With APC win, South East shuts self from Senate President, Speaker slots

Political leaders of Nigeria’s South East geo-political zone appear to have shut themselves from the country’s emerging power equation beginning May 29, as the zone did not produce any federal lawmaker on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Saturday’s National Assembly elections.

With no APC lawmaker from the South East, the zone is likely to lose the positions of the Senate President or Speaker of the House of Representatives — two slots the region should ordinarily fill.

At Saturday’s Presidential and National Elections, all five states in the South East – Anambra, Abia, Imo, Enugu and Ebonyi – not only voted overwhelmingly for the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, but for all the party’s candidates in the National Assembly elections.

On the contrary, all the candidates of the APC in the legislative elections as well as the party’s presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, lost woefully in the zone.

The 15 senatorial seats in the zone were won by the Peoples Democratic Party.

The APC’s presidential candidate, Mr. Buhari, however won the election and will form the government at the centre come May 29.

With Mr. Buhari from the North and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, from the South West, at least one of the two next key positions – the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives — should have been produced by the South East zone.

A former governor of Anambra State and serving senator, Chris Ngige, who was being positioned for the Senate President, lost his bid to return to the upper legislative chamber.

Mr. Ngige was defeated by Uche Ekwunife of the PDP. A serving member of the House of Representatives, Ms. Ekwunife will now represent the Anambra central senatorial district when the next Senate session opens June.

The incumbent Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who represents Enugu West Senatorial District, is returning on the platform of the PDP for the fourth time.

Apart from coming from the North Central zone, the Senate President, David Mark, who is returning to Senate for the fifth time, also belongs to the PDP thus ineligible to occupy the seat.

Faced with this dilemma, the APC could be forced to zone the position of the Senate Presidency to South-South zone where the party has so far won a seat in Edo State. The party’s candidate, Francis Aimikhena, won in Edo North.

However, the possibility of Mr. Aimikhena picking the slot is remote for two reasons. First, he is from the same zone and state as the party’s National Chairman, John Oyegun. Besides, the outgoing governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, might pick the Secretary to the Government of the Federation slot.

Second, Mr. Aimikhena will not be a ranking senator because he coming to the upper chamber for the first time. Consequently, he is barred by the rules of the Senate which says only ranking senators can aspire to the office of the Senate President.

There are also other distant possibilities.

One, although it has become the convention that a party in majority leads the Senate, there is no express rule that says only members of such party should occupy the offices of the Senate President and Deputy Senate President. As a result, the contest for the position might attract ranking senators from the minority party, in this case, the PDP.

There is also the likelihood of a ranking senator like Mr. Ekweremadu agreeing with the APC leadership to defect to the party with to occupy the exalted position.

Ultimately, with no strong contender from the south east, the Senate president seat may be snatched by the North, as it happened with the House of Representatives’ Speaker slot in the outgoing administration.

The House seat was reserved for the South West, but was eventually taken by Aminu Tambuwal, despite the North having Namadi Sambo as Vice President.

The loss by the South West followed the refusal of the region’s lawmakers, many in the opposition parties, to back Mulikat Akande-Adeola, propped by the PDP for the seat. Ms. Akande-Adeola eventually settled for the House Majority Leader slot.

Should that happen, the most likely scenario will be the North Central taking up the Senate President’s slot. The region has several candidates returning on the APC platform.

The fight then, will be straight between a former governor of Kwara State, Bukola Saraki, a former governor of Benue State and Senate Minority Leader, George Akume, and a former National Chairman of Chairman of the PDP, Barnabas Gemade.

While Mr. Akume is returning to the Senate for the third time, Messrs. Saraki and Gemade are returning the second time.

In the House of Representatives, no candidate from the South East zone won election on the platform of the APC.

Interestingly though, no fewer than five native Igbos – originally from the South East– won their elections to the House from far away Lagos State. Yet, even from Lagos, they won their tickets on the PDP platform.

Among them are Tony Nwoolu and Rita Orji who won in Oshodi/Isolo and Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituencies.

South East and Senate Presidency

During the fourth session of the Senate (1999-2003), the Office of the Senate President was occupied in quick succession by Evan Enwerem (Imo), Chuba Okadigbo (Anambra) and Pius Anyim (Ebonyi).

In the fifth session (2003-2007), Adoplhus Wabara (Abia) and Ken Nnamani (Enugu) occupied the exalted seat.

In the sixth session, Ike Ekweremadu from Enugu emerged deputy senate president and he still occupies the position till position in the current seventh session.

An Igbo, Emeka Ihedioha, is currently the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives.

The spokesperson of the South East chapter of the APC, Osita Okechukwu, who lamented the emerging political scenario, however, said there are other key positions at the federal level that could go to the South East.

Mr. Okechukwu, who also served in the Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation, recounted in a chat with PREMIUM TIMES that he had always canvassed that Ndigbo should vote for the APC.

He said he had warned his kinsmen not to “put their eggs in one basket”.


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  • Who cares if SE has the slot of senate president? We (SE) had it during OBJ presidency, what did they use the position to achieve for Ndigbo? They only enriched their personal pockets.

    • Total

      Exactly my brother.

      • bonbon

        there’s no how u will tell me ibo would not benefit if u pple produce Senate President.

    • Guest

      With SE and SS putting all their eggs in one basket and harvesting for 6 years, its time for dry season …

    • arewethishopeless

      Sometimes, dry season is inevitable …

  • MilitaryPolice01

    Interesting and balanced report,to be honest I never considered or thought of this

  • Uturu Mgbagbu

    To hell with your senate presidency, house speakership. Wait until Bokohari and Hausa/Fulani shut out Thiefnubu and the Yorubas from the government, then you would know which is the better road to travel: stand for what you believe in or be used as a ladder and then be pushed aside after use.

    • mahmud

      You are so biased, buhari is nigerians president elect, so stop shouting your selfishness.

    • Churchill Roosevelt

      Bigotry.Tribal mentality complex.Hate or like him,Tinubu has gone down in history as the Master political strategist of our time.He has accomplished what no opposition Leader has been able to achieve since independence or in 70years of elections in Nigeria.He was smart and acted within political intelligence and expediency for his people,the Yorubas.Even in opposition,they were strong and not at loss.They were patient and it worked for them.

      They can never be used as ladder as you ‘wished’ rather lets face it:they will make concrete contributions and be in the forefront as the pacesetters they have always been known to be.

      No need for hatred my bros.”Respect”

    • Emmy

      It’s sad that you are still hurting. Just like you’ve bn advised, Nigeria belongs to us all and one tribe can ever shut another out of the scheme of governance. If you are not happy with the present arrangement, go huge a transformer

    • ceecee

      We all wish GMB success no matter your thinking. Am sure he will make a better president unlike your Gej. U will be surprised after 4 years. Move on! Nigeria has passed ur level.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      You are stuck in the past that was laced with hatred and acrimony. Wake up to a new day.

    • Mr Wise

      Tribal warlord

    • denrele abiola

      Hatred for your fellow human will only kill you. Try to see the positives in other people. United we stand.

    • Ola Alani

      The way he was pushed aside by Jonathan after helping him in 2011. Buhari is not like Jonathan, he has integrity

  • Lawrence Azubuike

    That is the political reality facing the Southeast. Never put your eggs in one basket

  • anthony24g

    Politics in a modern democracy is about making the right coalition of voters in order to win and move forward
    your ideology and help your people. From the election results I cannot see a clear and futuristic ideology of the Igbos in context of power sharing in Nigeria. Nigeria has this formula that major political posts should be rotated between the different parts of Nigeria. This has led to a generation of poor political leadership created by some form of horse trading between the members of SAME RULING PARTY. Nigeria had become a ONE PARTY STATE OR ONE PARTY RULED NATION. The Igbos seem to have bought into this ONE PARTY STATE OR ONE PARTY RULED NATION. However the Yorubas appear to be more futuristic about their thinking on the evolution of Nigeria political picture.

    The ONE PARTY STATE will be difficult to work in a MODERN DEMOCRACY because of the selfishness of humans to accumulate wealth at the expense of the weak and the less fortunate. Selfishness of humans is responsible for the cycle of
    crashes in the World economic markets e.g. in 1920 and 2009. In the West there is some element of political structure that corrects this cyclic economic problem. The political structure is in the main the TWO-PARTY configuration which from time to time redresses the economic mess of human selfishness.

    From the perspective of the many attempts of Buhari to win the leadership of Nigeria it suggests that he does not see Nigeria as ONE-PARTY STATE but a TWO-PARTY STATE. It also shows that he believes in balancing the power
    structure between the different ethnic groups. His different choices of running mates during in the various attempts prove that.
    The result of the election indicates that it is Gods wish that Nigeria move into the TWO-PARTY STATE and which should help Nigeria to correct the economic in-balance ALWAYS present in the world. The Igbos should ask their leaders to find a better way to fit into the new political order in Nigeria. There is no reason to accept mistakes have been made by the
    Igbos and this must be corrected. There will always be ethnic posturing in Nigeria politics as it has not stopped either in the Western democracies. Igbos with the highest density of educated Nigerians should be able to find the best political options that will always help every Igbo person. The Yorubas seem to do that easily.

  • Africa

    Who is having the last laugh now? Their hatred for northerners and perception of everyone from the region as ‘Onye Hausa Nama’ would come to haunt them. We are not animals, we are Nigerians and love Nigeria like everyone else!

    • Tanko

      If u say so, the hausas also hate the igbos. The igbos are alwys killed like flies in the North during their usual mayhem. The igbos understand the signs of the times unlike the south west and unfortunately the north central where I come from. The way the northern hausas voted is obvious there is no love lost btwn the two.
      I salute the igbos for taking a stand for what they believe in.

      • Africa

        Jonathan got more than two hundred thousand votes in Kano, if that is not love what is?

        • Tanko

          Those votes were likely from the few igbos left in kano after the rest had to flee so they are not used for suya!

          • Africa

            If more than two hundred thousand are ‘the few Igbos left in Kano’ then it means they live there by the millions. This means one thing only; tolerance, their host accept them. Nobody want to be where he/she is not welcome!

          • Tanko

            If they are ‘welcome’ there, why do they have to leave in droves for fear of their ‘welcoming hosts’ welcoming their heads with knives?
            Those left behind likely did not want to leave their assets behind for their ‘hosts’ to inherit. The rest of the ‘200,000’ votes came from minority Xtians.
            My brother, this is not an issue of sentiments..it is the truth.

          • Nkuu

            Obviously the Awusa almajiris residing in SE or SS who flee with their transistor radios helped increase the inflated Kano votes. Many of them who get missing or found hanging with their rustled cattles are used for SUYA by the remaining almajiris who discover their bodies.

            The truth must be told.

          • Nkuu

            Almajiris residing in SE or SS flee months before elections with their transistor radios. I guess they flee because they do not want the few remaining almajiris in SE or SS to use their remains for SUYA.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Let us be magnanimous in victory. Yesterday is gone. It is a new day!

      • Africa

        ‘Be Magnanimous in victory’ is obviously the latest catch phrase in town! I get your point though, I sincerely wish we can eschew the politics of bitterness and sentiment. I am from the north central but my best friends are Igbos! We are one people, one undivided nation.

    • Nkuu

      WINNING AN ELECTION FOR 4 YEARS IS NOT A MILITARY COUP……WHAT IS UNIQU ABOUT IT?

      BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

      IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

      SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025. WHAT ALL THE NOISEMAKING OR DOES APC THINK THAT BUHARI HAS CARRIED OUT ANOTHER COUP TO OCCUPY THE POSITION FOR MORE THAN 4 OR 6 YEARS?

      • Africa

        Dream on! Maybe but not in your life time. The South South has been tried and found wanting, so never again. Power has come to stay in the North, worst case scenario would be a rotation between N and South West. The North is united while your people are highly individualistic. Selfishness would never allow the SE/SS speak with one voice!

        • Nkuu

          1.

          In my life time but surly not in yours.

          You wrote:

          “Power has come to stay in the North”

          My Response:

          okay this is turning into an almajiri talk…..for not even an illiterate mallam would make such a dumb statement.

          2.

          Igbos held power for 6 years and you just won it for 4 years. What is special again about it? Your poor north depends massively on govt. That is not necessarily the case in SE or SS for that matter. That is why Jonathan handed over power. Your people would not do so because of the high incidence of poverty and illiteracy. Everybody understands that.

          • Africa

            We gave you the senate presidency, but infighting almost destroyed your region. Four senate presidents within 8 yrs, if that doesn’t make you guys a confused bunch I wonder what else would. Illiteracy and poverty? Well your region always have the highest number of cheats in WAEC and jamb and you call that high literacy …majority of your folks are illustrate traders, being able to count money doesn’t make one literate. 2/3 of Nigerians sentenced to death abroad for drug related offenses are Igbos, if it is not poverty and greed driving that is pushing them to these ills , tell me what is. Don’t even let me talk about kidnapping, 419 and ritual killings. Your people are the scum of Nigeria. Okija shrine worshiping scumbag!

          • Nkuu

            Statistics can show Igbos have the largest number of professors; the wealthiest on average among nationalities; Igbos are well educated in the real sense of it, look around you and beyond.

            Look around all the kidnappings and robbery going on. It is SW!!

            Are you from Soka or Sambisa forest? Either way.

            Stop sweating. This is not a coup. This is a democratically elected president. He will go in 2019 or 2025 and power returns to SE or SS.

          • Africa

            I am not contesting the fact that Igbos are well educated and wealthy, my concern was just that they refused to be part of a new movement that promises to change he country for the better. Just imaging how much good an Ngige senate presidency can do for the country…

          • Nkuu

            But Igbos are winners in this election exactly because of the way they voted.

          • Africa

            If you say so my brother! As you make your bed, so must you lie on it.

          • Nkuu

            The bed was an ancient one made long time ago Transient permutations do not matter. This is not a coup but a 4-7 years position and it gets back or SE or SS.

          • Africa

            True!

          • Africa

            Did you see this:
            Suswam’s Deputy, Lawani, Aondoakaa , Others Set To Defect APC In Benue?

            It is all that is wrong with politics in Nigeria. You remember the Aondoakaa fellow?

          • Africa

            Your people are so condescending. You think you are better or smarter than the rest of us? The days of your criminal enterprises are drawing to a close, your bunch are the scum of Nigeria. You don’t need a pastor to tell you an Igbo man would never rule Nigeria, your people are a disorganized bunch!

          • Nkuu

            They have to I guess when they have e-rats like you and others bombing and maiming innocent Nigerians. Think and stop messing for once.

          • Africa

            Your people are so irrelevant in the scheme of things right now so I won’t waste my time trading comments with you. Wherever, you are at the moment I hope you are not engaged in any of the heinous criminal activities your people are known to participate in. The punishment for drug smuggling in southeast asian countries like Malaysia is death- so be careful my brother!

  • checkmate

    THEY SHOULD NEVER UNDERRATE THE ALMAJIRIS AGAIN. BYE THE WAY, WHERE IS MAMA PISS?

    • Nkuu

      DREAMZ: ALMAJIRIS SHALL FOREVER REMAIN SO CURSED!!!

      BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

      IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

      SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025.

  • ije2014

    PDP rigged in south east. They didn’t use card readers like other zones and lodged false complaints against card readers. voters were manually accredited hence the ridiculous results. Let’s see if they can rig the same way in governorship elections. Many igbos hate PDP we just have too many parasites in SE zone intimidating everyone trying to vote for any other party but PDP.

    • Bidemi Lukman

      I feel the Igbos need to change their orientation. Even as Buhari won the election, some Ibos I spoke with still maintain Buhari can never be a good president. They said he is weak which accounted for why Igiagbon was really the man in charge back 1983.

      Until Nigerians stop religious and ethinc sentiment, our growth will remain questionable

      • Davito

        The pattern of voting in the core north typified ‘religious and ethnic sentiments’.
        Wake up and smell the coffee my man.

        • Jay

          Like GEJ didn’t do better in the core north in 2011! The only region that voted the same way twice is the SE and SS. So we know which region really ‘religious and ethnic sentiments’.

        • Bidemi Lukman

          Same applicable to South East and South South. Only the South West and North central are free from this

    • denrele abiola

      The adoption of Jonathan by APGA also didn’t help and this is what is responsible for the rigging out of APGA candidates in the national assembly. APGA could’ve played it like ACN when Rochas was calling.

  • Faniyi Oluwasegun Mcanthony

    Is just a pity the igbos find themselves in this situation but i know one thing a time is coming we might have two igbo contesting the presidency of this country we are one so let us team up together to move the country forward, i have never be a fan of Buhari and i will not but he has won the election all we need do is to support him for the co-existense of the country

    • Maitama Tambari

      Fancying, politics first is an issue of numbers. Ndigbos miscalculated from 2011 election. Greediness is the dawn fall of South East. Since the 50s, NPC and NCNC have been forming Governments till 1966. AG was in opposition throughout because of Awolowo could not go with anyone. In 1979, NPC transformed itself into NPN while NCNC transformed into NPP. AG transformed into UPN. NPN and NPP formed the Government with NPN providing Hausa Fulani as President and Ndigbo as Vice President. UPN stood apart as opposition by Awolowo. In 1999 NPN transformed into PDP while NPP disintegrated into NPN and UPGA. UPN transformed itself into PDP and AD. AD disappeared into ACN which transformed into APC with opposition parties in the North who since 1979 formed into GNPP and in 1999 became ANPP. ANPP spilt into CPC and ANPP which both emerged into APC. Ndigbos thought they have captured PDP for themselves when JONATHAN became President. The ROTATION of PRESIDENCY between the six zones were killed by Ndigbos thinking power has come to stay with them. They have forgotten that it is people that makes a party not cleverness. This is the down falls of the zone. They have to go back to the drawing board and calculate again because with current scenarios Ndigbos cannot see the Presidency for a long time because South West and the North have overcomes the misgivings created by the Awolowo’s disagreement with Sardauna.

      • Africa

        What drawing board are you talking about? they can’t agree among themselves!

        • kareem

          They agreed amongst themselves that was why they voted in one direction. Like the north did.

      • denrele abiola

        You are so on point but I don’t agree with the political parties transformation you claimed in your write up. PDP, has nothing to do with NPN. It was the politics of exclusion that Awolowo played that shut the Yorubaland out of national reckoning for a long time before the advent of the political genius in Bola Tinubu resuscitated our participation as a nation. The igbos need to do the same because Nigeria is not going anywhere, it has come to stay. We rejected the direction Afenifere was taking us and realised that we need to play the mainstream politics.

  • TRUTH MASTER

    My Igbo people have pushed themselves into a cul de sac. Time to listen to the likes of Ngige, Onu and Okechukwu! Never put all your eggs in one basket.

    • Frank

      Those guys u mentioned dine with the enemy. They are considered traitors and outcasts.
      Putting ones eggs in the basket of those who murder them time and time again is butt-kissing foolhardy.

      • drdenx

        Its time people like you broke away from this type of unprogressive mentality. How long are you going to hate for? The past is gone…its a new dawn. Its easier for you to scheme yourselves out of reckoning by playing politics of emotion rather than of logic, then turn around to blame others. The Ndigbo has to come together and forge a common front rather than continue with this politics of playing second fiddle. The SE completely missed it and its no ones fault but theirs. I hope this serves as a template for a new begining toward the next election. I wished Ngige got that ticket.

        • Frank

          The REAL igbos don’t give a hoot about the situation. Before leaving that country, i Grew up in the north with several other igbos and I know their pain at being murdered like chickens anytime there is a small hiccup somewhere.
          The only ‘loss’ is to people like Ngige and others who prefer a life of being 2nd class citizens in their own country.

          • denrele abiola

            I also lived in the north, and graduated from ABU as a doctor with many Igbo colleagues, in fact, that University was populated by southerners and we lived in harmony with the natives until we finished and each of us left the country for greener pastures here in the UK. I believe that if we learn to respect each other and not trample on other people’s rights or insult their traditions as seen here , we can live as one. Some of my best friend are igbos and Hausas and we’ve formed a mini Nigeria here made up of professionals. God has blessed us as a country we only need to discover what has gone wrong and mend them.

          • Frank

            U probably are as old as papa Buhari and must’ve attended ABU when it was ‘ABU’! Coincidentally, i ws in ABU too. That school has been destroyed by religious and ethnic sentiments. Have you seen the quality of VC’s they have been coming up with in that school?? Go and find out why a certain man called Prof. Aku who was a first-class mechanical engineer xtian from kaduna state was NEVER Allowed to be VC of that school. Such clear cases of injustice was what forced me to reallocate from the country. I assure you NOTHING Is worse than living as a second class citizen in yur own country because of your tribe or religion!
            Some of you need to scratch beneath the surface to really understand what is going on in Naija.

          • denrele abiola

            I know Prof. Aku very well, his daughter was my course mate in medical school. I do feel your pain but we need to move on as a nation as we can’t continue like this. What do you think was responsible for my relocation abroad? It is the same injustice you’re complaining about, it happens everywhere in naija. I thank God I made that decision and I’ve never looked back but I pray to one day return.

          • anthony24g

            Real Igbos cares about the murder of Igbos by murderous and misguided elements in the North. It is not the work of the Leaders of the North, but that of religious bigots which currently are represented by Boko Haram. My belief is that the Igbo Leaders have continuously failed to make big issues about them and seek the support, experience and power of the Northern rulers. Hausa-Fulani rulers in the North just like rulers of Saudi Arabia have the proper experience of dealing with murderous elements in their society. They eliminate or drive them out of their domain or country. You do not hear of established cells in Saudi Arabia of Islamic State or other Islamic terrorist groups because they are quickly eliminated or driven out of Saudi Arabia when they are located.
            The world is now all connected due to the Internet and Igbo Leaders can easily galvanise the required support in Nigeria and outside Nigeria to eliminate the murderous Islamic bigots with the support of the Hausa-Fulani leaders.This type of prompt action by the Igbo leaders working with the Northern rulers in Jonathan presidency has been missing. The same and similar solution applies to the problems in the Jos area and it is the job of Nigerian President to facilitate the required solutions. Going back into our shells by the Igbos will not solve this problem. Only by coming out and facing it with the right approach can solve it so that Igbos are safe wherever in Nigeria they seek the economic fortune.
            Ngige, a typical and proud Igbo man never believes he or any Igbo person is second class citizen in Nigeria. Joining APC and being voted in the past as a Nigerian APC senator by the Igbos showed that he believes that you do not need belong to the ruling party to represent your people and be supported by them. It is surprise that this time they failed to trust his judgement, support and elect him again. I hope he continues in whatever capacity to represent the Igbo man in the in-coming Buhari government.

          • Datti

            Now that the Presy, the VP, Senate President, Speaker and SFG posts have eluded you, I wonder how your people will react? The truth is that the Igbos don’t like to play ‘opposition politics’, they want immediate gratifications, pure and simple! They couldn’t join APC, not because there were Yorubas and Hausas in the party but because they never in their widest imagination believed APC could win because APC was not in ‘power’. I remember quite vividly how the ‘great’ Zik led the NPP of Eastern Nigeria to the then NPN, the ruling party, to be rewarded with ministerial positions and the Speaker of the House of Reps. The UPN, mainly in the West, rejected the offer. In less than 4 years, the NPP was on its way to extinction due to its romance with the NPN. Today what has happened to APGA? When AC metamorphosed to ACN and become bigger and stronger, APGA was fraternizing with PDP for pecuniary reasons and became smaller and less important. Today APGA is as good as dead while ACN has become a substantial part of APC. The Igbos need to persevere and form a formidable team with other regions but they need to form a strong home team first.
            I bet everyone on this forum that within the next one year, must of those Igbos that were very loud for GEJ and the PDP would one way or the other find their ways to the APC. Politics is not played like that, it is not all about money and self!

        • Dahcilsam

          drdenx, to everyone that knows the true history of Nigeria and the past, not those living on the lies told to them from the unprogressive mind of their leaders that are dividing to rule them for personal advantages, it will sound funny what an average Igbo fellow holds unto today. The past we are talking about was what they engineered and mastermind by themselves, forgetting you can only know and be sure of your strenght, not that of the opposition. its never by the flexing of muscles, its by mental allertness and being loyal to a good course. I had never seen any wise group that can be so absent minded in their thinking and development strategy, chosed no other option than to rise up against the whole embodiment of National arm forces, as equiped as Nigeria Army was then. The Igbos started the first coup in Nigeria, and many years after, they are still crying fouls. Their leaders are their tossing them around and living large on the goodies for their betterment and advancement, they are all over the places accusing and calling others all forms of derogratory names.

      • Gee

        Do you notice that Yorubas never call those in PDP or with different political leaning traitors?
        They respect the rights of others to differ in religion and politics!
        Mrs. Akande is Majority leader in House of Reps.

      • denrele abiola

        Whether you like it or not, the Nigerian nation has come to stay. I have igbos in my family and they are damn good people as our in laws. My bros and sisters have been married into this tribe without any qualms. What more can you ask for in nation building.

      • TRUTH MASTER

        Yet, the same Igbo live and prosper in the land of their supposed murderers. Hmmmmmmm

  • B.Messi

    There are PDP yorubas from the south west in both the Senate and house of Rep. BUT DO THE YORUBAS CURRENTLY OCCUPY THE SENATE PRESIDENT OR SPEAKERSHIP POSITION?? NO!
    WHY?
    BECAUSE THE CHAMPION OF YORUBA INTERESTS AKA LION OF BOURDILLON FELT IT WAS BETTER THE SLOT WENT TO THE NORTH!

    Point is, i DONT Agree with the idea of the SE ‘shutting’ themselves out of anything! Shebi there are yorubas in the National Assembly? Who shut them out?? No be their brother??
    The igbos are not chameleons. You stand for something or fall for everything. The SE has taken their stand and shld be respected for that.
    Some others will remain subservient all their miserable lives of eternal servitude!
    BullCrap!

    • Me

      thank u my brother

    • jimmy105

      The yoruba’s are more intelligent, focused and risk taker.. They are lining themselves up for the presidency by the year 2023. So who plays politics better ?

      • spelete

        mumu after pushing abiola to his grave,they will compensate u people with another obasanjo,becos by then the main obj wouldnt be relevant ,continue going back and fought

    • denrele abiola

      My bro, that was part of a political calculation to position the Yorubas for where we are today. I have numerous good Igbo friends here and I believe they can do better than playing second fiddle in the political life of Nigeria. The real people that are championing the cause of the IGBOs are being shut out by the parochial ambitions of a few selfish ones. I believe that one day, Ndigbo will get there.

      • Nkuu

        BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

        IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

        SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or before 2025.

    • Basketmouth

      Politics is not a game for the rigid. You have an agenda for your people? You find must find a way to advance your agenda. Tell me what is the political ideology of the South East? What is their vision that the ideology of the other party cannot accomodate? It is just mere hatred which stemmed from the civil war and you cannot continue to live in the past or else you will not realize when the future will pass you by.

      • B.Messi

        The past?? The killings going on in the north right now..IS THAT IN THE PAST TOO??
        Let’s assume Buhari lost, DONT YOU REALIZE LIVES WOULD HAVE BEEN LOST AGAIN?? FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, BUHARI WON BUT YET STORIES ABOUND OF THE VIOLENT WAY THEY WENT ABOUT CELEBRATING!
        THIS IS AN AREA YOU OBVIOUSLY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT!

        • Basketmouth

          Really? And Buhari is responsible for people that died celebrating his victory? Listen we don’t have to be juvenile discussing a vital issue that requires deep forensic analyses and of course the kind of honest dialectic that is going on now. Leave the bitterness and propose a way forward. That is all my take. If you make a proposition then we can advance the debate further to the betterment of everyone and not only Igbos. Perhaps there is something you are privy to that the Yorubas are doing to the detriment of the Igbos and which is likely unethical. Let the cat out of the bag and let us have a robust debate. We can break than the wall without breaking our bones.

  • Citizen

    Please read this

    Dear Igbo Compatriots:

    One of the closest Igbo man to the
    President Elect is Dr Chris Ngige Onwa, a Senator who was defeated in the
    Senatorial Election.

    See how bad Igbos are at
    strategizing? They couldn’t override a pathological hatred for General Buhari
    to make a hedge bet and return this man to the Senate, to enhance his chances
    at Senate President, incase General Buhari wins, which he did.

    Instead folks played tribal and
    religious politics to the tilt as drunken sailors, and failed the man and the
    chance to make history as Senate President.

    That’s what happens when emotions
    trips common sense and folks succumb to hustlers like Peter Obi and Arthur Eze,
    hustlers after their own interests instead of the masses they pretend to serve.

    I urged caution, I pleaded that we
    were making a huge mistake to hitch our wagon on Jonathan who wasn’t going to
    win. And predictably he lost, so also our chance in the new administration.

    I hate to gloat.

    But maybe, maybe, only maybe he
    gets a good ministerial appointment, but nothing beats being Senate President.

    Igbos are very bad at politics.

    Fifty years after independence, we
    are yet to produce a president when others have taken multiple turns. Our
    answer? Blame others! If you only Hausas didn’t do this or Yorubas didn’t do
    that, perhaps the god of politics will bless our lot.

    And sadly it won’t stop until we
    learn to coexist with others instead of our ‘better than thou’ attitude when
    dealing with the Hausas and Yorubas. We are not better than anyone, these folks
    we thumb our noses at, are God’s creatures like us.

    We don’t like the Hausas and we
    don’t like the Yorubas, yet we populate their States in search for our
    livelihood.

    Our politics should mirror our
    economic aspirations, not the other way around. There is no wisdom in living in
    the North, earning a living, yet despise the Northerners. That’s being
    ungrateful. The gods of politics don’t like that.

    How long can this collective
    amnesia insulate us from meaningfully seating at the table, making
    contributions to Nigeria’s political evolution?

    How long can this foolishness go
    on?

    How long?

    There is a miserable silence
    across the land today, because we are realizing that we were sold off for
    pennies by pimps who parade as Igbo leaders.

    Where are they?

    Anyone home?

    • Prisoner of Conscience

      You have made a fantastic contribution to the unfolding scenario.Politically,the Igbos are very backward.It’s really sad to see minorities from the South engaging calling the shots at the national level,mingling and entangling in the political calculus while the Igbos are sidelining themselves.The Ndogbo have lacked focus long ago and playing Ghana-must-go politics and its really sad

      • Nkuu

        BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

        IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

        SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025.

    • David Adeniran

      I feel you! Your statement is factual, philosophical and full of wisdom! The most factual is: “Igbos are very bad at politics.” Also your reference about their always blaming others! True words though truth is really bitter! What baffles me is how this deficiency in political calculation affects not only Igbo illiterates but even the highly educated, highly intelligent too will often disappoint you with their political stand save very few! My heart bleeds for these people.

      • Nkuu

        SO IF YORUBAS WIN AN ELECTION THEY TURN INTO WISE MEN OVERNIGHT? NOW I KNOW WHY THE AVERAGE YORUBA IQ IS LESS THAN 60.

        BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

        IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

        SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025.

        • David Adeniran

          Maybe because Igbos don’t have any IQ at all.

          • Nkuu

            They are endowed and you know it. Otherwise you would turn yourself into an e-rat.

            The bottom line is that power shifts back to SE or SS in 2019 or 2025. While it would have been better to continue, Jonathan is the winner in defeat in 2015, if you ask me. But it takes at least an average IQ to recognize that.

          • David Adeniran

            Igbo are endowed just like every other ethnic group in Nigeria and all people all over the world. We all have our peculiar weaknesses and strength. A wise recognition of that fact will reduce the instinct of unnecessary pride and arrogance. Jonathan is not a winner! Please read the following news and more is still coming out! That man is a FRAUD!

            “Breaking News!!!
            The Truth about Election Announcement Delay:
            1. On Saturday when the results started trickling in and it became evident that Buhari was taking an early lead, Jega was invited for a chat.
            2. Some top military persons threaten to ‘terminate’ his life if he doesn’t play ball. He was given a script and commanded to play it out
            3. When the EU, AU and US got wind of it, they asked for a meeting with the president and his kitchen cabinet. They advised against the plot and warned that GEJ must allow the votes to count
            4. When 80% results were received by the villa, all knew Buhari had won. GEJ was willing to hand over but a cabal warned against it.
            5. Patience Jonathan led this powerful cabal and swore that her husband isn’t going anywhere. She prevailed on him not to accept the result.
            6. Okupe and FFK were with the President as well as Patience. They asked all international observers to leave the country. Patience was going to have her way.
            7. Various options were considered by the cabal.
            1. Outright cancellation
            2. Hand over to the military
            3. Stall the process altogether (Orubebe).
            4. Use the courts
            5. Refuse to sign INEC documents.

            8. On Sunday, APC and Obasanjo got to know and mounted pressure on international community to ask GEJ not to truncate the entire process.
            9. Jega couldn’t carry on because of orders from above. That explains the delay we witnessed on Monday (after collation has commenced). Now u understand what bello fadile was doing there. Orubebe show yesterday was part of the script also.
            So now its all clear what FFK meant on Monday when he said Nigerians will be shocked at what would have happen.”

          • Nkuu

            You see what low IQ level can turn real human beings into. What is your point? That you turn yourself into an e-rat nuisance because Buhari was elected to serve 4 or 7 years by which time power returns to SE or SS?

            If this was not a coup, how does the change to the north benefit Yorubas? Because of VC? Fine. But Yorubas will not be VC or president until SE and SS occupy the position.

            Yorubas, but for a minority, should better start thinking…

          • David Adeniran

            Can you see that you have no single IQ? I don’t need a Yoruba as VP or President because it is not going to add anything to my value. You have just exposed your extreme myopic thinking! What I need is a Leadership that will tackle corruption, insecurity, crimes, build infrastructure and provide GOOD GOVERNMENT!!!

          • Nkuu

            Why did Obasanjo not tackle corruption? How could Buhari be expected to tackle corruption when Thiefnubu is his financier? Maybe you have no idea what IQ level means.

          • David Adeniran

            Buhari’s anti corruption antecedent is there for all to see. The only thing is that you should repent of your criminal activities before the Law catches up with you!

          • Nkuu

            How can your self-appointed anti-corruption messiah be financed by a corrupt Thiefnubu & Amaechi and worked under Abacha who by far was very corrupt? Do you still doubt why Yorubas have low IQs?

          • David Adeniran

            I live in the UK and I want to tell you that many Professionals of African descent (South Africa, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Gambia etc) in my office complex have been congratulating the Nigerians in the complex because the are old enough to know Buhari’s antecedents and they siad IT IS A NEW DAWN FOR AFRICA! They are so excited for Nigeria! Why is it that it is only in Igbo land that Buhari’s victory seems to be a FUNERAL? You really need to check yourselves as you are presenting yourselves to the whole world as if something is fundamentally wrong with you as a people. Two prominent Igbo have said concerning your kind that “YOU ARE BADLY INFORMED AND YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO HUMANITY.” Honestly nothing can better describe your insanity outside those two statements!

          • Nkuu

            Well, even KKK people in the US are congratulating Nigerians. You really think Buhari who is financed by thiefnubu would fight corruption?

            Igbos know that Buhari and his supporters are not very smart. If you believe that a BUHARI funded and supported by CORRUPTION THEMSELVES would fight corruption then you would believe that 72 virgins await youths in the north who blow up themselves. Apparently living in London has not impacted on your reasoning/intelligence as it should have. This reminds of the saying that you can take a horse to the river but you cannot force a horse to drink water.

            Lastly greet all those Africans you referred to but do know that Africans are very diplomatic. They do not want to hurt feelings necessarily. Every reasonable person knows that Nigeria is in for another MUMU leadership but we shall survive a Buhari & bandwagon in a democracy as we survived Maximum-ruler and Dictator Buhari. Promise.

          • David Adeniran

            All over the world, they have known your generation as rebellious, rogues and extremely difficult people. Sane people no longer take you seriously. You fear Buhari because of your criminalities I suspect! EXTREMELY TRIBALISTIC AND MYOPIC SET OF HUMAN BEINGS.

          • Nkuu

            It looks like you are fixated on fake information about other people’s generation while yours are languishing. There are more of your generation in jail both at home and abroad that we have stopped counting. Talking of rogues, rascals, area boys and rebelliousness, una be NUMERO UNO!! You have to find out how your generation has been doing:

            Google New Jersey Credit Card fraud to see what your generation’s domain

    • drdenx

      The whole truth and nothing but the truth. Glad its coming from an Igbo man. Bless

    • Hassan

      Buhari also comes across as someone with ‘pathological hatred’ for the xtian south easterners too. If he was their friend, he would have refrained from the comments he made over sharia.
      Do you know Abacha is idolised in kano?? Was he such a fantastic ruler?? Lol! The core north will always go in one direction..why vilify the igbos for doing same??
      With all the ‘positions of leadership’ the north has had, how much has it impacted on the lives of the poverty stricken battalion in the region??

      • debarim

        We need to overcome revisionist attitude when it comes to politics. We really can’t rule out the stereotypes that is almost typical of the Nigerian political culture, in terms of a region trying to follow the same direction. But it is definitely not always based on tribal sentiments when it comes to the North and South West as you always want us to believe. In 2011, both the North and the South West voted massively for Jonathan, despite having Buhari (Northerner) and Bakare (SouthWest) as opposition candidates. You are the ones who need to be mre conscious and not permit emotions to becloud the capacity to see. God bless Nigeria.

    • Ahmed

      Intelligently said. I salute your unbiased write-up. But I think a damage control can still be done by the Igbos. The amiable Ngige could challenge his defeat at the Tribunal, with a view to reclaiming his mandate under the APC. Afterwards? Your guess is good as mine. Hurry up Ndigbo. There’s no much time. I m your brother from the North.

      • Nkuu

        Almajiris are now coming out of the woodworks…so if an Almajiri wins an election, all almajiris now will begin to dish out advise to everyone? This must be one of the symptoms of acute poverty; if not, what is it then?

    • Basketmouth

      You know that anytime I read comments like this it make me sad for my brothers from the south east. Hatred is not only a means to personal injury it is a means to political harakiri like we have just witnessed in this past election. Igbos have to wake up and be Nigerians not only in economic terms but in spiritual and political terms also. I hope this election will go a long way to reorientate fron the east so that they can take their place in the scheme of things in Nigeria.

      • Nkuu

        BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

        IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

        SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025. WHAT ALL THE NOISEMAKING OR DOES APC THINK THAT BUHARI HAS CARRIED OUT ANOTHER COUP TO OCCUPY THE POSITION FOREVER?

    • TKBaba

      There is a way out…The SE and SS have option of voting for APC Governors and State house of Assembly

      This will give the Governors access to Federal resources they deserve.

      • Nkuu

        BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

        IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

        SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025. WHAT ALL THE NOISEMAKING OR DOES APC THINK THAT BUHARI HAS CARRIED OUT ANOTHER COUP TO OCCUPY THE POSITION FOR 7 YEARS?

    • Debekeme

      Are you really an Igbo man?

      I rarely hear frank talk like this from Igbo people. You will see that yur greatest critics will be ingbo themselves.

      We must stop hating and stereotyping ourselves.

      Yoruba; weak and untrustworthy
      Hausa; dirty and lady
      Igbo; too money conscious and short term thinkers.
      Niger Delta; lazy drunkards and lovers of good time

      All these traits ascribed to different ethnic groups are present in all Nigerians irrespective of tribe and religion.

      No tribe is good or bad, its human beings who are good or bad! Its time to move on and take people for who they are and not drown with tribal, ethnic and religious hatred.

      Hate consumes a man from the inside and leads to improper thinking

    • SAM .A

      The price of Tribalism & election manipulation is political suicide . Thank God the consequence is staring all of us on the face now.

    • Lala

      I feel you broda. It is well.

    • Kayode Ojo

      Well said bro, I really feel for the igbos, but didn’t they see it coming? I pray this new government will be an all inclusive one and people like Ngige can come onboard one way or the other so that the really change can be felt by all regardless of where you come from. God bless Nigeria

      • Nkuu

        BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

        IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

        SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025. WHAT ALL THE NOISEMAKING OR DOES APC THINK THAT BUHARI HAS CARRIED OUT ANOTHER COUP TO OCCUPY THE POSITION FOR 6 YEARS?

    • Bayo

      Ibos are bigots.

      • Nkuu

        Wonder which is better an Igbo bigot or a low IQ Yoruba observing wiser Igbos

        • Dahcilsam

          I see you keep talking about low IQ, where is the IQ being display by you or anyone from where you are from. The majority of your fellow that observed NYSC service with are nothing but disappointment. The so called igbo graduates that can teach nor express herself to ordinary JSS 2 and 3 students, all they can do is slp around shamefully.

          • Nkuu

            What else might explain the dumb e-rats misinterpreting what the election win for Buhari means?

            Your actions and voting pattern points to how unintelligent Yorubas are? They are full of delusional emotions. That can only point to a confused people.

            Have you seen a Yoruba graduate lately? They are unemployable!!!

            We have the statistics of how many professors and students and businesses belong to every nationality. They also have statistics about who slp around more in Nigeria.

            So YES, Yorubas have low IQ level. Keep working on it though. It is improvable. But first recognize it.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Thanks, bruv.

      Brilliant comment, if I am permitted to state.

      I despair that my brothers and sisters from the SE & SS chose to put all their eggs in one basket, but I am comforted in the knowledge that the results as announced by INEC cannot be truly representative of the votes in that region. My confidence in this assertion is borne out of the fact that the Ndigbo were the largest contributors to the GMB Support Funds when it was launched. I refuse to believe they just “threw their monies” at GMB and then went away to vote against him. I am not going to name the state, but when a state had 300k accredited voters but still voted 1.2m for GEJ, there can only be one conclusion – votes did not count in the SE and SS.

      Please do not blame the Ndigbo collective since they, like the rest of us, must know that CHANGE was required. Somewhere along the line, I am positive that they would do what is necessary to correct what should never have gone wrong in the first instance.

      May the best emerge for these posts for their merits and not for their tribal origin.

      • Segun

        Why do people express such false sympathy for the ibo when in point of fact they all want to take a good laugh at the ibo for supporting the PDP
        The truth is that The ultimate loser is Nigeria
        What this election has shown is that deep down we are not one country and every one should be worried.
        The ibo and the other ethnic minorities in the south eastern part of Nigeria are unified again in a common cause- the fight for greater autonomy and self determination
        For those who think they are free from Boko Haram , we may have moved yet into another crisis- Niger delta / mo sob agitation.
        The entire region feels robbed and betrayed by the Yoruba and Hausa Fulani
        For starters jaga manipulated the entire process.
        Ensuring that over 1 million underaged votes in the North were accredited and allowed to vote
        While he ensured that he deliberately withheld the PVCs of close to 3 million Ibos
        In Lagos any body with a non yoruba name had to go through another round of scrutiny before they could collect their PVCs
        Yet Jega on the day of election allowed for manual counting mainly up North
        We also know that the main data base at INEC was controlled by Jegas hit men who used a systematic code adjustment mechanism to manipulate the entire results of the election.
        We can delude our selves that this was a perfect election but the international community knows that it was less than perfect
        The aultimate objective was to ensure that GEJ was removed and since this has been archived the hope is that Those truly behind Boko Haram would bring an end to their killing
        As for the ibo only f###ls would mock them
        Today the ibos are the richest group in Nigeria. They collectively own 70 percent of all the landed assets in. Abuja and 60 percent of Lagos
        They are the Germans of Nigeria- Akin Osuntokun
        The ibos truly don’t need to be president of Nigeria.
        They control the domestic economy in Nigeria that is far more lucrative and larger than the formal economy.
        Anambra state in the south east is today the state with the largest per capita income in Nigeria- federal office of statistics report on states 2013.
        The ibos are the most innovative and creative of all the Nigerian ethnic nationalities
        So don’t count them out or feel sorry for them
        They like the Jews of America always rise to every occasion and end of making the best of available resources
        By the way has Buhari shown his certificate?
        This has also set a dangerous precedent in the political system
        That forged certificates and false affidavits are accepted in the Nigerian political process so long as you are from a certain part of Nigeria
        It would take a very long time for me to accept the a master at forgery is my president
        I am sorry guys he can be your president but as for me
        I would never forget that this fellow is a violent was instrumental to the death of so many youth coopers.
        No Buhari needs to earn the trust of all Nigerians
        He is still a violent dictator in most eyes

    • Nkuu

      BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

      IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

      SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025. WHAT ALL THE NOISEMAKING OR DOES APC THINK THAT BUHARI HAS CARRIED OUT ANOTHER COUP TO OCCUPY THE POSITION FOR MORE THAN 4/6 YEARS?

    • Olusola

      No he was mercilessly rigged out by a cabal that vowed to ensure APC does not get anything from SE/SS. During the tribunal, Dr Ngige is likely to come back as most elections will be ordered to rerun. APC may not need to challenge the Presidential results in those states but individual assembly candidates will surely do. If APC discouraged them from doing so then SGF could go to SE. I agree with most of your postulations about SE not strategising and not only that; for Chief Rochas to allow his state be rigged cleanly tells much about his hold on power in Imo state.

  • newsbreak

    ‘Where we stand on Buhari’s election’………Asari Dokubo

    “The election of Buhari as president is a clear indication that the country, Nigeria, is not united.
    The Yoruba and Hausa collaborated to frustrate Jonathan who hails from the Niger Delta region.
    The celebrated victory of Buhari is not the victory of the people but victory of regional conspiracy
    and supremacy. The voting pattern has clearly shown that the Gambari North and the Yorubas are
    united in the conquest of the Niger Deltans and the Igbos of defunct Biafra with the middle belt now
    used as pawns. The conditions that advanced the need to embrace the creeks have been sadly

    re-energized; it is clear that a vicious government which may maim and murder the voice of the
    so-called minorities may have just been birthed.”

    …………….Asari Dokubo

    Leader of Niger-Delta Freedom Fighters

    [April 2nd, 2015]

    • repost

      ‘Where we stand on Buhari’s election’………Asari Dokubo

      “The election of Buhari as president is a clear indication that the country, Nigeria, is not united.
      The Yoruba and Hausa collaborated to frustrate Jonathan who hails from the Niger Delta region.
      The celebrated victory of Buhari is not the victory of the people but victory of regional conspiracy
      and supremacy. The voting pattern has clearly shown that the Gambari North and the Yorubas are
      united in the conquest of the Niger Deltans and the Igbos of defunct Biafra with the middle belt now
      used as pawns. The conditions that advanced the need to embrace the creeks have been sadly
      re-energized; it is clear that a vicious government which may maim and murder the voice of the
      so-called minorities may have just been birthed.”

      …………….Asari Dokubo

      Leader of Niger-Delta Freedom Fighters

      [April 2nd, 2015]

    • weydem

      ..

      • boliatepa

        Pele o! It must have been really painful. Have you tried Alabukun?

      • Julius

        Well, you will now !!!. You can move away if you like..like to Israel.

    • FISH

      Mumu….Did hausa n yoruba collaborate in 2011 as well. Abeg, comot n stop embarrasing ur self.

    • New Nigerian

      …whatever. Criminals are criminals we would not be fooled this time. Boko Haram is going to be nuked to extinction and other terrorists in the land would suffer the same fate. We would no longer be terrorized in this country of free people. Niger Delta is part of Nigerian democracy at state, federal, local levels and they have voted massively in this election and their political leaders have accepted the outcome. Asari Dokubo is not elected to speak on behalf of anybody but himself and he will face the music of his actions alone – guaranteed.

  • Ukpaka

    Political miscalculation from my people. We have nobody to blame but ourselves and selfish Ohaneze. They prefer their selfish gratification to the good of the people. Let’s not complain about marginalization but instead stay at the bottom……a people that never learns any lesson.

    • iyke pee

      Absolutely true, Ukpaka. Only visionaries there are ppl like Rocha’s, Ngige. Shame to Ohaneze that showed no political dexterity.

      • Ukpaka

        True talk my brother!

      • Nkuu

        SO BECAUSE OF YOUR DESIRE TO HAVE AN IGBO SENATE PRESIDENCY YOU DISOWN OHANEZE. EFULEFU!!! WHEN LAST DID YOU VISIT YOUR ANCESTRAL TOWN? GO THERE AND STAY FOR AT LEAST 3 MONTHS BECAUSE YOU NOW THINK LIKE AN ALMAJIRI OR YORUBA

    • spelete

      you are a bastard

      • Ukpaka

        That’s an appropriate name for you and your entire family. Your ignorance and ethnic hatred can only lead you to hell. The sooner you embrace others from other ethnic groups, the better for you. Like I always say, ignorance has no cure and yours is at a different level. Please just f$#%&k off!

  • sammyctu ode

    The Igbos are generally good people but they put their political eggs in one basket too much. They are highly educated like we the Yorubas, they are a majority tribe then why should they be dying for a non performing minority president who promised them many things but did not deliver anything to them. Knowing the APC very well, I know they will not shut out the Igbos in the new Federal Government and they will be well accommodated.

    • Tobibs

      No, they are not generally very good people. They are the most tribalistic tribe in Nigeria. It is this attribute of theirs that made them support Jonathan who is clearly a failure, rather than join the North & South West in helping elect Buhari. A man with s proven record which is totally the opposite of what we saw in Jonathan.

      That being said, no generality of people can be bad, many Igbos where at the fore-front of the battle to elect Buhari. I am a witness to this. The few that voted Buhari are the liberal non tribalistic ones who are better educated, enlightened and exposed.

      APC should ensure Ibos fill a prominent role in the new Govt like the North and SouthWest. This is how to lead by example.

      • Jonathan

        By far, the most tribalistic. Not remotely invested in Nigeria and they don’t care if it burns as long as they get what THEY want. Can’t tell you how many conversations I had where I tried to get one solid reason why they were for GEJ. Nothing concrete, nothing rational.

        • Tobibs

          I think you’ve said it all. I thought maybe I was missing something, so I asked the same question over and over, why are you determined to vote GEJ? Till date, I never got any response I can hold on to, rather they always change the topic to focus on and “criticise” Buhari. Baffling.

          • Nkuu

            BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

            IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

            SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025. WHAT ALL THE NOISEMAKING OR DOES APC THINK THAT BUHARI HAS CARRIED OUT ANOTHER COUP TO OCCUPY THE POSITION FOR MORE THAN 5 YEARS?

        • share Idea

          One reason – GEJ believed that every Nigerian is equal and have tried his best to make everyone accommodated. It is easy to criticise when not in charge and a different ball game when given opportunity. The truth is that Nigeria can developer faster if every region is governed according to their cultural and developmental pace. With this healthy rival sets-in. It is only in Nigeria someone can just cite a big industry or airport in a town just because that is where the leader is from without checking the economic implication – more-so, where citing such an industry or airport in other area will be more economical to greater majority of the people.

    • spelete

      all of you talking on this matter should know that ibos are the only people one can trust for anything not like the hausas and bastard like yorubas who thought that this was an opportunity for the country to divide which brought about your agreement with the north.Enjoy whatever gains for the moment from your political treachery,but remember that whatever has a beginning and end,Time will tell.

      • Dahcilsam

        You are just too daft and dumb!

    • PolyGon2013

      Wrong. Ibos are the most tribalistic in Nigeria. They hate we the Yorubas to the core. Let us be honest with ourselves. Give ibo an inch of land from your land, they will work until they take over and still accuse you of not liking them. But this is not the time for payback. I believe that they have learnt their lesson. However, they will have to work hard for Hausas/Fulanis to forgive them.

  • the truth

    We are all Nigerian’s and should look at ourselves as such. we should commend the igbos for voting for what they believe. I see a Nigeria where one day there would be 2 igbos contesting the presidency.

    • Ajayi Ifayemi

      That is if they indeed voted for the one they believe. The outcome of the polling is deceptive. We know for sure that there were many Igbos who rooted for Buhari. They were disenfranchised because the results were predetermined and did not reflect the aspirations of the people. No doubt more Igbos preferred Jonathan, but there is a sizable number that saw it differently. Their votes were silenced! The Igbos with power decided to put all of Igbo eggs in one basket against the people’s wishes.

  • Yasin

    For our Igbo compatriots to ascend to presidency, they MUST NECESSARILY enter a viable alliance that includes the North (Hausa) or/and Southwest (Yoruba). It is the same for the two other regions. The North could not have held on to power (military up to Shagari) for so long without collaboration from Southwest. Southwest (Obasanjo) could not have got power without the North. The North (Yaradua) could not have gotten into power without Southwest (Obasanjo). Southsouth (Jonathan) could not have gotten to power without Southwest and North (delivered by Obasanjo). It is all done by VIABLE ALLIANCES.
    Igbos CANNOT do it alone.
    They MUST STOP condescending insults on North (Ewusa, Nama, Parasites) and Southwest (Slaves, Cowards, etc). How can you get their support when their youth read these comments and feedback to their people. Imagine the condescending language Mama Patience used on the North and still expected them to vote her husband?
    I have no doubt whatsoever that Igbos can deliver should they ascend the Presidency. However to get there they must remove whatever internal demon is preventing them from forming a VIABLE ALLIANCE with other major groups in Nigeria. Hopefully the likes of Owelle Rochas Okorocha and Dr. Chris Ngige will help mitigate their potential loss in the emerging political arrangement.

    • kareem

      And the people of the other regions don’t use ‘condescending’ language on the people of the SE??
      Wow!
      This country is not one o. If it was, will people from one part feel so comfortable slaughtering others from different parts of the country?
      Do you realise even after Buhari won, these same people went wild with dangerous weapons compelling others to say ‘Sai Buhari’ or be sent to meet their creator??
      Is that a sign of oneness??
      You lie to yourself.

      • Azeez Afinku

        Be candit, where and when?

        • kareem

          Abuja! Asokoro-Nyanya road on the day Buhari ws announced as winner!!

    • Nkuu

      BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

      IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

      SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025. WHAT ALL THE NOISEMAKING OR DOES APC THINK THAT BUHARI HAS CARRIED OUT ANOTHER COUP TO OCCUPY THE POSITION FOR MORE THAN 4 OR 8 YEARS?

    • PolyGon2013

      You were wrong about the collaboration of Yoruba with Hausas in your 1st sentence. In all of Nigeria elections before now, Igbos have always aligned with the Hausas/Fulanis. You simply forgot Balewa/Zik, Ekwueme/Shagari, You can say OBJ / Atiku and the present one for Yoruba. As for the military, everything is done by rank! If there were no civil war, chances are that ibos will still be collaborating with the north! By the way, Yoruba were never cowards. Their problem is that we are too accommodating. Maybe we need to change that.

  • ABDUL-FATAH GANIYU

    THEIR MISCALCULATION GAVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO FOLLW THE LOSING TEAM. THEY ARE VERY MUCH BEHIND IN BETTER POLITICAL CALCULATION.

    • the truth

      This mentality of yours is what we don’t want. Instead of calling for unity you are doing the same thing your forefathers did, divide and rule.change your archaic mentality

      • New Nigerian

        He is actually correct. Elections have consequences – check out democracies everywhere in the world. I’d say welcome to the new world of true democracy

  • Sword of Damocles

    Any one who loves our Nigeria understands this fundamental Fact: The Igbos must be made to feel a part of the development of a new Nigeria. Yes despite, the apparent lack of support from that region for the incoming Government. The last time an Igbo governed this country was in 1965(we know the convoluted history & must not rehash the past), They are one of 3 major tribes in Nigeria, and it is imperative that they play a Major role in the transformation of Nigeria that will ultimately result in millions like myself returning to our fatherland from our sojourn. I am from a minority tribe (Edo), but Nigeria is numero uno for me, and I know “all hands on deck” is required for this “project” this new Government has been tasked with by the Nigerian masses. Things have happened, but like I say with my family, we cannot hold grudges, as we are family. I know I love all my brothers & sisters from the 4 corners of Nigeria, for it is all We have. Even in the US where I have lived for the last 32 yrs of my life(I am 46), I do not feel like “i belong”. Let us endeavor to be united and join hands across this Nation to Help Mai Gaskiya & his team to truly TRANSFORM our country. Strength & Honor.

    • the truth

      Nice contribution Sir. I wish some people think like u

    • New Nigerian

      …this is what you get when you rig…SE & SS is yet to benefit from the new Nigerian one-man-one-ballot system that is now worldly acclaimed. unfortunately all politics is local. The issue would be resolved at the local level, so that the Igbos would not say they are being conquered from the center. Let those who feel they have been rigged out go to the tribunal…and resolve their issues. Having said that the system should not be buckled just because of the political realization of the SE&SS putting all their federal representative eggs in one basket.

      • share Idea

        Please leave the Igbos alone. The decision not to vote any APC National member was a collective one and it is better than gang-up Tinubu did to yorubas in this present administration with speaker position. Igbos will always survive provided a level playing field is there in Buhari’s governance. The issue of ‘my people’ is what GEJ has been trying to address – strong institution and not strong individual

      • Nkuu

        BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

        IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

        SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025. WHAT ALL THE NOISEMAKING OR DOES APC THINK THAT BUHARI HAS CARRIED OUT ANOTHER COUP TO OCCUPY THE POSITION FOR MORE THAN 4 OR 7 YEARS?

    • PolyGon2013

      Don’t worry, everything is going to be ok. We will not marginalize or ignore igbos. This election has taught them a lesson.

  • Mr Igbo Sanity

    Fact is that all SE and SS votes were massively rigged for pdp using the army and police. and in almost all cases Results Sheets were removed before election and all results were written by pdp. so to ay that Ngige the former Governor of Anambra can ever lose election in Idemili North and South is to say that Black is now White.

    Ngige did not bother to accredit or vote because of the MASSIVE pdp rigging.

    Thank God the tribunal will be supervised by APC government and any judge that collects money and rule in favor of pdp will go straight to JAIL

  • Mr Igbo Sanity

    Again, Fact is that all SE and SS votes were massively rigged for pdp using the army and police. and in almost all cases Results Sheets were removed before election and all results were written by pdp. so to say that Ngige the former Governor of Anambra can ever lose election in Idemili North and South is to say that Black is now White.

    Ngige did not bother to accredit or vote because of absence of results sheets and the MASSIVE pdp rigging. Same with Amaechi in Rivers he refused to accredit and vote because 100% of results sheets were removed and the results written by pdp.

    Thank God the tribunal will be supervised by APC government and any judge that collects money and rule in favor of pdp will go straight to JAIL

    • Olutola

      I agree with you. Ngige will return to senate and APC will keep his slot. If possible Speaker should then go to SS if APC has anyone there just to have a good spread and allow us build a strong nation.

      • PolyGon2013

        Olutola, hopefully our Igbo brothers/sisters would see how liberal we the Yorubas are. I have no quarrel with an Igbo man becoming the Speaker of the House, in as much as the person is not corrupt!

        • Nkuu

          Yorubas bastardize anything they get hold of. LIBERAL? How could you be liberal when you align yourself with Islamists? Have they began to forge dictionary at Oluwole too? Otherwise where do you get your ‘Liberal’ meaning from?

    • Progress

      God blessssss you my brother!!! Find a way to return Ngige to the Senate and whoever is the Senate president must agree to step down for him. As regards appointive offices, the sacrifices of the likes of Ogbanaya Onu, Rochas, Ngige, Igbokwe and many many others CAN NOT be rewarded with just a Minister of Information! APC will never do that. Mark my words, APC has started planning for 2019 election! These people are too cerebral, organised, far sighted than nay group ever in our history. If Amaechi do not want SFG, then Ngige or Rochas will get it!

      Igbos pls, the Senate President is a president in waiting. Promote and suport your bests. Utomi, Ezkwezili, Rochas, Ngige are widely popular in SW and North. Half word is enough for the attentive

      • PolyGon2013

        I will vote for any of those ibos that you mentioned for president in 2019. Just don’t bring Peter Obi. Obi is a tribalist to the core. He will never be president of Nigeria.

    • Nkuu

      BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

      IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

      SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025. WHAT ALL THE NOISEMAKING OR DOES APC THINK THAT BUHARI HAS CARRIED OUT ANOTHER COUP TO OCCUPY THE POSITION FOR MORE THAN 4 OR SO YEARS?

  • Damilola

    Igbos have themselves to blame, and not me!

    • cheky

      But you refused to be blamed when you didn’t get the position of speakership. Ngige or Ogbonnaya Onu and other Igbos that also fought for this change can be made SFG. They can give them strategic ministerial appointments and not minister of information as usual. Don’t use this as excuse to marginalize them. I don’t think they are regretting supporting GEJ because he gave them a sense of belonging. The civil war stigmatization is over with GEJ. International airport, chief of army staff, etc. They prefer this to having a selfish Igbo guy as the president or senate president without anything to show for it. What did Obasanjo do for the Yorubas during his time? what did we get from the 3 senate presidents that we had? I rest my case.

      • donik

        My brother, I agree with you. The Ibos may not get important ministry in the up-coming ministry. The king makers in APC will ensure that the Ibos are given Information ministry and other cheap ministries.

    • Nkuu

      Blame for what? Are you daft? Igbos held the position for 6 years and another guy won it for 4 years. What is the big deal? Still come 2019 or 2025 an SE person will be president. Again Igbos vote the way they do because there is nothing necessarily special about it.

      Of course if we had access to governance we would benefit Nigerians. But what do you do when fellow compatriots possess low IQs? You just wait until it is your turn. That sounds like a plan to me.

      • Dahcilsam

        You are so daft oooooo, please biko, find in one of my replies to one of your comments, and educate your ignorance. GEJ is not an Igbo man. Just imagine, you dnt know the simplest of all thing (geo-political zones and the state components) in Nigeria politics. Its a pity that despite your big mouth and copy and paste comments up and down, you dont know the difference between Igbo and Niger Delta, do you even know the diff between SS and SE at all. When intellects are talking on social media, just shut up and learn the skills for logical and intelligent debate.

        • Nkuu

          If Jonathan is not an Igbo man, then why do you and others discuss the election as if Igbos lost it? Igbos would have voted for Jonathan if God had shown us that Jonathan would lose. Rev. Mbaka is highly reverred especially in Igbo land; he prophesized that Jonathan would lose. Yet Igbos voted for him because he would have been better than Buhari for Nigeria’s progress.

          I still do not understand all the sweating. Igbos are wise and demonstrated that again by voting Jonathan. The fact that you do not get it does not mean it ain’t the case.

          Whatever be the case, power returns to SE or SS in 2019 or 2025.

      • Damilola

        did i hear u say igbos held it for 6 years? oh! shame! let the south-south peole hear that you call them igbo…… South-south people are not igbos and igbos are not south-south.. You people are yet to produce a president oh! ageb! Jonathan is now an igbo man abi…..liar!

  • New Nigerian

    Igbo Kwenu! Elections has consequences. Please play by the rules. Cross – Carpeting of the likes of Ekweremadu would dilute the change we voted for. He should stay with his PDP and be a forceful opposition – we need a strong multi-party system. Enough of this regional samba dances of convenience and patronage – that is one corruption that need to stop!

    • staaaaaaaaaaa

      and on top is it only ekweremadu that is igbo??? Yes we dont need people like him. I am sure they will find some new generation ibo to use. let us not worry.

  • Niakita Kresbin

    @newsbreak a bit of free education here. The framers of our constitution executed
    one of the few master strokes by the elite of this country. There are 19
    states in the north of Nigeria. There are 17 in the south. The
    constitution says in addition to having majority of votes cast, a
    candidate must have to have 25% and above in 2/3 of the 36 states of the
    country, which amounts to 24 states. The implication is that the
    condition for the country’s unity is embedded there. You cannot have a
    northern president because even if you win all the 19 states in the
    north, you still need to shop in the south for the remaining 5 to make
    24. Also you cannot have a southern president because even if you win
    all the 17 states in the south you will still need to make alliances
    with the north for the remaining 7. So the secret to Mai Gaskya’s
    victory is that for the first time in Nigeria’s political history, an
    alliance between a major northern group and a major southern group was
    successful. This alliance was cemented by the sheer force of personality
    of several individuals. It has nothing to do with Gambari this or
    Yoruba that per se. Wake up and play the right politics and one day the
    presidency will come down to the Niger Delta AS OF RIGHT AND DESERVINGLY
    and not by sympathy.

  • cheky

    Compensate them with strategic ministerial appointments plus SFG or else keep them, Igbos will survive it. Don’t use this as an opportunity to marginalize them. Igbos even careless of who is ruling, they prefer to belong (after the civil war) than to have their own as president or occupying strategic positions yet be marginalized or treated as second hand citizens. GEJ has healed our wounds and given us a sense of belonging. No regret for supporting him. Obasanjo did nothing for the Yorubas during his time, though he appointed some Igbo sons and daughters in his cabinet but his regime was not felt in SE.
    Concerning Ngige and senate president, He was in APC when he defeated Dora Akunyili, were you the one that voted for him? NDI Anambra thought he has contributed his own quota and needs to be replaced. (2007-2015). Meanwhile, APC will zone senate president position to NC (between Saraki and Akume)because the tradition is that the zone (North vs South) that produces the president produce the senate president. Even if Ngige won, how are you sure they will give him the position? After all Yorubas did not get the position of speakership even when they had the lady that contested with the present speaker. I am apolitical but i feel bad when you guys tell lies against a whole tribe. That is not the way to move Nigeria forward. Leave Igbos alone, they know what is best for them. You always think you know better.

    • staaaaaaaaaaa

      i doubt if the igbos know what is best for them. It is their corrupt leaders taking advantage of them for their own selfish ends. Once the ndigbo youths become better educcated, things will change. and they are working at it because soon we will begin to get more liberally minded igbos like rochas.
      On the other hand I believe apc leadership are wise people. sooner or latter igbos will be needed in the equation, they know this. so they will try not to alienate them in the incoming regime. Because i dont see buhari or tinubu going to beg someone at 12 midnight in 2019, they are better at these things than that.

      • Nkuu

        BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

        IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

        SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025. WHAT ALL THE NOISEMAKING OR DOES APC THINK THAT BUHARI HAS CARRIED OUT ANOTHER COUP TO OCCUPY THE POSITION FOR MORE THAN 4 YEARS?

        • staaaaaaaaaaa

          but why didnt ibo know that buhari would win? Only someone trusting in rigging machinery would suggest that jona could have won. Because at all levels evetryone was tired with the lack lusttre governance by jona. I suspect he himself as president is tired too.
          you have come again, who told you ibo would rule in 2019 or 2025? In nigeria of today we dont give leadership by zoning. At least participate in the processes first, be part of nation building, let your visionary leadeers emerge, and then we would see. Let us see people like tinubu, like buhari, from your ranks and file. not the likes of david mark- the hypocrite. Let us see more okorochas, and then we will vote them not because they are ibos but because we believe they will be able to lead us. Nver again would we make the mistake of bringing another Jona from any region. OBJ already acknowledge his mistakes and we forgive him. Power has not shifted to the north, nooooo. It has shifted to a nigerian with passion and sacrifice. it has not shifted to islam, it has shifted to a nigerian with human feelings for the masses. that is what we care about. let us see what the next 4 years will bring, and then we will calibrate and re-calibrate our future again. But by God’s grace believe me, Buhari will succeed, yes he will where others failed.

          • Nkuu

            Did you read my post attentively? In 2011 Buhari promised to hand over to IGBOS in 2015 or 2019 if they voted him. Why do you think that Igbos still voted Jonathan, even though Igbos could have become president sooner with Buhari as president in 2011.

            Start thinking because you have been doing everything else but just that.

          • staaaaaaaaaaa

            the same story, deficiency in native wisdom. No problem continue now. let us see where you will get to in life finally. Did you know that eventually Ojukwu had to do business with Abacha, part of what he made out of it is what they are fighting over now. Just keep on in your foolishness.

          • Nkuu

            So far Igbos remain the wealthiest nationality on average; highest number of professors; ruled the country in the last 6 years; power will shift back to SE or SS in 2019 or 2025.

            Clear your eyes of logs and see what is in front of you. You appear to be basing your thoughts in one election cycle. Buhari did not carry out a coup. It is a 4 or 7 year mandate and power must shift. Even your people will do business with SE or SS in 2019 or 2025 so I do not understand your point.

          • staaaaaaaaaaa

            i dont know what you are basing your confidence that power will shift to d east in 2019/25 on!!!!! As at today the utterances of your people make that chance very remote. Anyway it is more like easterners ‘janu bi ejo’, always making noise without sensible fundamentals. I am not saying we cant vote anyone from the SE but we have to see that such person is well integrated into nigeria. Look at Tinubu inspite of all he still went forward, spending his morney and used his talent as a strategist all for nigeria. Tell me anyone like that from the south, except the great okorocha. But one person cant make a forest so you are still way way behind politically, take it or leave it.
            What is even more perplexing hhearing easterners comment on buhari/osibanjo victory is that you are blaming the yorubas for not voting for Jona – a SS/SE man. But we know that in all the past epoch easterners always vote for a northerner! Never have you chosen the progressives. You always leave leftists in the cold. Yorubas true to type are always anti-establishment, wherever the players may come from. So that is what has happened. So one can see the sophistication of the yorubas coming through again and again. Yorubas brought Jona onto the throned if you dispute it tell me ibo protagonists in 2009/2010. OBJ prostrated to elders everywhere in yoruba land in the run ups to 2011 that all may accept Jona candidacy. Yorubas voted him massively in 2011 not minding his origin, they just wanted someone to go change the business at the centre. Jona failed woefully. and the mood shifted in the west, nothing personal.

          • Nkuu

            I do not know why your ‘blaming Yoruba’ narrative comes from. What I know though is that power shifts to SE or SS by 2019 or actually 2023 (not 2025). Igbos would not beg or SS people would beg for Buhari to hand over. HE MUST HAND OVER TO EITHER SE OR SS.

          • staaaaaaaaaaa

            really? In which statutory book is it written that he must handover to SE or SS? Okay now, na only you waka come? Let us wait and see. Na so patience said pdp will stay for 60 years in power! These people sha, janu bi ejo!!!!!!! so much of mouth so little of brain. Go on soun now, let us wait and see!

          • Nkuu

            I dey laughoooo. You will die of heart attack. I think that improving your education can be beneficial to you. Yes, after 2019 or 2023, BUHARI MUST, I REPEAT MUST, return power to SE or SS.

            Come down from your delusional HIGH back to earth: Nigeria.

            Chei……A coup did not happenoooo. It is still a democracy oooo. Elections are won & lost. Buhari has 4 to 7 yearsooo, then he must hand over to the southoooo and it must be SE or SSooooo?

            Start thinking like a human beingoooo and not a rascalooo, e-rat, or area boy?

            I dey laughoooo

  • Northerner

    David Mark should be the minority leader!

    • Willie

      Muhammadu Buhari: The risk of an illegal President

      There are three conditions to become lawfully inaugurated the President of Nigeria.
      Those three conditions MUST be met before anyone can be cleared and sworn in.
      Just winning a poll by highest number of votes does NOT make anyone a President.

      [1] You must be a Nigerian citizen; adult, aged over 40 years and sponsored by a party.
      [2] You must win the highest number of votes at an election + 25% of votes in 24 states.
      [3] You must NOT have committed a dis-qualifying offence which nullifies all your votes.

      Today, Buhari has have met the first two conditions but has NOT meet the 3rd condition.
      That third overriding condition is specifically stated in the 1999 Constitution as follows:

      • “A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if he has
      presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission”.

      …….Section 137 (1) 1999 Constitution of Nigeria

      Buhari can NOT be sworn in, illegally, on 29th May 2015, without meeting that 3rd condition.

      • Interrogator

        ..

        • point of order

          ………(2) Buhari: The risk of an illegal President

          • A person shall not be qualified for election to
          the office of President if he has presented a
          forged certificate to the Independent
          National Electoral Commission
          .

          …….Section 137 (1) 1999 Constitution of Nigeria

          The Constitution says “SHALL NOT BE QUALIFIED.” Whenever the 1999 Constitution
          uses the word ‘shall’, no Judge, no court, nobody – not even President Jonathan –
          has the power to say, no! or to qualify Buhari by himself because Section 1 [1]
          of the 1999 Constitution is supreme over any Judge and over everybody in Nigeria.
          Never must anyone violate the 1999 Constitution to procure an ILLEGAL PRESIDENT.

          • ‘Modi

            Whaaaaaaaaaaaa! Cry Baby – Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

      • ‘Modi

        Whaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    • Williemanny

      Muhammadu Buhari: The risk of an illegal President

      There are three conditions to become lawfully inaugurated the President of Nigeria.
      Those three conditions MUST be met before anyone can be cleared and sworn in.
      Just winning a poll by highest number of votes does NOT make anyone a President.

      [1] You must be a Nigerian citizen; adult, aged over 40 years and sponsored by a party.
      [2] You must win the highest number of votes at an election + 25% of votes in 24 states.
      [3] You must NOT have committed a dis-qualifying offence which nullifies all your votes.

      Today, Buhari has has met the first two conditions but has NOT met the 3rd condition.
      That third overriding condition is specifically stated in the 1999 Constitution as follows:

      • “A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if he has
      presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission”.

      …….Section 137 (1) 1999 Constitution of Nigeria

      Buhari can NOT be sworn in, illegally, on 29th May 2015, without meeting that 3rd condition.

      • Freethinker

        ..

        • P.O.O

          ………(2) Buhari: The risk of an illegal President

          • A person shall not be qualified for election to
          the office of President if he has presented a
          forged certificate to the Independent
          National Electoral Commission.

          …….Section 137 (1) 1999 Constitution of Nigeria

          The Constitution says “SHALL NOT BE QUALIFIED.” Whenever the 1999 Constitution
          uses the word ‘shall’, no Judge, no court, nobody – not even President Jonathan –
          has the power to say, no! or to qualify Buhari by himself because Section 1 [1]
          of the 1999 Constitution is supreme over any Judge and over everybody in Nigeria.
          Never must anyone violate the 1999 Constitution to procure an ILLEGAL PRESIDENT.

          • Pere

            How Professor Jega ‘defeated’ Jonathan in the 2015 election

            On this 2015 election, history will question
            Jonathan’s claim to being an educated man.
            An educated person must think, plan, anticipate,
            pre-empt and leap over booby traps.

            Goodluck Jonathan did none of those things in this election.
            Once Professor Jega had manipulated PVC distribution to reduce
            Igbo voters by four million, and with President Jonathan blithely
            ignorant of the consequences of that shenanigan, Jonathan lost
            the election even before voting started on 28th March.

            President Jonathan naively assumed that his Igbo voters also existed as
            accredited voters but they didn’t, they only existed on INEC’s other
            files as merely registered voters without PVC. Goodluck Jonathan’s
            ignorant confidence was his greatest un-doing, as Jega loaded the dice.

          • ‘Modi

            Whaaaaaaaaaaa!

          • Nkuu

            BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

            IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN, ANYWAY.

            SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025. WHAT ALL THE NOISEMAKING OR DOES APC THINK THAT BUHARI HAS CARRIED OUT ANOTHER COUP TO OCCUPY THE POSITION FOR MORE THAN 4 OR 6 YEARS?

          • ‘Modi

            Whaaaaaaaaaaa! Put your pacifier back in your mouth. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

      • ‘Modi

        What will YOU do when he is sworn in on the 29th? You bloody arse-wipe; NOTHING. His victory must sting your arse.

    • Maybe then he can propose some law aw and do something to earn his overpayment.

    • Sincerely Yours

      Why? Na only him waka come? Aren’t there other qualified senators. He has had his fare share of being in control. Let him seat on the ‘back bench’ and see how it feels.

    • PolyGon2013

      Nope. He should be ordinary member. That is where he belongs now.

  • newsbreak

    “The election of Buhari as president is a clear indication that the country, Nigeria, is not united.
    The Yoruba and Hausa collaborated to frustrate Jonathan who hails from the Niger Delta region.
    The celebrated victory of Buhari is not the victory of the people but victory of regional conspiracy
    and supremacy. The voting pattern has clearly shown that the Gambari North and the Yorubas are
    united in the conquest of the Niger Deltans and the Igbos of defunct Biafra with the middle belt now
    used as pawns. The conditions that advanced the need to embrace the creeks have been sadly
    re-energized; it is clear that a vicious government which may maim and murder the voice of the
    so-called minorities may have just been birthed.”

    …………….Asari Dokubo

    Leader of Niger-Delta Freedom Fighters

    [April 2nd, 2015]

    • staaaaaaaaaaa

      But the unity that should be there was destroyed by people like dokubo himself. When people were expressing misgivings about the non-performance of Jona, they would respond with tribalistic diatribes, rather than debate the issues. Recall of the tv interviews of mr dokubo himself, and you would understand this point clearly. And other nationalities, especially the yorubas said, if we hated the ss would we have voted him into power in 2011?? We need to think better in nigeria. These so called lovers of Jona boxed themselves into this position, period.

      • PolyGon2013

        ..Besides, Yorubas are the one who helped GEJ to become president. GEJ and his wife were slaves to Yar’Aduas in Aso Rock. We rescued them, but the quickly forgot.

        • staaaaaaaaaaa

          yes very correct

    • pheliciti

      Quit quoting the stumpy one. When the Yorubas conspired with the Ibos and Ijaws to vote Jonathan into office in 2011, there was no complain from him!
      I hope the President from the Niger Delta was able to compel Shell to obey the Court judgment directing it to clean the environmental degradation in the Niger Delta? Or is it the Yorubas that conspired with the Hausas again to prevent this? Phools!!!!

      • PolyGon2013

        Even in Yoruba land, Jonathan won more than 40% and even won 1 out of 5 states. In the state that he lost at, he won more than 40%. Could this be called conspiracy? Yorubas produce the best spread of votes in the country. It simply shows our political sophistry. We did not vote for Buhari to go against Jonathan. We voted for change, so that Nigeria can be better. GEJ is a disaster.

    • Ha

      Asari no more stealing of 400,000 barrels per day. No more pipeline and maritime security contracts. If you are not happy why can’t you take your nine month pregnancy back to the creeks and see how we would turn the creeks into. You have a friendly government if you like to be friendly but aggressive government if you ever misbehave.

  • Intrepid

    See how they are breaking their heads. Black African politics is all about posts, appointments and positions. In other cilivilise climes, ithe opposition and ruling party work together, bringing out good policies to favour the whole citizenry. Thats why the rush to Abuja will remain a do or die affair. For how long I don’t know.

  • burning spear

    Don’t Expect Miracles From Us. – Buhari (BBC News).

    Nigerians Should Not expect Miracles from me in defeating Boko Haram.
    “My Government cannot solve the problem of 16 years in just 4 years” We can’t perform Miracle. – President -Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, BBC News.

    • Curseless

      Yes, Buhari is correct when he made those statements because the next thing we will see is that from day one Nigerians and particularly those who hate this man with passion will become irrational in their thinking asking why Boko Haram is still around, no light. no water; all in one week. We know how that goes !

    • Tunsj

      Although I always disagree with your comments, but I like you. I have already recommended you for a special award – “World Most Ridiculous Award”. Enjoy it buddy.

    • Emeka

      pls include a link to the BBC article or video. I don’t think Buhari will say this. its almost impossible

    • Sincerely Yours

      Incorrigible liar.

    • Ha

      More angry than Jonathan.

  • Curseless

    The average Igbo citizens have to rescue themselves from Ohaeneze Ndigbo leadership in order to refocus their political aspiration in the right direction. Blind followership we have found out in the South West is not the way to go and this can be seen in the way we rejected the so called “Yoruba Leaders” Afenifere and others in this last election. People refused to follow blind allegiance and voted their conscience and interests in the South West and until our brothers and sisters in the Igbo land learn not to follow sheepishly they will not and can not form a coalition that is needed to protect their interest politically. All these unnecessary hate talk and vitriol against Buhari was a bad idea and they need to learn from this experience. The idea that Yoruba ganged up with Fulani to suppress the Igbos, Ijaws and others is nonsense. In politics there is no permanent enemy or friend

    • Nkuu

      BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

      IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

      SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025. WHAT ALL THE NOISEMAKING OR DOES APC THINK THAT BUHARI HAS CARRIED OUT ANOTHER COUP TO OCCUPY THE POSITION FOR MORE THAN 4 OR 5 YEARS?

  • alawee

    Editor Premium Times:

    2015 was pure waste of money for Buhari

    For a poor country, Nigeria can actually afford to
    be frugal This election was pure waste of money.
    It has no consequence; regardless that Buhari had
    2.5million more votes than his closest contestant.

    The election was at best an entertainment after
    Buhari presented affidavit in December 2014 saying
    he obtained WASC but can’t show it or prove it.
    So, why waste money staging an election for such dubious
    claimant? That’s prodigal. The number of votes
    Buhari won is moot. He can’t be sworn in under the law.

    • alawee

      ….2015 was pure waste of money for Buhari

      Buhari is legally deemed constitutionally dis-qualified
      for giving false certificate by recitation in affidavit to INEC.
      Unless he can show his WASC by tendering it – which
      he’s not done since December – he ‘s wasting his time.

      By common sense he may never be able to show it,
      actually, so, what’s an election worth for such person?

      The number of votes Buhari won cannot replace the
      Constitution stipulating MANDATORY dis-qualification.
      Or does a concession of defeat by President Jonathan
      give Buhari the WASC Buhari does not have or show.
      The 1999 Constitution of Nigeria is the supreme will
      of the people; and, it nullifies ALL the votes Buhari got.

      • Curseless

        For your information the constitution you are referencing if far from being the will of the people, it might be what we have but it is certainly not the supreme will of the people.

        • Ike

          You drink something? Weytin be the name of the strong drink that made you to say
          Muhammadu Buhari and his APC slew of crooks are above the Constitution of Nigeria?

          • Curseless

            The military handed the country that constitution but that is all we have. The representatives of “we the people” are the only legitimate body that should craft a constitution.

  • emmanuel

    PT, pls correct your error, Bukola Saraki is a former Kwara state Governor and not Benue State as you indicated in your story.

  • Intrepid

    Nigerian Politics is all about the winner takes all, thats why they can never be anything call ‘Federalism’ in her political lexicon for a long time come. We in the South east courageously accept our fate. No ill feelings. The rest can enjoy their posts and positions while it lasts. For now we only watch and pray, so said the greatest man that ever live. JC

  • Pere

    How Jega ‘defeated’ Jonathan in the 2015 election

    On this 2015 election, history will surely question
    Goodluck Jonathan’s claim as an educated man.
    An educated person must think, plan, anticipate,
    pre-empt and leap over booby traps.

    Goodluck Jonathan did none of those things in this election.
    Once Professor Jega had manipulated PVC distribution to reduce
    Igbo voters by four million, and with President Jonathan blithely
    ignorant of the consequences of that shenanigan, Jonathan lost
    the election even before voting started on 28th March.

    President Jonathan naively assumed that his Igbo voters also existed as
    accredited voters but they didn’t, they only existed on INEC’s other
    files as merely registered voters without PVC. Goodluck Jonathan’s
    ignorant confidence, as Jega loaded the dice, was his greatest un-doing.

    • Nkuu

      BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

      IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

      SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025. WHAT ALL THE NOISEMAKING OR DOES APC THINK THAT BUHARI HAS CARRIED OUT ANOTHER COUP TO OCCUPY THE POSITION FOR MORE THAN 4 OR 6 YEARS?

  • Investigator

    ..

    • Guest

      ….Oya naaa…shebi you want Buhari’s certificate….oya here it comes! Take am..chop am!

      • Ex-President, OGA Jonathan, show us your own certificate or proceed to Otuoke.

    • IgboIzugbe

      ….Ok naaa…shebi you want Buhari’s certificate….oya here it comes! Take am..chop am!

      • OGA Jonathan, show us your own certificate or proceed to Otuoke.

  • Emeka

    i hope the Ibos have learnt a good lesson. GEJ failed us, yet we voted for him, why? because of one airport? please… I wish more Ibos will start to think like Father Mbaka. Critically analyse each candidate minus tribe and lies being told, then vote the better candidate. I am happy i voted for Buhari in Lagos, not because i will benefit individually, but because Nigeria will benefit from the decision far more than if GEJ has won., I am so sure of this.

    • Tony

      nice one Emeka

      • Emeka

        thank you sir

        • Layo

          God bless you Emeka.

        • drdenx

          Meku galoore!!! nice one

    • Emeka, we need more Nigerians who can reason like you.

      • Emeka

        thanks Yomi. after seeing GMB’s family, i had no doubt in my mind that he is disciplined with firm personality but also a mild person at heart who doesn’t take advantage of the supposedly weaker ones.

    • Nkuu

      DO YOU HAVE TO USE A FAKE NAME TO POST YOUR TRASH.

      BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

      IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

      SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025. WHAT ALL THE NOISEMAKING OR DOES APC THINK THAT BUHARI HAS CARRIED OUT ANOTHER COUP TO OCCUPY THE POSITION FOR MORE THAN 4 OR 6 YEARS?

      • Emeka

        lol. my name is Emeka from Anambra state to be precise. i don’t have time to use a fake alias on the web. thanks.

        • Nkuu

          Anambra state? Was not Ifeajuna and Efulefu Igbokwe from Anambra too? You know where you belong in Igbo land. Do you not? Anyway take my earlier advice and you would thank me for that.

    • PolyGon2013

      You voted for him because your people hate the Yorubas. They thought that APC is a Yoruba party and will be controlled by Tinubu as if all APC leaders are mumu.

  • cheky

    Read this below from Daily Trust and see where they have zone the positions of speakership and senate presidents too. Don’t blame the Igbos for not getting them.

    National Assembly building, AbujaBehind
    the scene moves for leadership positions in the National Assembly has
    begun among lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which won
    majority seats in Saturday’s polls, Daily Trust has gathered.

    The APC now has more than 60 senators and over 200 members in the House of Representatives.
    Sources
    in the party told Daily Trust that the APC had in January tentatively
    zoned the position of the senate president to the North Central and that
    of the speaker to the North East after its national convention in
    December.
    The decision, sources said, followed the emergence of
    retired General Muhammadu Buhari, who is from the North West, as the
    party’s presidential candidate and his running mate, Professor Yemi
    Osinbajo, from the South West.
    Consequently, Senators George Akume
    of Benue, Bukola Saraki of Kwara and Abdullahi Adamu of Nasarawa, are
    said to be in contention for the number three position.
    It was not
    clear whether the PDP, which is now in the minority, has taken any
    decision on those to occupy minority positions at both chambers.
    Meanwhile, indications have emerged that the North East senate caucus has demanded for the position of senate president.
    The
    APC won 13 senate seats from the region, three from Borno, Adamawa and
    Bauchi each, while Gombe and Yobe produced two senators each. PDP won
    all the three senate seats in Taraba State.
    Sources told Daily Trust
    that the North East APC senators would make a case for the position of
    senate president to be zoned to their region.
    “We are the most marginalised region in Nigeria and we deserve to be compensated this time around,” a source said.
    “In
    the outgoing assembly, the region was denied the senate presidency by
    the PDP in 2011 when David Mark was returned from the North Central zone
    despite opposition from the North East”, he added.
    The APC National Executive Committee (NEC) is expected to take decisions on a power sharing arrangement in the coming weeks.
    Top
    on the list of possible contenders from the North East for the post is
    Senator Ahmad Lawan from Yobe. Lawan has been in the National Assembly
    since 1999 which makes him the top ranking senator from the region.
    Closely
    following Lawan is Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume from Borno, who was
    elected into the National Assembly in 2003 and was minority leader for
    four years.
    Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje from Gombe and former
    deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Usman Beyero Nafada, who
    is coming to the senate for the first time, was a presiding officer.
    Sources in the National Assembly said Goje had since commenced campaigns after he was declared winner a few days ago.
    At
    the lower chamber, it was gathered that while Speaker Aminu Waziri
    Tambuwal along with some key lawmakers are gunning for a member from
    Bauchi State, Rep Yakubu Dogara, to become the new Speaker, others have
    since commenced moves for the post to be given to current Minority
    Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, from Lagos.
    Thus, based on their
    calculation, the North Central and North East should produce the senate
    president and speaker respectively, which is why they are supporting
    Dogara who is from the North East, with the possibility that the senate
    president may come from the North Central.
    However, it emerged
    yesterday that a group of APC lawmakers from the North West have begun
    lobbying for Gbajabiamila to become speaker despite being from the same
    state with Osinbajo.
    Their argument is that they want to compensate
    the South West for not only supporting Buhari but also ensuring that he
    won the presidency this time.
    They said though Gbajabiamila is from
    the same region with Osinbajo, that would not change anything as
    Tambuwal, who is from North West, emerged speaker on June 6, 2011 even
    when Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo is from the same zone.
    One
    of the lawmakers pushing for Gbajabiamila told our reporter: “We want to
    pay them (South West) back. Look at what they did for Buhari. So, to
    us, one good turn deserves another. We we’ve already commenced
    mobilising for him.” Already, some lawmakers have started indicating
    interest in vying for different positions in the House leadership. It
    was gathered that Rep Aliyu Sani Madaki from Kano State has indicated
    interest in the position of House Leader, while others are still keeping
    their ambitions to their chests to see how the game turns out.
    Madaki, who is among the 24 elected APC Reps from Kano, could not be reached for comments at the time of filing this report.

  • pere2

    HOW JEGA DEFEATED JONATHAN IN 2015 ELECTION

    On this 2015 election, history will surely question
    Goodluck Jonathan’s claim as an educated man.
    An educated person must think, plan, anticipate,
    pre-empt and leap over booby traps.

    Goodluck Jonathan did none of those things in this election.
    Once Professor Jega manipulated PVC distribution to reduce
    Igbo voters by four million, and with President Jonathan blithely
    ignorant of the consequences of that shenanigan, Jonathan lost
    the election before voting started on 28th March.

    • pere2

      President Jonathan naively assumed that his Igboland voters existed as
      accredited voters but they didn’t, they only existed on INEC’s other
      files as merely registered voters without PVC. Goodluck Jonathan’s
      ignorant confidence, as Jega loaded the dice, was his greatest un-doing.

      • Nkuu

        IGBOS ARE NOT ALMAJIRIS NOR YORUBAS NOR AWUSA-FULANI-KANURI. IGBOS DO NOT NEED GOVT. TO SUCCEED. IGBO BUILT MOST OF THEIR PRIMARY, SECONDARY, AND UNIVERSITIES. IGBOS HAVE EVEN BEGAN TO CONSTRUCT ROADS TO THEIR TOWNS.

        THERE IS NOTHING SPECIAL ABOUT IT ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT MANY NIGERIANS WHO VOTED BUHARI HAVE LOW INTELLIGENT QUOTIENT.

        SE or SS WILL BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2025. WHAT’s THE BIG DEAL MAKING NOISES OF A MERE ELECTION SUCCESS? OR DOES BUHARI THINK THAT HE CARRIED OUT A COUP, AGAIN?

        TELL BUHARI THAT WE ACCOMMODATED HIM BECAUSE HE WILL ONLY WASTE OUR 4 YEARS OF PRECIOUS TIME.

        • Dahcilsam

          The Nigerian I`ve ever seen and found with the lowest IQ from my days of existence until now as Nigerian remains you Nkuu. With your claim of high IQ, you dont know the difference between and igbo man and an Ijaw man going by Nigeria 6 geo-political zone. Going by your severally repeated copy and paste points of view for the past 3 days, I doubt it if you can even recite the elementary school`s Nigeria States and capitals at all?

          • Nkuu

            You are a habitual Hypocrite. On the one hand you state that Igbos lost elections because Jonathan lost to Buhari. On the other hand when Igbos tell you that they ran the government with Jonathan, you argus it is Ijaw. Which one, MUMU?

            If Jonathan is Ijaw then why bring Igbos into it. Igbos proudly voted for him and would vote for him again if the elections were repeated. Stop playing pranks on yourself.

            The 2015 elections have happened. Nigerians shall return to the polls in 2019 or 2023 to elect someone from SE or SS. You should be the one to be concerned. We, SE & SS, just had the presidency for 6 years!!!

  • Dahcilsam

    To everyone that knows the true history of Nigeria and the past, not those living on the lies told to them from the unprogressive mind of their cunning leaders that are dividing them to rule them for personal advantages, it will sound funny what an average Igbo fellow holds unto today. The past we are talking about was what they engineered and mastermind by themselves, forgetting you can only know and be sure of your own strenght, not that of your adversaries. Its never by the flexing of muscles, its by mental alertness, being of inclined mind, wisdom, self discipline, excellent calculation of situation, chosing to remain loyal and united to a good course, being sound technically and tactically. I had never seen any wise group that can be so absent minded in their thinking and development strategy, and chose no other option than to rise up against the whole embodiment of National arm forces, as equiped as Nigeria Army was then. The Igbos started the first coup in Nigeria, and many years after, they are still crying fouls. Their leaders are their tossing them around and living large on the goodies for their betterment and advancement, they are all over the places accusing and calling others all forms of derogratory names.

    • kiza

      Sorry, you misfired! You are wrong here…

    • Nkuu

      IGBOS ARE A GREAT PEOPLE. THEY ARE SO GREAT THAT OTHER TRIBES SHAKE AT THE MENTION OF IGBOS. IT TAKES A GREAT PEOPLE TO BE DISCUSSED AS IGBOS ARE.

      BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

      IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

      IGBOS ARE NOT ALMAJIRIS WHO NEED GOVT. TO SURVIVE LIKE YORUBAS & AWUSA-FULANI-KANURI. IGBOS DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESIDENT NECESSARILY TO SHOW THEIR CAPABILITIES.

      AN IGBO WILL BECOME THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA IN 2019 or 2025 IF NIGERIA STILL EXISTS BY THEN. IT IS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE SO SHALL IT BE.

      • Dahcilsam

        How could see how great you guys are. At the time of Nigeria Independence, its unimaginable how an educated fellow, United state Howard University, Lincoln University, and University of Pennsylvania graduate will sell himself so cheap to play a second fiddle to someone who was an ordinary teachers certificate holder in the first republic, a position that Obafemi Awolowo refuses on the basis of the level of his education. If you dont know history , allow us to give you the opportunity to learn truth of the history, rathern than relying on age long lies that your so called leaders have been telling you for their own personal selfish reason. The three major players and regional representatives in the first republic government after Nigeria independent were Tafa Balewa, Obafemi Awolowo, and Nnamdi Azikwe. As at 1963, Balewa was 51 years old why Awolowo and Zik were 54 and 59 years old respectively. Balewa was a Mid school teacher after leaving College of education, Awolowo studied Law at the University of London, while Zik studied Religion and obtained masters degree in Anthropology from Lincoln University, and University of Pennsylvania respectively. For selfish and personal gain, without the consideration for future of his people, just as what had been at play even up till now, Zik subjected himself, the region party, politics, and followers, to the so called Hausa (that you guyz are accusing for your woe today) in exchange for the second fiddle position that Awolowo outrightly rejected. Awo decided to rather work for the advancement and to better the lot and lives of his people (the Yorubas) with quality, sound, and free education, the benefit of which still remains the hallmark and pride of the Yorubas until this day. What did your Zik did for you people. Instead in 1966, he traveled out of the country, and his suffering and agitated kinsmen in the Army, carried out the first coup in Nigeria, killing Northerner and Western government and Army officers in their typical animalistic, childish arrogant, and unprogressive mentatlity. That was the genesis of the civil war, in case y`all has never being told the truth. And since then you guys had stuck to the lies and your destructive, ingrate attitude, despite the fact that high number of you cat stay, live, and find means of livelihood in y`all land. The Yorubas are still the ones that gave you the hope and gift of education, and if you have never been told, the native language (Igbo) you speaks was primed and developed for y`all by a Yoruba man (Bishop Ajayi Crowther). When you guyz was about initiating the civil war, didnt Awolowo had a meeting with Ojukwu to beg and warn him of the possible consequence and lasting repercursion, but as y`all are till today, you are fond of acting before thinking, flexing muscle, forgetting, game of superiority is not won by muscle or strength alone, but by strategy, game plan, sound intellect, mental alertness, technical, logical, and tactical wisdom. The evidence of which is still at play up till today. Its high time you pushed aside all those tribalism mentality, dubious attitude, highway robbery, selfishness, mainstream politics, noises, and start calling your so called leader to accountability. No single tree can make a forest, and no region in this nation can exist alone in its small sense of pride. Nigeria is we all to build, drop your egos and hatred that had been getting the better of you, so we all can move forward as a people.

        • Nkuu

          You who sold yourself so expensive to play the key role, where are you with that? Igbos remain the wealthiest nationality on average in Nigeria; they are educated in the real sense of the term. They are well traveled and have contributed to the development of modern Nigeria than any other nationality.

          Why should Igbos be worried? Igbos are wise. You may still not get it though, I admit.

          • Dahcilsam

            wealthiest nationality with your highway robbery, quick money rituals and dubious act, and a whole lot of money miss road (rich but illiterate) people that you have all about Igbo land with no meaningful contribution towards general development of the people. Not surprising that your so called leaders are using you peoples head for their own gains as the custom is with you people and money ritual mentality. When Chuba Okadigbo died, do you have the idea of the amount of money meant for the development of you peoples region that was found stacked up in different rooms and buildings in his compound. Thanks be to God, I dont belong to a tribe that sound wise but mumu in nature and reasoning. Yah, Igbos are wide traveled, but what are the majority of them doing here in USA and other western world, prostitution, 419, scamming, forgery, etc. Its a shame a youth and educated Nigerian can hold unto views like your in this age and time.

          • Nkuu

            Keep spreading lies that make you feel high….

            DEVELOPMENT: 45% of Lagos population is Igbo and they pay 45% of taxes. The same developmental stride by Igbos is recorded in Abuja, Kano etc. No other nationality can come close.

            The Zikist Movement led the fight for independence of Nigeria. IGBOS are great people. Igbos are the shadows of development of Nigeria. Wise people do not chase their shadow. Only crazy people can engage in such insanity.

            Check out how many Igbo professors alone are in the US. Check out how many Igbo professionals are professionals in banks and accountants, lawyers, and make more than $100,000 per annum.

            PROSTITUTION & 419?

            MUMU, check out how many Yorubas are languishing in US prisons talkless of UK.

            Google Credit Card Fraud in New Jersey to see how many are into fraud.

            You sit in front of your laptop/tablet pushing out LIES. Check prostitution to find out your girls are NUMERO UNO;

            Show us just two Yorubas or northern Islamists who are not LOOTERS or owe BANKS billions……so the next 4 to 7 years we shall witness more LOOTING, BANK INDEBTEDNESS.

  • Wetin Naija

    Ohanaeze misled the Igbo people after collecting 5 billion naira from
    GEJ. The PDP Igbo politicians through their massive rigging robbed the
    Igbos of producing at least one APC senator or member of house of
    representative from south east that would have been the senate president
    or speaker of the house. The Igbo leaders and PDP politicians have
    once again robbed the Igbos of a place in Nigeria federal politics.

    • chris Gabriel

      Why do you people thrive in lies? APC in dec.’14 zoned senate presidency to NC.

      • abelxandercel

        how do you know Gabriel?

    • Nkuu

      NO ONE ROBBED IGBOS OF ANYTHING, MUMU.

      BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

      IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

      IGBOS ARE NOT ALMAJIRIS WHO NEEDS GOVT. TO SURVIVE LIKE YORUBAS & AWUSA-FULANI-KANURI. IGBOS DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESIDENCY NECESSARILY TO SHOW THEIR CAPABILITIES.

      AN IGBO WILL BECOME THE PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2015 IF NIGERIA STILL EXISTS BY THEN. IT IS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE SO SHALL IT BE.

      • Nkuu

        2025

      • PolyGon2013

        Igbo did not vote for Buhari in 2011 in spite of the promise and in 2015 because they thought Buhari would never be president! That is all. If they knew Buhari would become the president, they would have voted for him. But Jega outsmarted PDP by using PVC that reduces rigging significantly.

        • Nkuu

          You have no idea. Do you? If Igbos did not vote for Buhari in 2011 when it was obvious that it was an easier part to IGBO PRESIDENCY than Jonathan’s, then you argue that they would have voted for him in 2015 if they had known. At this point I advise you to reread the logic of your point and understand the inherent contradictions.

          Bottom line: Igbos know that they will be president in 2019 or 2025. There is nothing to lose by waiting for the appointed time. IGBOS ARE VERY WISE PEOPLE. YOU HAVE GOT TO GIVE IT TO THEM.

  • Illiterate_Parasite_in_Power

    TARRY FOR A WHILE – Comarde ASARI DOKUBO REACTS

    “The conditions that advanced the need to embrace the creeks have been sadly re-energised. It is clear that a vicious government who may maim and murder the voice of the so-called minorities may have just been birthed…Indeed integration is non-existent as regional gang-ups and supremacy is symbolic with this victory.”

    “While President Jonathan enjoys his moments and basks in the euphoria of a new world-renowned statesman having congratulated Muhammadu Buhari, we must quickly be reminded that our struggle was never about Jonathan or about the presidency…President Jonathan is an establishment beneficiary of our struggle, our sweat and blood that many bled and died for. He was never in the struggle and he can never wish away our collective march for statesmanship….

    “Yes indeed, to an extent, he was a mitigating factor in self-determination pursuit as we went on sabbatical. This mitigation he seems to have willingly repudiated. The days coming will be critical.”

    “We shall study all the conditions and consult widely before determining the way forward for our collective existence and survival as a people. The days coming shall either drive the quest of integration or further separate us.”

    —-> Sir Asari Dokubo

    What else can I add? Asari has spoken for the people of the South. We agree with & support him.

    This APC is NORTH + WEST i.e., (Hausa + Yoruba) party. You need no crystal balls to discern the plot. We have no problem with their unity, but they MUST respect the right of the United SOUTH & EAST to chart their course and resolve for self determination. No more, no less.

    • Arabakpura

      Was your name acquired or inherited? Because it looks like you are living it!

    • PolyGon2013

      I guess North is always the beneficiary. In the past, it was (Hausas/Fulani + Igbo). This has been the case since independence in any election. Apparently it is Yoruba’s turn, and guess what, the only group that never left the scene is the North.

  • kiza

    It doesnt matter how it goes now…time for everything…

  • Datti

    Now that the Presy, the VP, Senate President, Speaker and SFG posts have eluded you, I wonder how your people will react? The truth is that the Igbos don’t like to play ‘opposition politics’, they want immediate gratifications, pure and simple! They couldn’t join APC, not because there were Yorubas and Hausas in the party but because they never in their widest imagination believed APC could win because APC was not in ‘power’. I remember quite vividly how the ‘great’ Zik led the NPP of Eastern Nigeria to the then NPN, the ruling party, to be rewarded with ministerial positions and the Speaker of the House of Reps. The UPN, mainly in the West, rejected the offer. In less than 4 years, the NPP was on its way to extinction due to its romance with the NPN. Today what has happened to APGA? When AC metamorphosed to ACN and become bigger and stronger, APGA was fraternizing with PDP for pecuniary reasons and became smaller and less important. Today APGA is as good as dead while ACN has become a substantial part of APC. The Igbos need to persevere and form a formidable team with other regions but they need to form a strong home team first.
    I bet everyone on this forum that within the next one year, must of those Igbos that were very loud for GEJ and the PDP would one way or the other find their ways to the APC. Politics is not played like that, it is not all about money and self!

    • Nkuu

      DEFINITELY YOUR IMAGINATION EXPOSES WHY YOUR PEOPLE’S INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT IS A MERE 60!!!

      IGBOS ARE VERY PROUD TO VOT FOR JONATHAN. IF YOU HAVE ASSURED IGBOS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN BEFORE THE ELECTION, IGBOS WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

      IGBOS KNEW THAT THEY WOULD GOT THE PRESIDENCY SOONER BY VOTING BUHARI in 2011, YET THEY VOTED JONATHAN.

      GO BACK TO YOUR ILLITERATE PARENTS WHO FAILED TO GIVE YOU GOOD QUALITY EDUCATION TO SHOW THEM THE TRASH THAT FALL OFF YOUR BRAIN.

      • Nkuu

        line 5=GET

      • 05GENERAL

        U voted for a looser… And don’t complain of marginalisation biko!

        • Nkuu

          Yaribas are complaining of marginalization and AWUSA-FULANI-KANURI are complaining of marginalization too.

          If any regions marginalized SE or SS they will be marginalized too. This is the beauty of Nigerian democracy. So beware of what you wish for. Better start thinking in your own interest!

    • PolyGon2013

      Igbos have always aligned with the Hausas/Fulanis since the independence. Maybe they changed their mind this time. We shall see what will happen in 4 years. But what I know is that APC will treat all regions or states equally, under Buhari. Sai Buhari, and Sai Osinbajo.

  • ICC Hague

    Igbo people have themselves to be blamed, their blind desire for money, hate and tribalism is the major cause of their political backwardness. If one critically study the Igbo society, they have no respect for societal value no respect for rule of law and highly indiscipline and disorganized society. In Igbo society you can commit all sort of crime once you can get money no problem you cannot be sanctioned. No society will grow with this kind of mindset, they hate hausa, Yoruba and other tribes but populate their states in looking for means of livelihood, Igbo populate Lagos, Ibadan, Kano, Kaduna, etc yet they hate Hausa and Yoruba. The earlier Igbo learn that they must learn to respect and coexist with other Nigerians or remain isolated from the rest of Nigerians. even America as a world super power they are not isolating themselves but form aliens with other countries on world politicts. Igbo mindset is a major head ache for Nigeria, they caused the first military coup in 1966 killing leaders of Northern and south western extraction, they travel abroad spoiling the name of Nigeria by committing crime like drug trafficking 419, cyber crime etc just to get money.

    • jack

      You talked from pit of hell!! Continue magilisation of Igbos and you will see the future of Nigeria.

    • Sean

      Say Amen if all you have said is true

    • Nkuu

      IGBOS ARE NOT ANIMALS LIKE YOU & YOUR BUSH TRIBESMEN. FEAR OF IGBOS HAVE DISABLED YOUR BRAIN CELLS AND THAT IS EVEN WHEN THEY HAVE NOT OCCUPIED THE PRESIDENCY.

      IGBOS WILL DO AGAIN AND AGAIN EVERYTHING THEY HAVE DONE IN THE PAST. NO REGRETS. IGBOS WILL KEEP POPULATING LAGOS (45%), KANO, ABUJA ETC.; AND THERE IS NOTHING COWARDS LIKE YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.

      IGBOS ARE ON AVERAGE THE WEALTHIEST NIGERIANS. IGBOS ARE DEFINITELY THE MOST INDUSTRIOUS NATIONALITY.

      THE FACT THAT IGBOS SHARE THE SAME SKIN COLOR & NATION STATE DO NO MEAN THAT YOUR PEOPL’S INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT IS COMPARABLE TO THAT OF THE AVERAGE IGBO PERSON.

      IGBOS WILL OCCUPY THE PRESIDENCY AFTER 2019 or 2025. WHATEVER THE CASE IGBOS WILL OCCUPY THE PRESIDENCY.

      SO, JUST LIKE JONATHAN, THERE IS NOTHING TO SPECIAL ABOUT PRESIDENCY EXCEPT CORRUPTION/LOOTING; AND IGBOS CAN AFFORD TO DO WITHOUT THOSE “BENEFITS” UNTIL IT GETS TO THEIR TURN.

  • Parasites_in_Power

    SHOULDN’T CHAMPIONING THE REDUCTION IN THE SALARIES OF THESE LEGI-THIEVES BE A MORE NOBLE REPORT?

    What kind of ethnic permutation is Premium Times (PT) embarking on? This once again affirms the position of many that PT is parochially and regionally biased. An online medium set up, funded and run by those who see nothing good in any other public official except those seen to advance the course of the Yoruba WEST & Hausa NORTH and their continued stay in power.

    No matter whatever Jonathan did was bad. Just becos you want a Northerner in power. So you went after all Ministers and officials from all other regions except the North & West., publishing stories and allegations of corruption against them.

    Now, just barely 35hrs after elections, you come here sharing positions in parliament amongst crooks who earn so much but do nothing. In your warped assessment, since it is your regional APC in power, then there is no problem. Shouldn’t championing a reduction by half or 60% in the salaries of the legislathieves be more relevant and descriptive of the mood of the masses? Shouldn’t that be a more noble course at this hour ? …….But alas! You go on sharing positions. How does it affect the man on the street whether an Igbo or some certificateless dunce from some country occupies the Senate position?

    I want to believe the Editors of this online news medium edit what is churned out here! Nooooooooonsense!

  • Abdulazeez Oyibo

    They will learn that in Nigerian politics, cooperation and alliance is key and not money.

  • Niger_Deltan

    So the Mallams will no longer give their daughters to be primed for suicide mission…and suddenly all attacks and bombings have ceased. Their Muslim brother is elected. So no more war.

    The message is clear. It will be exploited by other regions too. The next election, if Nigeria survives till then, is just about 1,400 days away. Other regions might just employ the methodology used by Buhari – leaning on terrorist attacks organised by his regional brothers to spite and attack the incumbent, aided by propaganda by a certain cowardly region. But we are in it together.

    We have been vindicated, that Nigeria is not a country but a continent.

    Like Chief Dokubo said, the ultimate goal is self determination. This is the course to which millions of us confidently and proudly pledge allegiance.

    God Bless Dr. Jonathan & Dame Faka
    God bless the Niger Delta Republic

  • Faniyi Oluwasegun Mcanthony

    Maitama thanks for the message but one thing is clear in the present day Nigeria no region can stay from afar and think he can get something unless they belong to the mainstream that was the politics of the South West before but now thank God they realise in time i hope the South East will wake up from there sleep and belong to thez mainstream and forget about tribalism which no one will gain, another point is it will take them long years to get to the presidency if there thinking about been sideline is not changed who knows that the pendulum will swing like this well i wish south East should just open there eyes and stop following their so called selfish leader.

    • Nkuu

      were you thinking when you posted or you kept going? The SE just ran a 6-yr. federal government and another guy got it for 4 years. After which it returns to SE or SS……Jonathan just handed over power to show that it is not that special…..so what point are you making?

      • Dahcilsam

        You are so dumb ooooo, How is GEJ that is from Bayelsa a South East person. I could recalled you called your fellow igbo person an illiterate some where in your series of reply to other peoples comment, advising him to go back to school. But since I`ve been reading through your point of view, its a pity to let you know that you lack the logical reasoning for ideological debate on social media. take a seat and let me help you a bit with your ignorance and lack of understanding. this is a breakdown of the Nigeria geo-political zones and the states components. I`m gonna bold it for you so you wont have any excuse for not knowing better. For now, there are six ge-political zones in Nigeria, and they are:
        SOUTH EAST- 5 States=(Abia, Anambra, Eboyi, Enugu, Imo).

        SOUTH SOUTH- 6 States=(Akwa-ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Rivers).

        SOUTH WEST- 6 States=(Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo).

        NORTH EAST- 6 States=(Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe).

        NORTH WEST- 7 States=(Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara).

        NORTH CENTRAL- 6 States=(Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nassarawa, Niger, Plateau).

        Get it into your head, know better to understand better, and know what you are saying next time.

        • Nkuu

          Why do you now think that because Jonathan lost then Igbos have lost? Is not that your narrative? Be that as it may, Igbos helped to rule this country in the last 6 years. After 2019 or 2025, power shifts back to SE or SS. Who exactly should be concerned? I do not think it should be SE or SS.

      • 05GENERAL

        Jonothing is not from SE abeg, and he’s not igbo. Stop spreading lies biko!

        • Nkuu

          So why do mumus like you think Igbos lost the elections because Jonathan lost? Quit being hypocritical. The bottom line is that power must return to SE or SS in the next 4 to 6 years. So what is the big deal for you you to come to discuss the elections as if Igbos lost anything for voting, and proudly so, for Jonathan?

          What point I am making, after posting my obvious point? If OPEN UNIVERSITY education makes you dumb try CLOSE UNIVERSITY

        • Dahcilsam

          she really wasnt spreading lies, the case is just that no one can know and understand more than what their brain was conditioned to carry, just like a pillar cant carry beyond the amount of weight it wasnt built to carry, without collapsing. That was she collapsing for us all to see. when she knows better, she will understand better, reason better, argue better, and contribute better. But for now, she is as daft as “Kakapo” (one of the four dumbest animals in the world).

  • Martins Oluma Ajiake

    Politics is all about giving and taking.

  • Positively Nigerian

    All of a Sudden the APC argument that you do not have to be in the majority to be House Speaker or Senate President does not apply anymore.

    SANCTIMONIOUS HYPOCRITES!!!!

    • Old No7

      Get a life

    • Ashibogu

      Whatever made Aminu Tambuwal to be Speaker, House of Reps is enough to make someone from South South/ South East Speaker. Ume Ezeoke was Speaker in the Second Republic when he was in the Nigeria People’s Party(NPP). He was elected Speaker based on the then NPN/NPP Accord. When the Accord failed, he was not removed but asked to continue for the sake of National Unity. Our polity is too fragile for the game some Hawks are playing in the APC. A fresh uprising in the Niger Delta by disgruntled elements will signal the begining of the end for our Union. He who has ears should listen to what the spirit is saying!

      • Emmanuel A.J

        I have ears but I will not listen to you for two reasons: 1. You are not the Holy Spirit. 2. You are an evil spirit or an alien that has come to dwell among men. Perish your thoughts! Ewu.

      • PolyGon2013

        Well, APGA can still merge with APC, then, we will pick one of you. But as usual, ibo wanted reap where they did not sow. You locked yourself out, and so do not blame anyone. Anyway, I have no problem with any ibo from becoming speaker of the house, we just have to loo for honest one among them.

    • PolyGon2013

      It still applies because when Tambuwal defected, more PDP members have already joined APC. Thus, in a way, APC was the majority then.

  • True Nigerian

    The truth must be spoken. I am Igbo. It was basic common sense that insular politics would never lead the Igbos to anywhere meaningful on this 2015 election. But that insular politics is exactly what our leaders chose for themselves and our down-trodden people. Jonathan was a horrendous failure as a president. How on earth could Ndi Igbo make the choice that such a low quality of leadership must be sustained at the centre simply because of the ethnic considerations? It is silly, utterly silly and demeaning for me as an educated Igbo man.

    Any honest person knows that Buhari is better than Jonathan by more than a million times. Yet, those of us who consistently campaigned for Buhari in the South-East were abused by majority of our own people, despite the fact that our political calculation was as basic as ABC and therefore very easy to understand. Even the votes that were cast for Buhari in the South east were offensively rigged and robbed from him by our overzealously clueless governors.

    APGA is angry with PDP for stealing senatorial slots from APGA. This is the same APGA that is sleeping with PDP like Ashewo in order to make sure that Jonathan rubbishes Nigeria for another 4 years.

    Jonathan was a sinking man. Igbos (deceived by their lying deceitful leaders) said they would rather sink with him than swim with Buhari. On what basis biko? If you ask them, they’ll say he built an airport and started a bridge in onitsha. Really? The bridge that is effectively a monumental robbery of Igbos? For a bridge that should cost less than N33b, Jonathan and his gang of rogues pegged the cost at N117b (nearly 400% higher than the real cost), and yet, it is Igbos who will pay a toll debt on that bridge for more than 25 years. The same Jonathan who did not have money to put the bridge on the budgets for the last 5 years had enough money to give CAN a bribe of N7b in addition to the more than N20b he shared in Lagos, Southwest and other places within a space of 6 weeks.

    Ngige, Rochas Okorocha, Osita Okechukwu and other sincere Igbos repeatedly warned our people, but they were abused and ignored. They have been proved right.

    Igbos truly do not deserve any good thing from Buhari. But it depends on Buhari’s wisdom. He should not give Igbos the Senate Presidency against the majority rule principle. But if I were him, I would cancel that bridge contract on account of fraud and corruption. I will rebuild that bridge for Igbos at a real cost and rebuild Enugu-Onitsha Highway just to show Igbos that they were utterly “fuulish” in supporting a President that who was a mindless fraud on Igbos. In so doing, Buhari will have consolidated the strength of the APC in the south east, and could take Anambra from the hypocritical fellows (Peter Obi) that claim to be APGA and also claim other states for the APC so that our democracy can deepen further and become more competitive across all levels. If he does these things, he will have also strengthened the voices of those of us who tirelessly campaigned for him in the South east. It is up to Buhari. But the truth is, Igbos have no moral grounds to expect anything from Buhari. Our narrow-minded leaders and most of our people were simply idi0tic on 2015. The truth must be spoken.

    • Africa

      I feel your disappointment, selfish leaders in your regions are working against the interest of their people. People have to stand up and be ready to protect their votes, the thieving politicians and their thugs are but a minority..

    • charles

      Nwanne m….you spoke d truth am ashamed today as an igbo seeing the foolishness and daftness of our folks…its shameful…I voted for Buhari 2011 and 2015….we all know our natural gift…Nigerians have seen what I saw 4 yrs ago…yes igbos hv no right to expect anything cos they choose to sink with Gej…goodluck to them….pls count me out

      • Nkuu

        Go back to school and get quality education like an average Igbo person. It is lack of quality education that is fundamentally your problem. Or you may go back to the SE or SS, wherever your ancestral home is, to stay for at least 3 months. Wisdom would return to you if you do either.

        • Dahcilsam

          Quality education, put all your SE schools, university, education, and institution together., what is quality in the substandard(Ibo made) level of education you guyz are receiving, when a whole lot of you are in school sleeping around to like being in prostitutes den. Go and read your history book well and save yourself from all those lies, vague ideas, tribalism mentality, and dumb point of view that have been plaguing you guyz since time immemorial.

          • Nkuu

            Well ‘Igbo made’ is out there. Currently we have annual display of those products in Abuja and other African countries.

            Those “substandard schools” produced all those professors in the US and elsewhere competing internationally. Igbos have the largest number of Nigerian professors in the US.

            HISTORY? What do you know about history? Tell us about the history.

            Igbos have a great history. Thy have proven time and time again to be a great people because they do great things.

            Your LOSER tribe displays cowardice and are habitual slaves. They are just waiting to prostrate to the next SLAVE MASTER by the corner. There is no lesson to learn from them. TUFIAKWA!!

          • Dahcilsam

            Hahhaha, igbo has the largest number of professors in the US. where did you get your statistic from. Do you think the person you are speaking with is a dumb ass like most of your kinsmen. Hahahaha, in case you dont know, the person you speaking with resides in US, where are your professors? ok, may be professors in fraudulent practices and 419. Igbo professors all over US, do you think na highway robbery, or something that you can be stolen ? What do your race know about education talk less of Professorship. Professors under my feet, na so you think say them deh carry expo for exam for here?

    • John

      Good article you blow my mind away

      Dr John Afolabi
      From Western Australia.

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      • True Nigerian

        Thank you, Dr. We both share something in common, and I happen to know you although you do not know me. I may give you a call.

        With best wishes for Easter.

    • UCHE

      Igbo’s are natural born not to support injustice, GEJ was badly treated with so many gang up against his Government just because he came from the minority part of the country.
      Mark my word, you wont hear any thing like Boko-Haram again now that a Northern is to take over power and media houses wont be publishing the killing and intimidation of Northern Christians any longer.

      • True Nigerian

        I won’t mark your word, as it is starved of logic and contradicted by valid facts and truths. Boko haram was already a problem in 2008. Who was the president then? Was it a Niger Deltan? No! It was a Northerner – President Yaradua. That single fact makes total nonsense of the word you want me to mark. Niger Delta militants, MASSOB, OPC, and the other animals that called themselves Nigerian Talibans were also a problem at various times in which Jonathan was not a President. How about that? So in your comment, you have, again, displayed the low-level thinking that our people displayed on 2015 elections.

        In 2003 and 2007, Buhari picked Igbo running mates. Did that make you to change your mind and vote for him? In 2011, he asked Ndi Igbo to give him a running mate, and Igbos rejected him and told him to go away. Even the venue he booked for his campaign was later cancelled for not reason at the dying minute. It was cancelled by one of the st00pid f00ls that call themselves democractic governors in the East and most of our people hailed him (Governor Elechi) for rubbishing basic democratic tenets. Despite the Igbos not giving him a chance, Buhari promised Ndi Igbo that if they voted for him in 2011, he would make sure that an Igbo president would succeed him. Yet, they refused him even a chance to come and campaign in our region. The haste with which our people abused and rejected Buhari’s offers to Ndi Igbo in 2011 suggested that they had struck a good deal with Jonathan. To my utter shock, after the 2011 election, Ohaneze and PDP politicians in Igbo land came out and announced that they did not discuss Igbo presidency with Jonathan. It was so shocking when I heard that.

        It is this low level of thinking that has robbed Ndi Igbo in this election and made our region to look like a region of F00LS.
        What hurts me about this is that the voices of Igbos like me are drowned out by the loudness of the sheer unthinkingness of the Igbo politicians and uneducated voters who portray all of us as the same. We are not the same. My thinking skills and decision-making proficiency are several notches above what the insular politics of our people may suggest. Sadly, people like me will never get a chance to guide our people towards a more meaningful direction. It is self-seeking contractual liars who often hold themselves out as so-called Igbo leaders of thought. Their main career is to profit from the collective misery of our people – a misery that is founded on the deceit and utterly “st00pid” political calculations of those they have successfully deceived. As an example, on the day that the fraudulent 2nd Niger Bridge was being flagged off at nearly 400% of its real cost and with a 25-year tolling debt being imposed on our people, all the so-called Igbo leaders were there applauding the fraud and smiling from ear to ear. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Ike Ekweremadu, Peter Obi who prides himself on probity, and many others were there. They merrily clapped, danced and praised Jonathan for using Ndi Igbo as an opportunity to steal money.

        Any reasonable, educated and honest Igbo person should feel embarrassed and ashamed of the unthinkingness of our insular self-destroying politics. Our people often hold themselves out as the wisest people in Nigeria. But, politically, we are actually the most thoughtless bunch in Nigeria.

        • Nkuu

          BUHARI PROMISED TO HAND OVER TO IGBOS IF THEY VOTED FOR HIM IN 2011 BUT IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

          IF IGBOS KNEW BEFORE ELECTIONS THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

          IGBOS ARE NOT ALMAJIRIS WHO NEED GOVT. TO SURVIVE LIKE YORUBAS & AWUSA-FULANI-KANURI. IGBOS DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESIDENT NECESSARILY TO SHOW THEIR CAPABILITIES.

          AN IGBO WILL BECOME THE PRESIDENT IN 2019 or 2015 IF NIGERIA STILL EXISTS BY THEN. IT IS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE SO SHALL IT BE.

          • True Nigerian

            Hahaha! Okay o!
            Igbos don’t need a government to survive. I agree, if only Igbos truly saw it that way too. The people who have been screaming against the so-called marginalisation of Igbos in relation to producing the President are not Yorubas or Northerners. They are Igbos. Igbos are the ones who have been complaining about that.

            And please drop your ethnocentric thinking. Yorubas also did not have any major position in GEJ’s era. Did they survive or not? They did, and couldn’t care less. So you are utterly wrong in peddling the ethnic reasoning that “Igbos are not Almajiris who need government to survive like Yorubas and Awusa”, according to you.

            Since Igbos don’t need a government, it means you and the rest of our people who think like you should contribute money and build the second Niger bridge, instead of crying about marginalisation regarding the bridge. Igbos should reconstruct the Enugu-Onitsha express way instead of allowing their sons, daughters and visitors to ply through a forest in the name of plying an highway!

            I normally don’t respond to ethnic thinkers. My intellect is bigger and higher than level of reasoning. So please don’t feel bad if I don’t have another word for you.

          • Nkuu

            Yorubas also are shouting marginalization, correct? What is special about winning an election for 4 years? Are you daft? Igbos just held the position for 6 years and another guy won it for 4 years. I ask again, what is special about it?

            Igbos are still on average the wealthiest Nigerians.

            Igbos build their primary and secondary schools and, YES, some are building their own roads. Onitsha-Enugu road is a federal road and so is Niger Bridge.

            Why has not Fashola built APAPA road before Jonathan began work on it?

            You actually display a low IQ of 60, which is the Yoruba average, based on the quality of your reasoning

          • PolyGon2013

            Fashola wanted to build it, but Jonathan won’t let him because it is federal road. A lot of things would have been done in Lagos if it weren’t for FG. With regional government, Lagos will emerged the best city in the world.

          • Nkuu

            There are other roads all over Lagos that are not federal roads why have not Fashola built those ones first? How could regional government emerge when you vote against it? Lagos was against regional government at the National Conference. APC was also against it. GO talk to almajiris or area boys because this is a forum for educated people.

          • Dahcilsam

            so ridiculous to hear you talking about a forum being meant for educated people, by virtue of all have seen on displayed, coming out of your rusty brain, you are the odd one educational wise on here. Its high time you ceased from bearing Nkuu, and start bearing “copy and paste HeMyUHeMyU” Your advice is good enough for yourself, Go back to school, half baked education is not good for you or any of your wards.

          • Nkuu

            I repeat my posts exactly because of BLOCK HEADS like you. Buhari won a 4-year mandate, maybe 7 years, and e-rats like you are here dishing out mumu reasoning. A COUP DID NOT HAPPEN, EWU!!!

            In 2019 or 2023, power must shift back to SE or SS. I am very comfortable with that.

            In 2011, Buhari offered to hand over to Igbos in 2019 if they voted him. Guess what? Thy rejected the offer for GEJ. The presidency is NUMERO UNO job in the land but Igbos are not desparate for it because it will come to them.

            Igbos voted very wisely. I love them for their wisdom. You have got to give it to them.

            All people like are doing is mere NOISEMAKING. MUMU learn something!!! If you fail to learn then I will post it hoping that your BLOCK HEAD will get it at last.

          • Dahcilsam

            Hahahaha, i am sure you can be a man, coz that would have been a big disappointment, but still being a lady isnt a problem, you are just but a disgrace. Take it or leave it, you too mumu, you still have a long way to go in order to catch up, and my prayer is this year wont pass you by before you are delivered from your ignorance and self inflicted pathetic state. Your type is well known, lets saves you of the struggle by ignoring you like a piece of crap that you are, before you ran out ideas from the book or some other blog page that you are stealing your over repeated contributions from.

          • Olu

            And that is why Lagos MUST vote APC. I would have said Jimi but if Lagos wants Fed Development right now. Thye have to vote APC so they can finish the rail project through Fed Gov support and many Fed Gov roads in bad state. The Airport road should be fixed, Apapa-Oshodi and new coastal road should commence from Lagos to Rivers to Cross rivers.

          • Dahcilsam

            I cant be surprised to know that you are a stack empty dumpty, how come GEJ is an Igbo man. Do you even know anything about your land of nativity at all? Talking about Yoruba IQ, was it not the yorubas that instill into today`s Igbo folks the importance of education. How many governor of the Yoruba states did you found to be illiterate. Well ignorance is a disease, being educated without a inclined mind and sound reasoning ability is nothing but a sorry case. Get cosmopolitan and do yourself a great deal. He who is ignorant and refuses to accept it, is doing no one a great deal of disservice but his or herself. Dont get it twisted, you need liberation.

          • Nkuu

            How come you are blaming Igbos if you do not think GEJ is Igbo? You made him Igbo and we protected his administration for 6 years. You have any contrary on that?

            What have Yorubas gained by this election of Buhari apart from their normal cowardly clinging to people who have enslaved them for 400 years?

            THIS IS NOT A COUP. THIS IS AN ELECTION VICTORY. BUHARI WILL LEAVE OFFICE BY 4 or 6 YEARS AND POWER WILL RETURN TO SE or SS.

            IF YOU ASK ME IGBOS ARE IN THE BEST POSITION THEY CAN BE.

            IGBOS DID A GREAT JOB BY SUPPORTING GEJ. I AM VERY PROUD OF IGBOS. THEY CONFIRM FOR ME THAT WISDOM IS AT THE CORE OF IGBO WORLDVIEW AND WISE PEOPLE ALWAYS WIN.

          • Dahcilsam

            Olodo (stack illiterate), we are done enlightening you that GEJ is not an Igbo man, and gave you a helpful lesson on the Nigeria 6 geo-politcal zones and states, now you cunningly are changing your words and point after you had failed as simple test of idea bigger fashion. Well I don`t need your appreciation for the lessons I just put you through, thats what we have been doing since the day of Nigeria independence to ensure you guyz can survive in your means of livelihood in Nigeria. I just need you to let that stick to your volatile brain for the sake of next time. Also, try and learn to keep your mouth shut next time wherever you find sound minds dialoging and debating, coz you just have take it, you dont have the brain to contribute anything meaningful.

          • Nkuu

            MUMU, you keep repeating that GEJ is not Igbo. Who is arguing that? People like you made him Igbo and we accepted, supported, and protected him. With GEJ, Igbo ruled Nigeria for 6 years.

            MUMU, by 2019 or 2023, power returns to SE or SS and Igbos rules for another 8 years.

            We are on planet earth. Come down from your delusional euphoria without substance.

          • Nkuu

            CLEARLY YOU ARE SWEATING. TELL US WHY YOU ARE WORKED UP. I KNOW!! IGBOS ARE NOT ANGRY. THE ANGRY ONES ARE THOSE WHO BOMB AND MAIM INNOCENT NIGERIANS. THAT YOU SAT IN SCHOOL FOR A FEW YEARS DOES NOT AN EDUCATED MAKE. YOU ARE AN ILLITERATE & A COWARD. THAT IS WHY YOU DO NOT BLAME THOSE BOMBING INNOCENT NIGERIANS BUT IGBOS. IN IGBO LAND YOU WOULD BE CONSIDERED A CRAZY MAN.

          • Dahcilsam

            all these your copy and paste point of view never tire you. You are just too void of wisdom and idea LIKE your kind of man GEJ.

          • Nkuu

            GEJ ruled Nigeria for 6 years. Igbos supported him and proudly so. If the elections were repeated Igbos would vote GEJ again. Get it down your BLOCK head. Igbos do not regret voting for GEJ. We are proud of it. We take a break till 2019 or 2023 and the power shifts back to SE or SS. So stop sweating yourself.

            We allow MUMU and incompetent parasites to rule and power reverts to SMART people again.

          • Nkuu

            Also, if Igbos went to sleep and woke up in 2019 or 2025, their own would be the president. Again what is special? The fact that Yorubas cling to Islamists is now a symptom of intelligence? Actually I mercy for Yorubas because they are a very seriously spiritually & emotionally damaged people…..maybe you do not see it or prefer others to let you know. Nowyou know.

          • PolyGon2013

            Because of your article, I will restrain myself from bashing ibos for a while. You are a true Nigerians

          • Dahcilsam

            If all other region in Nigeria are as tribalistic, narrow in their thinking, and full of self destructive hate like you guys (Igbo) are, their leaders would have been reckless and destructively selfish as most of your leaders are, then those regions too would never had known any development and as well void of infrastructural facilities, standard for thriving market, and economical opportunities that serves the hallmark most of you guys means of livelihood and survival in their land. Despite your tribalistic way of think and point of view, all other regions accomodates y`all the way you guyz cant, and still in your absent mindedness, you keep carrying your bag of vexation and shallow mentality about, calling everyone else names.

          • Nkuu

            CLEARLY YOU ARE SWEATING. TELL US WHY YOU ARE WORKED UP. I KNOW!! IGBOS ARE NOT ANGRY. THE ANGRY ONES ARE THOSE WHO BOMB AND MAIM INNOCENT NIGERIANS. THAT YOU SAT IN SCHOOL FOR A FEW YEARS DOES NOT AN EDUCATED MAKE. YOU ARE AN ILLITERATE & A COWARD. THAT IS WHY YOU DO NOT BLAME THOSE BOMBING INNOCENT NIGERIANS BUT IGBOS. IN IGBO LAND YOU WOULD BE CONSIDERED A CRAZY PERSON.

          • Kaykay naija

            Why are you so tribalistic? The Yorubas you are insulting have being in opposition to any government in the center since the Nigerian independence. They have decidedly not played “if you can’t beat them join them ” type of politics. Yet they have accommodated all Nigerians in their towns and cities and in their battle for egalitarian Nigeria. Get wise my brother and leave your egocentric cocoon.

          • udemeobong

            You mumu o! Since you carry this mentality in you, how fruitful does it be?

          • Nkuu

            Fruitful enough so much so that Igbos on average remain the wealthiest nationality in Nigeria. Also, Igbos have helped saved this country in the last 6 years. Power shifts to the north. By 2019 or 2025 power will return to SE or SS. So what’s with all the delusional euphoria? A coup did not happen and Buhari will ship out within 4 to 6 years.

      • Dahcilsam

        Its damn to funny to see that most of you guys are blind to the truth of issues. When MEND started insurgency in Niger Delta, why was that not a gang up against the president in power, or why as that not been registered as a mark of failure on the part of then Mr president. As there been any president in this country that had never faced series of challenges in their own tenure.The difference is simply level of competence, capability, leadership quality, and ability to govern. Tell me, on which of the challenge faced by GEJ, can we say he did not failed. Dont be beclouded by tribalism here and tell me areas you can give him a pass mark. What was his impact in your region. Just try and wait, you will soon see true development and discover how dumb irresponsible GEJ was.

        • IgboIzugbe

          …i have nothing else to add. Thanks!

      • abu

        My bro. Those lives lost due to book haram are Nigerians. Not Christians alone died but also Northern Muslims. Even it was the northerners that lost their lives most. So, if it was so, why did Buhari won Born State where most lives were lost and these people are mostly Muslims. Pls, go search for more facts.

        GMB is a nationalist so his administration will do justice across the six geo-political regions of Nigeria.

        Take care.

      • Fred Egbuedike

        Fred
        I can’t agree more with your thinking. Can you believe that the fuel scarcity that developed shortly before the elections have disappeared overnight after the elections with no input from the government. I won’t be surprised if the judiciary suddenly discovers reasons for calling off their strike action. President Jonathan certainly was not a saint but he was the most maligned and most misrepresented president Nigeria ever had.

        • UCHE

          The truth is that we just have to support the president elect, for the common good of our nation because if we continue with facts findings more truthful evidence will spring up. Is also good GEJ showed the president elect how to demonstrate total sportsmanship which is the most important thing.
          The North also demonstrated to we the Southerns that when you need something, you have to be massive with your support.

    • Nkuu

      IGGOS DO NOT NEED ANYTHING FROM BUHARI OUTSIDE WHAT IS CONSTITUTIONALLY REQUIRED. THAT BUHARI MUST DELIVER.

      FOR YOUR INFORMATION HAD IGBOS BEEN SHOWN THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION BEFORE VOTING, SHOWING THAT BUHARI WOULD WIN, THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN ANYWAY.

      I AM PROUD OF IGBOS FOR VOTING FOR JONATHAN. THANK YOU IGBOS FOR VOTING JONATHAN.

      • Dahcilsam

        when people like you fail finish, if una no blame the teacher, una go una go result to fake satisfaction in your failure. Yna better change una mentality, and take una destiny into una hand, instead of allowing una to be deceived by una so called igbo leaders that are mortgaging una region future and development.

        • udemeobong

          Don´t mind the 18th century person my brother.

          • udemeobong

            They are the type destroying this country instead of being industreous.

          • Nkuu

            Mr. Parasite: What have you, family, and people contributed to the progress of Nigeria? Let us know. And do you mean industrious or they now have Oluwole dictionary? My Queens English dictionary does not have the word ‘industreous.’ HElp!! I need clarifications.

          • Dahcilsam

            I could feel you my person, its funny to understand that people from the SS self are not proud of GEJ, but the majority of unreasonable igbos, in their tribaslitic and mediocrity mentality are the ones clamoring for his cluelesness and as well mourning his loss. Isnt it funny that NNku with her big mouth (or what did he/she called him/herself) dont know difference fron and Ijaw man and an igbo, untill we enlighten her that Jonathan is not an igbo man. And she was there making all sort of noise and repeated point of view and comments.

          • Nkuu

            MUMU must be hereditary in your lineage. If not how could an adult be repeating himself all over the place.

            Everyone knows that Jonathan is Ijaw and that Igbos were his backbone, and proudly so, in the last 6 years. Focus on the last statement and stop playing pranks on your exhausted brain cells.

            BOTTOM LINE:

            IGBOS ARE PROUD TO VOTE GEJ. IGBOS ARE PROUD TO HAVE SUPPORTED GEJ. POER RETURNS TO SE OR SS in 2019 or 2023.

            There you have it. If you like keep dwelling on frivolities. The game is upon you.

          • Mr B

            Speak only for yourself.

        • Nkuu

          IGBOS DO NOT HAVE LEADERS IN THE SENSE YOU THINK. IGBOS VOTED FOR JONATHAN AND IF THE ELECTION WERE HELD AGAIN, THRY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JONATHAN.

          OBVIOUSLY IT BEATS YOR IMAGINATION TO UNDERSTAND THAT. ARE IGBOS TO BE BLAMED FOR YOUR IMAGINATION? NOT KNOWING WHY PEOPLE ARE THESE DUMB LIKE YOU I HAVE ONLY ONE ADVICE TO OFFER. GO BACK TO SCHOOL. IT COULD BE HELPFUL TO YOU.

    • The Nigeria Future Project

      An excellent analysis – Buhari is a nationalist and will not ignore any tribe in Nigeria – He also realizes that he has the support of many Igbo leaders and will do right by them. Jonathan did nothing for the Igbos and in the end robbed them of their votes with such ridiculous rigging.

    • PolyGon2013

      Excellent analysis, but you leave the main reason Igbo did not vote for APC: they believed that it is a Yoruba party! It was born out of their hatred for Yorubas. That said, nobody is going to ignore SW. APC is a great party, and thanks to Tinubu who started all this merger. Thanks to Rochas, Ngige and all other igbos who risk their lives in spite of the threats that the received from igbos. APC is a progressive party. Igbos do not have to necessarily leave PDP, APGA should just merge with PDP and then, they can fight to get their voice, so that in the next election in 2019, an Igbo man can become the flag bearer of PDP. Isn’t this what they wanted?

    • international games

      I am not an Igbo man, but I think we need to understand the unique situation of our brothers from the south east. There was a civil war they fought because their young hot heads refused to listen to their elders like Zik and Opara. After this war, they lost everything. They worked very hard to rebuild their communities and have been a blessing to the rest of us. If not for them, the sick economy we have would have been worse. They have used their ingenuity in trade and industry to give us locally made goods to sustain us. They travel to remote parts of the world to supply us with goods we might not have otherwise. Yet anytime their is a problem in the far north, they are the first to be attacked, and their hard earned goods destroyed. Strong northern son’s of ours like Buhari do not make as much effort as middle-belt leaders to protect the ibos living amongst them. So, I think we should understand that their mistrust of Buhari is not without history. However, I think Buhari is a man the Ibos can work with. He is principled to a fault. He does not believe in quotas. In such an environment of “let the best man win”, the Ibos are bound to soar under a Buhari presidency. It is now up to Buhari to hurry up and make up for lost ground with the masses of Ibos. I don’t think they ask for much. Just respect and recognition.

      • Kaykay naija

        No progress is made by a man who is bogged down by his pass. The civil war ended in 1970, an Igbo man is welcomed anywhere he wants to settle down in this country. Their problem is not in their star but in themselves.

      • apcpositive change

        You are sick who stop them from voting APC thinking that without PDP the country is an end story. So let them fast for the next four yrs those suffers for APC like Ngige and Rochas are to be consider. Most of the Igbos shows their hatred against the north always except few persons.

        • Ademuyiwa

          Pls u dont need to insult the man…pls debate as adults without insulting..pls abeg

        • Otile

          You are a simpleton. Your argument is baseless. Who told you that Igbo people are going to starve because Buhari is now ruling? He can only starve Igbo children with guns, economic blockade and bombs as they deed in the 60s. But let him be foolish_enough to try it this time around and see his own destruction.
          Try to reason like an adult, not a toddler, without insulting others.

    • koolblu1

      My dear brother,”@true Nigerian” first of all permit me to share your views on my wall. I want to say a big thank you to you for being totally truthfully and objective in your analysis. I suffered same fate. Amongst my kit and kin, called names by friends because I saw this (PGEJ’s loss) coming.

    • Kaykay naija

      I sympathize with Ndigbo on this occasion. However the truth has to be said,they were the architect of this misfortune. Their leadership are too egocentric. While it was crystal clear that the government of GEJ was a fraud on all Nigerians, the leadership of Ndigbo because of personal benefits they were enjoying from this fraud refused to see the need for a change. Rather they were busy destroying the character of the few credible ones amongst them like Ngige, Rochas Okorocha,Osita Okechukwu and their likes. The chicks have come home to roost now, I hope that they would have learnt their lesson.

      • Nkuu

        I have mercy on you for your lack of intelligence. Igbos helped ruled the country in the last 6 years. Power returns to SE or SS in 2019 or 2025.

        What exactly would Igbos lose from now to 2019 or 2025?

        Based on their voting pattern, Igbos have proven again why they are considered a very wise people. It was very wise of them to vote Jonathan in 2011 and 2015 even though Buhari promised to hand over power to them in 2011. They knew that Buhari would have handed power in 2015 or 2019 but they chose to vote Jonathan. That does not tell me that this is the action of a people needing sympathy.

        • Olu

          What tells you that when power shifts back to the South it will go to the Igbos. If igbos continue to isolate themselves they will not get it in 2019 or 2023. It may go to SS again or even SW. Watch this space. If Pat Utomi is alive by 2019 or 2023 and able. We will VOTE for him if he wants to be President. Note Pat is from Delta. Delta Ibos don’t see themselves as heartland ibos

          • Nkuu

            Well I stated that it will go back to SE or SS. With respect to going back SW, I take it that you were writing from ARO or OGOGORO joint.

      • Otile

        Be sorry for yourself and your family, not for Ndigbo. Igbo people have never depended on Nigerian government for survival. Very soon the true nature of Fulani and Yoruba greed will unfold and the Nigerian question will come to a head.
        Be ready for the next disaster.

    • citizenka

      True Nigerian
      Who are you? This is too deep to come from the usual rascals we often find here.
      Although I do not share your perspective a 100 percent I am truly impressed by your analysis.

    • Tunsj

      Brilliant comment. You said it all.

    • Leon

      “Igbos truly do not deserve any good thing from Buhari.” – what an outrageous comment. So because majority of Igbo people didn’t support Buhari means that for the next 4 years, the Igboland should live in oblivion? – yes, oblivion, because that is what being excluded, as a region, by the president means. It is just like being punished as a child for making, what you thought was the right thing to do….And how is Ngige becoming a Senate president an assurance that he will benefit Igbos?. In essence, it is not about the tribe, religion of geopolitical zone; it is about the person – his/her mindset and the policies he follows. Nigeria should be the focus starting from every village and the people going to represent your community. I don’t care if there are 6 northerners occupying all governing seats from president to deputy speaker; the question people should ask is: who is competent enough to fill these positions. We already know two.

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  • chris Gabriel

    Did the author of this article set out to deceive with propaganda; or is sincerely ignorant of the fact that APC had zoned the senate presidency to NC before the election?

    • peaceometer

      You are ignorant of Nigeria political settings, if not the analysis is correct what he failed to add is the way Igbos killed APGA ignorantly! Very unfortunate

  • Fred Egbuedike

    A good analysis of the present positioning of our political overlords. It is however bereft of any meaningful significance. Can anyone point at any tangible benefits the Igbos derived as a people from the likes of the Ekweremadus, the Okadigbos, the Ihediohas et al.What Nigerians need most is security and good governance to enable citizens to maximise their talents. We actually need less governance especially by way of wasteful legislature and over bloated executive.

  • Jeremiah Mbong, Ph.D

    Great and really sad analysis of the power rotations. It is unbelievable that in this century a group of people like the Igbos of South East Nigeria could put all their eggs in one basket in a plural diverse place like Nigeria. That is like a gambler thinking he holds the best hands goes all in only to find out that he did not. In the run up to the elections, the Igbo PDP elite we out to not just beat the APC and a few of the wise leaders of the APC like Chris Ngige, but to humiliate them in defeat. How short sighted they were. It might be the only region that does not have a top ranking elected official on the national level. How sad.
    However, they might be redemption, by someone fast enough to defect in hopes of a position in with the ruling party and might be accepted. My 1 cent to the APC should be, if you defect to the party after March 28, 2015, join the back of the line and work your way up. Stop rewarding defectors. If your party was not good enough for them during the foundation and the campaigns, it should still not be good enough for them. Hoping that somehow, political whores will finally stay and build a party and we can finally know what people believe and what they stand for.

    • King Carlos

      Hmmmnn… true talk.

    • Otile

      Don’t be sorry for Igbo people. What they need is their own country not a God forsaken place called Nigeria. With or without Nigerian politics Igbo people will always do well in life if not better than their oppressors. Nobody needs any stupid_rationalization how Igbo should vote or what they should do. Secession is the only solution for Igbo oppression in corrupt Nigeria.
      Nobody should be foolish_enough to believe that Nigeria is going to improve with Buhari and the Yorubas ruling. Soon Nigeria will become worse than ever. Greed, non-patriotism and corruption will always dog Nigeria as long as the union lasts.

      • Olu

        I am fed up of some ibos like you (not all ibos) claiming they are better than other tribes and wealthier. IF so why are you so under-developed in your area? Fact aside Aliko Dangote, out of top 10 richest Nigerians 5 are yorubas, 1 is core ibo in orji kalu and 2 are not full ibos but deltan – Tony Elemelu and Jim Ovia. IF you go further down you will see more yorubas and ibos as well. My point is that you make so much noise as if only the igbos are industrious when in fact the yorubas may probably be the most illustrious. I am not saying the ibos are not hard-working but the entire people of south of Nigeria are hard-working people. FACT. The best bank in Nigeria today is GTB and was founded by Yoruba. Best local telecom in Nigeria today Globacom – Yoruba. Mots IT company’s are owned by Yorubas and Ibos. Afterall, Dangote is from the North and he is richer than the next 4 Nigerians put together.

        Our focus should be Nigeria while we still have Nigeria and if it does not work, then we break up.

        MEanwhile, I will take you on a little journey of history. Do you know that ibos and yorubas do have some form of history via Benin to Onitsha? We may even be related through a long lineage of for fathers. So why all these tribalism. I just can’t stand it.

        • Arimah Tobechukwu

          thanks bro

  • Victor Olowogorioye

    I believe that after the fireworks at the Election Tribunals, one or two Senators may surface from Imo but it may be too little, too late. Anambra made mistake in not allowing Ngige to return to the Senate.

    • acjaja

      So you know what is good for them more than they do? idle talk at best!

  • favourtalk

    Who to blame? They were the one that shut themselves out with the natural ways they allowed some old cargo to messed up with thier brains against the personal interest and hatred they had againt the north. The country must move forward and nothing will stop the change

  • adeola ibrahim

    The igbos are widely traveled, exposed to variant cultures across the globe and are both industrious and versatile. Their contemporary politics with respect to supports for President Jonathan Goodluck is bewildering, disappointing, a-historical and tactically flawed. a reflection of poor intellectual appreciation of the political architecture of Nigeria and realities of its politics.
    Apart from massive support from igbo political elites in all parts of the country, virtually all igbos in all corners of the country rooted massively for President Jonathan including the poor igbo masses many of whom are victims of the arrogant and oppressive policies of the outgoing president on accounts of the fact that Jonathan is their ‘brother’. That igbos are brothers of the Jonathan Ijaws is a new political thinking not supported by history and facts. In fact, without the Ijaw betraying the Biafran course and connivance with the republic during the civil war, the possibility of losing the war MAY be very remote. Besides, the Ijaw and other groups within the South South geographical region cannot be exonerated from wicked appropriation of igbos abandoned properties in the aftermath of the war.
    To strengthens this illogical brotherhood sentiments, a lot of fundamental errors are made: The leaders of igbos in the northern parts of the country came together to endorse jonathan whereas the yorubas in the north who incidentally have one of their own in the APC ticket kept quiet without formally endorsing any of the candidates. Few igbo elites such as Chris Ngige whose reelection to the Senate would have been strategically important to negotiate the political interests of Ndigbo lost his bid; leaving the igbos naked in the power calculation of the country.
    The EMERGING igbo political elites should be held responsible for this irresponsible, blind political misadventure driven largely by THEIR personal and selfish interests without any consideration for the larger political and economic interests of majority of Ndigbos whose economic interests are vertically and horizontally ties to other parts of the country. The most rewarding times for the retention of power by the igbos was the first republic when the igbos occupied the positions of the President of the republic, the president of the senate and the house of representatives and in the second republic when it occupied both the position of the vice president and the speaker of the house of representatives!
    The good news is that GMB won the presidential election and president jonathan political maturity expressed in premature concession, otherwise it would have been a political suicide for the security of the igbos particularly in the northern parts of the country who might ignorantly targets the poor, commercially vulnerable igbos in their midst for the loss of the presidency. It is in the enlightening interest of the igbos to integrate their politics with the politics of their hosts communities for the protection of Ndigbo commercial interest lies in this delicate balance of realignment of forces.
    The Jews used to be this isolated and cocooned from the politics and political destinies of their host communities until the tragedies of the second world war forced them to change strategies.
    The contemporary politics of the igbos is not healthy for their political growth IN nigerian federation and the intellectual arm of the race needs to take the driving seats and redirect the political paths of the igbos from the EMEKA OFFORS, Andy Ubas, and the TAN prophet who sees politics only from the microscopic colours of naira and dollars. politics in a developing plural and heterogenous society like nigeria is about the strategic allignments of interests.

    • Luqman Adeleke

      Food for thought!

    • King Carlos

      Hmmmmn…. too much sense… God bless you my guy.

    • acjaja

      I do not share the doom expressed in this write up for Igbos rather one thing stands out clear, the igbos know what they want. Of what effect were the positions to them when they held them before? Individuals just lamenting of lost opportunity to become senate president or whatever? you may not understand that Igbos gained politically in this bold statement they made and you are here crying more than the bereaved.

      • adeola ibrahim

        You don’t have to share my views acjaja on contemporary igbo’s political behaviour. My concern is evidently beyond the issues of power sharing by the greedy political elites in all our geographical space. The igbos are the loudest supporters of president Jonathan in this election and it was done feverishly in an irresponsible and careless manner without consideration for the interest of vast majority of these commercially enterprising race! Take it or leave it, some of the elites who currently dictates the politics of the igbos can not expand the frontiers of igbos interest and there is urgent need for change of strategies. Politics the world over is an expression of aggregate of interest and such interests can not be advanced by the unlettered money buccaneers who are at the front burners of igbo politics. i frankly don’t cry more than the bereaved- i share a very strong fraternal relationship with the igbos and believe, very strongly, in its political journey and destiny within the political map of nigeria.

        • Nkuu

          Igbos are wise and voting for Jonathan actually demonstrated that, once again.

          Igbo interests are secured. Yorubas and Awusa-Fulani-Kanuri cannot affect it a bit. I doubt if you get it.

          If by Igbos’ interests you meant occupying Aso Rock then Igbos’ interests are very well secured. Buhari did not carry out a coup!! Buhari will leave office, whether or not Yorubs or Awusa-Fulani-Kanuri like it, in 2019 or 2025. Then the power returns to SE or SS.

          Thinking is not as easy as it may seem. Starting learning how to properly think…you deserve this advice.

          • adeola ibrahim

            Thanks Nkuu but I prefer a discourse that’s is not tainted by emotions.and suppressed prejudice. Nothing in my thoughts that fractionally support your views about the wisdom or otherwise of any race. i am well too cultured to jump into such irascible conclusion. The focus of my piece is the political arithmetic of nigeria,

          • Nkuu

            No, you are not too cultured as you claim even though it is the default defensive argument for most Yorubas.

            I will assume that Yorubas voted their interest. I can give you a commonsensical analysis of the Yoruba voting pattern here to prove that they actually sabotaged themselves.

            So what makes you think that Igbos did not vote for their interest? Trust me Igbos are the most difficult to lead and they do not just follow leaders as it happens in Yoruba or Hausa land.

            In 2011 Buhari promised to hand over to Igbos if he got elected but Igbos voted Jonathan. This tells me that even though Igbos want to rule Nigeria they are not desperate for it. The reason the north is desperate is that their people can only measure up if they are in power. Yorubas would be a second rated tribe if they are not clinging to power too so their desperateness is clear.

            Whatever be the case, after 2019 or 2025, presidential power will shift to SE or SS. Igbos understand that and do not understand why people like you think that they would lose anything if they do not become senate president or what have you. Yes, it would be good to have yours there but that is all.

          • Arimah Tobechukwu

            the igbo’s interests are secured in a prison of ethnic bias and hatred

          • Nkuu

            So shall it be with all others sooner or later. We should work to protect our interests but must begin also do unto others what they do unto us. The only way to stop a bully is to revenge whenever opportunities present themselves. that would suffice to stop a bully.

          • LagLon

            i agree with this. i dont care about 2019… but i wouldnt congratuate buhari yet… id only congratulate him when he hands over power to a southern christian in 2023. the only option the apc will have in 2023 is sw or se. so he had better come looking. a sw candidate vs a se candidate will polarise the vote again… and if the north vote sw.. it could thank them for 2015 (which will be forgotten by then) and further polarise the country ..which could be dangerous unless already ‘pacified’…hence se front runner quite likely..

    • Action Group

      The Igbos benefitted immensely from GEJ’s government even more than the South-South people where Jonathan came from.Voting for him massively was just to show their loyalty,with the hope of getting more benefits from him.They however miscalculated because they thought GEJ will win a second term,they’ve really shot themselves on the feet by putting their votes where their mouth is.Its good for them,let them taste the bitter pills that the South-West swallowed during Jona’s six years rule and see how bitter it taste.They cannot eat their cakes and have it.

      • Nkuu

        NOT SO FAST BRO!! In 2011, Buhari promised to hand over to Igbos in 2019 if they voted for him. Still Igbos voted for GEJ. Igbos clearly are not desperate for the presidency necessarily by that action. If so, if Igbo knew that Buhari would win they would have voted for GEJ anyway. Why? Because, GEJ would have developed Nigerian better than GMD.

        Igbos detest incompetent and looters. Based on northern antecedents, Buhari will be incompetent and misuse our resources and developmental strides. I want to be proven wrong!!! But I know that Buhari has no capacity to develop Nigeria. His constituency, both in the north & SW, are significantly depended on government to survive, relatively speaking. So he will spread POVERTY more than wealth. There are no two ways about it.

        • Muzzammil Umar

          I thought you know what you are saying.

  • Fulani Nomad

    The position of CAN president should be zoned to the SE for Rev. Father Mbaka of Adoration Ministry to fill the position since has courtesy of Jonathan, Oritsejiafor & PDP metamorphosed into a political catapult for shooting at oppositions.

  • joshua

    Yes they voted for GEJ, I FOR ONCE AM PROUD OF THEM STAND BY WHAT YOU BELIEVE NOT BECAUSE OF FINANCIAL GAIN. ITS ATLEAST BEGINNING TO SHOW CHARACTER. LET GMB RULE. IGBOS WILL CONTINUE AS THEY HAVE ALWAYS. THE ONLY ONCE CRYING ARE THE CURRENT CHARLATANS BENEFITING THAT WILL SWITCH PARTY IN A DROP OF A HAT IN ORDER THEY SAY “TO BELONG” BULL SHIT TO BELONGING.

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    Personally, I joined this programme i’m about to review to you on 16th November 2012. It was been introduced to me by a member of my church who is a regional branch manager with SKYBANK Ibadan. I have lost so much in online and offline businesses like this. I was a victim of WONDER-BANKS, GETWAYCLUB, DOLLAR2DOLLAR, CASHTREE etc and as the saying goes “once bitten, twice shy” i was totally skeptical when he introduced STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENT to me due to my past experiences so i didn’t want to fall victim again but on a second thought, I gave them a practical trial by investing with them though it wasn’t a huge amount of money. I tried them with N500,000 worth of investment so that if it flops at the end of the day, i wouldn’t loose much but to God be the glory that at the end of the investment plan days, the outcome was positive. i got an alert on my account notifying me of the payment been made.

    I went further to learn more about their medius operandi and i realized that there are TWO ways you can earn from them, One is through investing in their different investment plans and the second one is through their referral bonus packages by referring or introducing other people to the programme. you make 20% of your downliners capital. The post you saw from me on the online forum is one of my online campaigns. I also do offline campaigns like SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS etc. I had my previous seminar in and Asaba while my current one will be in Ibadan and Calarba. As i keep telling my referrals, no matter how much i tell them about the genuineness of this programme, it is only practical trials that will fully convince them. So i urge you to give it a trial. As far as myself is concerned, this is real, lots of others and myself are living witnesses.

    BELOW IS THE INVESTMENT PACKAGES:

    AMOUNT………DAYS……DAILY INTEREST…..INVESTMENT INTEREST…….ROI

    50,000……………..10……………….3,500…………………………..35,000………………….85,000

    100,000……………10……………….7,000…………………………..70,000………………….170,000

    200,000……………10……………….14,000…………………………140,000………………..340,000

    300,000……………11……………….21,000…………………………231,000………………..531,000

    400,000……………12……………….28,000…………………………336,000………………..736,000

    500,000……………15……………….35,000…………………………525,000………………..1,025,000

    METHOD OF OPERATION………….

    If you invest N50,000 naira with the company

    the company uses it to trade on forex and makes 10% interest daily of your initial investment for 10 working days which will total up to 100% interest at the end of the 10 working days investment interest plan.

    After that, the company pays you 70% interest and takes 30% as their share of the investment.

    it’s simple and easy invest N50,000 for 10 working days.

    forex pays………………………………… 10% daily of your initial investment

    10% multiplied by 10 days =…………….. 100%

    you take……………………………………70% of N50,000 = N35,000

    the company takes…………………………30% of N50,000 = N15,000

    total =……………………………………..100% of N50,000 = N50,000

    N85,000 will be your ROI for investing N50,000 with the company for

    just 10 working days.

    In all you will get your N50,000 initial investment and N35,000

    interest = N85,000 in 10 days .

    The same procedure is applicable when you invest N500,000, N400,000, N300,000, N200,000 and N100,000

    The interest rate is based on “The higher the capital, the higher the interest” Which means that the amount the investor gets as interest is based on the amount he/she is investing.

    BELOW IS THE COMPANY DETAILS

    Company Name:………………. STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENT NETWORK

    Website:…………………………. www. standardlifeinvestmentsnetwork. webs. com

    (DON’T CLICK ON THE WEBSITE, JUST TYPE IT ON YOUR BROWSER AND CLICK ENTER FOR CORRECT ACCESS)

    Email Address:…………………. standardlifeinvestment@gmail.com

    Helpline:…………………………. +234-706-777-3516

    If you are interested to know more about the network,

    you can personally contact me via

    Pastor William Oladipo,

    THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD,

    KADUNA PROVINCE,

    No. 3 Nuhu Aliyu Crescent Barnawa G.R.A Kaduna

    Email: talk2pastorwilly@minister.com

    GSM: 08098258686

    Remain Blessed

    Pastor William Oladipo

    RCCG KADUNA PROVINCE 1

    JESUS CHRIST IS LORD

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  • Enyi Adiele

    With the smear campaigns and presidential/national assembly elections are finally over (thank God), I believe that now is the time even with the governorship elections barely a week away, for all men and women who wish this experiment called Nigeria well to take a deep breath for personal reflection about the tremendous gift God has given us by avoiding a clear and present political tsunami that stared us in the face. We have been blessed. The next question is: how do we use this rare and hard won opportunity to ensure that we never have to come so close to the edge ever again? Surely it will take all of us giving it the very best we have.

    Though I do not presently reside in Nigeria but my heart and prayers are always with my brothers and sisters back home because it is after all the country I call home. I am very elated that Buhari won, I have supported and campaigned for him extensively in the Southeast where I come from for many years now and I make no apologies for it. And yes, I too have been ridiculed by my own kit and kin for daring to ask them to vote for a muslim northerner and not minding that I am well educated here in the US, and have humbly served for many years now as an election judge in my county. In one of my blogs on saharareporters on the eve of the presidential elections, I lamented the intentional and unrestrained campaign to assassinate the character of our now President-elect, Gen. Buhari in the Southeast region as “tribalism at its worst.” At the time, I could not have envisioned that the level of political vitriol and hate speeches directed at the humble general will translate into a total rejection of not just himself but also people like Dr. Ngige who did in fact perform well during his brief reign as a former governor of Anambra State. The current governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha who has out-performed all of his PDP predecessors put together in less than 4 years at the helm was not spared either for belonging to what my Igbo brothers and sisters believed to be an “hausa party.”

    As a true and proud Igbo man, the outcome of the presidential votes from my part of the country is quite repugnant and a clear indication that something is not right with majority of our people who allowed themselves to be led into a political pit with their eyes wide open and by doing so, shut themselves out of this emerging change that many Nigerians sacrificed blood and sweat to achieve, whatever the political calculations may have been. After all Jonathan won in 2 northern states (Taraba and Nasarawa) and Ekiti State in the Southwest while Buhari was overwhelmingly rejected in the entire southeast with only a marginal showing in Imo State. There is no doubt in my mind that what took place in the southeastern states for the purposes of this presidential elections will definitely be a good subject for intense case study in the history of Nigerian political development for generations, Come to think of it, what heart patient opts to die simply because she/he hates the religion or tribe of a heart surgeon who can save their lives? What makes this situation even so alarming or rather shameful is that this is the same region that has suffered the most under the 16 years of PDP mismanagement of our national resources.

    In the spirit of Good Friday which Christians all over the world are celebrating today, I would like to quote a verse from the Holy Bible and ask the incoming administration to “forgive my brothers and sisters in the Southeast for they know not what they did” as Jesus Himself asked of His Father in heaven. To our President-elect, you already know most if not all of the fabricated reasons given by my people for not voting for you. I strong hope and pray that you do your very best to win their hearts and souls by carrying them along as a way to prove the naysayers wrong, and if I may borrow a popular American slang “kill them with your kindness” so that come 2019, there will be no room for anyone in my region to doubt your good intentions for ALL Nigerians. Simply put, let your actions speak for you and by doing so, you would have made our job of trying to convince our people that you are as good as they come a little easier. We will also feel vindicated for our support and trust in you.

    P.S. I would not end this write up without placing my one humble request before you. We would like to ask you to do all you can to show Nigerians that there is a place in our society for people of honesty and integrity who are willing to say the truth even when they know fully well that they may be risking their own lives. I urge you and your in-coming administration to protect the Rev. Fr Mabakas of Nigeria because we know that there are many more of his pedigree in our land who could not risk the sacrifices he made out fear for their personal safety as well as that of their family members.

    May God bless you, your family, all Nigerians (at home and abroad), well wishers, the APC members who stood by you to set our country on the road to redemption, may He also protect and order your steps as you undertake this monumental task of rebuilding our country. We will continue to support you in anyway we can to make your administration successful and the best Nigerians has seen, yet. God bless our country.

    • Otile

      You are not Igbo. Why do some educated Yorubas always see themselves as Igbo, especially when they want to insult the Igbo race? Are you so daft as not to have read what Imam Buhari and his criminal gang did to Ndigbo during his administration of old? Did you not read how he sent his soldiers and haters to seize Igbo goods at the wharf? Do you know what humiliation Igbo suffered at his hands wherever he worked in Nigeria, being paid with our oil money?
      My friend, people do not like their oppressors. What Igbo people need is their own country not dealing with haters and ingrates.

      • Nkuu

        People do not like their oppressors? Speak for your Igbo people ooo. Yorubas love their oppressors!!! For 400 years, Islamists have been oppressing Yorubas. They took Kwara and converted a lot of them into Islam. Today, educated Yorubas do not have energy anymore to discern what is Yoruba and Islamist. Hausas love their oppressors. Fulanis have taken over their ancestral land although they still have their language. Some in Benue and Kogi and northern minorities are going in the same direction.

        The SE & SS are a different ball game. They are a unique peoples in this sense. I love their resolve and originality.

        • Otile

          My friend you are mixing apples and oranges. Islamists don’t hate Yorubas. They know that Yorubas are people they can work with, so their incursion into Yoruba land was aimed at converting all of them to Islam.
          The Fulanis are nomads from other West Africans countries and needed to conquer the Hausas to settle and grow their cattle. Don’t you see that once they settled they adopted Hausa language and made friends and allies with their hosts and converted their Hausa allies to Islam?
          The story is different for Igbo people. Fulanis hate them and go out of their ways to oppress them. Do you advise Igbo people to like their oppressors? No, that will be suicide.

          • Olu

            You are living on a tale told by your father. IF you are not over 50 years old and never really saw what actually happened during the Civil War, then stop blabbing. Hausas never oppressed the ibos except during the war and that was totally wrong. However, we have moved on and our generation should move on or else it will hinder our growth and unity. Since 1979 ibos were never left out of the Government, however not much development benefited the South East same way not much benefited the South West. The difference is that the SW developed thier own land irrespective of Fed Gov input. This is what the new Ibo Governors are doing now. Imo is getting better, so is Anambra and Abia. Things are looking up and it will take time. Fed Gov or not your land will flourish. However, voting along tribal lines in 2015 is not progressive at all.

          • Nkuu

            “However, we have moved on and our generation should move on or else it will hinder our growth and unity. ”

            My Comment:

            Story, story, story….Who is ‘we’ might I ask? The SW did not develop their own land more than other states. Only from 1999 that states began to develop because the military were out. As Lagos State continue to develop it is providing development linkages to neighboring SW states. My point is simply that nothing was happening in SW states, other than Lagos, that was not happening in other states. Enugu, Akawa Ibom, Rivers, Cross Rivers, and even Delta have benefitted from the democratic dispensation, in which people are calling the shot instead of military governors.

            Yorubas voted on tribal lines in 2015. If you ask me their voting pattern showed that they only pay lip service to regional autonomy. If not, why would they vote for APC, other than the VC slot and having Thiefnubu as key leader, when the party was against National Conference?

          • Olu

            So when Yorubas voted Jonathan in 2011 what did you call that? When Yaradua got almost 40% vote in the SW what do you call that? However, Ibos only vote PDP come rain come sun. That is tribalistic in nature because they see PDP as Ibo party. APGA is only for Ojukwu and local but when its national, it must be PDP.

            Do u know the ibos have always be on the side of the Hausas againts the Yorubas? Tafawa Balewa and Zik. Shagari and Alex Ekwueme, NRC days and even PDP. This is the first time that yorubas are voting for an Hausa man and you are saying we always dance to the tuine of an Hausa man. Shame on you.

            Fact is that in the last election, despite the fact that GEJ is not Ibo and never Ibo and does not see himself as Igbo, the entire SE fought for him more than SS people just because you want their oil should Nigeria break. Sorry to disappoint you, they won’t join Biafra because I have friends from CRivers and Akwa-Ibom, they can’t stand Ibos.

          • Dahcilsam

            Hahahhhahaha, “MIGHT I ASK” ? If you are truly educated as you claimed to be, i am damn ashamed of you, but I am not disappointed. #EmptyBarrel

          • Nkuu

            Exactly my point. Igbos and other Niger Delta nationalities are originals. So, no, Igbos cannot be oppressed even if they want to. It is in their nature. Their fathers, uncles, igwes, or ezes or the British (the only foreign group that had contact with them) could not/cannot oppress Igbos talkless of the incompetent Hausa-Fulanis-Kanuri-Yoruba.

            Igbos detest incompetent and not-so-intelligent people. And the best Nigeria has to offer is always incompetent and unintelligent. So they have no chance with an average Igbo person.

          • Arimah Tobechukwu

            all this noise about igbos, yorubas, hausas and minorities sulking and complaining about their marginalization from federal power esp. when it concerns political appointments is nauseating and frankly very shallow and petty. bad governance and corruption has brought us to this sorry state. this election is not just a change in leadership but a change in ideology. violence, tribalism, ethnic conflicts all stem from years and years of injustice to one region or another. Nigeria is a rich nation. Her wealth is more than enough nation to cater for the needs of evey nigerian wether you are hausa, igbo yoruba, or a minority. nations poorer than us nations have acheived a stable and prospering multiethnic society. we need to act as a true democracy and not a self deceiving democracy. true democracy is is a govt “for the people, by the people, with the people” (in case you have forgotten and correct me if i’m wrong). For so long nigerian politics has always been always about personal enrichment and enrichment of those who brought our leaders into power.
            when we and our leaders start to sincerly and absolutely put the interest of the average nigerian 1st in any political or economic agenda, we will move foward.
            There is no point arguing over grievances that are decades old and stale. we are a generation past all that. we should talk more about promoting good governance, eliminating corruption and injustice to soceity. in doing so, it gives us the oppurtunity to finally acheive our status as a true giant of Africa.

    • Okey

      These hungry, angry and desperately office-seeking so-called Igbo leaders should be honest to themselves to say that they are desperately seeking to save or protect themselves for April 11. They should face their ambition and mission with the sincerity it deserves. They should be mindful not to make the mistake of interpreting Igbos as fools, otherwise Ndigbo will visit their anger on them come April 11.

      All along, these self-seeking Igbos had always praised the Yoruba for remaining steadfast to the ideal of one-united-entity for not only political relevance but bargaining. The Yoruba built that pedigree and out of it came the beautiful bride that must be reckoned with by anybody or block seeking anything today in Nigeria. But today, desperately office seeking elements among the Igbo are poo-pooing the very strategy that gave their compatriots a stronger bargaining power; a strategy they (Igbo elements) have always envied of and commended the Yoruba for. They will rather have an Igbo nation with disparate, unidentifiable stand and mission that will serve only the interest of the few.

      What is wrong with having the entire Igbo only in APGA ? Or will any PDP candidate in 2019 dismiss the Igbo race with a wave of the hand ? Must we only be concerned (aptly, condemned) to being Speaker or Senate President now, 2019 and forever ? Is there any place in the Nigerian Constitution that says the Office of the Senate President or Speaker of the House of Representatives must come from the party in majority ? Hasn’t there been in this country a Speaker of the House of Representatives who emerged from a minority party ? Or, will revenue allocation to Igbo land cease because they are not APC ? Or, worse case scenario, will their properties all over Nigeria be now declared “Abandoned” on account of their election decision-making “crime” ?

      My surmise is, the joke is on them – Buhari and APC. If Gen. Buhari who says he is coming to better the wrongs of Jonathan will start that by excluding Ndigbo, so be it. As brother Samuel Offia said here, the “Senate President” or “Speaker, ” and I add, “Secretary to the Government means nothing in the hand of a rigid and powerful president. These offices bore relevance in-between 2007, 2011 to 2015 because of the persons of Yar’Adua and Jonathan. Between 1999 and 2007, they meant nothing, practically nothing. So if Buhari seeks a pound of flesh with them, let him have it. The Yoruba has been on that path before, they did not self-condemn or self-reject or self-destruct themselves. A positive aspect of it all is that, exclusion at the centre will engender positive behaviour at home. It will, willy-nilly, force Igbo Governors to be judicious and accountable in their management and husbandry of received allocations to their state, which allocations I know will not be denied them because they are not in APC. For I am one those who believe, strongly, that corruption pervades more at the states level than at the centre; that there is not check-and-balance at the states level because, honestly and seriously speaking, there are no state legislatures in Nigeria; that in the result, the unemployment and hunger which is the bye-product of mindless corruption in the states are deftly pushed to and blame on the Federal Government. If therefore, the Igbo Governors will be just a little honest in the management of resources, Gen. Buhari and APC can take their Senate President and Speaker to wherever will comfort their souls, Ndigbo will not will not die.

      The average Igbo man decided for himself on the day of election bearing in mind that he has never seen the way to and fro Igboland – be it Lagos to Onitsha or Abuja to Enugu – better than under Jonathan, and rightly considered it an act of wickedness to turn their back against such a man. If anyone today does to them similarly as Jonathan did, I bet they will follow such a person. Okorocha and co. are seeking to save themselves on April 11 by precipitating a bandwagon effect. By their town-hall gathering in Owerri the other day and excessive effusions on “Senate President this” and “speaker that,” they are on mission to safeguard their interest and NEVER to demonstrate their love for Ndigbo. They do not love Ndigbo more than Ndigbo love themselves. Enough of this “Senate President this” and “speaker that.”

  • Dahcilsam

    Agnus Dei

    A VIEW OF AN IGBO FACEBOOK PAL ON THE OBA OF LAGOS THREAT TO IGBOS IN LAGOS.

    I think we the igbo’s have got a real big problem, we are ranting here
    and there about the recent threat credited to the Oba of lagos, it seems
    we haven’t learnt any lesson yet. Our igbo leaders have sold out that
    region to the PDP just because of greed and sending the region to
    political extinction. Now let us reason together, the Oba of Lagos is
    not a politician and secondly he never supported the candidacy of
    Buhari, which he made it open when Goodluck visited him before the March
    28 poll, he went to the extent of raining insults on former president
    OBJ, now he is coming out to create another confusion by his comment,
    have we sat down to ask ourselves maybe he might be working for the PDP?
    Because they know the igbo factor in the lagos election, and igbo man
    can be use to do dirty work, once you grease the palm of an Igbo man, he
    can sell his dignity. Why are we not seeing the big picture here? Why
    do we always throw away our golden opportunities to develop the igbo
    people? Why do we make ourselves to be seen as a betrayer? Lagos under
    the leadership of Tinubu and Fashola has recognized the Igbo in lagos
    and have been generous to the igbo even to the extent of appointing
    igbo’s into their administration and allocating juicy positions, it only
    in Lagos that an Igbo man has been appointed commissioner for budget
    and planning, it only in Lagos that igbo has been elected local
    government chairman, other non Igbo states has never done that, yet we
    allow ourselves to be used against an administration that has been so
    generous to us. I think we should be ashamed of ourselves because we
    have a very big issue, during the fourth republic, the Igbo had the
    senate president and we killed ourselves, we masterminded the
    impeachment of our fellow brother because of position, it is only the
    igbo turn that we had 3 senate president in four years, we are the same
    people who witch hunt down our own blood brothers because of greed,
    Buhari floated CPC and won some states in the north and today all those
    governors are still with him up to date, tinubu created ACN and won all 4
    states in the west and today they are still with him, Orji Uzo Kalu
    formed PPA, won abia and Imo, but what happened? They went back to that
    same PDP that sent them out. You are destroying yourselves, making
    yourselves inferior to other region, becoming a follower because you
    have refuse to have a leader as a result of lack of trust in each other,
    we know Buhari, Babagida, Atiku etc as current leader in the north, we
    know Tinubu, obasanjo, in the south west, we know Edwin Clark, Anenih,
    in the south south, who is our own leader in the south east? Ojukwu, who
    risk his career, life and family for the Igbo nation created APGA and
    yet he cannot lay claim to the whole of igbo state, this is a shame on
    us and the worst of it is that, they have sold out that legacy after his
    demise, former governor Peter Obi is a betrayer, he dumped a platform
    that gave him 8 years in office, and became a follower, I can still
    align with rochas, he collapsed his APGA in forming APC, he can be
    adjudged as a founding member of that party unlike Peter Obi who joined
    an already existing platform, Theodore Orji can be described as the
    worst governor in the southeast yet he has the mandate to represent in
    the senate, Stella oduah has corruption charges hanging on her neck yet
    she got an heroic welcome in her state and was given the mandate to
    senate, we openly celebrate criminality and yet we want to be accorded
    respect, in my own view I think the Oba was even kind, he should have
    said igbos will be delivered to shekau to deal with them or even put
    them in a container and bombed. What were you thinking? You think just
    as you have deprived yourselves an association with the federal
    government, so they will allow you to make their state loose same too,
    no way! They want development, lagos has recorded so much progress in
    the last 16 years without much federal empowerment, have you though how
    much more progress it will have with the federal might? I pity you and
    your investments in Lagos. You said you want independent. I laugh,
    because have always asked where are the leaders that will govern us?
    Nwazurike formed MASSOB, today you said Jonathan has bought him over,
    hundreds of MASSOB members are in jail today, they have been denied bail
    but non of the Niger delta militant were jailed rather the collect
    billions of naira and they are sent abroad, yet you voted and cast ur
    support on Jonathan, I was told that it was the south south that
    betrayed Ojukwu during the war and he lost, thousands of Igbo died, yet
    you all shout GEJ till 2019, well thank God it didn’t come through,
    because we are daft, he changed his name to Ebele Azikwe and we followed
    and say he is our brother. APC has come out to tell you to ignore the
    Oba, Tinubu has come out to do same, he went ahead to asked if the
    government have not been paying the school fees of igbo children in
    public schools, 4 igbo children has been given opportunity to become
    governor in a day in Lagos thru the spelling bee contest, they have
    enjoyed scholarship to study abroad in Lagos, yet we still shout
    everyday that the Oba threatened, why didn’t ur so called Eze’s protest
    at the meeting? The clapped for him because they are bunch of cowards.
    Well for me, an Igbo boy, born and breed in Lagos, I am appreciative of
    that state and will support it. Eko o ni baje. – Agnus Dei

    • Festus Oyedele

      You are one of the few igbos I have met who talks political sense. How can Igbo man become President or Vice President in Nigeria now. Now way for at least 100 years when this mess will be repaired. They voted en masse for Jonathan because of small change, Jona lost. They did same to Agbaje who will definitely lose. See, No political direction or sense for most Igbo. However we are still brothers and sisters but they are quickly becoming the minority that Power can not be given to and their support irrelevant.