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Johnbull Diepreye

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The Igbo Have had their turn in Rivers state

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I am writing to raise the awareness of the general public and to register our protest against the brazen injustice being perpetrated in Rivers state by Dr Peter Chinwe Otunnuya Odili himself an Igbo from the Ndoni Ogbaru clan who has forcefully foisted Hon. Chibuike Amaechi another Igbo from the Ikwerre clan as the PDP gubernatorial candidate thereby ignoring the official zoning policy of the nation which was mooted to create unity and a sense of belonging amongst all constituent units in the country.

It is common knowledge that Rivers state has a lot of similarities with Delta state where you have the Urhobo, Igbo, Ijaw etc as constituent ethnic groups. In the case of Rivers state we have the Igbo or Igboid groups which comprise the Ogba, Egbema Ndoni, the Eche, the Ikwerre, the Ekpeye, Oyigbo, etc The Ijaw or Ijoid groups which comprise Kalabari, Bonny, Opobo etc and lastly the Ogoni, this much is reflected in the Rivers state government official gazette.

Since the creation of Bayelsa state, the Igbo or Igboid groups now constitute the majority in Rivers state, but that notwithstanding the zoning policy makes it mandatory that either the Ijaw or the Ogoni is supposed to produce the next governor of Rivers state, the Igbo having had their full 8 year turn under Dr Peter Odili. But surprisingly Dr Peter Odili ignored the sensibilities of the Ijaw and Ogoni people and went ahead to impose Hon. Chibuike Amaechi his ethnic brother on Rivers state.

We are happy to note that Delta state, a state with many similarities has honoured the zoning formula by picking Chief Oduaghan, from the Itshekiri ethnic group after the Urhobo have had their turn. This will expectedly foster unity and a sense of belonging. We expect the Rivers state government to do the same thing in the name of justice and fairplay.

What Dr Peter Odili has done is tantamount to having an Asaba man preside over Delta state, and after his 8 year tenure pick another Ukwuani man to succeed him, which represent handing the baton from one Igbo to another Igbo in a multi-ethnic state. Such a move is bound to cause a backlash and crisis if not nipped in the bud.

The attempt to hide under an invented and imaginary "Ikwerre ethnic nationality" to justify the brazen injustice is a monumental fraud that must be resisted. The ethnic identity of each group in Nigeria has long been established under the British colonial administration for almost a century, and subsequent anthropological, cultural and linguistic researches has confirmed same. Any attempt to seek to confuse the facts in order to benefit from another turn by the same ethnic group as Rivers state governor is bound to unavoidably lead to crisis.

We use this opportunity to thank elder statesman Chief Alabo Graham Douglas for alerting the public to the unfolding fraud being perpetrated by Dr Peter Odili and sending a petition to the presidency in protest.

We pray and hope that commonsense will prevail on the PDP and presidency to revert to an Ijaw or Ogoni candidate for the Rivers state gubernatorial elections. The Igbo having had their turn should have the humility to step down for the Ijaw or Ogoni, and wait for their turn again which will surely come as the rotation which has become part and parcel of the Nigerian political process continues.

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more of this fight pls. I love you guys, yoruba vs igbos, who go win

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Ugh!!! So much disgusting nonsense coming from some sick characters. Seriously u can go to sexuality and jokes and do as u like. There is a time and place for everything.

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Umunnaa,why did you guys allow those two yorobaieu dudes to derail this thread,obiagu and andre,you guys should ignore rhino,he is an attention seeker,give him no attention and watch him flee.

Ezeagu,i was enjoying your exchange with dapo,you never fail.Btw,is aloy/emeka an igbo?

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Who are you calling a monkey, Andre Uweh? There is much worse I can call you.

You are a coward, for one, doing your dirt under a different user id.

Be very careful who you choose to insult, cockroach.

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Hello Nairalanders,

I was a strong Buhari supporter in this election cycle that just passed. However, I was very disappointed with the violence that took place after the election. To make matters worse I ran into a comment that came from Buhari's campaign on CNN. Here is my video expressing my anger. Please post this on your facebook page.

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Do you think I am crassly irresponsible person to engage in any meaningful discussion with a person who had publicly claimed to have sex with a woman old enough to be the person’s mother?  Look jackass, I have a class in the grade of the world not Nigeria.

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What if? Look my friend i don't do illegal bunkering. If am getting you right.

All those places you mention are below my feet.

Done that like 3 years ago. So, If you want a favour from me we can go private. If you are picking up then i relate you up. Atleast lemme touch a life on NL.

Stop mentioning African pots for ME. Doesn't worth the effort under Yar adua/GEJ

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Look punk, I do not threaten people rather I promise them. I just placed you on notice to curtail flaunt of ignorance by injecting wishful crude oil or refined product deals on the public arena such as Internet. Have you traveled to Accra, Ghana or Duala, Cameroon?

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Wow! Is that a threat or what? Hmm. No one threatens ME!

Honestly i just feel sorry for you guys trapped in yankee with FAKE documents.

Doing FIVE hour @ 5/hr, dual combo jobs.

Can't goto hospital nor take a flight.

I could give you a good offer, but need to know what you can DO. I like tax free money with 2 mopol excorts.

Lay off, serving WHITE man tea.

Come back home!

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Thanks goodness you have no ride of reputable class, its picture and silly punk Bottom such as you would have dotted this forum, olodo.

You will continue to suffer under the sun in Port Harcourt on those worn out slippers courtesy of Aba industrial ingenuity.

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^^ foooooool! I having fun seeing cannibals in deep pain. lol.

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If Nigeria had allowed this misguided drone to step foot on the grounds of NDA as the lamb dung has claimed, I blame the quota system and despise the colonial contraption more than ever.

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Looks like your challenge has not been taken up. Hrm. . .

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^ Am right now in PH live! Am trekking between Ust to Agip junction. Where do want me to snap and paste for proof?

Just mention anywhere.

Am invincible!

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This Rhino thinks he understand the Ikwerre. He probably has never lived in PH. I lived in PH for 15 years and my parents still live there. Many of my mates were Ikwerre and Kalabari.

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ok open another thread for that. at least we have clarified the issue of rivers state.

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Straw man Alert!

Keeping grasping for air. Having face with more superior POWER!

Remember is only OBJ that is bleeping the whole Ndigbo from behind.

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wetin concern you for this topic sef, your not even from eastern Nigeria , you should be battling the aworis now for deporting your silly Bottom back to ondo, chai talk about being a nuisance

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more housing estaes are springing up everyday both by state government and private companies and are being sold to highest bidders whether your black ,white or indian. i have met some ikwerres that deny being igbo and some that dont ,but the ikwerre are not the only igboid group neither are they the most populated, they are just the most talked about maybe because their land is located around the ph city region. their denial does not change the fact that you still have other  igbo clans in rivers state(called the upland people).

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@Rhino.

No need claiming that no one sells land to Igbo people in Port Harcourt. It is like saying that Lagosians do not sell land to Yorubas anymore. Land sell has always been a business affair and goes to the highest bidder.

If an Ikwerre man needs money to save his dying father ih hospital, and the only way he can raise money to save his father is by selling land, would this Ikwerre man now say no to an Igboman and prefer his father dying rather than selling the land to the Mbano man.

Rhino.5dm, for once apply wisdom in your posts.

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Keep on denying the fact. Fella! You will be shocked when go renting apartment in PH and the land lord says 'I don't want igbos in my house' then you will remember me.

Meanwhile, stay on your drugs cos you are doing terrible bad without it. Friendly advice!

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Objection Doc! They feel threaten much and continue presence of igbos in the state hence they decided place embago of C of O's. Fact!

You can deny that if you wish but thats the reality on ground. Those internet warrior can continue their rants.

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Continue to display how stuupid you are for all to see. . .the botton line is you can't distort the fact with your igbotic(always expect igbo to lie) nature.

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hahahahahaha your so silly ,i cant believe i have been responding to your post geez. whatever gives you good sound sleep at night it still wont change anything about rivers state .

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that wont make sense since he already involves himself in issues concerning the igbo nation , rivers state denied non indigeins of the state whether your igbo,ijaw,efik, hausa or yoruba certificate of ownership in some parts of rivers cus of disputes between landlords and state government plus fraud related issues too in sale of land,its has nothing to do with being igbo or not

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are you igbo, ijaw or ogoni?  , i believe you can make contributions without insulting the igbos ,dont mind ezeuche he goes out of control sometimes.

i will like to read your contributions.

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Rants of a confused fellow. . .take your drugs.

You mad man should go and tell Amaechi is Igbo. . . See what will remain of you.

P.S if you have oppurtunity of talking to him ask him the reason they denied Igbos certificate of ownership for 12 years in Rivers State. igbos Indeed!

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ikwerri is part of igbo nation

just a very few are in denial just like ika

but they are igbos

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brain dead monkey go and tell gov amaechi he is not an igbo man, go and tell the king of woji or the leaders of obigbo that they are not igbo , how about waconzy, juluis agwu go and tell them they are not igbo,monkey.your wife can be anything she wants to be nobody gives a f,

what you fools dont understand is that in igbo land there is no such thing as you are igbo you are not igbo what you hear is an ikwerre man sayin i hate anambra people , an anambra man sayin mbaise people are wicked , an owerre man sayin izaa people are backward an abiriba man sayin anioma people are efulefu ,nnewi man blaming aro people for slave trade etc its internal beaf between brothers but these moronic outsiders  only pick on the ikwerre case to satisfy themselves that igbos dont own portharcourt. anyways whatever gives them good sleep at night.

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How can you ask such? When its very glaring that all they want is Igbo maketers to promote their songs/films.

Look at what GEJ did to you guys, in a gand style he came out to claim Igbo after then ? What happen?? Lol!

Look they may want to associate themselves puublicly with igbo for the singular fact igbos dominate the industries they are in to. Simple as ABC.

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I don't know why you non-Igbos feel you know everything about Igbo. Ask yourself why Ikwerre people like Julius Agwu, Tonto Dike, Duncan Mighty keep associating themselves with anything Igbo. Most of duncan mighty's songs are in Igbo.

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On that day, the bride was given a cup of nkwu-elu (palm wine) to go and find me just as it was done when my sisters got married in Igbo heartland.

If you practice Igbo culture, speak Igbo language, bear Igbo names, have Igbo market systems and Igbo Igbo trad religious system, then you are Igbo. Some of them who deny Igbo actually knows the truth that they are Igbo.

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You are effing lying! I worked in the mist of hardliners(Ikwerre's). They hate people linking them to Igbos

In their community they even have embago on selling land to Igbos. Facts!

The relationship is very sour; so, don't try suger coat it.

Why can't igbo man EVER say the truth? Ehn.

Don't you people fear God?

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^^ Is that all? ssmh!

For your info. My wife is half Ikwerre, half yoruba. They despise Igbos with all their hearts.

So don't bullshyt me.

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All this Igbo 80% of this and that sef.

@ekt_bear. Don't ever make a mistake of calling Ikwerre man Igbo else prepare for his wrath.

They so much hate anything that has to do with Igbos. Forget about these internet thieves wishing Rivers is there's.

Shameless people. We are 65% lagos, 40% kano, 50% kaduna, 80% Rivers, 40% Jos, 35% london, 35 New york bullcrap.

Easy they go saying trash and yet when prompted about the mortality rate of Igbo race they become bewildered.

When even a lunatic knows that average marraige age of Igbo man is between 38-40 years; avarage birth rate is 3-4 children(fear of poverty). Yet they go around claiming the majority.

*Allow foools to feel happy and forget their misery*

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Intelligent people are here debating and the only thing you can come up is to call the Igbo people nuisance.

This your brainless post above should be thrown in the bin.

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I would have contributed to this thread, but I noticed that all the ibo morons have as usual taken over the thread.

" Rivers state is ibo"

"We the true natives are the slaves of ibo"

"In fact we longer exist"

Don't you people engaging in this kind of dialogue with the fools, understand that they are just losers sitting somewhere typing their fantasies?

The first question you need to ask them is "Are you from Rivers State". They make having ANY mature discussion on my state impossible.

Ibo people are a nuisance anywhere they go.

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Anyway, I'll leave it at that. . . no doubt they'll speak up clarify. I wish there was a private messaging system on this forum.

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Right, the Kalabari with all their grandmothers in Umuahia, and the Igbo speaking Bonny, other distant countries. All that will happen is that Bonny River would be an open channel.

Isn't the idea of 'distinction' and 'connected'? You talked about me trying to blur the distinction, how is it a straw man when I tell you there is no distinction because people are interconnected? What we know is that many people on Bonny claim Igbo and Ijaw ancestry, again if you want, call Ijaw_Girl to come and tell us there is 'distinction' between Igbo and Ijaw on Bonny.

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You are right. This is another proof to show that the reality on the ground is different from the denials we read on the internet.

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You're correct. You should see the look of shock of people from places like Aniocha, Ukwuani, and Ikwerre when you tell them some of their kinsmen deny being Igbo. It makes things very confusing, but you have to remember that it takes a hand full of 'sabotwas' to destroy a nation.

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Who owns the Suez Canal? With the industrial might of a potential Igbo country, what international organisation/corporation will support cutting off the Igbo from the coast short of 45 km? The Bonny river isn't one of the 100 largest rivers in the world, the estuary is right next to Port Harcourt. If there's hostility for some reason in the Bonny River region, there's little land owners can do to stop ships on coming in to Port Harcourt on water.

Well by the fact that they're still practising Igbo culture, by the fact that they only speak Igbo, and by the fact that they have a strong connect to the southern Igbo, intermarrying heavily with those especially from places like Umuahia, this blurring has already happened hundreds of years ago. Go and call Ijaw_Girl and tell her to tell me the Ijaw and Igbo haven't blended in Bonny.

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The problem with what they identify now is that those that have no problem with their roots, ie Igbo, will not come and write articles telling everyone who he is. Will an Anambra man or an Imo man write such an article telling the world he is an Igbo? No. He doesn't need to tell you he is an Igbo man, it's not his concern and he's not having identity crisis.

Those that deem it necessary to deny or claim something else are the ones that keep making the effort to tell the world I am not that but this. By so doing, the voices you hear are the ones making the effort to claim something else but the reality on the ground is quite different.

I had a friend from Opobo and he told me he was Igbo. This was because he overheard me telling someone else he was not Igbo so he had to correct me. Then I never knew about Opobo and their history.

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@EzeUche_: Any progress on those 3 LGAs in Benue?

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In a hypothetical post-Nigeria situation, those down the river would also own the rights. You won't be able to sail up and down it w/o their permission.

In any case, it is up to them to decide. Nobody can claim them unless both sides agree.

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