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Five Weaknesses Of The Igbo People by Theplotter: 10:18am On Mar 24, 2023
Five weaknesses of the Igbo Tribe

Violent and hateful boasts
Individualistic mindset
No s are numerous Empire In the present location called Nigeria, Empires founded by indigenous tribes such as Hausafulani, Kanuris, Yorubas and Edo. But I find the Igbo Tribe missing, one of the major and populated tribe yet had an inglorious past.

During the days that wars are won by strength and creativity, Were the Igbo weak? Were they uncreative? No and No. Then why do get trampled by minor tribes? Why do they not build formidable empires?

The answer is simple, The Igbos do not truly have a leader, they are like snakes that do not walk together. They do not agree. They are individualistic, they work against each other. They don't know how to give respect to whom respect is due.

Every Empire that rise , had a supreme leader whose citizen are entirely submissive to him. Can any Igbo man submit to another?

Every Empire at a stage of their development, makes alliances with other kingdoms by wooing them with pleasant words in other to get approval. But instead, Igbos chestbeat to their friends and make hateful boasts that makes there friends see them as dangerous and prideful, even God hate a prideful person.

Every Empire fate rests on the decision of their leader. But Igbos fate rest on everyman's decision, either wrong or right, foolish or wise, selfish or selfless, every man is his own king. And from time immemorial, they have suffered because they never had a leader and they never agree.

Minor tribes with kings would come and makes slaves out of Igbo people, Edo, Igala, ijaws and the Efiks are the benefitting tribes. They will invade their communities which are usually scanty and unorganized (because Igbos do not live closely together) they would cart Igbo away as slaves and settle on their land. Why? Because Igbos do not have a king.

This disasterous ideology had been so imbibed by the Igbos so much that it is still working on them till today. In Nigerian politics, Igbo politicians are disunited, Igbos beat their traditional leaders, and believes that they do not need anybody to be successful. They are so individualistic and do not seek to make alliances, this greatly affected them and submit them to the reign of the more united Fulanis and Yorubas.

Let the Igbos learn respect and courtesy.
Let them learn to tame their tongue and speak out of consideration.
Igbos should learn to agree with people, with their hosts, with the laws they meet on ground.
Igbos should learn how to rely on the strength of unity and brotherhood.

Most importantly, Igbos should learn diplomacy and stop inciting people to hate them. Nobody wants to be trashed upon, don't speak words that will make people hate you. Instead makes friends by working together with your hosts, in this way,you shall be lifted.

Unity of Nigeria is what I stand for
Re: Five Weaknesses Of The Igbo People by Udanta: 12:17am On Mar 25, 2023
I honestly do not know how to respond to this. Someone that has some level of education actually wrote this utter hogwash?
Re: Five Weaknesses Of The Igbo People by Dancebreaker: 9:01pm On Mar 25, 2023
This OP has generalised way too much.

In a better organised modern society, Igbo can-do spirit is just what you need to be innovative, creative and build successful businesses. Innoson and Coscharis are good examples, against the odds.
You don't need to kowtow to anyone to succeed. Igbo have more than enough common sense to cope anywhere they are.

I know of Igbo in every society I have ever lived in who have adapted greatly to the local culture (language, food, norms) while also preserving Igbo culture.

We should stop blaming our systemic failure on Igbo.

OP is obviously writing this because of presidential election. The fact that Obi got over 6m votes is evidence that Nigerians, especially the youth disagree with you.

Whoever becomes president of little benefit to any tribe in 9ja, unless he truly works to make 9ja work for all.
Re: Five Weaknesses Of The Igbo People by Bardo: 2:46pm On Mar 28, 2023
Go and submit yourself to Buhari and Tinubu. Ode.
Re: Five Weaknesses Of The Igbo People by Christistruth03: 6:27pm On Mar 28, 2023
The Igbos as a People don’t have any problem beyond other tribes

It is their unelected leaders that are Catastrophic from Ojukwu to Nnamdi Kanu to Simon Ekpa

Nnamdi Azikiwe was their last decent leader and even he made a Catalogue of Mistakes but he was far better than Ojukwu

Funny enough they do have People with Leadership qualities like Auntie Dora Akunyili

May God rest her Soul

But the opposition to them is so fierce

If they had good leaders the unruly ones will fall in line and be kept in Check
Re: Five Weaknesses Of The Igbo People by mrrandomguy: 10:34am On Mar 29, 2023
They are claiming to be helping the Yorubas fight Tinubu, whom they claim to be corrupt. The same way the Fulanis claimed to be fighting for the poor Hausa masses, and Alimi claimed to be helping Afonja fight the Alafin. We all saw how it ended.

They are planning to uproot Tinubu from his Lagos stronghold which they call a no man's land, what they dare not call Abuja, Port Harcourt or Kano despite their huge population in those cities.

Unfortunately, Tinubu fell into the Muslim-Muslim 'trap' of the northerners. Even if he didn't, the northerners will queue behind Atiku and do to Tinubu what they did to Jonathan in 2015.

The föölish accommodating Yoruba people will be the only losers in 2023 if Tinubu loses.

There goal is to Ibonise the southwest and drag indegenship with the Yorubas like they have done in the Niger-delta. They have a foothold in Lagos already.

1. Peter Obi knows he cannot win. This is why he is not making any effort to woo northerners.

2. Ibgos already have their man in Okowa positioned with Atiku.

3. Yoruba people should stop shouting "Obidient" and should stop echoing the slogan of "Tinubu", which was created by Ibos to smear The Yoruba leader.

4. Most Biafra supporters have now become 'Obidients'.

5. Seun Osewa should not fall into their trap. Let them go and create their own Biafraland Forum.

© mrrandomguy

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