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|What Mama Told Me About Aguiyi Ironsi Counter Coup Of 1966 And Ojukwu's Coup by Eriokanmi: 10:32pm On Sep 23|
I always wonder why yorubas and igbos are always on each other's nerves on social media. It's uncalled for. There's a known enemy to fight instead of attacking one another. During my recent visit to grandma, the nonagenarian, who would soon clock 90 narrated the circumstances surrounding the Aguiyi Ironsi and ojukwu led coup which took the lives of some northern politicians at that time.
Igbos and yorubas had long relations in the south, which even predated the colonial era.
Aguiyi's chief of staff was a yorubaman, Babafemi Ogundipe. Mama was a senior nurse in that era, one of the early indigenous and first generation and highly respected nurses in that era. First miss Nigeria was her colleague in the nursing profession. The woman is in her early 90s now...Mrs Oyelude.
When igbos and yorubas are supposed to be united to achieve a common goal, they're busy fighting themselves. She laughed hysterically, speaking in ekiti dialect...han gbon pęę pęę..meaning they're not wise at all. They can attack each other but they forgot about those who came to the south to avenge their elders who were killed over nepotism and marginalisation of the South which ironsi and ojukwu, Ademoyega, etc had foreseen and eanted ti correct. All those who came to lalupon to kill aguiyi ironsi, in which fajuyi too lost his life later became nigerian military heads of state, except captain TY Danjuma. Murtala muhamed, Buhari, IBB, Gowon and abacha who were all junior and non commission officers from the north later became heads of state while the south kept serving as slaves under them.
She said further that, people were in a hurry to attack ojukwu but refused to ask questions why an igbo-born military leader spared Pa Awo's life while all his colleagues from across the country were executed. She blamed southerners for allowing their leaders to keep gaining relevance by instigating hates against each other, just to achieve their selfish political gains and remain perpetual slaves to the north. She asked the below questions which I couldn't answer logically....
Why are the north so united against the south, irrespective of religous and ethic differences and south are always divided against itself? She said the day yorubas and igbo form a United force is when they'd begin achieving meaningful progress as a region and tribe because those across the Niger can't be trusted and they always deliberately want to keep us divided and that's the weapon they keep using to hold sway. She said she was among those who first criticised tinubu for supporting buhari because she knew they would always dribble him to a corner when it gets to his turn because they are betrayals and can never be trusted...and she was right when Ahmed Lawan was being presented instead of the man who sponsored Buhari's electioneering campaigns. But amazingly, he outsmarted all of them otherwise, power would have remained in the north.
In conclusion, she made a comment which I didn't like...that even though tinubu isn't the best at this moment, people should see his being president as a means of breaking the jinx of leadership among Southern politicians because he will rewrite history and expose a lot of dirty stuffs as she put it. I'm not a fan of tinubu and I'd never be. That's why I won't take sides with mama on this. He's rewriting history already by unleashing hardship on the common man.
On a lighter note, ekiti is such a serene state. I visited Ikogosi, where cold and warm spring met, nice place
|Re: What Mama Told Me About Aguiyi Ironsi Counter Coup Of 1966 And Ojukwu's Coup by TemplarLandry: 10:51pm On Sep 23|
God bless mama.
You too need to see the bigger picture.
|Re: What Mama Told Me About Aguiyi Ironsi Counter Coup Of 1966 And Ojukwu's Coup by tommy589(m): 10:59pm On Sep 23|
"why an igbo-born military leader spared Pa Awo's life while all his colleagues from across the country were executed"
Where was Awo's located and the locations of those that got killed?
|Re: What Mama Told Me About Aguiyi Ironsi Counter Coup Of 1966 And Ojukwu's Coup by Eriokanmi: 11:18pm On Sep 23|
tommy589:He was serving a jailterm in calabar while others were in various prisons across the country. It was justice showemimo who was Pa Awo's fellow indigene from Ogun who handed him the jail sentence. Showemimo worked closely with Amodu bello
|Re: What Mama Told Me About Aguiyi Ironsi Counter Coup Of 1966 And Ojukwu's Coup by tommy589(m): 11:38pm On Sep 23|
Let us stick to the quoted. So, you will kill a prisoner under your watch having got sentenced to specific years of imprisonment. And what are the names of Awolowo colleagues that got executed?
|Re: What Mama Told Me About Aguiyi Ironsi Counter Coup Of 1966 And Ojukwu's Coup by Mikespecialone(m): 1:50am On Sep 24|
Make I sitdon learn small
|Re: What Mama Told Me About Aguiyi Ironsi Counter Coup Of 1966 And Ojukwu's Coup by kettykings: 3:29pm On Sep 24|
I thought the motive of the coup was to make him president.
How naive indeed were igbos of the first republic.
|Re: What Mama Told Me About Aguiyi Ironsi Counter Coup Of 1966 And Ojukwu's Coup by tommy589(m): 6:20pm On Sep 24|
From my little understanding,coup making involves money to oil the logistics. Not sure the financiers would have agreed to that. But why him?
|Re: What Mama Told Me About Aguiyi Ironsi Counter Coup Of 1966 And Ojukwu's Coup by soccerlite: 7:12pm On Oct 15|
Even tinubu wholeheartedly supported buhari
He kept silence even at massacre in Lagos
Just to become president
Aguiyi was killed when he was seems to foot drag over the Kaduna nzeogu Jan 15 1966 coup
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