I recently read some hot exchanges serving as response to articles written by an author and a rejoinder to same. I was ashamed that in 2018, our generation can still be lost in the wilderness of tribalism and ethnocentric squalor. If nobody would tell us, we should be thoroughly ashamed of ourselves.
My take on Peter Obi’s Ethnic hatred, inter-ethnic hatred, racial hatred, or ethnic tension refers to feelings and acts of prejudice and hostility towards an ethnic group in various degrees.Former governor Peter Obi is a friend, he is the former Governor of Anambra State and he did well for his level . He served as governor for 8 years and after he dumped the party Chief Emeka OJUKWU, IKEMBA NNEWI left for him and went to PDP. Today see what the APGA OJUKWU left behind for Peter did to his wife,Iyom Bianca OJUKWU. Mr Peter Obi is an Ethnic Bigot, full of primordial sentiments and ethnic preoccupation and the ethnic division he created in Lagos during FASHOLA era is still hunting Igbo till date. In one fell swoop Peter Obi put millions of Igbo in Lagos and their multi- trillion NAIRA business into jeopardy by insinuating that FASHOLA planned to deport Igbo out of Lagos. This is because FASHOLA moved Destitutes on the streets of Lagos to their various states. ANAMBRA was not the only state that received destitutes and Peter called it deportation. In fact he told an Igbo audience in Lagos that FASHOLA used the deportation of destitutes as a test case for the deportation of all Igbo in Lagos. I know what we did to calm nerves in Lagos. It was a dangerous politics and potentially ugly situation that nearly put a knife on things that hold us together as a country . In 2013 Peter abused Gov El RUFAI of Kaduna State for coming to ANAMBRA State to encourage Dr Chris NGIGE who was running for the Governorship of the State. Peter said El RUFAI an Hausa man has no business in ANAMBRA politics and that he should go back to the North.courtesy JOE IGBOKWE. Leadership is behavioral, not positional: the capacity to integrate, innovate and mobilize others to bring a common aspiration to life is what leadership is all about, not holding positions of formal authority.” – Nelson Mandela…. Today, the bulk of our population, at best, still brazenly demonstrates socio-political immaturity. The legacy infrastructure left by the colonial masters wallows in decay with no better alternatives. The rail system they constructed only shows how much we have derailed from the line. The institutions of higher learning they founded, today, only graduate men of lower understanding for positions with higher demands. And rather than build upon the hospitals, we would rather travel abroad on medical holidays. Just like the proverbial prodigal son seeking for more after having squandered our renewable resources. Fifty-six years on, we still show that there is a lot for us to learn from those who colonised us.
Recently, the Internet was awash with soothing news of about seven British-Nigerians, who were elected into the United Kingdom (UK) parliament during the last election. They are Chi Onwurah, Kate Osamor, Kemi Badenoch, Chuka Umunna, Bim Afolami and Fiona Onasanya. This got me wondering why Nigerians are allowed to occupy seats in the parliament of the UK.rticle by -Mobolaji Johnson Ojo