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Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by Futuragetty(m): 11:39pm On May 04
Till this world end Yoruba will remain a betrayal but this time
they will suffer it alone .
NIGERIA PROBLEM STARTED WITH AWOLOWO’S
INTRODUCTION OF POLITICS OF TRIBALISM IN 1951.
By Dr. Paul Unongo- Second Republic Minister and ex-
Chairman of Northern Elder’s Forum
The problem is that after Azikiwe won in the Western House as a member of the House and his party was to form the
government, Awolowo who brought federalism as a form of
governance reverted to the game we are playing in Nigeria
today, which is tribalism,quite different from federalism.
I just want people not to be too angry with themselves.
Awolowo felt, as the strongman of the Yoruba, Azikiwe should not have won the election in his place, and he could not countenance an Igbo man coming to be the premier or the first minister or prime minister. Night came, and when day broke, Zik discovered his majority had collapsed. The Yoruba abandoned him and went to a strange person they did not
know ideologically, that is Awolowo, on the basis of tribe. So,
Zik was forced to rethink as an intelligent person, to relocate.
He went back to became the first Premier of Eastern Region.
Some of us sprang up too, in going with Awolowo’s tribal
division, that the notion that there are only three tribes or
sections in the country was so fundamentally defective that
we called on the metropolitan power, Britain, to correct this
before they would leave. So, we in the Middle Belt of Nigeria
came together and decided that we would call ourselves
‘people in the middle’ and that we were not Hausa, we were
not Fulani. At that time, we told Britain, Nigeria had over 250
tribes but that we could not dissect Nigeria into 250 nations.
We told them that what has happened in Western Nigeria
where an Igbo man was rejected Nobody questioned the fact as at then that Zik was the leader of Nigeria and then suddenly, having won victory, which would have been a great thing for Nigeria, in a predominantly Yoruba region, because the Yoruba were extremely sophisticated and
they were the most developed part of Nigeria, and they voted
on the basis of ideological orientation. Zik’s party produced a
Zik premiership in Western Nigeria and in the night, Awolowo
went round to convince the Yoruba that, ‘you are a tribe. Your
tribe is called Yoruba. Zik’s tribe is called Igbo. Do not allow
this to happen. Whether you like me or not, it is better to have
a Yoruba man to rule’. THIS WAS THE STARTING POINT OF
OUR PROBLEMS. So, he succeeded, and Zik was forced to goto the east to become a little tribal leader.

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by Topsic70: 11:49pm On May 04
Futuragetty:
Till this world end Yoruba will remain a betrayal but this time
they will suffer it alone .
NIGERIA PROBLEM STARTED WITH AWOLOWO’S
INTRODUCTION OF POLITICS OF TRIBALISM IN 1951.
By Dr. Paul Unongo- Second Republic Minister and ex-
Chairman of Northern Elder’s Forum
The problem is that after Azikiwe won in the Western House as a member of the House and his party was to form the
government, Awolowo who brought federalism as a form of
governance reverted to the game we are playing in Nigeria
today, which is tribalism,quite different from federalism.
I just want people not to be too angry with themselves.
Awolowo felt, as the strongman of the Yoruba, Azikiwe should not have won the election in his place, and he could not countenance an Igbo man coming to be the premier or the first minister or prime minister. Night came, and when day broke, Zik discovered his majority had collapsed. The Yoruba abandoned him and went to a strange person they did not
know ideologically, that is Awolowo, on the basis of tribe. So,
Zik was forced to rethink as an intelligent person, to relocate.
He went back to became the first Premier of Eastern Region.
Some of us sprang up too, in going with Awolowo’s tribal
division, that the notion that there are only three tribes or
sections in the country was so fundamentally defective that
we called on the metropolitan power, Britain, to correct this
before they would leave. So, we in the Middle Belt of Nigeria
came together and decided that we would call ourselves
‘people in the middle’ and that we were not Hausa, we were
not Fulani. At that time, we told Britain, Nigeria had over 250
tribes but that we could not dissect Nigeria into 250 nations.
We told them that what has happened in Western Nigeria
where an Igbo man was rejected Nobody questioned the fact as at then that Zik was the leader of Nigeria and then suddenly, having won victory, which would have been a great thing for Nigeria, in a predominantly Yoruba region, because the Yoruba were extremely sophisticated and
they were the most developed part of Nigeria, and they voted
on the basis of ideological orientation. Zik’s party produced a
Zik premiership in Western Nigeria and in the night, Awolowo
went round to convince the Yoruba that, ‘you are a tribe. Your
tribe is called Yoruba. Zik’s tribe is called Igbo. Do not allow
this to happen. Whether you like me or not, it is better to have
a Yoruba man to rule’. THIS WAS THE STARTING POINT OF
OUR PROBLEMS. So, he succeeded, and Zik was forced to goto the east to become a little tribal leader.

Was ds d version of d lie ur father fed u?

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by leokid866: 11:54pm On May 04
Topsic70:
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Was ds d version of d lie ur father fed u?
They have been twisting history for a long time it's not today....

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by jarawa: 11:56pm On May 04
undecided
Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by Topsic70: 11:57pm On May 04
Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by Melezenawii: 12:00am On May 05
Yeasterners blame everyone except themselves for their own woes.

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by leokid866: 12:03am On May 05
If only Awolowo had listened to Akintola dumb people like this won't be posting this type of trash today.

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by willyo(m): 12:09am On May 05
This table they are shaking. grin IPOB vs ODUDUWA. 1.2.3... Piomm War start
Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by JAMO84: 12:11am On May 05
Yoruba cannot be ordinary class monitor in the east, but they wanted to rule the Yoruba with their chest beating arrogance.

They are not up to 20 percent in Lagos but they are already claiming to own Lagos. What would happen if they actually get to rule the whole south west?


Sense was too much for baba Awo, he saw the looming danger and put them in their rightful place before it was too late.


I AM DONE TALKING

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by kestolove95(f): 12:32am On May 05
Mtseew, it is d ibos dat put us in dix wahala day we are today in Nigeria, d first coup by an ingrate ibo man nd d civil war of a selfish idiot... reason y dey will never rule dix country

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by middlebelter(m): 12:41am On May 05
This man even though is from middle belt has never hidden his hatred for Yorubas, whatever his reasons are he should please allow Nigerians to live in peace with his half baked history.

NCNC was the Nationalist Movement under Herbert Maculay a Yoruba man and Zik was his deputy. Suddenly. Maculay died and Zik emerged as the leader of NCNC the main anti colonialism movement. The Yorubas of course gave Zike 100% support as they still remain the most accommodating tribes in Nigeria to Igbos and other Nigerian till date. History is there for you to verify. Now before the elections there were political manoeuvring and some Yorubas feel that they should be compensated for the death of their son in the leadership ranking that, Zik as national leader should be Premier of Eastern region and appoint a Yoruba man to lead Western Region. This won't take away from him his national leadership of NCNC. Unfortunately, he didn't listen and that gave rise to suspicion of been dominated.
Remember, Zik wanted to be Premier in West and appoint another Igbo man as Premier in the East and before this election, there has been signals of domineering tendencies in various institutions including University of Ibadan and some Yorubas concluded that if they did not correct this error early their children will not forgive them and that is what lead them to realign after massively voting for NCNC a Nationalist Movement that was evolving to a political party then.

To call Yorubas tribalists is the height of mischief. If you have a leader that is insensitive to the various components of his constituency can you call that a leader, if you protect the interest of your own tribe at the expense of other tribes that are larger than your tribe in population and landmass can you be regarded as a leader. Indeed, it was Zik that started tribalism and when he pushed it to a point that it backed fire, he started calling Yorubas name.
Why did Paul Unogo and his other Middle Belt leaders not choose to remain under the Fulanis without a voice in political leadership, why are my Middle Belt people still trying to maintain a distinct Geo-political Identity? That is what Awolowo and Co saw and choose to take up their own destiny. Did it favour the SW? The answer is obvious. Yes, there were reactionary groups in Yorubaland that choose to die with Zik, the likes of Adeniran Ogunsanya, etc Unogo Paul won't see such people but choose to dance in the market at Old age because of hatred. Check out his consistent opposition to Yoruba leaders and you will know, the type of elder he is.

For the youths that may not know much of our history, recent developments in our history will show you that the Yorubas will never ask too much but will always insist on what is due to them. When through political manipulation, Abiola died as president elect, some tribes expected them to declare war, but Yorubas simply negotiated to have their son replaced with another Yoruba as president. They never wanted Obasanjo but when the other tribes insisted through the military, the Yorubas for the sake of peace allowed it. Now if Zik had listened to his political constituency then, what Paul Unogo is talking about would not have happened. There are many other political manipulations by Zik that proved he wasn't an infallible leader, we remember what happened during the coup and how he escaped being killed through informants of Igbo origin in the military while the other political leaders in SW and North were killed in a coup lead by Igbos. Did he know about the coup?
Finally, the Yorubas choice of Awolowo as the Premier of Western Region was it beneficial to the Yoruba race or not? I will leave reader to answer this question as take away and ignore this man.

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by yyba: 2:13am On May 05
Futuragetty:
Till this world end Yoruba will remain a betrayal but this time
they will suffer it alone .
NIGERIA PROBLEM STARTED WITH AWOLOWO’S
INTRODUCTION OF POLITICS OF TRIBALISM IN 1951.
By Dr. Paul Unongo- Second Republic Minister and ex-
Chairman of Northern Elder’s Forum
The problem is that after Azikiwe won in the Western House as a member of the House and his party was to form the
government, Awolowo who brought federalism as a form of
governance reverted to the game we are playing in Nigeria
today, which is tribalism,quite different from federalism.
I just want people not to be too angry with themselves.
Awolowo felt, as the strongman of the Yoruba, Azikiwe should not have won the election in his place, and he could not countenance an Igbo man coming to be the premier or the first minister or prime minister. Night came, and when day broke, Zik discovered his majority had collapsed. The Yoruba abandoned him and went to a strange person they did not
know ideologically, that is Awolowo, on the basis of tribe. So,
Zik was forced to rethink as an intelligent person, to relocate.
He went back to became the first Premier of Eastern Region.
Some of us sprang up too, in going with Awolowo’s tribal
division, that the notion that there are only three tribes or
sections in the country was so fundamentally defective that
we called on the metropolitan power, Britain, to correct this
before they would leave. So, we in the Middle Belt of Nigeria
came together and decided that we would call ourselves
‘people in the middle’ and that we were not Hausa, we were
not Fulani. At that time, we told Britain, Nigeria had over 250
tribes but that we could not dissect Nigeria into 250 nations.
We told them that what has happened in Western Nigeria
where an Igbo man was rejected Nobody questioned the fact as at then that Zik was the leader of Nigeria and then suddenly, having won victory, which would have been a great thing for Nigeria, in a predominantly Yoruba region, because the Yoruba were extremely sophisticated and
they were the most developed part of Nigeria, and they voted
on the basis of ideological orientation. Zik’s party produced a
Zik premiership in Western Nigeria and in the night, Awolowo
went round to convince the Yoruba that, ‘you are a tribe. Your
tribe is called Yoruba. Zik’s tribe is called Igbo. Do not allow
this to happen. Whether you like me or not, it is better to have
a Yoruba man to rule’. THIS WAS THE STARTING POINT OF
OUR PROBLEMS. So, he succeeded, and Zik was forced to goto the east to become a little tribal leader.
ok
Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by Yobabad: 3:12am On May 05
I knew it, it did not start today. Honestly you can never work with a Yoruba man if he doesn't cheat on you, that why they prefer Agbero work and pratice local Atisans. The will call Bola Tinubu a saint despite all his atrocities But want you to hate Nnamdi Kalu. Why because they don't want you to have a leader or a sense of belonging. Foolish people

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by middlebelter(m): 3:30am On May 05
leokid866:

They have been twisting history for a long time it's not today....

That is the reason we must continue to tell them the truth each time anyone come up with this type of lie. You said Yoruba are betrayal and I asked who betrayed first if there was any betrayal at all by Yoruba?

Zik succeeded Herbert Maculay suddenly think he must emerge the Premier of Western Region and appoint another Igbo man as Premier of Eastern Region. Will Igbos accept such treatment? To have Herbert Maculay as Premier of Eastern Region and then appoint Awolowo as Premier of Western Region? Will Igbos that will not even agree to sell lands to Yoruba in the 21st century ever accept such political denigration?

Much as I love my Igbo friends we must not shy from telling them the truth and let them know all these Internet war have to stop before it snowball into another unfortunate incident.
Zik should know that the Yorubas are larger in landmass and population yet the allowed you to lead them as a Nationalist under a movement started by their late son, now you using the same platform against them to subjugate them politically.
What you won't accept don't offer it to people.

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by JAMO84: 4:10am On May 05
Yaribanzaonic:
Go to your registry for lands and just imagine how IGBOs that you hate.....have bought up your ancestral lands....moreover they Piss and Shit on your ancestors everyday......that isn't Chest beating ...THAT is FACT.

Also IGBOs contribute to the immense revenue stream of Lagos...whereas you the 'Accomodators' litter the street with your agbero brothers extorting people needlessly. ...

With the Corona Virus pandemic. ...we know the region that it's citizens ain't runninnng mad and committing suicide because of hunger..

Awololwo get sense and his sensibility made him commit suicide with a sachet of IGBO made OTAPIAPIA?....because the North he loved against the South East used MKO Abiola to scuttle his aspirations


Leave IGBOs to GO ....una no green. ...UNITY BEGGARS.

So based on all the above ....


I AM DONE RESPONDING TO LOWLIFE IGBOS HATERS LIKE YOU.



Who's holding you from going?

When northern youths gave you people one week to leave the north. we saw how your elders were begging them like almajiri.

It's only you the hungry ones that are crying for Biafra, beating your hollow chests like epileptic patients

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by SciLab: 4:10am On May 05
middlebelter:


That is the reason we must continue to tell them the truth each time anyone come up with this type of lie. You said Yoruba are betrayal and I asked who betrayed first if there was any betrayal at all by Yoruba?

Zik succeeded Herbert Maculay suddenly think he must emerge the Premier of Western Region and appoint another Igbo man as Premier of Eastern Region. Will Igbos accept such treatment? To have Herbert Maculay as Premier of Eastern Region and then appoint Awolowo as Premier of Western Region? Will Igbos that will not even agree to sell lands to Yoruba in the 21st century ever accept such political denigration?

Much as I love my Igbo friends we must not shy from telling them the truth and let them know all these Internet war have to stop before it snowball into another unfortunate incident.
Zik should know that the Yorubas are larger in landmass and population yet the allowed you to lead them as a Nationalist under a movement started by their late son, now you using the same platform against them to subjugate them politically.
What you won't accept don't offer it to people.

Mr 'middlebelter' (even though we know your tribe), I'll ask you one question that will help us expose and confirm your ethnicity because we all know the intellectual paralysm of your REAL tribe.

Now, you claim 'Igbo will never elect another tribe in their region', now who did the Igbos elect as mayor (governor in those days) of Enugu city in the said period and what tribe did he belong?


Abeg make una dey watch as my guy go blow him cover. grin

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by BabaRamota1980: 4:47am On May 05
If i was in position of Awolowo at that time I would send assassins to kill Zik and his Ibo lieutenants.

What he failed to do to Zik in 56, Ibos did to Akintola in 66.

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by dignity33: 5:15am On May 05
middlebelter:
This man even though is from middle belt has never hidden his hatred for Yorubas, whatever his reasons are he should please allow Nigerians to live in peace with his half baked history.

NCNC was the Nationalist Movement under Herbert Maculay a Yoruba man and Zik was his deputy. Suddenly. Maculay died and Zik emerged as the leader of NCNC the main anti colonialism movement. The Yorubas of course gave Zike 100% support as they still remain the most accommodating tribes in Nigeria to Igbos and other Nigerian till date. History is there for you to verify. Now before the elections there were political manoeuvring and some Yorubas feel that they should be compensated for the death of their son in the leadership ranking that, Zik as national leader should be Premier of Eastern region and appoint a Yoruba man to lead Western Region. This won't take away from him his national leadership of NCNC. Unfortunately, he didn't listen and that gave rise to suspicion of been dominated.
Remember, Zik wanted to be Premier in West and appoint another Igbo man as Premier in the East and before this election, there has been signals of domineering tendencies in various institutions including University of Ibadan and some Yorubas concluded that if they did not correct this error early their children will not forgive them and that is what lead them to realign after massively voting for NCNC a Nationalist Movement that was evolving to a political party then.

To call Yorubas tribalists is the height of mischief. If you have a leader that is insensitive to the various components of his constituency can you call that a leader, if you protect the interest of your own tribe at the expense of other tribes that are larger than your tribe in population and landmass can you be regarded as a leader. Indeed, it was Zik that started tribalism and when he pushed it to a point that it backed fire, he started calling Yorubas name.
Why did Paul Unogo and his other Middle Belt leaders not choose to remain under the Fulanis without a voice in political leadership, why are my Middle Belt people still trying to maintain a distinct Geo-political Identity? That is what Awolowo and Co saw and choose to take up their own destiny. Did it favour the SW? The answer is obvious. Yes, there were reactionary groups in Yorubaland that choose to die with Zik, the likes of Adeniran Ogunsanya, etc Unogo Paul won't see such people but choose to dance in the market at Old age because of hatred. Check out his consistent opposition to Yoruba leaders and you will know, the type of elder he is.

For the youths that may not know much of our history, recent developments in our history will show you that the Yorubas will never ask too much but will always insist on what is due to them. When through political manipulation, Abiola died as president elect, some tribes expected them to declare war, but Yorubas simply negotiated to have their son replaced with another Yoruba as president. They never wanted Obasanjo but when the other tribes insisted through the military, the Yorubas for the sake of peace allowed it. Now if Zik had listened to his political constituency then, what Paul Unogo is talking about would not have happened. There are many other political manipulations by Zik that proved he wasn't an infallible leader, we remember what happened during the coup and how he escaped being killed through informants of Igbo origin in the military while the other political leaders in SW and North were killed in a coup lead by Igbos. Did he know about the coup?
Finally, the Yorubas choice of Awolowo as the Premier of Western Region was it beneficial to the Yoruba race or not? I will leave reader to answer this question as take away and ignore this man.

You aren't smart that you claimed first you said harbart was the leader and after his death Zik was the next and every one supported him by that time No Nigeria know what is tribal politics all what they see is merit that is why they supported Zik to rule them in western region . Now the question is who ask them to see Zik as igbo not Nigeria? that is where the tribal politics emanated and I'm sure you know the answer. Awolowo. That is why Awolowo was accused of bringing tribal politics in Nigeria which is obvious because if you travel to many countries that have different tribes they don't play politics of tribe like Nigeria do, once you are a citizen of that country you are allowed to contest election in any state or provinces. e.g is South Africa, Switzerland etc

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by HedwigesMaduro: 5:21am On May 05
I like what the op has been smoking. High quality stuff.
Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by Formularcr7: 5:23am On May 05
Non-sense...
Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by dignity33: 5:28am On May 05
middlebelter:
This man even though is from middle belt has never hidden his hatred for Yorubas, whatever his reasons are he should please allow Nigerians to live in peace with his half baked history.

NCNC was the Nationalist Movement under Herbert Maculay a Yoruba man and Zik was his deputy. Suddenly. Maculay died and Zik emerged as the leader of NCNC the main anti colonialism movement. The Yorubas of course gave Zike 100% support as they still remain the most accommodating tribes in Nigeria to Igbos and other Nigerian till date. History is there for you to verify. Now before the elections there were political manoeuvring and some Yorubas feel that they should be compensated for the death of their son in the leadership ranking that, Zik as national leader should be Premier of Eastern region and appoint a Yoruba man to lead Western Region. This won't take away from him his national leadership of NCNC. Unfortunately, he didn't listen and that gave rise to suspicion of been dominated.
Remember, Zik wanted to be Premier in West and appoint another Igbo man as Premier in the East and before this election, there has been signals of domineering tendencies in various institutions including University of Ibadan and some Yorubas concluded that if they did not correct this error early their children will not forgive them and that is what lead them to realign after massively voting for NCNC a Nationalist Movement that was evolving to a political party then.

To call Yorubas tribalists is the height of mischief. If you have a leader that is insensitive to the various components of his constituency can you call that a leader, if you protect the interest of your own tribe at the expense of other tribes that are larger than your tribe in population and landmass can you be regarded as a leader. Indeed, it was Zik that started tribalism and when he pushed it to a point that it backed fire, he started calling Yorubas name.
Why did Paul Unogo and his other Middle Belt leaders not choose to remain under the Fulanis without a voice in political leadership, why are my Middle Belt people still trying to maintain a distinct Geo-political Identity? That is what Awolowo and Co saw and choose to take up their own destiny. Did it favour the SW? The answer is obvious. Yes, there were reactionary groups in Yorubaland that choose to die with Zik, the likes of Adeniran Ogunsanya, etc Unogo Paul won't see such people but choose to dance in the market at Old age because of hatred. Check out his consistent opposition to Yoruba leaders and you will know, the type of elder he is.

For the youths that may not know much of our history, recent developments in our history will show you that the Yorubas will never ask too much but will always insist on what is due to them. When through political manipulation, Abiola died as president elect, some tribes expected them to declare war, but Yorubas simply negotiated to have their son replaced with another Yoruba as president. They never wanted Obasanjo but when the other tribes insisted through the military, the Yorubas for the sake of peace allowed it. Now if Zik had listened to his political constituency then, what Paul Unogo is talking about would not have happened. There are many other political manipulations by Zik that proved he wasn't an infallible leader, we remember what happened during the coup and how he escaped being killed through informants of Igbo origin in the military while the other political leaders in SW and North were killed in a coup lead by Igbos. Did he know about the coup?
Finally, the Yorubas choice of Awolowo as the Premier of Western Region was it beneficial to the Yoruba race or not? I will leave reader to answer this question as take away and ignore this man.

Mr. deceiver can you please read this because you claimed Zik put an Igbo person in eastern region.

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by ZZ22: 5:37am On May 05
middlebelter:
This man even though is from middle belt has never hidden his hatred for Yorubas, whatever his reasons are he should please allow Nigerians to live in peace with his half baked history.

NCNC was the Nationalist Movement under Herbert Maculay a Yoruba man and Zik was his deputy. Suddenly. Maculay died and Zik emerged as the leader of NCNC the main anti colonialism movement. The Yorubas of course gave Zike 100% support as they still remain the most accommodating tribes in Nigeria to Igbos and other Nigerian till date. History is there for you to verify. Now before the elections there were political manoeuvring and some Yorubas feel that they should be compensated for the death of their son in the leadership ranking that, Zik as national leader should be Premier of Eastern region and appoint a Yoruba man to lead Western Region. This won't take away from him his national leadership of NCNC. Unfortunately, he didn't listen and that gave rise to suspicion of been dominated.
Remember, Zik wanted to be Premier in West and appoint another Igbo man as Premier in the East and before this election, there has been signals of domineering tendencies in various institutions including University of Ibadan and some Yorubas concluded that if they did not correct this error early their children will not forgive them and that is what lead them to realign after massively voting for NCNC a Nationalist Movement that was evolving to a political party then.

To call Yorubas tribalists is the height of mischief. If you have a leader that is insensitive to the various components of his constituency can you call that a leader, if you protect the interest of your own tribe at the expense of other tribes that are larger than your tribe in population and landmass can you be regarded as a leader. Indeed, it was Zik that started tribalism and when he pushed it to a point that it backed fire, he started calling Yorubas name.
Why did Paul Unogo and his other Middle Belt leaders not choose to remain under the Fulanis without a voice in political leadership, why are my Middle Belt people still trying to maintain a distinct Geo-political Identity? That is what Awolowo and Co saw and choose to take up their own destiny. Did it favour the SW? The answer is obvious. Yes, there were reactionary groups in Yorubaland that choose to die with Zik, the likes of Adeniran Ogunsanya, etc Unogo Paul won't see such people but choose to dance in the market at Old age because of hatred. Check out his consistent opposition to Yoruba leaders and you will know, the type of elder he is.

For the youths that may not know much of our history, recent developments in our history will show you that the Yorubas will never ask too much but will always insist on what is due to them. When through political manipulation, Abiola died as president elect, some tribes expected them to declare war, but Yorubas simply negotiated to have their son replaced with another Yoruba as president. They never wanted Obasanjo but when the other tribes insisted through the military, the Yorubas for the sake of peace allowed it. Now if Zik had listened to his political constituency then, what Paul Unogo is talking about would not have happened. There are many other political manipulations by Zik that proved he wasn't an infallible leader, we remember what happened during the coup and how he escaped being killed through informants of Igbo origin in the military while the other political leaders in SW and North were killed in a coup lead by Igbos. Did he know about the coup?
Finally, the Yorubas choice of Awolowo as the Premier of Western Region was it beneficial to the Yoruba race or not? I will leave reader to answer this question as take away and ignore this man.

Be proud of who you are for once, you can't be oozing out this ewedu and gbegiri odour and still claim middlebelt.

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by dignity33: 5:38am On May 05
middlebelter:
This man even though is from middle belt has never hidden his hatred for Yorubas, whatever his reasons are he should please allow Nigerians to live in peace with his half baked history.

NCNC was the Nationalist Movement under Herbert Maculay a Yoruba man and Zik was his deputy. Suddenly. Maculay died and Zik emerged as the leader of NCNC the main anti colonialism movement. The Yorubas of course gave Zike 100% support as they still remain the most accommodating tribes in Nigeria to Igbos and other Nigerian till date. History is there for you to verify. Now before the elections there were political manoeuvring and some Yorubas feel that they should be compensated for the death of their son in the leadership ranking that, Zik as national leader should be Premier of Eastern region and appoint a Yoruba man to lead Western Region. This won't take away from him his national leadership of NCNC. Unfortunately, he didn't listen and that gave rise to suspicion of been dominated.
Remember, Zik wanted to be Premier in West and appoint another Igbo man as Premier in the East and before this election, there has been signals of domineering tendencies in various institutions including University of Ibadan and some Yorubas concluded that if they did not correct this error early their children will not forgive them and that is what lead them to realign after massively voting for NCNC a Nationalist Movement that was evolving to a political party then.

To call Yorubas tribalists is the height of mischief. If you have a leader that is insensitive to the various components of his constituency can you call that a leader, if you protect the interest of your own tribe at the expense of other tribes that are larger than your tribe in population and landmass can you be regarded as a leader. Indeed, it was Zik that started tribalism and when he pushed it to a point that it backed fire, he started calling Yorubas name.
Why did Paul Unogo and his other Middle Belt leaders not choose to remain under the Fulanis without a voice in political leadership, why are my Middle Belt people still trying to maintain a distinct Geo-political Identity? That is what Awolowo and Co saw and choose to take up their own destiny. Did it favour the SW? The answer is obvious. Yes, there were reactionary groups in Yorubaland that choose to die with Zik, the likes of Adeniran Ogunsanya, etc Unogo Paul won't see such people but choose to dance in the market at Old age because of hatred. Check out his consistent opposition to Yoruba leaders and you will know, the type of elder he is.

For the youths that may not know much of our history, recent developments in our history will show you that the Yorubas will never ask too much but will always insist on what is due to them. When through political manipulation, Abiola died as president elect, some tribes expected them to declare war, but Yorubas simply negotiated to have their son replaced with another Yoruba as president. They never wanted Obasanjo but when the other tribes insisted through the military, the Yorubas for the sake of peace allowed it. Now if Zik had listened to his political constituency then, what Paul Unogo is talking about would not have happened. There are many other political manipulations by Zik that proved he wasn't an infallible leader, we remember what happened during the coup and how he escaped being killed through informants of Igbo origin in the military while the other political leaders in SW and North were killed in a coup lead by Igbos. Did he know about the coup?
Finally, the Yorubas choice of Awolowo as the Premier of Western Region was it beneficial to the Yoruba race or not? I will leave reader to answer this question as take away and ignore this man.

No need to decieve people to favour your tribe because everything is in Wikipedia.

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by helinues: 5:43am On May 05
grin

You guys just dey receive daily beatings now on NL.

Comrades are coming for you
Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by MoIbrahim: 5:52am On May 05
Yesterday it was the fault of yoruba, today it is igbo, tomorrow it would be hausa, another day again it would be fulani or the entire northern Nigeria etc.

You people better wake up and appreciate the wisdom in collective achievement!
Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by sweetsell: 6:20am On May 05
A very large percentage of you Igbos are cursed I swear to God. With what someone explained that transpired you still have the audacity to type this shii ? Would the foolish Zik have allowed a Yoruba man ruled his own region ?


Yobabad:
I knew it, it did not start today. Honestly you can never work with a Yoruba man if he doesn't cheat on you, that why they prefer Agbero work and pratice local Atisans. The will call Bola Tinubu a saint despite all his atrocities But want you to hate Nnamdi Kalu. Why because they don't want you to have a leader or a sense of belonging. Foolish people

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by Tranquillity360: 6:37am On May 05
SciLab:


Mr 'middlebelter' (even though we know your tribe), I'll ask you one question that will help us expose and confirm your ethnicity because we all know the intellectual paralysm of your REAL tribe.

Now, you claim 'Igbo will never elect another tribe in their region', now who did the Igbos elect as mayor (governor in those days) of Enugu city in the said period and what tribe did he belong?


Abeg make una dey watch as my guy go blow him cover. grin
Hypocrisy is another name for Afonjas.

Revisionist people
Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by Tranquillity360: 6:42am On May 05
BabaRamota1980:
If i was in position of Awolowo at that time I would send assassins to kill Zik and his Ibo lieutenants.

What he failed to do to Zik in 56, Ibos did to Akintola in 66.
You still have the opportunity to do what Awolorat could't do.

Send your assassin to kill all Igbos buying up you land in lagos.



Hateful people always claiming accommodators when they are powerless.

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Re: Nigeria Problem Started With Awolowo’s Introduction Of Politics Of Tribalism I by ican2020: 6:43am On May 05
Yorubas and the Igbos can never be trusted,

Watch your back when dealing with this two tribes.

Though I have many of them as friends, but I know my limit when I am dealing with them.

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