realtizzy:
Mr poster u made mention of IGBOs playing victim and always giving half baked history and that u just did. You made ur insightful point nd stopped , if i may ask has u device gone off? With regards 2 Igbo heading most ministries; did ur history not tell they were the most qualified? you are just an ethnic bigot looking 4 cheap excuses but let me remind u that even before almagamation igbos were over evry part of the country going about their businesses nd developing regions and if u must know Nigeria as a country needs igbo tribe morethan anything because of their high spirit of oneness unlike other tribe ? is only Igbo tribe that put the country's interest before their regional interest and if i may ask is Nigeria of early sixties in anyway comparable to today's Nigeria? How about the then unitary system and today's oligargy ? u will know the consequence pushing when they are no more there

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