Igbos Have Not Learnt Their Leasons, Is It That They Hate Their Homes And Peoples?
Igbos have not learnt their lessons. Is it that they hate their homes and people?
Ojukwu contested against Obasanjo in 2003 but the same Igbos whom he fought for voted against him to the extent he didn't win Nnewi his home town.
In 2007, when Bola Tinubu as a sitting governor singlehandedly floated ACN, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu also floated his PPA. ACN won only Lagos and later reclaimed Osun and Ekiti. PPA won Abia and Imo states.
While ACN states rose from one to three, PPA states collapsed into the PDP that did nothing for the Ndigbos. By 2011, ACN was controlling Edo state and all the western states except Ondo state that Labour party won.
In fact ACN later became the beautiful bride in the presidential election of 2011. This ACN is the mother of APC of today, no matter how you look at it.
Where is PPA and Ojukwu's APGA today? Nowhere in the the national sphere. So, the Igbos were busy building their politics around persons other than their own.
Politics is built around personality.
Who is the personality in Igbo land that their politics is built around?
Who is the political arrowhead of the Igbos? Every man is a king in Igbo land. So nobody is a follower?
This mentality of not wanting anyone to control me is what has led the Igbos to stay away from home. They build mansions and businesses in Lagos while neglecting their homes.
Who does that? How many Urhobos, Yorubas and Hausas have lands and buildings in Enugu, Owerri, Aba and Onitsha?
Food for thought. Go home my dear people, and build your people and communities. Lagos is not your aboriginal home. You are Ndigbos and not Yorubas or Binis.
By Ejiro Etaghene.