WHEN YOU ARE NOT BLINDED BY ETHNIC HATE , THERE IS AN OUTBREAK OF COMMONSENSE
-PRESIDENT OF OHANEZE.
I remember a time in this Country when all the six Ministers in Jonathan’s kitchen Cabinet were all Igbos.
Ayim Pius Ayim was Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala was in charge Finance, Emeka Wogu was in Labour and Productivity, Berth Nnaji was in Power and Energy.
Dieziani Madueke was the powerful Minister for Oil.
The six of them outside the Federal Executive Council would meet and decide what and what not to be discussed at the larger FEC.
Whatever they decided would eventually be the position of Government.
In six years, this was the situation.
Okiro and Onovo had the Police under their control.
Ihejerika and later Minimah controlled the Army.
These powerful Igbos could do and undo.
Nigeria was in their pockets.
Rather than care about the poor Igbo chaps scattered all over the Country, they were busy diverting Billions of Naira into their accounts at home and abroad.
The Second Niger Bridge, they didn’t do. They shared the money.
The Lagos/Calabar rail lines passing through nine States, three of them in the South East, they were not bothered.
They refused to pay the Chinese the Counter part fund. They shared the money.
Enugu/Onitsha, Aba/PH and other roads of economic importance to their fellow Igbos, they abandoned them.
Who is to blame ?
Who is marginalising the Igbos ?
You had your chance, you bungled it.
There was only one Yoruba Minister worth mentioning at the time, Akinwunmi Adesina.
He was in Agriculture. His budget was less than 1% while Emeka Wogu in Labour had over 10% for his Ministry.
Ayim had unlimited access to the treasury for the benefit of himself and Family members.
The poor Igbo guys meant nothing to him.
If an Igbo becomes President tomorrow after Jonathan, will there be any difference ?
The Igbo man will marginalise his fellow Igbo people…
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Under Former President Jonathan, A South Easterner:
**Senator Pius Anyim – former Secretary to the Federal Government for 5 years – Igbo.
**Ngozi Okonjo Iweala – former Minister of Finance and Coordinator of the Economy for 5 years – Igbo.
**Senator Ike Ekweremadu- former and incumbent Deputy Senate President for 5 years plus – Igbo.
**Emeka Ihedioha – former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives for 5 years -Igbo.
**General Ihejirika – former Chief of Army Staff for 4 years – Igbo.
**Diezani Alison Madueke – former Petroleum Minister for 5 years – Ijaw/ Igbo.
**Senator Stella Odua- former Minister of Aviation for 4 years – Igbo.
Please add these to the List. All since the present Democratic dispensation in 1999.
Evans Enwerem – Igbo- Senate President.
Chuba Okadigbo – Igbo- Senate President.
Adolphus Wabara – Igbo – Senate President.
Ayim Pius Ayim – Igbo – Senate President.
Ken Nnamani – Igbo – Senate President.
Chinedu Nebo- Igbo – Minister of Power.
Bert Nnaji – Igbo – Minister of Power.
So who really is marginalising who when all these had all the chance in the world to get their kinsmen their fair slice of the National cake ?
Did they not get the slice ?
Hell they did. Where did it go ?
Ka Chineke Mezie Okwu