DR (Phd) Nnamdi Azikiwe and the politics of naivety
by Frank Osimi
October 6, 2019
”It makes no difference to me, whether myself, the Saudanah or Chief Awolowo becomes the Prime Minister come October 1st, 1960, and I am not talking politics. For 25 years of my life, I fought for Nigeria’s independence. And, come October 1st 1960, Nigeria will be set free. So, it makes no difference to me whether myself, the Saudanah or Chief Awolowo is made the Prime Minister. All I want is Nigeria’s independence and freedom from Britain”.
-Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, in an interview granted to BBC in 1959.
”The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our grandfather, Othman Danfodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We must use the minorities in the North as willing tools and South as conquered territories and never allow them have control their future.”
-SIR AHMADU BELLO, October 12, 1960.
DR Nnamdi Azikiwe was naive politically, and perhaps knew nothing about the fact that the British handed over Nigeria in 1960 to the Fulani, to rule over her and protect British and Fulani political and economic selfish interests.
While Zik and other southern liberation fighters were busy fighting for an end to British rule, the Fulani and the British were sealing the fate of Nigeria for their mutual economic and political selfish interests, at the expense of indigenous ethnic tribes of Nigeria.
Zik was more interested in a mirage, called unity of Nigeria, when in reality; the British were interested in using the Fulani to continue their economic exploitation of Nigeria, after 1960 and the Fulani were happy being in charge of Nigeria and continue to rule and rape her economically from where the British directly stopped.
The Fulani, being ruthless and parasitic imperialists that they still remain even today, continued as domestic colonial masters and rulers of Nigeria after the British colonialists left PHYSICALLY in 1960.
Ojukwu had the eyes of an eagle. He foresaw the wickedness, mass killings; evil and injustice in Nigeria of today, and that was why he led the Igbo to exit the Fulani injustice called Nigeria but he did not succeed because the Yoruba and the people of today’s Middle Belt and parts of South-South (Edo and Delta) fought for the Fulani in the name of ONE NIGERIA, without knowing (perhaps) they were fighting for installation of their future oppressors, exploiters and killers).
The overriding reasons Biafra lost the war, were mass starvation caused by prolonged land and sea blockade of Biafra by Nigeria, and the support Nigeria received from Britain, Russia; Egypt and other countries, in areas of supply of war machines, financial support and supply of pilots who bombed civilians in Biafra.
Where is Gowon today? We are all living witnesses to the daily slaughter of his people in the Christian Middle Belt of Nigeria, by the Fulani; whom he fought for in the name of ONE NIGERIA, from 1966-1970.
ZIK was a political liability who knew little or nothing about the greedy and ruthless politics played by the Fulani and their greedy and exploitative British masters
While Zik and other southern liberation fighters were busy fighting for an end to British rule, the Fulani and the British were sealing the fate of Nigeria for their FUTURE (TODAY’S) mutual economic and political selfish interests, at the expense of indigenous ethnic tribes of Nigeria!
Here in lies the explanation for the political and economic dungeon indigenous ethnic owners of Nigeria find themselves in, today, six decades after the British handed over their ancestral land to foreigners from Futa Jalon, to represent and protect British post-colonial economic and political interests in Nigeria, while also raping and looting the indigenous people in the name of national unity and One Nigeria!!
To fully understand the kernel of this article, I refer the reader to the above quote ZIK made in an interview he granted to the BBC in 1959 and the one credited to Ahmadu Bello, in London; on October 12, 1960!!!
Frank, C. Obianke Osimi, is a Historian/Strategist and commentator on local and international affairs.
Image: DR (Phd) Nnamdi Azikiwe
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