How did the Southwest get the Presidency in 1999? It was as a result of they have been united as a individuals after the demise of Chief MKO Abiola, in saying that if justice was not done to them, they would depart Nigeria.
There have been completely no dissenting voices. And probably the most liberal and nationalistic Yoruba man, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, was quoted as saying ‘I imagine in unity, however I don’t imagine in unity at all value.
The army regime of Normal Abdulsalami Abubakar was shocked. The North panicked. The rest of the nation appeared on helplessly.
Each try at breaching the resolve of the Southwest was annoyed. Fringe sycophants who tried to voice out their Northern masters’ opinions have been publicly crushed to a pulp by Yoruba youths. Those that have been tempted by the crumbs from the powers that be, learnt their classes from the errors of these much less lucky males.
And it was due to this resolve that the military elite of the North took a corporate resolution that the facility that shifted to the Southwest on June 12, 1993, have to be actualised on Could 29, 1999, if Nigeria should stay as one corporate entity.
And why did the Southwest retain energy in 2003? It was for the same cause. President Obasanjo received that election honest and square. There isn’t a approach Normal Buhari might have defeated him. Allow us to contemplate the details.
In 2003, the Southwest produced one main candidate (then President Obasanjo). The North produced one main candidate (Normal Buhari). However the Southeast had a number of main candidates (Ojukwu, Nwobodo, Kalu, Ike Nwachukwu, and so on).
All through the ages, energy has at all times been taken. It’s NEVER given. No person will give Igbo the Presidency. Solely Igbo unity can result in Igbo Presidency! And as of 2021, there may be nothing like Igbo unity.
I counsel the Igbo to check Genesis 11:6:
“God stated. “The individuals are united, and so they all communicate the identical language. After this, nothing they got down to do will likely be unattainable for them!”
Allow us to research one other present occasion and the way the Igbos can study from it.