Welcome, Guest: Register On Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 3,134,591 members, 7,747,959 topics. Date: Sunday, 25 February 2024 at 07:13 PM

Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power (1928 Views)

If You Dont Trust An Ethnic Group With Power,you Shouldnt Be With Them In One Co / After Seeing This You Will Never Trust Anybody / Amaechi: "Nigerians Will Enjoy 24-Hour Power Supply If Buhari Is Re-elected" (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (Reply) (Go Down)

Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by kestolove95(m): 9:25am On Mar 01, 2023
(By Prof. Ihechukwu Madubuike)

*THIS IS SIMPLY THE REASON WHY HAUSAS, YORUBAS, EDO AND THE NIGER DELTA MAN WILL NOT TRUST THE IBO MAN AT THE CENTER AND WHY THE HAUSAS MAY NOT WANT TO RELINQUISH POWER IN NIGERIA*

Any historians in the house to vet this but no insults or character assassination please:

Forgotten History Of Igbo Tribe And Northern Alliance.

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 government because his brother Aguiyi THEORY WOES IN NIGERIA TODAY:

The Igbo man is known to enjoy blaming the Hausa fulanis, 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 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 unity of Nigeria, and he declared further that the Unity of Nigeria was non-negotiable.

After moving the motion for independece in 1953, Anthony Enahoro proposed that a secession clause should be incorporated into the future constitution of Nigeria so as to give legal backing for any tribe to peacefully exit the forced union if it feels marginalized in future.

According to Enahoro, such provision in our constitution would instill in all Nigeria's future leaders the fear of the consequences of misgovernance.

But Azikiwe, speaking on behalf of Igbos, rose against him in the parliament and labelled him an agent of disunity, and enemy of Nigeria.

At a later date, Awolowo too made a case for secession clause, but Azikiwe again resisted him and instigated the colonial authorities to threaten him and Enahoro with charges of treasonable felony if they didn't stop proposing secession clause for the future constitution.

While Azikiwe did all these, Igbos cheered and urged him on because they felt the future Nigeria was theirs to dominate and lord it over every other tribe

Before independece, Tafawa Balewa too had in a public speech described Nigeria as a British experiment and Nigeria's unity as a British intention which Nigerians themselves don't believe in. But Azikiwe kicked and demonized him too.

Had Azikiwe co-operated with Enahoro, Awolowo, Ahmadu Bello and Tafawa Balewa about the secession clause, Nigeria perhaps would not have been this misgoverned.

For those in doubt, here is a link of one of the numerous instances in which Nnamdi Azikiwe fought against the secession clause proposal for the future Nigeria constitution.

It should be noted that there were many Igbo members of the parliament in which Azikiwe fought against Awolowo's secession clause proposal in the link above, but not a single one of them rose against Azikiwe or condemned him.

Igbos initially never wanted to hear anything like secession in Nigeria because they so much believed, though falsely, that they were the most educated tribe. (The first Nigerian tribe to produce a university graduate is the Binis).

As an evidence of Igbo domination agenda hence their initial resistance to the idea of secession; here are some quotes:

"From all indications, the god of us Igbos have destined us to rule the whole of Africa"..... Nnamdi Azikiwe (1945).

"It is getting clearer each day that Igbo domination of Nigeria is just a question of time"... Oscar Onyeamma. (1949).

As at 1900, the whole of the present Benue State, Kogi East Senatorial District and some southern parts of Taraba State called Munchi District back then; were all in the Southern Protectorate.

Whoever doubts this should consult MacMillan Atlas for secondary schools in Nigeria. With that situation the South had a higher population than the North hence always had an upper hand in any democratic bargain.

But as at the early fifties when the regions were being created, common sense dictated clearly that these areas should fall in the future Eastern Region.

But against common sense, the colonial masters decided to gerrymander them into the Northern Region.

While they did that, Azikiwe who was supposed to be in Enugu fighting against it as the leader of the East, was far away in Ibadan struggling with Awolowo to rule the Western Region and also playing the spoiler role against Awolowo's attempts to have Kwara and present Kogi Yorubas carved into the Western Region from the North which was already too large by landmass.

While he abandoned his burning house and was far away in Ibadan struggling against Awolowo for his own (Awolowo's) region, Igbos saw absolutely nothing wrong with that. Rather they applauded him as a nationalist.

A nationalist whose house was burning yet busy chasing rats in a far away land.

When opinions became unanimous that Lord Luggard and his government must be forced out of Nigeria and indeed the whole of Africa, it was still the Igbos that frustrated the attempts.

Here is how:

In 1948, Anthony Enahoro organized an anti-colonization symposium in Lagos for which Azikiwe and some other Igbos had agreed to deliver the keynote address.

But when the D-day came, Azikiwe was nowhere to be found as he deliberately disappeared into thin air for fear of being arrested and dealt with by Lord Luggard.

Anthony Enahoro then quickly replaced Azikiwe with another person who did the job improptu but perfectly well as he lambasted and lampooned Lord Luggard and the British Government.

However, the British soldiers invaded the symposium venue, arrested the speaker and Enahoro and jailed them for treasonable felony. Ironically, the next day Azikiwe came out of hiding and granted a radio interview in which he accused Enahoro and the other organizers of suffering from youthful exhuberance.

On regaining his freedom few weeks later and being told of Azikiwe's radio interview, Enahoro resigned from his post as Editor of Azikiwe's newspaper - The West African Pilot.

Then he wrote a book titled "Nnamdi Azikiwe: Sinner of Saint". After launching the book, Enahoro left Azikiwe's party - the NCNC, and moved over to Awolowo's Action Group.

The first military coup in Nigeria was carried out by majority of Igbo army officers.

That was the coup that truncated democracy just six years post Independence and led to a succession of coups which put the country on the reverse gear for 33 years.

Through that first coup, those Igbo army officers who accused the politicians and government of the day of monumental corruption, killed the political leaders of the Northern, Western and Midwestern Regions but allowed all Igbo political figures to escape by tipping them off prior to the D-Day.

In addition to the killing of political figures, they also killed a total of 27 innocent high ranking military officers from every region except their Eastern Region.

In the end an Igbo man called Aguiyi Ironsi, who was supposed to have been killed alongside other military officers, ended up becoming the new military ruler of Nigeria. Rather than immediately arrest and punish the coup plotters, he kept them in detention where they were treated as heroes.

This was actually what sowed the seed for the eventual Biafra War. On the 23rd of February 1966 (i.e. a month and 8 days after the first coup porpularly but wrongly known as Nzeogwu coup, an Ijaw born Army officer called Isaac Adaka Boro who hailed from Kaima town of present Bayelsa State, declared the secession of the Niger Delta Republic in an attempt to free his Ijaw people from the monumental marginalization they had been suffering under Igbos in the old Eastern Region.

But Aguiyi Ironsi immediately ordered Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu to arrest him and hand him over to the military high command under him in Lagos. Ojukwu went all out against Isaac Adaka Boro with federal military might and within 12 fighting days killed 150 Isaac Boro's soldiers, arrested him, stripped him naked, and had him driven to Lagos and handed to Ironsi who immediately charged him to court and within two months secured against him a conviction of treasonable felony for which he was sentenced to death by hanging fixed for December that year by the Supreme Court. His 'crime' was that he declared secession of The Niger Delta Republic from Nigeria. Meanwhile the Igbo coupists who shed innocent blood of other tribes and even sprayed bullets into the bellies of the pregnant wives of Ahmadu Bello and Brigadier Shodeinde were not charged to court or arraigned before any military tribunal.

Isaac Adaka Boro was in detention waiting for December to come for him to join his ancestors. But God so kind, a revenge coup happened on July 29 by Northern soldiers and Ironsi was overthrown and killed. Gowon took over and released Isaac Adaka Boro unconditionally, reinstated him into the Army with his previous rank.

Then on May 30, 1967, Ojukwu too declared secession of Biafra Republic from Nigeria and without consulting or apologising to Isaac Boro, drew a Biafra map which included the very areas that made up Isaac Adaka Boro's earlier declared Niger Delta Republic for which he fought against him and killed his soldiers. Seeing such level of arrogance in Ojukwu, Isaac Boro asked Gowon to provide arms for him to crush Biafra by fighting on the Nigerian side in vengeance for Ojukwu's frustration of his own secession declaration 15 months earlier.

Isaac Boro, as an Ijaw man conversant with the waterways, led the Nigeria Army through the coastal areas into Igboland to finish off thousands of Ojukwu's soldiers thus leading to the crushing defeat of Biafra. But today, Igbos accuse Ijaws of betraying them in the war. But from the facts as above, who really betrayed the other in all honesty? Be the judge. Why Gowon fought against Ojukwu's declaration of Biafra was as follows:

After Ironsi and Ojukwu successfully crushed Isaac Boro's Niger Delta Republic declaration, Ironsi immediately proceeded to promulgate the Anti-secession Decree which made the mere mention of secession from Nigeria punishable with death by hanging.

Ojukwu openly supported and endorsed the decree despite disapproval of it by the general public. So when Ojukwu later declared Biafra secession, he was reminded of the Anti-secession Decree made by him and his brother Ironsi.

Igbos frequently reference Aburi Accord to create the impression that the rest of Nigerian tribes don't honour agreements. This is a very dishonest narrative from Igbos.

First and foremost Aburi Accord was organized by soldiers and unelected civil servants who should not participate in political exercises like making laws due to the civil service anonymity principle. Secondly, those civil servants and military men in attendance were not elected by their federal constituencies to the Aburi summit. In the philosophy of democracy the only universally acceptable way of making laws is through duly elected representatives of the people. But in going to Aburi the peoples' representatives duly elected in the 1965 elections were all sidelined for soldiers to hijack the process. Where on earth do soldiers make laws for the people? Rather, the civilian populace makes laws that guide the military. Aburi Accord therefore had no seal of the people's sovereignty hence it was an illegality which shouldn't have been allowed to stand.

Thirdly, in 1957, Nigerians from all federal constituencies democratically elected representatives whom they sponsored to London, paid their flight tickets and hotel accommodation for the Independence constitutional conference.

Those representatives all resolved and agreed on federalism marked by regional autonomy and resource control in the Independence Constitution which they brought back home and everyone accepted it.

In that constitution, Nigerians all agreed that on no account shall the military take over power. It was also clearly stated in it that ammendments to it could be done by only democratically elected representatives.

That constitution was the first ever agreement between all Nigerians.

On the day of his inauguration as the Army GoC, Aguiyi Ironsi stood before the whole world and with his own mouth swore to protect and defend that sovereign Independence constitution regardless of the circumstances that may later arise.

But just six years after he manufactured an excuse to clinch power against the clear provisions of that constitution we all agreed to, unilaterally began to amend its provisions with his very offensive Decrees, and ended up dismantling the federalism and resource control therein, and ultimately subverted that constitution we all painstakingly sacrificed to draft. That was the height of Irresponsibility and the dishonoring of sacred agreement. That was how Igbos breached the first agreement, all Nigerians, ever all mutually consented to, thus laying the foundation for violation of future agreements.

So Aburi Accord was only treated exactly the same way Igbos treated the Independence constitution agreement.
Obasanjo removed history from the school curriculum hence the reason why many of what we know of the eventualities in Biafra war were altered to suite their narratives.

Anytime i hear or watch NNAMDI KANU talk i never take it serious but only as a noisemaker.

Thank God for this author. The Lord will bless him for us all! Everyone needs to know this for real. Knowing the truth sets free. We need healing as a Nation.

We need to face facts, admit the stupid errors of history and eventual forgive ourselves for the sins, enormous sins committed by our forefathers. Love covers a multitude of sins.

Very important history please read, understand and also share and encourage others to know.

7 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by Redoil: 9:33am On Mar 01, 2023
idiotic write up from a confuse person

let us assume your write is true why not let them go and have their own country

14 Likes 1 Share

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by derecho(m): 9:38am On Mar 01, 2023
I didn't bother to read

But the Igbo narrative won't fly because Lagos is a testament to Peter Obi's acceptability.

9 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by teamoneline: 9:41am On Mar 01, 2023
Others are talking machine learning, vertical landing, space tourism etc these ones are talking backwards. How I take land for this continent?

17 Likes 4 Shares

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by SlurUsername1: 9:43am On Mar 01, 2023
Tinubu must see this article, if he likes let him start appeasing the ibos with undeserved appointments. He go chop breakfast too

3 Likes 1 Share

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by LogicBomb8: 9:47am On Mar 01, 2023
To the O.p and to yall just brace up, something big is coming...(ss this)
Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by iykofias(m): 9:49am On Mar 01, 2023
Actually Nigerians trusted Peter Obi, An ibo man with power. The process was just rigged and manipulated.

Maybe you’re not smart enough to know the difference

8 Likes 1 Share

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by Mfetenang: 9:52am On Mar 01, 2023
Any Nigerian that voted for Obi is a fool,shame on that Nigerian.

4 Likes

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by holocron: 9:54am On Mar 01, 2023
"We need to face facts, admit the stupid errors of history and eventual forgive ourselves for the sins, enormous sins committed by our forefathers. Love covers a multitude of sins."

Your conclusion is the only thing in your write-up that makes sense for the present and future.

Everybody that participated in that history you narrated are all dead presently. We who are their survivors have to contend with the times we are living in and so need only useful and progressive suggestions for tackling the challenges of the present and the future.

1 Like

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by Goodmarlian: 9:56am On Mar 01, 2023
But obi won in edo now?
Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by datola: 10:02am On Mar 01, 2023
Wow! How true are these?
Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by ExudeLoveToAll: 10:02am On Mar 01, 2023
Mfetenang:
Any Nigerian that voted for Obi is a fool,shame on that Nigerian.


I voted for Obi. Very proud to associate with a sane man than dubious and corrupt men as presidential candidates in out elections.

Bigotry can't leave your inner mind, watch it before you go Gaga with it.

What a country filled with bigots

8 Likes

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by wingmanIII: 10:13am On Mar 01, 2023
Trashy idiotic thread!

3 Likes

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by aimmoney9: 10:14am On Mar 01, 2023
Half of a yellow sun..... grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by OlawaleBammie: 10:53am On Mar 01, 2023
holocron:
"We need to face facts, admit the stupid errors of history and eventual forgive ourselves for the sins, enormous sins committed by our forefathers. Love covers a multitude of sins."

Your conclusion is the only thing in your write-up that makes sense for the present and future.

Everybody that participated in that history you narrated are all dead presently. We who are their survivors have to contend with the times we are living in and so need only useful and progressive suggestions for tackling the challenges of the present and the future.
Igbos has this spirit that dey always want to dominate, but they molust be repelled and punish

1 Like

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by Heavensent01(m): 11:20am On Mar 01, 2023
cursed tribe


they only understand conqueror them and their Fulani colleagues


Nigeria will not be handover to any of them again
Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by joshkke(m): 11:26am On Mar 01, 2023
Fine, Igbos made a catastrophic error and injustice with the January Coup. It's a mistake they've paid for with the 30 million Igbo lives lost in the war. Gowan promised a 'no victor, no vanquished' policy after the war. That didn't happen- practically. I understand the instinctive distrust other regions have for the East, but isn't it time for true forgiveness, and moving forward as a nation? As for we Igbos, maybe it's time we take responsibility, apologise, and find a way to live in harmony with the rest of the country. Even if the end goal is Biafra, it won't be gotten with threats and force. Only understanding the other man's position will lead to true dialogue and true progress.

1 Like

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by toneroforever(m): 11:31am On Mar 01, 2023
Thunder fire ur papa there, bastard.
Ur concorted lies are stale & no one is falling for it.
Thief nubu stole the people's mandate as attested to the defeat he suffered in Lagos & the current mood of the nation when that useless Yakubu announced the fraudulent results

1 Like

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by toneroforever(m): 11:34am On Mar 01, 2023
Mfetenang:
Any Nigerian that voted for Obi is a fool,shame on that Nigerian.

U r insane. Look at the terrible situation in the country and udare write this trash.
Better thunder fire u there

1 Like

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by Abiliboi: 11:36am On Mar 01, 2023
Trash. We don't live in the past. Wake up. Old and sick Buhari couldn't help Nigeria matter at all how much more old and shaky tinubu? Think of the presence and future.

1 Like

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by helinues: 11:37am On Mar 01, 2023
Make una no loud am.

After SW 8 years presidency, power will return to North, after 16 years,SS should be ready for presidency and we will support them fully cos they are matured politically

3 Likes 1 Share

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by osemoses1234(m): 11:41am On Mar 01, 2023
So na because of Igbo people make u write this long note?? Common sense is truly not common

1 Like

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by Buhari4sale: 11:43am On Mar 01, 2023
Nice piece. You are very correct.

1 Like 1 Share

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by Buhari4sale: 11:44am On Mar 01, 2023
toneroforever:


U r insane. Look at the terrible situation in the country and udare write this trash.
Better thunder fire u there

Shut the fvck up.. So na òbí wan save you abi?

Why not make him the head of your family, let him start his work from your life

4 Likes

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by Buhari4sale: 11:46am On Mar 01, 2023
toneroforever:
Thunder fire ur papa there, bastard.
Ur concorted lies are stale & no one is falling for it.
Thief nubu stole the people's mandate as attested to the defeat he suffered in Lagos & the current mood of the nation when that useless Yakubu announced the fraudulent results


You are a foolish fool fooling your fellow brothers with your lies, hatred and inhuman act of your tribe which has been in display befoew and after independence. What is the lie in everything written up there?

You better be careful? Maybe you should call your people to start killing each other again. Nonsense
Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by MossLuv: 11:55am On Mar 01, 2023
kestolove95:

(By Prof. Ihechukwu Madubuike)

*THIS IS SIMPLY THE REASON WHY HAUSAS, YORUBAS, EDO AND THE NIGER DELTA MAN WILL NOT TRUST THE IBO MAN AT THE CENTER AND WHY THE HAUSAS MAY NOT WANT TO RELINQUISH POWER IN NIGERIA*

Any historians in the house to vet this but no insults or character assassination please:

Forgotten History Of Igbo Tribe And Northern Alliance.

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 government because his brother Aguiyi THEORY WOES IN NIGERIA TODAY:

The Igbo man is known to enjoy blaming the Hausa fulanis, 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 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 unity of Nigeria, and he declared further that the Unity of Nigeria was non-negotiable.

After moving the motion for independece in 1953, Anthony Enahoro proposed that a secession clause should be incorporated into the future constitution of Nigeria so as to give legal backing for any tribe to peacefully exit the forced union if it feels marginalized in future.

According to Enahoro, such provision in our constitution would instill in all Nigeria's future leaders the fear of the consequences of misgovernance.

But Azikiwe, speaking on behalf of Igbos, rose against him in the parliament and labelled him an agent of disunity, and enemy of Nigeria.

At a later date, Awolowo too made a case for secession clause, but Azikiwe again resisted him and instigated the colonial authorities to threaten him and Enahoro with charges of treasonable felony if they didn't stop proposing secession clause for the future constitution.

While Azikiwe did all these, Igbos cheered and urged him on because they felt the future Nigeria was theirs to dominate and lord it over every other tribe

Before independece, Tafawa Balewa too had in a public speech described Nigeria as a British experiment and Nigeria's unity as a British intention which Nigerians themselves don't believe in. But Azikiwe kicked and demonized him too.

Had Azikiwe co-operated with Enahoro, Awolowo, Ahmadu Bello and Tafawa Balewa about the secession clause, Nigeria perhaps would not have been this misgoverned.

For those in doubt, here is a link of one of the numerous instances in which Nnamdi Azikiwe fought against the secession clause proposal for the future Nigeria constitution.

It should be noted that there were many Igbo members of the parliament in which Azikiwe fought against Awolowo's secession clause proposal in the link above, but not a single one of them rose against Azikiwe or condemned him.

Igbos initially never wanted to hear anything like secession in Nigeria because they so much believed, though falsely, that they were the most educated tribe. (The first Nigerian tribe to produce a university graduate is the Binis).

As an evidence of Igbo domination agenda hence their initial resistance to the idea of secession; here are some quotes:

"From all indications, the god of us Igbos have destined us to rule the whole of Africa"..... Nnamdi Azikiwe (1945).

"It is getting clearer each day that Igbo domination of Nigeria is just a question of time"... Oscar Onyeamma. (1949).

As at 1900, the whole of the present Benue State, Kogi East Senatorial District and some southern parts of Taraba State called Munchi District back then; were all in the Southern Protectorate.

Whoever doubts this should consult MacMillan Atlas for secondary schools in Nigeria. With that situation the South had a higher population than the North hence always had an upper hand in any democratic bargain.

But as at the early fifties when the regions were being created, common sense dictated clearly that these areas should fall in the future Eastern Region.

But against common sense, the colonial masters decided to gerrymander them into the Northern Region.

While they did that, Azikiwe who was supposed to be in Enugu fighting against it as the leader of the East, was far away in Ibadan struggling with Awolowo to rule the Western Region and also playing the spoiler role against Awolowo's attempts to have Kwara and present Kogi Yorubas carved into the Western Region from the North which was already too large by landmass.

While he abandoned his burning house and was far away in Ibadan struggling against Awolowo for his own (Awolowo's) region, Igbos saw absolutely nothing wrong with that. Rather they applauded him as a nationalist.

A nationalist whose house was burning yet busy chasing rats in a far away land.

When opinions became unanimous that Lord Luggard and his government must be forced out of Nigeria and indeed the whole of Africa, it was still the Igbos that frustrated the attempts.

Here is how:

In 1948, Anthony Enahoro organized an anti-colonization symposium in Lagos for which Azikiwe and some other Igbos had agreed to deliver the keynote address.

But when the D-day came, Azikiwe was nowhere to be found as he deliberately disappeared into thin air for fear of being arrested and dealt with by Lord Luggard.

Anthony Enahoro then quickly replaced Azikiwe with another person who did the job improptu but perfectly well as he lambasted and lampooned Lord Luggard and the British Government.

However, the British soldiers invaded the symposium venue, arrested the speaker and Enahoro and jailed them for treasonable felony. Ironically, the next day Azikiwe came out of hiding and granted a radio interview in which he accused Enahoro and the other organizers of suffering from youthful exhuberance.

On regaining his freedom few weeks later and being told of Azikiwe's radio interview, Enahoro resigned from his post as Editor of Azikiwe's newspaper - The West African Pilot.

Then he wrote a book titled "Nnamdi Azikiwe: Sinner of Saint". After launching the book, Enahoro left Azikiwe's party - the NCNC, and moved over to Awolowo's Action Group.

The first military coup in Nigeria was carried out by majority of Igbo army officers.

That was the coup that truncated democracy just six years post Independence and led to a succession of coups which put the country on the reverse gear for 33 years.

Through that first coup, those Igbo army officers who accused the politicians and government of the day of monumental corruption, killed the political leaders of the Northern, Western and Midwestern Regions but allowed all Igbo political figures to escape by tipping them off prior to the D-Day.

In addition to the killing of political figures, they also killed a total of 27 innocent high ranking military officers from every region except their Eastern Region.

In the end an Igbo man called Aguiyi Ironsi, who was supposed to have been killed alongside other military officers, ended up becoming the new military ruler of Nigeria. Rather than immediately arrest and punish the coup plotters, he kept them in detention where they were treated as heroes.

This was actually what sowed the seed for the eventual Biafra War. On the 23rd of February 1966 (i.e. a month and 8 days after the first coup porpularly but wrongly known as Nzeogwu coup, an Ijaw born Army officer called Isaac Adaka Boro who hailed from Kaima town of present Bayelsa State, declared the secession of the Niger Delta Republic in an attempt to free his Ijaw people from the monumental marginalization they had been suffering under Igbos in the old Eastern Region.

But Aguiyi Ironsi immediately ordered Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu to arrest him and hand him over to the military high command under him in Lagos. Ojukwu went all out against Isaac Adaka Boro with federal military might and within 12 fighting days killed 150 Isaac Boro's soldiers, arrested him, stripped him naked, and had him driven to Lagos and handed to Ironsi who immediately charged him to court and within two months secured against him a conviction of treasonable felony for which he was sentenced to death by hanging fixed for December that year by the Supreme Court. His 'crime' was that he declared secession of The Niger Delta Republic from Nigeria. Meanwhile the Igbo coupists who shed innocent blood of other tribes and even sprayed bullets into the bellies of the pregnant wives of Ahmadu Bello and Brigadier Shodeinde were not charged to court or arraigned before any military tribunal.

Isaac Adaka Boro was in detention waiting for December to come for him to join his ancestors. But God so kind, a revenge coup happened on July 29 by Northern soldiers and Ironsi was overthrown and killed. Gowon took over and released Isaac Adaka Boro unconditionally, reinstated him into the Army with his previous rank.

Then on May 30, 1967, Ojukwu too declared secession of Biafra Republic from Nigeria and without consulting or apologising to Isaac Boro, drew a Biafra map which included the very areas that made up Isaac Adaka Boro's earlier declared Niger Delta Republic for which he fought against him and killed his soldiers. Seeing such level of arrogance in Ojukwu, Isaac Boro asked Gowon to provide arms for him to crush Biafra by fighting on the Nigerian side in vengeance for Ojukwu's frustration of his own secession declaration 15 months earlier.

Isaac Boro, as an Ijaw man conversant with the waterways, led the Nigeria Army through the coastal areas into Igboland to finish off thousands of Ojukwu's soldiers thus leading to the crushing defeat of Biafra. But today, Igbos accuse Ijaws of betraying them in the war. But from the facts as above, who really betrayed the other in all honesty? Be the judge. Why Gowon fought against Ojukwu's declaration of Biafra was as follows:

After Ironsi and Ojukwu successfully crushed Isaac Boro's Niger Delta Republic declaration, Ironsi immediately proceeded to promulgate the Anti-secession Decree which made the mere mention of secession from Nigeria punishable with death by hanging.

Ojukwu openly supported and endorsed the decree despite disapproval of it by the general public. So when Ojukwu later declared Biafra secession, he was reminded of the Anti-secession Decree made by him and his brother Ironsi.

Igbos frequently reference Aburi Accord to create the impression that the rest of Nigerian tribes don't honour agreements. This is a very dishonest narrative from Igbos.

First and foremost Aburi Accord was organized by soldiers and unelected civil servants who should not participate in political exercises like making laws due to the civil service anonymity principle. Secondly, those civil servants and military men in attendance were not elected by their federal constituencies to the Aburi summit. In the philosophy of democracy the only universally acceptable way of making laws is through duly elected representatives of the people. But in going to Aburi the peoples' representatives duly elected in the 1965 elections were all sidelined for soldiers to hijack the process. Where on earth do soldiers make laws for the people? Rather, the civilian populace makes laws that guide the military. Aburi Accord therefore had no seal of the people's sovereignty hence it was an illegality which shouldn't have been allowed to stand.

Thirdly, in 1957, Nigerians from all federal constituencies democratically elected representatives whom they sponsored to London, paid their flight tickets and hotel accommodation for the Independence constitutional conference.

Those representatives all resolved and agreed on federalism marked by regional autonomy and resource control in the Independence Constitution which they brought back home and everyone accepted it.

In that constitution, Nigerians all agreed that on no account shall the military take over power. It was also clearly stated in it that ammendments to it could be done by only democratically elected representatives.

That constitution was the first ever agreement between all Nigerians.

On the day of his inauguration as the Army GoC, Aguiyi Ironsi stood before the whole world and with his own mouth swore to protect and defend that sovereign Independence constitution regardless of the circumstances that may later arise.

But just six years after he manufactured an excuse to clinch power against the clear provisions of that constitution we all agreed to, unilaterally began to amend its provisions with his very offensive Decrees, and ended up dismantling the federalism and resource control therein, and ultimately subverted that constitution we all painstakingly sacrificed to draft. That was the height of Irresponsibility and the dishonoring of sacred agreement. That was how Igbos breached the first agreement, all Nigerians, ever all mutually consented to, thus laying the foundation for violation of future agreements.

So Aburi Accord was only treated exactly the same way Igbos treated the Independence constitution agreement.
Obasanjo removed history from the school curriculum hence the reason why many of what we know of the eventualities in Biafra war were altered to suite their narratives.

Anytime i hear or watch NNAMDI KANU talk i never take it serious but only as a noisemaker.

Thank God for this author. The Lord will bless him for us all! Everyone needs to know this for real. Knowing the truth sets free. We need healing as a Nation.

We need to face facts, admit the stupid errors of history and eventual forgive ourselves for the sins, enormous sins committed by our forefathers. Love covers a multitude of sins.

Very important history please read, understand and also share and encourage others to know.

Which Igbo are you talking about? Is Peter Obi not Igbo? You take your time to write this nonsense. Idiot
Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by toneroforever(m): 11:57am On Mar 01, 2023
Buhari4sale:


Shut the fvck up.. So na òbí wan save you abi?

Why not make him the head of your family, let him start his work from your life

Ur hypocrisy stinks to high heavens.
Never knew a day would come when y'all stupid urchins will shameless be advocating & supporting electoral violence, intimidation, rigging and ballot box snatching.
Same hypocrites claiming heros of democracy in June '93.
Ur methods have been exposed for all to see.
Despite the mind boggling anti-democratic actions u carried out on Saturday,yet Obi trounced Tinubu in his own backyard overwhelmingly courtesy of the resilience of Lagosians.
U had to manipulate the outcome so much and still lost just to make ur defeat look respectable.
Tinubu bowed down to the man that is greater than him. The man who Lagosians love.

1 Like

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by fastseo: 12:03pm On Mar 01, 2023
teamoneline:
Others are talking machine learning, vertical landing, space tourism etc these ones are talking backwards. How I take land for this continent?

Advancement going on .. China waxing stronger, building powerful drones, launching space crafts to the moon.

But we here we can't build a simple server to handle critical infrastructure.
Just a simple cashless economy experienced few weeks ago.. All banking apps stopped functioning.. Couldn't handle requests.
Same thing happened to inec and also jamb experience it during checking of exam results.

But you will never hear that Facebook, Google, Instagram with billions od users making billions of request every second experience such because they have the infrastructure, satellite in space that handles all this.


All you care is igbo this, igbos that.



Everybody was created by God and diversity is a blessing to man where we all bring idea to the table to solve a common problem.

When it comes to the fight against diseases... You see scientists coming together from Russia, America, China, Asia, Africa to find a cure... No one discriminate

We often shout of racism but we carry it in our blood in Nigeria. Hating one another.

1 Like

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by toneroforever(m): 12:05pm On Mar 01, 2023
Buhari4sale:



You are a foolish fool fooling your fellow brothers with your lies, hatred and inhuman act of your tribe which has been in display befoew and after independence. What is the lie in everything written up there?

You better be careful? Maybe you should call your people to start killing each other again. Nonsense

Thief nubu brazenly rigged the election and a sophisticated m0ron like u is here defending rubbish.
U r super stupid & foreigners (Africans & Westerners) will be regarding Nigerians as fools courtesy of useless people I share a space with like u.

1 Like

Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by Iykopee(m): 12:07pm On Mar 01, 2023
And someone is trusting Thîefnubu, right? It takes a thief to trust a thief grin
Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by techWriter3: 12:17pm On Mar 01, 2023
Any Nigerians that elected for politician bomb a fool,shame on that Nigerians
Re: Why Nigerians Will Never Trust An Igbo Man With Power by Buhari4sale: 12:27pm On Mar 01, 2023
toneroforever:


Ur hypocrisy stinks to high heavens.
Never knew a day would come when y'all stupid urchins will shameless be advocating & supporting electoral violence, intimidation, rigging and ballot box snatching.
Same hypocrites claiming heros of democracy in June '93.
Ur methods have been exposed for all to see.
Despite the mind boggling anti-democratic actions u carried out on Saturday,yet Obi trounced Tinubu in his own backyard overwhelmingly courtesy of the resilience of Lagosians.
U had to manipulate the outcome so much and still lost just to make ur defeat look respectable.
Tinubu bowed down to the man that is greater than him. The man who Lagosians love.
.

I never knew you are this stewpid, I wouldn't have engage an eediot like you who thinks or believe òbi can rule Nigeria or win Tinúbu. Winning Tinubu is not possible while ruling Nigeria is the hardest for anyone from his region due to their way of life, belief and ideology. Their selfish sense of humour really exposed how tribalistic they are even before the nonsense they did in Jan 15 1966. You must be very foolish again if you ever think West or North or south would ever risk giving the power to the Easterners. Na OBJ be fool wey dey try build bridge for where road no pass. God don shame una... Till 2063. Mark my word

1 Like

(1) (2) (Reply)

Igbo Kicks As Yoruba Lead The Tribe With Highest People In Tertiary Education. / ICPC: 24 State Governors Are Corrupt! / jjjj

(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 - 2024 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 111
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.