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Ndigbo have been severally shortchanged due to ignorance and greed – Dr. Obi

By: dayan (M) |Time : July 09, 2018, 06:44:48 PM
By Chidi Nkwopara, OWERRI.

Ndigbo have been advised to remain resolute in their bid to take their appropriate position in the Nigerian project, as well as resist all attempts by any person, group or circumstances, aimed at scuttling this position.

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John Nnia Nwodo,President-General,Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President

The former Imo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Alex Obi, gave the advice when he spoke to journalists on a number of national issues in Owerri.

“I urge Ndigbo not to be cowed by any person, group or circumstances, in their bid take their rightful position in Nigeria”, Obi said.

It was also the considered opinion of the Nbaise born politician that nobody should intimidate Ndigbo with memories of the civil war, which he said ended 48 years ago.

“Enough is enough. There is no doubt that Ndigbo are not only major stakeholders in Nigeria, but should also be treated as such”, Obi said.

He expressed regret that “Ndigbo have been severally shortchanged in the past”, due to what he called “ignorance and greed on the part of those who claim to represent them as leaders”.

Explaining his position further, Dr. Obi said: “These class of leaders practise politics of individualism and bread and butter. By this token, they were enticed with contracts and powerless appointments. For now, anybody wanting Igbo votes must negotiate for it.”

Answering a question, Obi, who has dumped the PDP for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, passionately appealed to Ndigbo to come together, like their counterparts in the Northern South Western States.

“Ndigbo can take a cue from Anambra State and improve on their welfare. The government and people of Anambra State have been working together and investing massively in infrastructure, industries, agriculture, education and other sectors, without making noise”, Obi said.

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Re: Ndigbo have been severally shortchanged due to ignorance and greed – Dr. Obi

By: dayan (M) |Time : July 09, 2018, 06:45:57 PM
This news article is LOADED with valuable information for Igbo people in Nigeria.
I'll list the most important (KEY) points.

Re: Ndigbo have been severally shortchanged due to ignorance and greed – Dr. Obi

By: dayan (M) |Time : July 09, 2018, 06:48:13 PM
Point Number 1:


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“I urge Ndigbo not to be cowed by any person, group or circumstances, in their bid take their rightful position in Nigeria”, Obi said.

This is the overwhelmingly paramount point that every Igbo person should bear in mind.
DO NOT COWER UNDER ANYBODY in pursuing your interest in Nigeria.
You are a majority ethnic group in Nigeria.
Act like one!

Re: Ndigbo have been severally shortchanged due to ignorance and greed – Dr. Obi

By: dayan (M) |Time : July 09, 2018, 06:51:25 PM
Point Number 2:


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He expressed regret that “Ndigbo have been severally shortchanged in the past”, due to what he called “ignorance and greed on the part of those who claim to represent them as leaders”.

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These class of leaders practise politics of individualism and bread and butter. By this token, they were enticed with contracts and powerless appointments. For now, anybody wanting Igbo votes must negotiate for it.”


Igbo are held down by IGNORANT AND SELFISH/GREEDY "leaders" who claim to represent them, but are in fact representing their personal and selfish interests.

Re: Ndigbo have been severally shortchanged due to ignorance and greed – Dr. Obi

By: dayan (M) |Time : July 09, 2018, 07:02:07 PM
Point Number 3:

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Answering a question, Obi, who has dumped the PDP for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, passionately appealed to Ndigbo to come together, like their counterparts in the Northern South Western States.

THIS is the meat of the sandwich!

PDP has not delivered ANYTHING tangible to Ndigbo in Nigeria in all of these years... just like APC.
Apart from appointments that only serves the individual holders, what else can one point to as PDP (or APC ) achievement in Igboland?

Even the best performing Igbo politicians that I can recall: people like Ike Ekweremadu, Enyinnaya Abaribe, and the PDP governors of the South East, tended to be limited in their achievements (political, economic, cultural, etc) by the PDP politics which can get intractable when national politics commences within its ranks.

These politicians would have achieved far more if they were in APGA that is in alliance with PDP or APC or any other party for that matter.

ALL Igbo politicians should be in APGA first and foremost, and from there operate.

APGA has demonstrated sanity and focus on what Igbo politics should be.

I repeat ALL Igbo politicians should be in APGA and APGA should then negotiate an alliance with ANY of the other national parties that accepts APGA's terms for alliance... else APGA should stand ALONE!

Nigeria's national politics is HARDBALL and only hardball politics gets you what you want.

This is a fact of life in Nigeria.  8)

Re: Ndigbo have been severally shortchanged due to ignorance and greed – Dr. Obi

By: dayan (M) |Time : July 09, 2018, 07:12:44 PM
Final point (Number 4) :

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Ndigbo can take a cue from Anambra State and improve on their welfare. The government and people of Anambra State have been working together and investing massively in infrastructure, industries, agriculture, education and other sectors, without making noise”, Obi said.

This is the operationalization of the move into APGA strategy.

I have never understood why some Igbo make noise in Nigeria about being cheated or marginalized.
Occasionally one gets swept in by these constant lamentations, ringing of fingers and moaning to heavens and back.
But the power to change Igbo fate/situation remains firmly in Igbo hands!

Ndi Anambra are already showing the way without making much noise.
I see a lot of MASSIVE investments that Anambra citizens are making in Anambra state. One guy is single-handedly building a skyscraper for a hospital, for example.

The APGA government there is doing everything possible to encourage such investment by its own people.
This is what every Igbo state should be doing ... but it would not be easy to do if there is no APGA government in place. FACT!

So, Anambra is showng the way. It is in the interest of the rest of Igbo states to follow suit!

... And no noise please!  :-   8)

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