“A time of reflection for the Igbos? – Governor Rochas Okorocha Speaks Again
Dear Igbo Compatriots:
One of the closest Igbo man to the President-Elect is Dr Chris Ngige Onwa, a Senator who has been defeated in this 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 Presidency, 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 only the 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?
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?
Hmmm … I sincerely hope some people are listening.