Igbos Will Successfully Break Away If They Continue To Feel Marginalized - Fani Kayode Tells Buhari

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Chief Femi Fani- Kayode on Monday berated the Convener of the Coalition of Northern Politicians, Academics, Professionals and Businessmen, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, describing his comments that President Muhammadu Buhari owes Igbos nothing as most most insensitive, cruel and Puerile.

Responding to comments credited to Junaid, Fani- Kayode in a message to Vanguard noted that his statements that If the igbo feel marginalised they should attempt to break away again, was most uncharitable and careless, warning that if there was any attempt to butcher the Ibos or a repeat of what happened in 1966, it would be resisted by not only the Ibos, but by all Nigerians, with attempt to secede, which according to him, would be successful.

According to him, the like of Junaid must learn from history, our mistakes, preach peace and peaceful coexistence, rather that boast and beat our chests for yet another round of war. Fani- Kayode reacting to a statement titled, ” If the igbo feel marginalised they should attempt to break away again”- Dr. Junaid Mohammed, The Punch Newspaper, 17th August 2015, said, “Given the immense suffering that the igbo were subjected to both before, during and after the civil war this is one of most insensitive, cruel and puerile comments that I have heard in recent times.

    “I daresay that if Junaid Mohammed’s Nigeria ever butchers over 100,000 innocent igbo civilians again, as they did in the north in 1966 just before the civil war, there will indeed be another attempt to secede, but this time it will not only be successful, but they will also take many others with them.

    “Rather than boast and beat our chests, we must learn from our history and we must never repeat its mistakes.” Dr. Junaid Mohammed, had in an interview in one of the national dailiies dismissed the sentiments shared by a former Governor of Anambra State that the Igbo have not been treated fairly in the governance of Nigeria.


Junaid who noted that people of the Igbo nation have enjoyed favourable treatment, said it was wrong to reward the Igbo simply on the basis of the Nigerian Civil War, which lasted between 1967 and 1970.

Mohammed had said,

    “If it is about Buhari making the appointments based on merit, I have no problems with it. I don’t believe Buhari or Nigeria owes any Igbo anything. I don’t care what Ezeife says; if they had seceded, there would have been no Nigeria today. As people who acted outside the interest of Nigeria as a country, to expect compensation is a very odd logic.

    “If the Igbo don’t like it, they can attempt secession again. If they do, they must be prepared to live with the consequences. Nobody owes them anything and nobody is out to compensate them for anything.”

Published at: 07:03 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
Author: MrJohn
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SOGaiya at 07:20 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Political arena
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PoliticxGuru at 07:21 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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wats dis margot talking
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Wysetots at 07:21 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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We'll see if that can happen.
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angesco at 07:39 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Who trusts Kayode? He says what he wants to in order to win sentimental votes. Reminding us of the civil war to build up hatred in the hearts of our Igbo brethren -  FELLOW NIGERIANS -  is to  set us ALL back.

The SLAVE TRAFE and the NIGERIA CIVIL WAR are NOT responsible for our PRESENT predicament. Other nations of the world have moved on from wars and destruction and are doing well.

Lets follow suit.
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seunbabs at 07:42 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Who is dis fool talking to
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vickie_guz at 07:51 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Like seriously, femi is right dis time
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virgineve at 07:55 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Let's wait and see
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elchymo at 08:06 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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True talk. First time wey I dey agree with dis guy
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beneno at 08:22 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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ooooooh
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papijoe at 09:02 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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He just gave his assertions
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factfinding at 09:04 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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My bro you don't have to remind anybody of what will happen, remain bless
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Ken1230 at 09:11 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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This man need some weed so that he can reason well.
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ngfineface at 09:25 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Onye ara talking shit as usual
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Ritabrenice at 09:36 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Talkative man
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dareper at 09:58 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Hmmm, time will tell
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Oways at 11:15 AM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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We want one Nigeria
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Fashoney at 12:26 PM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Dis man wey don use mouth destroy hin family dey give advice..wonders shall neva end
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winace at 12:49 PM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Hmmmm dis Junaid is playing wit fire. If he thot d first attempt was not successful, dis one will be. Am not igbo but I don't like discrimination. Haba. Why will dat man say such thg. Don't he kn he will spark war?Huh? So power is now in their hands, they can say watever they like. Was dat why there sponsoring boko haram jt to discredit Jonathan by making it ungovernable for him so dat d blind ones will say he is clueless and brain dead. See if they want trouble, they will get it. Wat rubbish
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samybrowne at 12:59 PM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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one thing is sure, and that is to actualize the sovereign. states of Biafra, which is a task that must be done


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