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#2023: Tolerance Becoming Crime – Chinedu Akabuike.

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Tolerance Becoming Crime

1. Why do we hate Tinubu? What for?

2. Tinubu never worked with Federal or Eastern Nigeria let alone stealing money from Ndi Igbo. He never worked as Minister or taken any Federal Appointment or contracts!

3. He never joined APGA let alone sabotaging our Party’s interest?

4. Tinubu didn’t meddle in Igbo internal affairs either!

5. Why do we call him thief? What did he steal? He stole your money? Why crying more than the bereaved?

6. We call Yoruba “slaves”. We never reflect on what it means to be slaves in the true sense of the word.

7. We are putting mouth in Lagos Politics without caution, yet we have a proverb that says, “It is the foolish housefly that follows the corpse into the grave.”

8. Can Yoruba man become an Association or Local Government Chairman in the East? Let us be sincere with ourselves. Yet we enjoy all these privileges here including Assembly Membership!

9. Why asking for what we can’t give? Hate and greed…

10. We are here helping the “slaves” to develop their land. Who then is a slave?

10b. You call their city “a no man’s land” so that we can further be enslaved slaving to develop it, and our generations are wasted gloating over mere privileges. Who is a slave. Do we actually think?

11. Can Yoruba tell Okorocha “o to gee” in Owerri? He doesn’t even need it. He is too intelligent to die for a pot of ‘ofe manu’ or nothing.

12. After the civil war, for many of us who were old enough to have witnessed it, the Yoruba were the first to open their arms to receive and accept us as we were, crude savages in search for means of survival. It was regardless of what we equally did to them before and during the civil war. No party to the civil war was innocent! I also remember not paying any rent among Yoruba guys without a penny for my first 3years in Lagos and another 2 years in Ibadan.

13. Can we survive Yoruba attack in Yoruba land if they actually mean to? Will an Mbaise man cooperate with the Nsukka or Afikpo, or the Imo with Anambara?

14. If we all decide to relocate at once, *”Babangida-send-me-home phenomena”* is still in the memory of some of us who survived the incessant and uncontrollable spate of robbery across the Onitsha bridge. How many people will want to go in spite of our empty pride?

15. If Yoruba people are as foolish as we foolishly think, why agitating? How will agitating be to our benefit?

16. Why not *”O to gee”* in Abia, Enugu or Owerri?

17. Can a man from Aba become a Commissioner or P.S. in Enugu State Civil Service? Yet it happened here! Why not be careful?

18. *We adopted APGA and but “wisely” voted PDP!* How was Tinubu our headache? Was he the cause of our downfall? Why always blame others for our inabilities and want to take glory for any small thing we think we have done well and even overblow it?

19. We claim we were so creative during the civil war. Now history. We also claim every made in Nigeria is from Aba. But go to Oyo and Oshogbo to see what “lazy” mechanics are doing quietly in the automobile industry, yet we make noise that other ethnics are either ‘mumu’ or lazy except we *- “alagbara ma mero baba ole” ; “the most hardworking humans who cannot develop their own land unfortunately!”*

20. Why looking for avoidable problem? Why?

21. It was you in the North being attacked, in Malaysia being killed, in Gabon and Ghana being molested. 99.9% of Nigerians killed in South Africa are of Igbo extraction, and sometimes by fellow ‘hardworking’ Igbo. Why?

22. We choose Nnamdi Kanu and he dictates to us without consultation with any one of us. They choose Asiwaju Tinubu who becomes a hero among them by bowing to or adopting the choice of their majority. Why are we angry?

We choose Azikwe and they choose Awolowo. How are they more ‘mumuish’ followers than ourselves?

Zik became a president and we gained nothing from it, Awo was only a premier, but we are only struggling to beat their records in all ramifications including education till today. How are they ‘mumus’?

We choose APGA and they choose APC, why agitating?

23. Yoruba are yet to say Tinubu is their problem. Why do we want to die for nothing?

24. Why working in APGA but planning to collect salaries in APC?

25. I pray for the success of Biafra, but do we still remember that as Igbo we will automatically become foreigners on the streets of the Lagos we call “A-no-Man’s-land”?

26. How many of us will actually want to relocate home, should Biafra actualises or if citizenship is on the condition that you relinquish all other citizenship in Africa?

27. Now, Tinubu worked hard, focused and determined and won the Presidential Ticket of the ruling party – APC, here we are the Igbos struggling over our usual second fiddle(VP) tickets of other political parties. Or at least, picking presidential tickets of some ‘mushroom’ political parties that have no single State Governor or National Assembly members under their controls and we started shouting! When are we going to grow to true national political limelight? Tell me…

28. The ongoing security challenge bedeviling Igbo land is a great problem we must resolve instead of meddling in Yoruba, especially, Lagos politics. I don’t see why Igbo people are busy with Yoruba affairs and not facing our own problems in the East?

29. Tinubu you’re ‘hating’ has become a national hero while you stay in Lagos – his political base – shouting anti-Tinubu campaign. You continue attracting hatred to yourselves in an environment you don’t have power to control. Have you forgotten the axiom, *”If you can’t beat them, join them!”*

30. Why can’t Igbo race learn from the Yoruba race for once? Tinubu groomed AD to AC to ACN and later entered into merger with other parties to form APC that now become a ruling party! And of which he is now, by God’s grace and good party members and his astute political prowess, it’s Presidential Candidate in the forthcoming General Elections come 2023. Where will the Igbo stand in the new dispensation come 2023? Are we still going to be playing our age long *’second fiddle’* role our grandfathers has been playing since 1960? When are the Igbo people going to grow politically?

I leave that answers to the Igbo right thinking leaders and individuals who should know what must be done right, right from now…

*”Nwayo nwayo biko unu!”*

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