Re: 2015 polls: This gratuitous insult of Igbo
What is the hue and noise of Igbo and PDP about? Don't people have the right to self-existence and determination? The tribes that voted for APC, are they better than the Igbo? I think enough is enough of this petty weeping of sentiment. Now, APC has won, what about it? Chinwendu, Enugu. 08176829531
Igbo did as others
Yes, the South-east voted for PDP just the same way the North-west voted for APC, but we were even more rational, as PDP controls three states in the South-east while APC controls almost all the states in the two northern states mentioned above. Who is fooling who?
Nnamdi, Abuja. 08050857546
What made PDP Igbo party?
From your write up, it seems Igbo are now undertakers. Tell us what made PDP Igbo party. Do you want us believe Goodluck Jonathan is an Igbo candidate, as Buhari/Osinbanjo are Hausa/Yoruba candidates? We Igbo have the right to vote our choice but for APC to get only three representatives out of five states makes us look like a people that lack focus. The more you defend it the more some of us get annoyed. Okoroji, 08034053634
Can they do for Igbo what we do for others?
It is only a blind man and a small mind, a man that is always defeated by many challenges that can say such things against the all-conquering Igbo. Can they do for the Igbo what Igbo have done for them? Small minds think that 2015 elections are the end of the world. Igbo are universal.
C. Ok, Owerri, 08033263892
Opposition will bring our best out
Thank you for your article of May 8. You captured it well. Being in the opposition will bring out the best in our people. We prosper more under challenges. 08058149336
Good hand will be used
Let your mind be at rest. APC government is on rescue mission. Whosoever is needed to put this nation on the path of development and progress will be used irrespective of his political affiliation or region. Buhari has a great work to do.
Chief J. J. Ibeka, Lagos, 08182242380
Igbo owe nobody apology
I commend you for your article and I totally concur with your reasoning and conclusion. The Igbo voted for the party and candidate of their choice and, therefore, owe no one any apology for doing so. Neither of the two leading presidential candidates was Igbo, ditto two leading gubernatorial candidates in Lagos State, yet the Igbo people are singled out for attack for voting according to their conscience.
Nnabuike Edechime, Barrister-at-Law, Vice President, Aka Ikenga; 08033201173
Why are Igbo shouting marginalisation?
It will be a privilege to argue the facts with you, with respect to your piece in an impending essay. Suffice to ask what the Igbo "stood firm" for by voting Goodluck Jonathan unlike others who "betrayed him" (according to you)? Just to show a "real man?" Similarly, if as you aver: "It is not only when an Igbo man occupies one of topmost offices that South-easterners would benefit from government at centre," why are Ohanaeze and Ndigbo shouting marginalisation and hell-bent on rotational presidency? Tiko.
Yoruba least qualified to talk of Igbo voting
Yoruba are the least qualified to talk of Igbo voting for the opposition. Until PDP came to their rescue by foisting Olusegun Obasanjo on Nigeria, the Yoruba sheepishly followed Obafemi Awolowo in perpetual opposition. What is the sudden interest in Igbo after their Oba of Lagos display of phobia. I agree with you. The Igbo have nothing to lose at all. They are Nigerians, like any other.
Osas Uwaifo, Benin city. 08180473336
Behold Yoruba heroes
Thank you for defending our voting pattern. It is not a crime to be in the opposition. The Yoruba heroes are Ebenezer Babatope, Bode George, Ayo Fayose, Richard Akinjide, Iyiola Omisore, Ogunewe and Fatusi, among others. Thank you once again.
Dr. Ken Ezugwu. 08096018895
I do not share your defence of the Igbo voting pattern. The Yoruba stick to an opposition party and use it as a platform to align or negotiate for political position/power sharing deal in an open manner. On the other hand, the Igbo could not forge any formidable front, either in APGA or PDP. What you have was a coalition of personal interest with no articulate agenda to canvas for an Igbo Presidency. They aligned with the dubious self-serving agenda of the Goodluck Jonathan cabal with no clear understanding of power sharing arrangement. The North and South West aren't naÃ¯ve to politics and so took advantage of this. The Igbo certainly miscalculated and extended their chances by another 16 years. You guys are reading things differently.
A. Abba, Kaduna. 08036465434
Re: APC and the politics of next Senate President
Why are you crying more than the bereaved? Who are you to now offer APC advice on how to pick Senate President? Nigerian media, NBA, NLC and Nigerians should seriously campaign against jumping from office to National Assembly by our ex-governors and co without first of all giving account of their stewardship and be probed. It is deceitful and wicked to do so! And government at all levels should stop giving appointment to anybody who fails election. All these are manipulation of morality and justice, and above all playing in Nigerians' collective intelligence. Romanus Ndehigwo, Idiroko, Ogun State, 08057123287