Many others had written and said the same words but because they are Igbos, Igbo people did not listen and consider the points.
With Pastor Tunde Bakare joining in the spread of hate of Ndigbo, in Nigeria, it becomes necessary to publish Asari Dokubo, to slam this message harder into the hearts of Igbo people. Pastor Tunde Bakare is the Church and Pulpit campaigner for Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu having failed to achieve his presidential ambition as “he was told by God”.
This Man of God reopened this topic of Igbo curses and many may believe him, for he is not alone in this journey to see Igbos leave Lagos. In doing this, Bakare peharps did not know that Chief Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu cursed Nigeria and Gowon. It was a prophecy, that has come to pass. Chief Ojukwu had told General Yakubu Gowon, that all of them that killed Igbos without provocation shall live to see their people die like animals in their regions. You may want to ask Chief Theophilus Danjuma if the prophecy has not come to pass. That was a curse with a cause and it shall alight!
The present Oba of Lagos had cursed Igbos in 2014 to vote for APC and for Tinubu in 2015 or jump into Lagoon. It was a curse without cause! A curse the Oba claimed was released when he was drunk. The Holy Bible established that the curse of a father over his children works in the book of Genesis. Though Igbos are not biological children of the Oba of Lagos, the message has to be clearly understood….Many prominent Yorubas hate Igbos in Lagos, and they are convincing many, making it very imperative that this publication be made to remind Igbos that 2023 and beyond is very pregnant for them. Whomever emerges the President of Nigeria will hear more calls to let Igbos leave Lagos.
Asari Sokubo had suffered detention and regressions in the hands of Nigeria and based on high level negotiations, got very wealthy and now vassilates between support for the break up of Nigeria, leadership of Igbo agitation, to hatred of Ndigbo from his peer competition with Nnamdi Kanu who has risen to be the Leader of Igbo Youths beyond any reasonable doubts. Many including this writer are of opinion, that Asari says the hard truths that will frighten Fulanis to draw them to make offers to him. He recently threatened he would kill Nanmdi Kanu, which has been interpreted to be a sign that he needed money. He may indeed have become richer because of his most recent boast that he is richer than Nnamdi Kanu, an outburst that was most uncalled for.
Here then are the strong reasons why Igbos should leave Lagos by Dokubo:
* 1.😢 First and foremost, Lagos is not a no man’s land. Lagos belongs to the Yoruba. In the event of any uprising the owners of Lagos will eliminate any group they consider a threat and IGBOs are first on the list. You cannot continue to invest where you are not willing to defend with your BLOOD.
2.😢 The main reason why IGBOs are rushing to Lagos is because of the ignorant belief of making more returns or profiting very fast which on its own is greed for quick money. Other tribes mock them for idolising money more than anything.
3.😢 IGBOs always claim the abandonment of their zone is because there is no seaport down the EASTERN REGION including Port Harcourt and Calabar. While this may be true, they are not the only ones affected. People living in Kano and Kaduna equally travel long distances to Lagos to bring back their imported goods, but the difference is that they move it back to Kaduna or Kano to invest in their land. Nothing STOPS, the IGBO man/woman from doing same.
4.😢 The Nigerian system is “skewed to sabotage the IGBOs economically”, but we must learn from the people of NNEWI, they have created an economic hub for themselves thereby bringing back their goods down to their town. We can do this in other places in the EAST.
5.😢 We can have our own Lagos in Anambra (ONITSHA) and Abia (ABA). It starts by bringing back your investment one after the other, gradually there will be a cluster of businesses and economic boom. People in Lagos will come down to the EAST to look for you. This can be achieved in two years time if you start today.
6.😢 People falsely claim the EAST is small. It will not take all of the IGBOs. That’s a lie from the pit of hell. Lagos is just a little bigger than the size of Abia state. Despite the massive influx of people all over Nigeria into Lagos including IGBOs right from the creation of this country, it still accommodates everyone. That’s not an excuse at all. There are empty lands all over IGBO Land.
7.😢 IGBOs must realize that its all a grand plan to spread them out and make sure they can’t unite again after the civil war as a strong opposition. They monopolized the seaport to Lagos alone and strategically locate federal structures outside the East to weaken the zone economically and politically. Why are we naively supporting a grand plan that was designed for our detriment?
The National railroad plan under Buhari quietly excluding the EAST. This has made IGBOs to leave East to Lagos or Abuja in other to get these things they have been deprived of. The result is that IGBOs now live outside EAST, get married, develop outside the EAST and have their children outside the EAST and even hate their kinsmen in the EAST. These children have little or no knowledge about their language and culture. They only travel back home during festive period. They are forced to learn language and practice the culture of their ‘masters’. This Federal strategy has also worked wonders for the Nigerian leaders. By strategically blocking the IGBOs from education and employment in Nigeria, the bulk of the IGBOs were forced out of Nigeria to search for survival outside the country. Some of these people are now the second highest source of income for Nigeria after oil due to their remittances back home in their quest to invest in Lagos and Abuja as designed by their ‘master’.
8.😢 This has led to igbo language becoming endangered and increase in disunity among the IGBOs. That’s why you can bet that IGBOs in Lagos or those outside the EAST will never support the idea of BIAFRA because they have made investments where they were not supposed to and they are so scared to death about losing their idol -Money located outside the EAST.
9.😢 IGBOs must learn from history, after the war, IGBO properties were taken away with full consent of the government yet they have not learnt anything from that. Recently when Arewa youths gave IGBOs quit notice, NO ARREST was made by the Federal Government. They were already targeting IGBO properties to be taken when the time comes, yet NDIGBO have nothing to learn from all these.
10.😢 Let’s stop the idea that we should be the ones practising one Nigeria. That’s a lie. Hausa said they want one Nigeria on their terms but over fourteen Northern states have instituted Sharia Islamic law over the Nigerian constitution. The Islamic sharia law happens to be binding on CHRISTIANS and non-Moslems also. The IGBO quest to invest in another land is strictly driven by the mindset of making quick money or returns. Let’s tell ourselves, the TRUTH. Dangote with all his wealth doesn’t have a land in the East. You only find cement depots. How many Hausa or Yoruba has a land or investment in EAST? Are we now more Nigerian than they are? The average rich Northerner will bring his cows to the EAST to sell during CHRISTMAS even though he hates CHRISTIANS but he will not even sleep in your hotels. He will rather sleep underneath his trailer and will quickly depart from the East after selling his cows. For crying out loud, why do you think you are smarter than this people who share common unforgivable passion to spill the IGBO BLOOD.
11.😢 The Government of Lagos is demolishing markets dominated by IGBOS and relocating them to outskirts of the town. This should be a wake up call for NDIGBO to return home and create their own Lagos in the East. They usually point NDIGBO to any undeveloped forest and in a matter of weeks, IGBOS will spring up a new market at the site and still pay taxes, levies, bills for the site. The property tax alone the Igbos pay every year where they reside is enough to pay the salaries of the teachers in these places especially Lagos.
12.😢 ND’IGBO must now understand that they are being used due to their ignorance. During the budgetary period, the places where you reside includes you in the count but after the money has been allocated, they tell you to go back to your STATE of ORIGIN. How many times do you want to get “screwed” before you learn that these people are taking turns “screwing you for nothing”. STOP the Self-Imposed Marginalisation; and Empower, the IGBO Land.
Lack of creative competition is Asari’s biggest undoing and as a result, majority of Igbo Youths refer to him as the “Pig of Niger Delta” due majorly to his size and shapelessness.
But like him or hate him, when Asari wants to be honest, he could be brutally so. The 12 points he marshalled out here should be cut out and kept by every Igbo man by his bed side as a reminder of how they have become so used to being fooled that they are in fact the Fool of Fulanis. Igbo intelligentsia has in their numbers become the Fool of Fulanis, FOF of Nigeria. This is no insult, no not at all, I love Ndigbo and is never meant to be an insult on my people. It is calling the spade a spade. It is telling the truth about the fate of Igbos in Nigeria, because I too, I am involved.
Chief Femi Fani-Kayode was building bridges with Ndigbo accros the Niger until push came to shove and he overlooked his bridge across the Niger and settled for his stomach infrastructure. Igbo must stop deceiving themselves! Today he may have divulged all the secrets he shared with his fellow Bridge Builders, to feed his hungry self.
Until Igbos look towards Igbo land, they will never be taken serious by Nigeria. No one asks them to talk of Biafra, but just develop the Igbo land and region. Went Mr. Babatunde Fashola came to Enugu and Onitsha during the 2014 campaigns, he made it clear that Igbos should look towards Igbo land. He was the first Lagos State Governor to deport Igbos from Lagos. That was the sign from Tinubu and Fashola the two Yoruba King pins of APC that one day, at their pleasure, they will ask Igbos to go! Onyigbo, go home and drop a reasonable proportion of your investments in Igbo land.
Those in Victoria Island, Ikeja GRA, VGC, and some good parts of Lekki, may not see the need but the bulk in Yaba, Mushin, Oshodi, Agege, Amuwo Odofin, and Iyana Isashi, Iyana Ipaja and Badagry must sit down and count their teeth with their tongues as we gradually sink deeper into a complete cracking up of Nigeria by the Fulanis, with the obvious support of the Yoruba APC in Lagos.
Igbos are also clamoring for a shot at the Presidency. If a Fulani Man allows an Igbo Man to become President, it must be the last trap to kill such a person in a Coup, and find reasons to resume genocidal killing of Igbos all over Nigeria from where they stopped in 1966! Don’t let them fool you again!
Clement Udegbe writes from Florida USA.