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Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Peppermaster(m): 12:42pm On Jun 12
Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions and Embrace the Creation of Orlu State

- Emeka Esogbue

As history beckons close on Ndigbo to own a sixth state in the Southeast Geo-Political Zone, the people must avert the temptations of disunity and other characteristics of distractions to ensure that the dream is realized.

On its part, the National Assembly, should also expedite actions to see to the birth of this state. Already, Orlu State has been proposed, a move in the right direction for the people.

Following years of advocacy to raise the Southeast's state count from five to six, Imo State's Ideato North South Federal Constituency representative, Hon. Michael Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, presented a measure that aims to satisfy the region's decent people's desire.

Specifically, Ugochinyere is requesting that the current states of Anambra, Imo, and Abia be divided into a new state, with Orlu serving as the capital.

Although no civilian government has been able to establish a state in the nation, it appears that President Bola Tinubu and the 10th Assembly are prepared to take the bull by the horns.

The proposed Orlu State appears to fulfil the demand for the creation. There are currently 12 local government units in the Orlu Zone, which according to reports is larger than about eight states combined. Orlu is also an oil producing area.

Although certain influential members of the state, such Senator Osita Izunaso and Congressman Sam Ike of the United Eastern Region Congress, have stated that they support the state's formation, more needs to be done on the part of the populace to guarantee that Orlu becomes the sixth state in the region.

Thankfully, the Imo Trumpeter has taken the initiative to ensure this in its piece headlined "Creation of Orlu State in Imo State Resurrects".

The paper in the article wrote, "Finally, recognizing the cultural and historical significance of the Orlu area, the new state will foster and preserve its unique heritage and traditions."

As things stand, the people must concentrate on Orlu and stay away from the diversions and elements of discord that are already beginning to appear from many angles.

Arguments against Orlu have begun to give the local aspiration new dimensions.

The Umunze community has rejected being included in the projected Orlu State, according to an article published in the Vanguard Newspaper on June 11, 2024. The article written by Anayo Okoli quoted the people as saying that they were comfortable and proud to remain in Anambra State.

On June 12, 2024, The Guardian Newspaper published a story about another rejection, in which the Isuochi in Abia State categorically rejected the proposed Orlu State and preferred Etiti State.

According to the newspaper report, the Isuochi community insists on Etiti State, which they claimed was agreed at the National Confab of 2005 and 2014 by the delegates.

In order to balance the Southeast Region, Hon. Ned Nwoko, the Senator from the Delta North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, proposed the creation of Anioma State, which is currently part of Delta State. However, various members of the region disagreed with this suggestion.

Dr. Anthony Nwaezeigwe, a historian and researcher from Anioma, denounced the Hon. Ned Nwoko's plan in a published article. He questioned the rationale behind Hon. Nwoko's proposal, stating that Anioma is a multilingual and multiethnic population that encompasses the Igbo, Edo, Yoruba, Igala, and Isoko ethnic groups.

Renowned critic and analyst Frank Ofili also weighed in on the discussion. He claimed to be surprised that Anioma would be assigned a Southeast region classification by Senator Ned Nwoko.

"If Ned (Nwoko) succeeds in taking us to the Southeast, then we can forget about our aspirations as a people."

"If Anioma State cannot be created as we are today, then let us remain the way we are."

Many more people support the establishment of Anioma State, although they prefer that it be situated in the South-South region.

Compared to other proposals, the historical significance and location of the proposed Orlu State seem more advantageous to the Southeast Region. Within the proposed state, there are a fair number of local government areas; in fact, larger than Anioma in Delta State. It is situated in the region, has an oil resource, and a population that shares historical and cultural traits with the rest of the Southeast.

With the Orlu State bill having passed the first reading, the people of the Southeast must stand firm and remain focused to welcome their long term dream and aspiration of matching the number of states in other zones. At all costs, the suggestion from other states must be avoided as a diversion. Even while the arguments initially sound plausible, they may ultimately become fictitious, upsetting the long-standing desire.

Based on the legislative tone previously established, Orlu State continues to be the best option. The state when created, will have boundaries with Rivers, Delta, Anambra, Imo, Enugu and Abia states.

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Svoboda(m): 1:11pm On Jun 12
Orlu state is a distant possibility now. No anambra community in the proposed state will willingly participate in the clamour for an orlu state. Anambra is the 2nd smallest state by land mass on the country. Whats so noble behind making it smaller than a matchbox? Rarher than orlu state, adada state agitation should be intensified and its dream accomplished. I believe Ugochinyere is living in his own childhood world.

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by OfoIgbo: 1:43pm On Jun 12
Anioma remains the most viable at the moment.

This is obviously an Orlu state supporter doing his best to rubbish the Anioma state move.

95% of Igbos will support the Anioma state proposal.

Just Ignore Tony Nwezeigwe, a quack historian known to always undermine Igbo aspirations.

No Anambra community will like to be a part of any state that is likely to be producing people like Rochas Okorocha and Uzodinma as governors. That is pure abomination.

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Adaisback(f): 1:53pm On Jun 12
We want Anioma not orlu state. Don't knot UGA with orlu, it won't work. I stand with Anioma state . It's long over due. Anioma state all the way

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by onuman: 3:58pm On Jun 12
Adaisback:
We want Anioma not orlu state. Don't knot UGA with orlu, it won't work. I stand with Anioma state . It's long over due. Anioma state all the way

Anioma is proposed for SS. Politicians in the SE have been asking for a sixth state in the SE. A new state between Imo and Anambra States or from any of the two states fits the cap for a 6th state in the SE.

Abakaliki the largest chunk of Ebonyi state was cut out from old Anambra State for the 5th state in the SE.
Therefore, a 6th state for the SE must be cut out from the old Imo state.
Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Ofodirinwa: 4:10pm On Jun 12
Svoboda:
Orlu state is a distant possibility now. No anambra community in the proposed state will willingly participate in the clamour for an orlu state. Anambra is the 2nd smallest state by land mass on the country. Whats so noble behind making it smaller than a matchbox? Rarher than orlu state, adada state agitation should be intensified and its dream accomplished. I believe Ugochinyere is living in his own childhood world.

because you're online talking. Ihiala, Idemili, and co are firm Orlu Zone people. Always have been always will be. I can tell who learned about Igboland on the internet from how they talk.
Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Adaisback(f): 4:28pm On Jun 12
onuman:


Anioma is proposed for SS. Politicians in the SE have been asking for a sixth state in the SE. A new state between Imo and Anambra States or from any of the two states fits the cap for a 6th state in the SE.

Abakaliki the largest chunk of Ebonyi state was cut out from old Anambra State for the 5th state in the SE.
Therefore, a 6th state for the SE must be cut out from the old Imo state.
we want Anioma state not orlu state simple. Most Anioma people want it too. Orlu state can go to blazes for all I care

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by gidgiddy: 4:37pm On Jun 12
What is wrong in having both Orlu and Anioma State?

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Dera1000(m): 4:50pm On Jun 12
On behalf of my fellow ANAMBRIANS, we disagree with creating more states from ANAMBRA, ORLU state is dead on arrival let's focus in creating Anioma state ( excluding Onitsha, Ogbaru), south east is already too small we cant keep dividing it, lets expand

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by onuman: 5:08pm On Jun 12
Dera1000:
On behalf of my fellow ANAMBRIANS, we disagree with creating more states from ANAMBRA, ORLU state is dead on arrival let's focus in creating Anioma state ( excluding Onitsha, Ogbaru), south east is already too small we cant keep dividing it, lets expand

Mugu. Those of us knowledgeable citizens of Anambra south are willing to join a new state which has the largest reserve in Natural gas as well as long established oil producing area in Imo state.

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Freshtruth(m): 5:11pm On Jun 12
No be orlu town burn those 4 innocent boys that year? If Nysc post me go orlu state I rather tear my bsc original results

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by 100millionGoal: 5:12pm On Jun 12
ObaOfBeninNahMu:
No additional state for third class citizens, you can begin crying nowgrin
No response for Oloriburuku Osu cast
Fulani already stole Kwara from you.
They're coming for ogun and ekiti next.

Modern day Slaves of Fulani

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Noneroone(m): 5:25pm On Jun 12
You people and this your stupid orlu state.

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Bookhub: 5:30pm On Jun 12
ObaOfBeninNahMu:
No additional state for third class citizens, you can begin crying nowgrin
No response for Oloriburuku Osu cast
And the most are seeing this shame on nairaland

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Bookhub: 5:31pm On Jun 12
Noneroone:
You people and this your stupid orlu state.

Mynd44
Seun
Rule 2
You banned me for something similar

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Noneroone(m): 5:35pm On Jun 12
Bookhub:


Mynd44
Seun
Rule 2
You banned me for something similar
something is wrong with you. I am addressing the proponents of orlu state mentioned in the article.

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by kettykin: 5:35pm On Jun 12
Even the orlu state creation is a distraction but let's keep hope alive

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Bookhub: 5:40pm On Jun 12
Why are Yoruba's afraid of igbos uniting with their brothers you guys are too afraid of Biafra don't worry it will happen soon.

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by ObaOfBeninNahMu: 5:40pm On Jun 12
100millionGoal:

Fulani already stole Kwara from you.
They're coming for ogun and ekiti next.

Modern day Slaves of Fulani



Osu crying is delicious
Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Svoboda(m): 5:55pm On Jun 12
Ofodirinwa:


because you're online talking. Ihiala, Idemili, and co are firm Orlu Zone people. Always have been always will be. I can tell who learned about Igboland on the internet from how they talk.

Oga, history is subjective. Should we say that onitsha finding its origins in the benin empire translates to them now migrating back to Benin and becoming part of edo state?

Orlu may be contigious with some communities in anambra, but that's not enough reason to balkanize the present day anambra state. The clamour is even as good as dead.

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by BossGerald: 6:15pm On Jun 12
Ofodirinwa:


because you're online talking. Ihiala, Idemili, and co are firm Orlu Zone people. Always have been always will be. I can tell who learned about Igboland on the internet from how they talk.

The SE almost same size as Oyo state is what you want to divide more? Can't you guys reason deeply.

Instead of clamouring for Anioma or Adada state??

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by PaellaPaella: 6:17pm On Jun 12
Peppermaster:
Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions and Embrace the Creation of Orlu State

- Emeka Esogbue

As history beckons close on Ndigbo to own a sixth state in the Southeast Geo-Political Zone, the people must avert the temptations of disunity and other characteristics of distractions to ensure that the dream is realized.

On its part, the National Assembly, should also expedite actions to see to the birth of this state. Already, Orlu State has been proposed, a move in the right direction for the people.

Following years of advocacy to raise the Southeast's state count from five to six, Imo State's Ideato North South Federal Constituency representative, Hon. Michael Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, presented a measure that aims to satisfy the region's decent people's desire.

Specifically, Ugochinyere is requesting that the current states of Anambra, Imo, and Abia be divided into a new state, with Orlu serving as the capital.

Although no civilian government has been able to establish a state in the nation, it appears that President Bola Tinubu and the 10th Assembly are prepared to take the bull by the horns.

The proposed Orlu State appears to fulfil the demand for the creation. There are currently 12 local government units in the Orlu Zone, which according to reports is larger than about eight states combined. Orlu is also an oil producing area.

Although certain influential members of the state, such Senator Osita Izunaso and Congressman Sam Ike of the United Eastern Region Congress, have stated that they support the state's formation, more needs to be done on the part of the populace to guarantee that Orlu becomes the sixth state in the region.

Thankfully, the Imo Trumpeter has taken the initiative to ensure this in its piece headlined "Creation of Orlu State in Imo State Resurrects".

The paper in the article wrote, "Finally, recognizing the cultural and historical significance of the Orlu area, the new state will foster and preserve its unique heritage and traditions."

As things stand, the people must concentrate on Orlu and stay away from the diversions and elements of discord that are already beginning to appear from many angles.

Arguments against Orlu have begun to give the local aspiration new dimensions.

The Umunze community has rejected being included in the projected Orlu State, according to an article published in the Vanguard Newspaper on June 11, 2024. The article written by Anayo Okoli quoted the people as saying that they were comfortable and proud to remain in Anambra State.

On June 12, 2024, The Guardian Newspaper published a story about another rejection, in which the Isuochi in Abia State categorically rejected the proposed Orlu State and preferred Etiti State.

According to the newspaper report, the Isuochi community insists on Etiti State, which they claimed was agreed at the National Confab of 2005 and 2014 by the delegates.

In order to balance the Southeast Region, Hon. Ned Nwoko, the Senator from the Delta North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, proposed the creation of Anioma State, which is currently part of Delta State. However, various members of the region disagreed with this suggestion.

Dr. Anthony Nwaezeigwe, a historian and researcher from Anioma, denounced the Hon. Ned Nwoko's plan in a published article. He questioned the rationale behind Hon. Nwoko's proposal, stating that Anioma is a multilingual and multiethnic population that encompasses the Igbo, Edo, Yoruba, Igala, and Isoko ethnic groups.

Renowned critic and analyst Frank Ofili also weighed in on the discussion. He claimed to be surprised that Anioma would be assigned a Southeast region classification by Senator Ned Nwoko.

"If Ned (Nwoko) succeeds in taking us to the Southeast, then we can forget about our aspirations as a people."

"If Anioma State cannot be created as we are today, then let us remain the way we are."

Many more people support the establishment of Anioma State, although they prefer that it be situated in the South-South region.

Compared to other proposals, the historical significance and location of the proposed Orlu State seem more advantageous to the Southeast Region. Within the proposed state, there are a fair number of local government areas; in fact, larger than Anioma in Delta State. It is situated in the region, has an oil resource, and a population that shares historical and cultural traits with the rest of the Southeast.

With the Orlu State bill having passed the first reading, the people of the Southeast must stand firm and remain focused to welcome their long term dream and aspiration of matching the number of states in other zones. At all costs, the suggestion from other states must be avoided as a diversion. Even while the arguments initially sound plausible, they may ultimately become fictitious, upsetting the long-standing desire.

Based on the legislative tone previously established, Orlu State continues to be the best option. The state when created, will have boundaries with Rivers, Delta, Anambra, Imo, Enugu and Abia states.





We are not going to embrace Orlu state because it makes no sense, Anioma state is better

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by PaellaPaella: 6:22pm On Jun 12
Noneroone:
You people and this your stupid orlu state.





Very stupid indeed, i don't know why any right thinking person will choose Orlu over Anioma state

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Fighttillvictory: 6:48pm On Jun 12
anioma all the way, for the unification of our Igbo brothers. any Igbo against it is a paid saboteurs. hoohaa

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Ezewuzie01: 6:57pm On Jun 12
Orlu state proposal is doomed to fail. No part of Anambra will join your wretched Orlu state home of unknown gunmen. We Anambrarians are supporting Anioma state all the way. Imo ugochinyere is mentally unstable to include Anambra in his delusions.

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by cremedelacreme: 7:19pm On Jun 12
Ofodirinwa:


because you're online talking. Ihiala, Idemili, and co are firm Orlu Zone people. Always have been always will be. I can tell who learned about Igboland on the internet from how they talk.


Which Idemili are you talking about? God forbid any part of my Idemili is carved into the dead on arrival Orlu state . We support Anioma state creation.

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Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by AcadaWriter: 7:20pm On Jun 12
You people and this your stupid orlu state. ... Hello, need help with your academic papers? Contact us.
Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Ofodirinwa: 9:13pm On Jun 12
cremedelacreme:



Which Idemili are you talking about? God forbid any part of my Idemili is carved into the dead on arrival Orlu state . We support Anioma state creation.

You and I both know you're absolutely nobody
Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Ofodirinwa: 9:14pm On Jun 12
Ezewuzie01:
Orlu state proposal is doomed to fail. No part of Anambra will join your wretched Orlu state home of unknown gunmen. We Anambrarians are supporting Anioma state all the way. Imo ugochinyere is mentally unstable to include Anambra in his delusions.

Because of you people's mouth, I now support Orlu state.
There's nothing like Anambra and Imo, Orlu/Oru culture is real
Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by Ofodirinwa: 9:15pm On Jun 12
BossGerald:


The SE almost same size as Oyo state is what you want to divide more? Can't you guys reason deeply.

Instead of clamouring for Anioma or Adada state??

What has size done for Borno? Can you walk from Idemili to Ideato?
Re: Why Ndigbo Should Avert Distractions And Embrace The Creation Of Orlu State by BossGerald: 9:21pm On Jun 12
Ofodirinwa:


What has size done for Borno? Can you walk from Idemili to Ideato?

You can't divide SE more, were ok with 5 states.

Btw, why can't you live together with your Owerri brothers, why must you create another state

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