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The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by attackgat: 10:43am On Jun 21
Referendums usually come in the form of a question. When a referendum is held, two things are vital. The question and answer must clear and unambiguous. During the Scottish referendum of 2014, the question that was put to Scotland was -

Should Scotland be an independent country?", which voters answered with "Yes" or "No".

55.3% of Scotland voted No, while 44.7% voted Yes. So Scotland remained with Britain

Since Nigeria has no constitutionally recognised Regions, the Biafran referendum will have to be by Local Governments. I think the question that should be asked in the Biafran referendum should be -

Should your Local Governments become part of the proposed Republic Of Biafra? Yes or No

The Local Governments that vote Yes by at least a 51% majority or more, will become the Republic Of Biafra

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by mystery22: 10:50am On Jun 21
Nice idea
Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by theTranslator: 10:52am On Jun 21
It will shock IPOB grin

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by Ifearnoevil: 10:59am On Jun 21
attackgat:
Referendums usually come in the form of a question. When a referendum is held, two things are vital. The question and answer must clear and unambiguous. During the Scottish referendum of 2014, the question that was put to Scotland was -

Should Scotland be an independent country?", which voters answered with "Yes" or "No".

55.3% of Scotland voted No, while 44.7% voted Yes. So Scotland remained with Britain

Since Nigeria has no constitutionally recognised Regions, the Biafran referendum will have to be by Local Governments. I think the question that should be asked in the Biafran referendum should be -

Should your Local Governments become part of the proposed Republic Of Biafra? Yes or No

The Local Governments that vote Yes by at least a 51% majority or more, will become the Republic Of Biafra

This doesn't sound right.
What happens when a local government votes no but all the surrounding ones votes yes.
I think the verdict should be by simple majority.

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by attackgat: 11:02am On Jun 21
Ifearnoevil:


This doesn't sound right.
What happens when a local government votes no but all the surrounding ones votes yes.
I think the verdict should be by simple majority.

You have a point there

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by Akudaisi: 11:02am On Jun 21
attackgat:
Referendums usually come in the form of a question. When a referendum is held, two things are vital. The question and answer must clear and unambiguous. During the Scottish referendum of 2014, the question that was put to Scotland was -

Should Scotland be an independent country?", which voters answered with "Yes" or "No".

55.3% of Scotland voted No, while 44.7% voted Yes. So Scotland remained with Britain

Since Nigeria has no constitutionally recognised Regions, the Biafran referendum will have to be by Local Governments. I think the question that should be asked in the Biafran referendum should be -

Should your Local Governments become part of the proposed Republic Of Biafra? Yes or No

The Local Governments that vote Yes by at least a 51% majority or more, will become the Republic Of Biafra
eh God na still u wey create this one abi say na clone Dem clone am ni,nawa oo
Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by spearman(m): 12:15pm On Jun 21
Bendel will have their second Midwest Referendum before Biafra.

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by mrvitalis(m): 12:16pm On Jun 21
Ifearnoevil:


This doesn't sound right.
What happens when a local government votes no but all the surrounding ones votes yes.
I think the verdict should be by simple majority.
If u vote no u remain in Nigeria na ...what are u scared of

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by mrvitalis(m): 12:17pm On Jun 21
spearman:
Bendel will have their second Midwest Referendum before Biafra.
How's that anyone's business ?

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by spearman(m): 12:22pm On Jun 21
attackgat:


Should your Local Governments become part of the proposed Republic Of Biafra? Yes or No

The Local Governments that vote Yes by at least a 51% majority or more, will become the Republic Of Biafra

Most border local governments do not compose of a single dominant ethnicity. It will amount to perpetual crisis for anyone to drag such into any union other than that with other minorities. Such is Anioma and Obigbo.
Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by spearman(m): 12:24pm On Jun 21
mrvitalis:

How's that anyone's business ?
Remove Niger Delta from Biafra referendum because theirs will come before Biafra.

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by mrvitalis(m): 12:30pm On Jun 21
spearman:

Remove Niger Delta from Biafra referendum because theirs will come before Biafra.
You are no more Bendel but Niger delta ...Bros speak on one

If ur own would come before biafra then why the worry ?

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by forgiveness: 12:33pm On Jun 21
attackgat:
Referendums usually come in the form of a question. When a referendum is held, two things are vital. The question and answer must clear and unambiguous. During the Scottish referendum of 2014, the question that was put to Scotland was -

Should Scotland be an independent country?", which voters answered with "Yes" or "No".

55.3% of Scotland voted No, while 44.7% voted Yes. So Scotland remained with Britain

Since Nigeria has no constitutionally recognised Regions, the Biafran referendum will have to be by Local Governments. I think the question that should be asked in the Biafran referendum should be -

Should your Local Governments become part of the proposed Republic Of Biafra? Yes or No

The Local Governments that vote Yes by at least a 51% majority or more, will become the Republic Of Biafra


The question should be, Should my clan become part of so so so? Yes or No. shikena

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by spearman(m): 12:36pm On Jun 21
mrvitalis:

You are no more Bendel but Niger delta ...Bros speak on one

If ur own would come before biafra then why the worry ?
Because Biafrans think propaganda can change HARD FACTS on ground. We are just here to remind you that Biafra is hallucination.

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by mrvitalis(m): 12:46pm On Jun 21
spearman:

Because Biafrans think propaganda can change HARD FACTS on ground. We are just here to remind you that Biafra is hallucination.
Lol ok and bendel n Niger delta republic is reality ?

Abi igbos should support one Nigeria ...which one u want ?

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by BKayy: 12:47pm On Jun 21
mrvitalis:
You are no more Bendel but Niger delta ...Bros speak on one
If ur own would come before biafra then why the worry ?
their greatest fear is seeing a United Igbo nation as a country

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by mrvitalis(m): 12:48pm On Jun 21
BKayy:

their greatest fear is seeing a United Igbo nation as a country
Just leave him for me

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by BKayy: 12:57pm On Jun 21
mrvitalis:
Just leave him for me
with pleasure grin

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by 00FFT00(m): 1:12pm On Jun 21
BKayy:

with pleasure grin

Abi make me sef face am? grin

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by spearman(m): 1:16pm On Jun 21
mrvitalis:

Lol ok and bendel n Niger delta republic is reality ?

Abi igbos should support one Nigeria ...which one u want ?

Let us all join together to destroy Nigeria. This Biafra / Niger Delta palava is to the benefit of Foolani. Niger Delta and Biafra are permanent neighbors. Our prosperity will depend on each other. We will be great brother nations together with the Yorubas.

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by Igboid: 1:17pm On Jun 21
I think it should be on town basis.

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by Igboid: 1:18pm On Jun 21
spearman:


Let us all join together to destroy Nigeria. This Biafra / Niger Delta palava is to the benefit of Foolani. Niger Delta and Biafra are permanent neighbors. Our prosperity will depend on each other. We will be great brother nations together with the Yorubas.

Then stop eyeing Igbo speaking territories in SS.

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by sweetonugbu: 1:19pm On Jun 21
Igbo republic is better

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by BKayy: 1:41pm On Jun 21
00FFT00:


Abi make me sef face am? grin
Nwanne easy oh grin , make one person deal with am. So that at least him skeleton go remain

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by spearman(m): 1:47pm On Jun 21
Igboid:


Then stop eyeing Igbo speaking territories in SS.

https://www.nairaland.com/6609367/asaba-inlaw-whole-world-couldnt

Asaba Man Responds On Facebook To Asaba Is Igbo Claims

Asaba Inlaw: "In This Whole World You Couldn’t Find Anyone To Marry But An Igbo"


Short story: One of my earliest and most persistent memories is this - near my village, 1 kilometer from Asaba, was a camp where people lived.
Who are they I asked - “Wa bu Ndigbo” I was told. Translation: “They are Igbos”.
I was confused. Aren’t we Igbos, but I said nothing.
Another occasion I heard some commotion in the direction of the camp. Oh don’t be worried I was told. They are Igbos. Again so thought but we are igbos!

Fast forward 3 decades.
A friend of mine from Aba who married from Asaba, over a beer told me “I can’t get over Asaba people. During my native law, my wife’s people kept abusing her in the same language I spoke. They kept saying ‘so in this whole world, you couldn’t find anyone to marry but an Igbo?’”
These are true accounts.
People from my area… even the indigenes of ONITSHA (I’ve been told) consider themselves Not Igbo.
I grew up seeing my people refer to others as “Those Igbo people”.
I have just learnt that the phrase “Igbo enwere Eze” was coined by core Igbos to separate themselves from the Onitsha indigenes…
Following that logic, Asaba nwere eze .... kedụ ka ọ ga-esi bụrụ igbo?
ka anyi biri n’udo nwanne m nwoke
m zuru ikpe m

It’s not an issue to be swept under the carpet. We need to consider it seriously.

Just because everyone in America speaks English doesn’t change their ancestry (some are of German, Italian, Russian, African, Chinese ancestry...).
Ancestry can only be determined scientifically by DNA analysis. My sister discovered she has ancestors from Mali, Senega... of course!! The river Niger flows through those nations before it passes the shores of my village which sits on the West Bank of the Niger net Asaba.

Bottom line, you cannot teach a man how to write with his left hand in old age.
The real issue is why so many Igbo speaking people reject the idea they’re Igbo. (Like some Egyptians in an interview I watched - who can’t understand why they’re considered Africans at all!).
Let’s have an academic discussion why!
We may learn valuable lessons.
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Good morning.
Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by flamingREED(m): 2:00pm On Jun 21
Some Niger Deltans feel smart by letting the two major regions take the secession lead before they follow, not realising that they'll have a big systemic hurdle to face as soon as their country is born just as hidden and dissenting political roles begin to arise.
Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by Muna4real(f): 2:29pm On Jun 21
spearman:


https://www.nairaland.com/6609367/asaba-inlaw-whole-world-couldnt

Asaba Man Responds On Facebook To Asaba Is Igbo Claims

Asaba Inlaw: "In This Whole World You Couldn’t Find Anyone To Marry But An Igbo"


Short story: One of my earliest and most persistent memories is this - near my village, 1 kilometer from Asaba, was a camp where people lived.
Who are they I asked - “Wa bu Ndigbo” I was told. Translation: “They are Igbos”.
I was confused. Aren’t we Igbos, but I said nothing.
Another occasion I heard some commotion in the direction of the camp. Oh don’t be worried I was told. They are Igbos. Again so thought but we are igbos!

Fast forward 3 decades.
A friend of mine from Aba who married from Asaba, over a beer told me “I can’t get over Asaba people. During my native law, my wife’s people kept abusing her in the same language I spoke. They kept saying ‘so in this whole world, you couldn’t find anyone to marry but an Igbo?’”
These are true accounts.
People from my area… even the indigenes of ONITSHA (I’ve been told) consider themselves Not Igbo.
I grew up seeing my people refer to others as “Those Igbo people”.
I have just learnt that the phrase “Igbo enwere Eze” was coined by core Igbos to separate themselves from the Onitsha indigenes…
Following that logic, Asaba nwere eze .... kedụ ka ọ ga-esi bụrụ igbo?
ka anyi biri n’udo nwanne m nwoke
m zuru ikpe m

It’s not an issue to be swept under the carpet. We need to consider it seriously.

Just because everyone in America speaks English doesn’t change their ancestry (some are of German, Italian, Russian, African, Chinese ancestry...).
Ancestry can only be determined scientifically by DNA analysis. My sister discovered she has ancestors from Mali, Senega... of course!! The river Niger flows through those nations before it passes the shores of my village which sits on the West Bank of the Niger net Asaba.

Bottom line, you cannot teach a man how to write with his left hand in old age.
The real issue is why so many Igbo speaking people reject the idea they’re Igbo. (Like some Egyptians in an interview I watched - who can’t understand why they’re considered Africans at all!).
Let’s have an academic discussion why!
We may learn valuable lessons.
��‍♂️�
Good morning.

Keep decieving yourself with long useless stories like this one. After blaming igbos for the first coup plotted by an Asaba man, you turn around to manufacture stories from your dreams claiming the same Asaba is not igbo. You guys are shameless. Do you think that the Asaba people will forget the Asaba massacre by the nigerian troops? Shameless.

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by Ifearnoevil: 2:38pm On Jun 21
mrvitalis:

If u vote no u remain in Nigeria na ...what are u scared of

Who is scared?
Are sure you understood my point.
The op is trying to say that referendum should be on local government by Loca government basis, meaning that if there are local government that will vote No,at the end of the day we are going to have 'Nigeria' scattered within Biafra.
So how does that sound to you grin
Rather a single majority of the whole enclave should carry the day except you guys are talking about non igbos that are mainly at the periphery.

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Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by mrvitalis(m): 2:47pm On Jun 21
Ifearnoevil:


Who is scared?
Are sure you understood my point.
The op is trying to say that referendum should be on local government by Loca government basis, meaning that if there are local government that will vote No,at the end of the day we are going to have 'Nigeria' scattered within Biafra.
So how does that sound to you grin
Rather a single majority of the whole enclave should carry the day except you guys are talking about non igbos that are mainly at the periphery.
I personally don't accept local government because it's an artificial creation

Let's do it by tribe or sub ethnic groups simple

Any group who is surrounded by biafrans n wants to be Nigeria good n fine but it's rare very rare
Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by DubaiLandLord: 3:18pm On Jun 21
attackgat:
Referendums usually come in the form of a question. When a referendum is held, two things are vital. The question and answer must clear and unambiguous. During the Scottish referendum of 2014, the question that was put to Scotland was -

Should Scotland be an independent country?", which voters answered with "Yes" or "No".

55.3% of Scotland voted No, while 44.7% voted Yes. So Scotland remained with Britain

Since Nigeria has no constitutionally recognised Regions, the Biafran referendum will have to be by Local Governments. I think the question that should be asked in the Biafran referendum should be -

Should your Local Governments become part of the proposed Republic Of Biafra? Yes or No

The Local Governments that vote Yes by at least a 51% majority or more, will become the Republic Of Biafra
If majority of the igbo votes is for NO, then it does not matter if a some YES voters won some LG. There won't be a Biafra.
Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by Perfectbeing(m): 3:34pm On Jun 21
I'm sure before the Scottish referedum, the Scottish that wanted out thought that most of the Scottish wanted out of Great Britain. Only for the referendum to take place and they discovered that they were the minority (only 44.7% of them)..

If the referendum comes right now, majority of Igbos will vote to stay put in Nigeria.
Re: The Question That Should Be Asked During The Biafran Referendum by IJOBA11: 3:46pm On Jun 21
Perfectbeing:
I'm sure before the Scottish referedum, the Scottish that wanted out thought that most of the Scottish wanted out of Great Britain. Only for the referendum to take place and they discovered that they were the minority (only 44.7% of them)..

If the referendum comes right now, majority of Igbos will vote to stay put in Nigeria.
IS THAT WHY YOU ARE CRYINGsad

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