Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,774,638 members, 6,609,110 topics. Date: Monday, 29 November 2021 at 08:18 PM

2023: Challenges Of The South East - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / 2023: Challenges Of The South East (9120 Views)

The Challenges Of Being Trans In Nigeria - Al Jazeera / 2023: Shekarau Says The South Should Produce Nigeria’s Next President / The Best And Worst Performing Governors In The South-East? (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply) (Go Down)

2023: Challenges Of The South East by AtikuNetwork: 8:47am On Oct 13
October 13, 2021

By Sunny Ikhioya

WHO would have imagined that, in less than six years, people will be slaughtered like rams in the South east region of Nigeria, the way Boko Haram terrorists and “bandits” operate in the North? Who would have imagined this? What is this telling us?

Every human being or society has the natural propensity to be wicked and violent, if the enablements for peace and stability are not in place, but is the recourse to violence the answer to these challenges? Will this be the answer to the much marginalised situation that the Igbos of the South east have faced since the end of the civil war in 1970?

When the Russian communist revolution took place in 1917, ending centuries of imperial rule and setting into motion political and social changes that led to the formation of the Soviet Union, the world took notice.

What Karl Marx, the philosopher predicted in 1848, had come to pass. His thesis was that capitalism would inevitably self-destruct, and would be replaced by socialism and ultimately communism.

According to Ernest W Adams, “Britain, like the United States, was never quite as oppressive towards its peasants and industrial working classes as some of the other nations of Europe were.

“It was bad, make no mistake, but it wasn’t anywhere near as bad to be a British peasant, as it was to be a Russian peasant under the czars. And, Britain made a number of important reforms that took the wind off the sails of the most extreme revolutionaries. The UK offered universal male suffrage in 1918, undoubtedly in part to recognise the sacrifices of so many men in the first world war, but, also in response to the Russian Revolution.”

In other words, in places where peasants were well treated, there was the least likelihood of a people’s revolution and vice-versa. When you look at the regions and countries with the highest rate of terrorism in the world today, they are places where the peasants, the ordinary folks have been left on their own; no food, no proper education and other basic needs.

They include Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Syria, Palestine, Libya, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, northern Nigeria, among others. The common trend is of a people who have been abandoned by their governments and so, they fall easy prey to religion and ideological doctrines. They see themselves as those with nothing to lose.

In the French revolution, at least four of the top ten leaders (Jacques Pierre Briscot, Maximilien Robespierre, Louis Antoine and Georfes Danton), all were executed through the guillotine, the same instrument that they had used to eliminate so many of their rivals.

What does this tell us? We must learn from history and never allow past mistakes to be repeated. Happenings in the South east are not ideal for development and progress of the people in that section of the country.

The leadership in that region must put heads together and pull their people, from the trap that their youths are presently encircling them in. It is a no win situation for them, especially if people from other parts of the country are not keying into their methodology.

The whole world knows that by all standards of fairness, the Igbo of the South east deserves to be President of the country, come 2023, but how this will materialise depends on the Igbos. Every Igbo man is pan Nigerian, and has his kith and kin cut across the length and breadth of the country, which gives him a networking advantage.

They have the resources to make this happen but need to do this in humility and with respect for their fellow Nigerians. That hubris, that pride and arrogance must be subdued, that feeling of ‘I am the best,’ must be totally expunged from their mindset. The spirit of ‘I’, instead of the ‘we’ must be cleared, while the feeling of force over dialogue must also not come into play. That is why they must reexamine their strategies.

Politics is a game, if you do not play it right, you will continue to end up on the losing side. I am not a fan of Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, director of publicity and advocacy of the Northern Elders Forum, but I totally agree with him that bringing the presidency to the South will not be by force. If you are to go by force, it will no longer be a democracy. We must decide on what we wish to practice.

It is also noteworthy that, while the Igbos are flexing muscles, they have not really narrowed down on the list they want to pick their presidential candidate from. While they continue with their belligerence against themselves and the world, supporters of Bola Ahmed Tinubu are already doing underground work, lobbying and campaigning to make their candidate become the next president.

You do not sow yam and expect to reap corn, you must work hard, plan and adopt the right strategies. Identify the weak areas and collectively agree on what path to follow. As it is now, it will seem as if Igbo leaders are waiting to ride on the notoriety of IPOB, to become popular candidates.

The ones that have been bold enough to tell the truth are being hunted down and threatened, others are keeping quiet, including governors of the region. They are not able to come out with a working security outfit, like the South west have done. We must try to build a united country that is free from unnecessary ethnic and religious sentiments.

History has shown that the Azikiwe-Awolowo division/betrayal was inspired by the British. If you have listened to the testimony of Mr. Smith, a Briton who witnessed it all in Nigeria, Azikiwe was blackmailed by the British into that alliance with the Northern Peoples Congress, NPC, not withstanding the fact that Zik by nature was a pan Nigerian.

Ordinary folks have been made to fight this imaginary war over the years. The achilles heel of the Igbos is the tendency to assert their superiority through bullying in whatever form, the same way some of the Fulanis are doing now that they are in control of leadership of Nigeria. We must all remember the fact that, no empire lasts forever. No matter how good, everything is dependent on time, circumstances and chance.

This is the chance for the South east but will they take it? Some have said that, even if the presidency is zoned to the South east on a platter of gold, they will not be able to produce a candidate, because it will be impossible for them to agree on one among themselves.

The South had only come this far in the pursuit of the 2023 ticket, because of the strong leadership that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has provided for the southern governors forum. Even within this forum, you can see the South east governors dragging their feet. Let us see if they will prove us wrong.

Ikhioya wrote via www.southsouthecho.com
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/10/2023-challenges-of-the-south-east/

9 Likes 1 Share

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by udele1: 8:49am On Oct 13
They will rather destroy south east politically and economically, just because they want to maintain donation.

A promise of An imaginary nation, built on violence and destruction.

A Biafra that depends on Niger Delta to come. The same Niger delta that is not doing sit at home .

Today its Israel that will bring Biafra, Tomorrow it is donald trump, Now its Ambazonia. Una mumu never do?

All the embassies you have gone to protest, did any of them listen to you?

They know this Biafra is a scam.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU8TKAGhXTc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPtlDzxolek



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KprSwFBfj9s

21 Likes 5 Shares

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by cybersoldiers: 8:54am On Oct 13
udele1:
They will rather destroy south east politically and economically, just because they want to maintain donation.

A promise of An imaginary nation, built on violence and destruction.

Yoruba hediot masquerading as Igbo.

Your acts here has become disgusting.

38 Likes 4 Shares

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by cybersoldiers: 8:56am On Oct 13
Cursed slowpoke.....
Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by Aufbauh(m): 8:57am On Oct 13
All I know is that the SE aka AfghanEASTAN don cast.
Her fortune in the Nigeria state has gone down tremendously all thanks to the violent activities of those low-budget Taliban.

Again, with this their intolerant draconian orientation and standpoint who will want to be part of this 'hell on earth Biafra'?
I'm sure that some of the autonomous communities will resist inclusion if it eventually happen knowing well that their property and life will not be guaranteed.

26 Likes 3 Shares

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by Bobotic(m): 9:29am On Oct 13
Make dem leave Nnamdi Kanu for us,
I no come to look person face for here I no want wahala this early morning! shocked

1 Like

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by loveth360(f): 9:30am On Oct 13
Trash!



No matter what Igbo man do children of hate must hate it,So these days Igbos do not care about what northern bandits and mumuluabis think about them.
We know their anger is Igbos
didn't turn to beggars after destruction and stealing
of their properties during the war.


Igbos main goal now is to leave the zoo called Nigeria,And that must happen.

12 Likes 4 Shares

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by Anytask: 9:30am On Oct 13
Nairaland is the biggest and probably the only channel for propagating hatred and tribalism in Nigeria. I didn't know this degree of tribalism existed until I joined Nairaland.
Thanks to Seun the father of tribalists and his admins. We all know you are enjoying it but yet to make it open.
God will judge you all.

12 Likes 2 Shares

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by fastseo: 9:31am On Oct 13
Want to paint igbos bad and compare the east with what is happening over up.
Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by athaboi(f): 9:31am On Oct 13
No challenge
Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by Coronavirus1: 9:31am On Oct 13
What is the challenge of the south west?
Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by fasho01(m): 9:31am On Oct 13
It's sad what is going on in the SE

6 Likes 1 Share

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by Okoawed: 9:33am On Oct 13
cybersoldiers:


Udele the cursed bird of the air.

You're very shameless Yoruba without common sense.
Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by Curious345: 9:33am On Oct 13
It's quite unfortunate that the southeast will have to support a yoruba candidate for the 3rd time in a row.
Last time they did support a southerner it was the South south.

The igbo are very quite consistent politically, never to be swayed. They vote along predictable lines.

And that is how democracy is run worldwide; site Democrats and republicans..

Nigeria politicians who open their mouth to say Igbos always put their eggs in one basket, are indeed politically cheap and behaviourally sheepish to allude to the fact that politics, like religion, are intertwined and cannot be prostitutionalized.

Do they want an FFK syndrome for the SE just because they crave political inclusion? What a rabid assumption.

8 Likes 1 Share

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by Curious345: 9:33am On Oct 13
Why..

I can confidently say that the igbo and by extension ikwwrre-igbo, ika-igbo, igbanke-igbo and indeed delta-igbo have some of the best minds and character to launch Nigeria out of the current cesspit of decades of rot brought upon her By the Hausa/fulani/extremist islamists who have dominated the corridors of power since August 23 1966

2 Likes 1 Share

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by kageo(f): 9:34am On Oct 13
truly it will be a challenging one
Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by Bighead9: 9:34am On Oct 13
IGBO should quit blaming Nigerians on their predicament. They should chanel there blames to their Igbo leaders and Politicians.

9 Likes 1 Share

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by Aderewah: 9:35am On Oct 13
South East exports hate. Jonathan lost in 2015. Even ijaws did not launch hate campaign against yorubas and North. Igbos did. In 2023, yoruba are best advantaged to win. Igbos are resorting to hate and blackmail again. They'll vote against yoruba interests again in 2023. After Osinbajo finish 8 years in 2031, North will take over. And if igbos like they should betray us, in 2039, we will support calabar man. Igbo no go see shishi

18 Likes 4 Shares

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by DanHaske: 9:35am On Oct 13
Politics is a game the south east does not know how to play, like northerners will say, a Mai shayi from the north is more informed politically than a professor from the south east.
With the recent happenings in the SE however, they should forget about presidency for the next 50 years, and before it elapses, something else will happen that will extend the duration by another 50 years. Hopefully before then, they will have gotten serious about secession because as of now, nobody can point at any step they have taken to achieve their Biafra. Most of them don't even know the steps to take if you want to break out of a country. They feel if they keep shouting Biafra or death online, Buhari will wake up one morning and declare that Biafra has been created.

8 Likes 2 Shares

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by ImmaculateJOE(m): 9:35am On Oct 13
Good
Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by DropsMic(m): 9:35am On Oct 13
udele1:
They will rather destroy south east politically and economically, just because they want to maintain donation.

A promise of An imaginary nation, built on violence and destruction.

A Biafra that depends on Niger Delta to come. The same Niger delta that is not doing sit at home .

Today its Israel that will bring Biafra, Tomorrow it is donald trump, Now its Ambazonia. Una mumu never do?
All the embassies you have gone to protest, did any of them listen to you?

They know this Biafra is a scam.

Baba calm down. Use your life do better thing..We only have one life to live.

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by Grace001: 9:36am On Oct 13
Only south East
Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by jaxxy(m): 9:37am On Oct 13
The violence in the south east didn’t start from ipob/ESN and the facts are there. U cannot change history of events.

Ipob/ESN was an escalation of violence from retaliation cos of aggression from the state.

I don’t support it at all bt that’s what it is. It’s left for government to act using the right channels to deescalate or crush it.

udele1:
They will rather destroy south east politically and economically, just because they want to maintain donation.

A promise of An imaginary nation, built on violence and destruction.

A Biafra that depends on Niger Delta to come. The same Niger delta that is not doing sit at home .

Today its Israel that will bring Biafra, Tomorrow it is donald trump, Now its Ambazonia. Una mumu never do?

All the embassies you have gone to protest, did any of them listen to you?

They know this Biafra is a scam.


All this ranting will not help u. U cannot stop a collective indigenous people who want to leave an unfair and oppressive contraption from leaving. They have every lawful right to leave. U cannot force them to stay or hold them against their will. This isn’t 1963 bt 2021.

Rather than using ur energy to rant and search for nonsense to post or government expending energy trying to surpress what can’t be denied go back and work on establishing fair systems and a fair country united on fair terms or else Biafra will come surely.

1 Like

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by TimeTraveller: 9:37am On Oct 13
Ok
Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by temmyyem: 9:37am On Oct 13
This is a country that nothing works, the more you change leadership the more things go wrong, revolution, restructuring or dividing the country should be the only sensible discussion in my view.

1 Like 1 Share

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by udele1: 9:38am On Oct 13
Coronavirus1:
What is the challenge of the south west?

How to accommodate igbo migration and reduce the traffic caused by migration .

10 Likes 2 Shares

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by Oduduwa707: 9:40am On Oct 13
The Okoro man is his own biggest problem.

These pple are brought up with hatred for everyone, they're very toxic to everyone and to make matter worse, they're arrogant without any iota of common sense. angry

8 Likes 2 Shares

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by dododawa1: 9:41am On Oct 13
Aderewah:
South East exports hate. Jonathan lost in 2015. Even ijaws did not launch hate campaign against yorubas and North. Igbos did. In 2023, yoruba are best advantaged to win. Igbos are resorting to hate and blackmail again. They'll vote against yoruba interests again in 2023. After Osinbajo finish 8 years in 2031, North will take over. And if igbos like they should betray us, in 2039, we will support calabar man. Igbo no go see shishi
Lol,pity them.

3 Likes 1 Share

Re: 2023: Challenges Of The South East by Oduduwa707: 9:45am On Oct 13
Aderewah:
South East exports hate. Jonathan lost in 2015. Even ijaws did not launch hate campaign against yorubas and North. Igbos did. In 2023, yoruba are best advantaged to win. Igbos are resorting to hate and blackmail again. They'll vote against yoruba interests again in 2023. After Osinbajo finish 8 years in 2031, North will take over. And if igbos like they should betray us, in 2039, we will support calabar man. Igbo no go see shishi

They'll do everything in their might to see Yoruba pple fail which is very, very impossible! cool

3 Likes 1 Share

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply)

I Listed 500 Govt Fund Thieves And Nothing Happened – Nzeribe / Buhari To Present 2018 Budget To Senate Tomorrow / We Will Crush COVID-19, Fight Corruption, Insecurity In 2021 – APC Govs

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 162
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.