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What Has Pdp Abuja Government Done For The Yorubas?

They call AD a tribalist party.

They call Afenifere useless Elders.

They cajoled the electorates in Yorubaland that "he go better for them"

They swept away AD by whatever means possible except a Clever Tinubu.

Ladoja( sorry, Alao Akala), Oyinlola, Fayose et la, what have you brought for the yorubas.

To me nothing other down deceit.

Members what do you think?

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Dangote would not have started the project if not for the incentives by the FG

If a contract was sealed in Abacha's time and was abandoned, only to be revived in Obj's time, doesn't that make it Obj's achievement?

Roads he dualised? well the major roads in the SW are already dualised, no need to 're-dualise' them,

but the Ibadan-Ilorin project was initialised, don't know whether it was completed or not. I really don't have too much info on road projects in general

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Please mention the highways that were dualized or expanded by OBJ in Southwest. Aslo the contract for rebuilding of the once burnt Lagos Airport terminal was already sealed and signed by Abacha Govt.

Dangote decided to locate his new cement plant to Ibeshe becos that is the best place for his investment after considering all economic factors involved in any industry location. You can not add that to OBJ achievement.

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The question should be what has PDP done for Igbo?

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AD was voted out in the Southwest due to tyranny, like in Oyo (with Adedoja's sons parading through the streets harassing people), in Ekiti (streetfighting par excellence), in Ogun (Osoba wants to be like OBJ- go for third term), in Osun (Akande sacked public workers, a lot of them dying in distress), only Adefarati of Ondo was given a passmark by most people. In Lagos, Tinubu(just like OBJ) is a mafia boss that is why he has been able to retain control of the state. They are all using AWOLOWO's name to promote their selfish interest.

All of the above Awolowo never engage in them, he build the economy on Agriculture and made the old Western region the most prosperous in Nigeria, that is why the Balewa/Azikiwe coalition decided to take over the Western region from him by force, so as to derail everything he achieved. For example, Cocoa House in Ibadan was the first of its kind in Nigeria, also the WNTV the first in Africa.

Back to the PDP governments in southwest, I think some of them have achieved some level of success above their AD counterpart. In Ogun, Osun and Ondo the level of stability have improved with only Oyo and Ekiti state suffering from OBJ intervention syndrome, in the Ekiti - the declaration of state of emergency and Oyo the thuggery of OBJ hatchet man Adedibu.

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Obasanjo didn't really do much for the yorubas all in the name of keeping the country together. He didn't want to be seen as partial in spreading development. I agree with whomever said the notion of obasanjo giving yorubas special preference is laughable.

Go and tour the whole of the south west, where is the evidence of this preference ? Even the road leading to his Ota farm is in a deplorable state.

To me, Abuja was the number 1 beneficiary of Obasanjo's government. I even hear that NEPA/PHCN has a special amount of Megawatts devoted to abuja, they don't experience constant black outs as the rest of the country.

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Common now, what is all the vituperation about?

The thread is wrapped in ethnic bias, and as Nigerians we should not indulge in discussing from ethnic difference because it’s impossible to solve a problem from such position.

The question should be what have our leaders done to improve us NIGERIAN CITIZENS since independence, not Yorubas, Hausas, Igbos, etc bearing in mind we have Yorubas in the north, east and south which is predominantly inhabited by other ethnic tribes.

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hmmn . . .what a reply!!!

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I risk being called a tribalist by responding to this thread, but I will do so regardless.

In response to the question, I would frame my answer in terms of major Federal Projects in the SW geo-political zone in the 99-07 period

1. the eventual (although belated) partnership with Lagos State govt to solve the ocean surge menace once and for all with proper storm breakers and shoreline protection being done

2. Establishment of 2 power plants in the zone - Papalanto 335MW (Ogun State) Omotosho 335MW (Ondo state) with expansions planned

3. Establishment and take off of the Olokola Free Trade Zone and the OK LNG Project in Ondo state

4. dualisation and expansion of some highways (limited)

5. New Airport terminal in Lagos under Public-private partnership

6. Increased cocoa production from 140,000 to ~600,000 tonnes mostly (but not all) from the SW

7. Influencing siting of Ibeshe Cement Plant (Ogun state) by Dangote Industries

those are a few of the 'achievements' I can come up with at present

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What's so special about the Yorubas?

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There is nothing wrong with being a Patriot

There is a danger in being Nationalistic and this can lead to Xenophobia and mass killing.

There is nothing wrong with Identifying with a Tribal or Ethnic group

There is danger in Being ETHNOCENTRIC

Nothing wrong with being a pan Africanist

But there is alot wrong with being a racist

There is nothing wrong Fighting racial Hatred

But there is alot wrong when you target only one side, you risk being a Victim of "Reverse Racism"

Check out the KKK they killed "colored" people some were genuinely Criminals but they killed because of Race.

Now look at what happened when HITLER STARTED RACIAL KILLINGS AND HE DEFINED WHAT "PURE BREED" alot of people that did not care were afraid.

You see if you are the victim of BIASED HATE you will appreciate what I am saying.

HATE IN THE PUREST FORM IS BREWED TO THE PUREST FORM WITH TIME. IT COMES LITTLE BY LITTLE INTO YOUR HEART AND YOU START LOOKING AT YOUR FRIEND AS A DIFFERENT PERSON THAT YOU ARE BETTER THAN AND YOU START HATING YOUR FRIEND BECAUSE OF HIS TRIBE GRADUALLY.

Alot of us in our Private rooms hate other tribe to bliskers, You there know what i am talking about.

Remember your friend some that are Igbo that can even speak a word of Igbo how do you Judge that he is an Igbo Man. some hate yoruba and Postulates all types theory that they are Cowards.

A man that says that he is Correct even if he wrong what would you call him? Self centered

A Group of people that say they are superior to others because some people in their grouping have Excelled Say they are all correct and hence they should be looked as Pure.

This is the root of Ethnocentrism.

I will end by asking this Question

What is A Hausa Heritage ?

What is an Igbo Heritage ?

What is a Yoruba Heritage ?

What are the other tribes Heritage?

who is a Yoruba Igbo or Hausa?

Let us Define Ethnicity then we can respect others. In the Different ethnics groups there is class struggle What will you call it "Dialectism"?

All this is just CLASS STRUGGLE in another form.

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At best, this is disgusting and reeks of a delusion made in hell[quote][/quote]

Couldn't agree with you more.

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@Akolawole and co.

It's only in your tribalistic world that Yorubas are the best at everything. You might want to provide proof from a FOREIGNER that you are indded best!

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Must we tribalize every issue in nigeria? Why wasn't the question "what has pdp don for nigerians". No wonder why nigeria is not moving forward.

Am I bowered?

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Today is 30th of May 2007, what we have gain from Abuja PDP Govt. in the last 8years are:

1. Best road Network from Lagos to Ibadan, the new Ibadan - Ilorin Expressway, Ibadan-Ilesa- Akure Expressway.

2. New and Best Equipped Teaching Hospital.

3. Best Security Network with the arrest and prosecution of the killers of Bola Ige, Funso Williams, Dr. Daramola. With the best police response time of 24 hours.

4. The stoppage of the political partronage of Contractors and Thugs -- Bode George and the Adedibu.

5. Better living condition of South West with life expectance of over 60years.

Just name anything that should have been done by a credible and responsive Govt.

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drusilla is Igbo?

Chineke God!

I knew she had to be an Igbo woman with that stubborn spirit of hers lol.

As for sister,she's a typical Owerri woman.

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my brother these Nairaland users don tire me.

Someone went on and on about Igbos being tribalists,was disgusted that we even even have an Igbo thread on nairaland excluding other tribes as she put it.

Now there's a Yoruba thread and she is happily posting there.

Imagine!

People are just funny like that

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babyosisi am with you, the days for political correctness are over.

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where are all those who called be a tribalist for loving and sticking up for my proud Igbo heritage?

Larufa and akolawole feel the exact way about their Yoruba heritage as I feel about Igbos.

I think we are the smartest and the best all round

It does not mean I hate other tribes.

The last time I asked why the Nigerian govt has been unfair to Igbos,I was called names.

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So am I. But I will not agree that because of this, the Yorubas are more educated than other ethnic groups. A lot has changed now. Tuition was free in those days, and a few essential text books were also given to pupils free of charge, too. It didn't matter where you came from. As long as you were in a public school funded by the state govt. in a South-western state, you were entitled to it. In fact, that programme should have been continued in all states as well as at the federal level, and shouldn't have been limited to the South-west UPN states alone.

During the sixties, when the regional governments held sway, and the old Mid-western region was still a part of the former Western region, even the area populated by the Delta-Igbo in the former Mid-West benefited from the free education programme of the late Chief Awolowo, in those days.

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i s the govt for the yorubas alone?abeg go sleep if you no get beta thing to talk,enof of this tribal bullshit,na pple like you go get there and be thinking of your FAMILY and PEOPLE ALONE.in case you av forgotten govt is for ALL,not for TRIBES.

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everyone should be proud of his tribe. and every tribe has one aspect or the other where they excel. so there is no problem with onanugaola being proud of hie heritage, but then the wahala is when one establishes injustice based on tribe and i agree with onanugaola(ur name hard to spell broda) that injustice to one is injustice to all. that is a fact

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What I have said is a statement of facts. We, the Yoruba are the most educated, enlightened and developed tribe in Nigeria (even in Africa). Talk of any profession one or more of my tribeman has and is excelling.

Let them call me Tribalist (BUT POLITICAL LIBERAL), infact that is what I am. I am proud and bold about my Yoruba origin anytime, anyday anywhere. I do not have any apology for that.

Please My Dear Mr. Akolawole, please proud and bold about your Yoruba Origin.

Being a Tribalist, does not mean I have to support injustice that might have been caused or being caused by my fellow tribeman against any other tribe i.e. i will never support OBJ 3rd term, Never.

Injustice to ONE is Injustice to ALL.

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At best, this is disgusting and reeks of a delusion made in hell.

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They victory of PDP in South-west was orchestrated by the men of yesteryears and the real Yorubas miss Ige in that election. Yo need to see Ige mount the podium to Campaign.

Mainstream politiccs ko!, mainstream politics ni!

Did Yoruba needs the Central government to survive in the 50's/60's. NO!

We are the best in Nigeria in terms of everything.

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I agree and this is why the Yoruba conservative politicians were distrusted in Yorubaland in the past until the last election. They lack substance except merely to occupy political posts. Look at all Obasanjo's Yoruba ministers. They have failed (except maybe Adebayo) in contrast with their Igbo colleagues. I hope the Yorubas will return back to Awo's idea: principled, substantive politics even if it means you have to be the opposition. This mainstream mediocrity is doing irreparable damage to the Yorubas future and not good for Nigeria either.

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