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Thursday, 11 May 2017

'Please Stop Embarrassing The Igbo' - By Joe Igbokwe

Joe Igbokwe, the Publicity Secretary of the Lagos State chapter of the APC in a lengthy post has weighed into the alleged corruption scandal hovering around the CEO of Capital Oil & Gas Ltd, Chief (Dr) calling on all Easterners to stop embarrassing the Igbos. Read his post below...
Just recently the DSS invited a friend of mine and bonafide son of Nnewi, Chief (Dr) Ifeanyi Ubah of Capital Oil & Gas Ltd fame to come and give an account of the whereabouts millions of liters of PMS stored by NNPC on his Tank farms. Since this invitation, I have read some funny write-ups online in defense of the Nnewi Chief and some trying to read ethnic meaning to DSS intervention.

Now the truth is this: My good friend Chief Ifeanyi Ubah is capable of defending himself and Capital Oil & Gas Ltd. He has formidable structures in place and good lawyers to defend his case. He does not need yahoo, yahoo boys and girls and frustrated political hustlers to defend himself. He does not need internet rats and professional pay-me-I-write-for-you fraudsters. What I have been reading about this drama online is totally uncalled for. It is ridiculous, shameful and at best, clannish.

This brigandage did not start today. When Diezani Alison-Madueke was declared wanted by EFCC for fraud in the oil industry, we saw this kind of shameless intervention from people who should know better and those with full doses of Western education. When Stella Oduah was being probed for purchasing armored BMW cars at astronomical prices, some Igbo leaders rose to her defense. They erected billboards in the South-East and celebrated her with a chieftaincy title, Ada Igbo Nile. The impression being created is that prominent Igbo citizens are being persecuted because they are Igbo. I call this persecution complex, leadership complex and defeatist syndrome.

It is even annoying that Col. Sambo Dasuki's defense is being done not by his northern brothers but Igbo who are sworn to bland defense of everything PDP. They are the most fanatical mourners of the loss of Jonathan and PDP even when the Ijaws have moved on.

NIA boss, Ayo Oke has been facing series of interrogations by the EFCC concerning the Osborne Towers 15 billion naira cash haul and I have not read any Yoruba defending him. Babachir Lawal, the suspended SFG, is being probed for contract scam and yet I have not seen his kinsmen rising in his defense. They allow investigations to go the whole hog.

There are litanies of such trials of corrupt people of all ethnicities and tribes going on everywhere in Nigeria, but it is only Igbo who defends their fellow tribesmen implicated in scandals.

Yet this was not always the case for Igbo. Indeed, Ala Igbo is noted as a land where our ancestors and forefathers abhorred evil and treated corruption with unambiguous disapproval from even pre-colonial times. 

What is wrong with present-day Igbo? What we see today is not our tradition. It is not our culture. Let nobody rewrite our history, our culture, and our tradition of eziokwu bu ndu (truth is life).

We see this funny re-occurring decimal more in the South-East and South-South and it is becoming a national embarrassment. It must stop. I am told that stupidity is knowing the truth, seeing the truth but believing in lies. Igbo are a very hard-working, proud and successful tribe, but we need to come down from a 30,000-foot building to make sense to other Nigerians.

We need to stop this aberration that is demeaning and ridiculing Igbo in Nigeria today. We need to caution ourselves before we become objects of ridicule and butts of ribaldry of other Nigerians, as is dangerously becoming the fad in the country today.

77 comments:

Nnenne George said...

Ok..

abisoye ologbenla said...

He's right. Igbos are getting used to that strategy and it isn't nice. The last time a drug Baron was killed overseas. They even publicised his burial. It's a stain

ambalex1 tech said...

true word.Igbo is a highly successful and enterprising tribe,but seems to think corruption is normal and okay.It is one thing to defend legitimate cases like the Biafra issue and Kanu(who is a prisoner of conscience)but its another thing to defend and promote criminals that are involve with corruption under the element of Tribe(as in the case of Mrs Oduah)or supporting PDP and antagonizing APC

obiora said...

Yorubakwe! Tinubu's slave!

Anonymous said...

Abisoye who authorised you to talk when elders are talking???? What do you know about tradition? Ofe mmanu! Mgbati mgbati! Shut up let's discuss family matter because una be hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

Abisoye who authorised you to talk when elders are talking???? What do you know about tradition? Ofe mmanu! Mgbati mgbati! Shut up let's discuss family matter because una be hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

i know many Igbos as friends...and they are very intelligent and brave...but tends to defend the corrupt tendencies of politicians even when they never benefited from that politician.They feel angry at perceived injustice of the past.But for them to succeed EVEN MORE they need to move on and focus on their strength and heal up.

-deleayoko@yahoo.com

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Quite unfortunate, just like the people of South-south our people like glorifying thieves, reason we're left where we are.
Ifeanyi Ubah can defend himself.



. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Jerry Igwebike said...

Gbam! I na ekwu ezi okwu nwane m. They have bent on bringing igbos down, not to see us rise.. Mana adighi ekpuchi onwa aka. Chukwu emego nwafo Igbo eze.

DIVA MUA said...

This man is nothing less than a fool. I don't have time to school you but be aware that your post brought more hatred towards Igbos than brotherly advice as you want to claim. APC and other tribes have noticed you now so go and kiss the next AS* EWU!!

Anonymous said...

This might be another Igbo saboteur looking for appointment. He is the type they usually use to divide and frustrate the effort of Igbos. Mr Know-it-all, shame on you.

Anonymous said...

Igbos need to understand the MATHEMATICS of Nigeria politics.You just cant win with SS and SE alone...you need to reach out and stop reading tribalism to everything especially corruption issues.-dexter

Anonymous said...

Very unfortunate! It's wise to uphold good values and stand by the truth always.

Oyinkansola Adeiye said...

Well written!

bishop iwuji said...

you used Ayo oke and babachir as an example, ask yourself if the were bamboozled by DSS like the did to Ifeanyi Uba?

Charles Osuji said...

Mr Joe igbokwe..you are a big fool.i doubt you are an ibo man..maybe one of those that claim to be ibo by mouth and not by heart.how many northerners would come online and say something about their fellow northerner in this manner.you are a disgrace and will continue to be...oke adelabu.oke surulere.

Chike Onyendilefu said...

I don't have any form of respect for Igbokwe.This is a man who early in his life,took the unenviable route of getting to his destination by trading off his own people.He should leave the Ibos alone and concentrate on singing for the tribe for whom he traded off his origin.Joe Igbokwe has portrayed the Ibos as a tribe that supports everything that is evil and attempted to portray his adopted tribe as puritanic.He forgot the other tribes in Nigeria have established contacts through which they get out off financial crimes.I will like Igbokwe to take a critical look of the individuals that have Pilated the resources of this country and tell us how many of them have been convicted.Igbokwe must realize that the Jewish henchman who helped Hitler in the extermination of the Jews ended up in the gas chamber ordered by Hitler himself.Hitler said to him before he was thrown into the gas chamber that if he betrayed his own people,he would also not have any qualms in betraying him.The Yourubas know Igbokwe.They really don't have respect for him.To them,he is truly a conscienceless fellow who would sell his soul for a morsel.

Anonymous said...

Joe is the most prodigal son that no man can have as a son. He makes Judas look like a leaner. Please Igbos should donate him as a peace offering for free

Anonymous said...

You are just a big fool Mr writer

Anonymous said...

That you would even need someone to tell your people to behave themselves, is profound. Let's hope you listen. Ebele lost the elections two years ago, Igbos are still pressed, spreading false propaganda, provoking Fulani people, trying to manipulate Yoruba people into the misplaced hate, intolerance abs division.

You have cast a dark cloud over the nation, like spoilt, immature brats. Thank God this man clearly has sense, because it is true, the other people's of this great nation, have been observing you with are mouths hung open in shock and disbelief.

From your calls for Biafra, to your global racketeering, you have done nothing but disgrace yourselves, even something as simple as your confusing support of Donald Trump, when the rest of the world rejects him, adds to the basket of issues.

Just calm the fuck down.

Wembly said...

I never really commented on anything here,but I just have to agree to these great Igbo son and a man I have great respect for,we just have to change the way we think and stop thinking everyone is trying to victimize us

Tiger H said...

Look who's talking

Rat!

onyinyechi nzekwe said...

Madness dey worry you,Yoruba ppl don brain wash you,you are saying this shit to please the Yorubas Becos u 're there spoke person ,Hausa ppl no dey defend there ppl likewise Yorubas!na only igbo ppl,watin you go chop no make you get sense,fool.

Anonymous said...

You're fool

onyinyechi nzekwe said...

You dn't talk abt they harassment the Yorubas are giving the igbos,go to Lagos island and see how the Igbos are been treated by this ppl you are defending,stupid man.

Emy said...

@Joe Ogbokwe, u have guts to talk even when your mentor & party are mediocres. If u can still defend them(apc) for doing nothing rather than impoverish Nigerians, why cant the Igbo defend their own.Coward like u. Listen to the voice of Reno & be wise. Itiakwu!

Anonymous said...

God will punish you abisoye ologbnela

OSINANL said...

WHO IS Joe Igbokwe?
Is he an igbo man or oduduwa loyalist?
Not his fault anyways...
what do you expect from a man who doesnt know his root

RareSpecie Z said...

Dope!!

Anonymous said...

I really wish the Igbos wld listen to this wise counsel...... So true!

Anonymous said...

Shut up Joe igbokwe.ur a traitor n has always been.u seel out ur brotjers cus of peanuts dey give u in apc lagos chapter. People like u shud b disowned by igbos wat a nonsense write up.traitor

Anonymous said...

Joe Igbokwe is very right. That is why an illiterate person like Ifeanyi Uba will rise and nurse ambition to govern Anambra, as if governance revolves around buying and selling and crockery. because he defaruded NNPC and if Jonathan had been around, nothing would have come of this and he would be going about with the toga of "multi-Billionaire Igbo businessman Dr. Ifeanyi Uba

This must stop

My name: Chika

Anonymous said...

You are not even Igbo, mr igbokwe. Go and ask what the word, Sabo, means to the Igbo.

Ifeyinwa Atuanya said...

@abisoye ologbenla, and your comments are?

Anonymous said...

@abisoye Ologbenla. Talking of stain, have you visited your village "human spare parts" market lately to know the prevailing prices for a virgin's heart, breast, skull etc, for your money ritual?

Anonymous said...

Joe Igbokwe is a useless man who only stays in lagos talking rubbish,what have you contributed to the igbo race Igbokwe ?.as an APC errand boy your opinion is never welcome in igbo land

Anonymous said...

Mr Igbokwe, it seems that you do not realise slavery was banned more than a century ago. You disgust me. Claiming and forming Igbo. Close your mouth, its leaking!!

sunny chris said...

Joe nwa aturu Yoruba fake Igbo man

sunny chris said...

Joe nwa aturu Yoruba fake Igbo man

Anonymous said...

Fact

FRESH said...

Fact!

Anonymous said...

Go siddon for Sh*t Igbokwe!

Anonymous said...

That is why Lagosians love this man. he will always tell the truth. In the last Presidential election, he had seen the light and he appealed to Igbos to vote for APC because PDP could not win but they refused and they were more serious than the South-South. Now after the election you said you are marginalized. Let us always look ahead on what we can achieve and not what we are enjoying presently.

Anonymous said...

As long as Igbo hypocrite like you lives it take Nigeria another 100yrs to attend her goal,I want to let you know poor man that Nigeria teach Igbo how to lie,cheat,nagg and cry at the same time, I want to let know that we still the less underdeveloped, less corrupt and more persecuted especially by APC government

Anonymous said...

Because you are God's right hand man? So you know he will punish Abisoye? You are such a stupid fellow. But please respond, when you drug baron brother that built a mansion in your village as you all do died, did you and your fellow kinsmen not do a burial that you publicised and even almost confer him with sainthood?!. They are talking to you now, you all better listen

Anonymous said...

Chief igbokwe spoke the truth and one must speak truth always but problem is that tribalism colours nigerian truths. In that case he would have directed the message to all tribes because they do the same thing almost. If dss harasses lawani or otedola or ibori etc their people will carry placards for example. If igbokwe has a private truth for his people he should call them together and say it and they wwill cherish it more but now they will think that he is demonizing them politically and creating enemies for them and in the end he too will be sacrificed by his newly adopted tribes. The truth that sows ranciur has become like a lie. Hoping mr igbokwe who seems honest should be discretional in tribalistic nigeria so as to not end up a clown

Chidiebere Ugoh said...

Mr Ikbokwe Joe, please stop generalising. These people are PDP not Igbos. You don't expect them to support APC adminstation after all when PDP were in power you didn't support them. You kicked against all PDP policies. Even made all sorts of comments when Yaradua was sick. Please stop calling Igbos. I am an Igbo man and support every fight against corruption. Whoever stole our Commonwealth must vomit it. Don't care the tribe.

Anonymous said...

shut up mumu.. which rubbish elder ar u..
.

Anonymous said...

the igbos are all here abusing their own because he voice his opinion that they should not support corruption...so sad.Continue be supporting supporting then..AND BE CRYING MARGINALIZATION...fools

Anonymous said...

i dey laff...so because Igbokwe told you guyS the home truth..he is no longer igbo....so any igbo in APC is a traitor.?THAT JUST SUMMARIES THE CURRENT STATE OF IGBO -DEXTER

Anonymous said...

Igbos are not part of Nigeria, get it into your skul.

Anonymous said...

Mr Joe igbokwe you are a joke to yourself and party members am not surprised at your actions it's the only way APC knows how to defend their selves,Ifanyi ubah and tinubu who theif pass or obj Yoruba People should use dss to arrest tinubu first,and Hausa should arrest IBB and all the other clowns in the north first because they are the people who sent Nigeria into recession,shame on you Mr igbokwe for speaking ill of your brother jos so lagos chapter of APC will recognise you, you are a wasted sperm, yes am igbo and proudly so I cannot drag my people in the mud all in the name of scoring points with your party you really cross the line.true igbos don't do that.

Anonymous said...

Look who's talking as if you people are nice to other tribes in your homeland. How welcoming are you to others tribes when they come to live in the southeast?; Yet you want to dominate other people in their own land.
Why are Igbos always fighting others,fight hausas in the north, fight Yorubas in the west, even in South Africa they have issues with Igbos.
You claim rights in other people's land but won't even give them an inch in your towns.
The world wasn't made for only you people in case you are not aware.

Anonymous said...

He is not defending anybody, he is advising you to stop defending a thief.
Hausas are not defending their people that stole, did any Yoruba man defend FFK when he was arrested?

ary said...

You have spoken like a person filled with bile and contempt for the Igbo man. With attitude like yours, you wonder why they look for the slightest excuse to play victim?

Osa said...

Please dont include South-South in your woes. We South-South people are good people. We dont do drugs

Osa said...

Please South-South is not part of Igbo or Biafra. Let this register in your brain. Thanks

Osa said...

Please South-South is not part of Igbo or Biafra. Let this register in your brain. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Until we get passed this ethnic bullshit, we will not realize that these issues can easily be resolved. To start with, Those of you criticizing Joe Igbokwe are hypocrites. You judge him because he made a choice and his choice is not your choice. The problem I have with my people (Igbo) is that those of us who are misinformed and refuse to investigate what they know, claim to be smarter than every other tribe. That is why since the end of the Biafran war, when it comes to politics, we always carry last.
For once, get your heads out of your asses, swallow your pride and lets be truthful. No tribe takes us serious becos we are not united. We are not united becos we only think selfishly. If I am wrong, why is it only igbos you find in every part of the world trying to make a home for themselves except in the south east. If we were united, the amount of foreign exchange inflow that would brought to the South east will eclipse any refion in Nigeria. Ndigbo, THINK. E kene m unu.
A ham bu Chinedu

Emeka said...

Whether Igbo or yoruba or Hausa, anybody accused of corruption should carry his cross himself and stop looking for tribal sentiments or solidarity. Afterall, you didnt share the money with us. When you were stealing it, were we there? Eat alone, die alone!

Sandra said...

Corruption has eating so deep into our skin that we now accept corruption as a way of life or as a normal thing. I weep for Nigera!

Vivian Reginalds said...

HMMM
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

A fool will Always be A Fool and A Traitor will do Anything To Survive even selling Himself and That is What Joe Igbokwe Is. If he was not Playing Politics and Jealousy Towards Mr Uba and the Igbo, hw would have done his research before coming out with this Stupid Trash. Like He said "Indeed, Ala Igbo is noted as a land where our ancestors and forefathers abhorred evil and treated corruption with unambiguous disapproval from even pre-colonial times" and this is the Truth Till Date. We Igbos do not condone Two Faced People and Injustices and we can Die defending that.Except for People Like Joe Igbokwe who I heard he and his Brothers were ostracised from His Village for Bad behaviour and Evil dealings. The Two Names he men he Used to compare Ifeanyi Uba, "NIA boss, Ayo Oke and SGF, Babachir Lawal" Till date has not been questioned or detained by any Law enforcement Agency in Nigeria, rather the are as Free as the Baird. Are The More Human or Nigerian than Ifeanyi Uba, No! but because they are not Igbos that is the Only Difference.
Some People are here commenting shit about Igbos because of the Stupid Trash he wrote, One Question? Is Tinunbu not a know Drug Barron and a Know Currupt Person yet what advice has he given to Him. Ifeanyi Uba is an Illiterate, Please APC and Joe Igbokwe gave Us a President with NEAP Bill, who Ifeanyi Uba is more Literate than.

Anonymous said...

We all know Ifeanyi Ubah is a fraudster even his own Nnewi brother Cosmos Maduaka (Coscharis) confirmed it a while back. I rememmber when I saw the videos of Nnamdi Kanu abusing Yorubas and Hausa's, I knew that the Igbo man's weakness is his inability to tell his fellow brother the truth. Nigeria is not perfect but let everyone come with clean hands. The Igbos are marginalized because they choose to be hypocrites who criticize everyone else for their problems besides themselves. They will always thrive in business but are backwards in everything else. We should let them go to their beloved biafra. Rubbish, overzealous psychopaths, with inferiority complex.

onyeks chiazo said...

U call Ifeanyi uba an illiterate. Can u tell me what ur president is? A man that cannot boast of common WAEC. I don't defend corruption as well as stupidity portrayed by dis writer

onyeks chiazo said...

So Igbos are now the supporters of corruption.My friend don't try to stereotype corruption to the Igbo's.Nigeria as a country is corrupt.

Anonymous said...

Lol... wonders shall never end... who's more corrupt in this country than Tinubu. Calling igbos currupt is curruption... which haven't been in the corridors of power yet nd we're the most successful, developed nd civilized in the country... after all we lost during the civil war yet we're still better than the people that looted us. Osinachi... the igbos are really blessed nd I'm proud to be one.

onyeks chiazo said...

Igbo ikwenu.
In every community dey must be Judases. Joe Oduduwa has demonstrate that he is one. If as a country and we really want to eradicate corruption, we should start with obsanjo, tinubu, ibb and so called fore fathers. There is a different between fighting corruption and witch hunting. Why was Ifeanyi uba not arrested till he came out in support of Nnamdi kalu.if u believe dis APC led government is fighting corruption, then u can believe anything.

Lokoganie Lekan said...

We all should stop defending criminals whether nigerian or non Nigerian. A criminal is criminal.they should have their case in courts. Enough of ethinic religion solidarity..after all they chop the looted funds amongst their close circle of family and friends. My igbo brothers should build bridges of friendship among other tribes...Yoruba are not your enemy . If you want biafra you should enlist the support of others. Nigeria will only break up on the day Yoruba want oduduwa republic

Anonymous said...

It's a pity people dnt know ifeanyi Utah is a fruadster.All he is accused of has being happening a long time.he only got caught now because of his workers prayers.the devil in human skin hardly pay his workers and yet spends stolen money outside.he pays peanuts to workers and still owe them for several months.A man like that do not deserve pity.he deserves everything coming to him because his hand has never being clean.nnpc,Dpr and other agencies have office in his depot and none of there workers are being owed salaries yet ubah choose to make his workers suffer for months without pay.his interests are flashy cars worth millions and throwing lavish parties worth lots of money.

Agbomen said...

Thank you Osa. Not part of Biafra, or any group calling for succession. Period.

Anonymous said...

JOE IGBOKWE is just a nincompoop, why would DSS just arrest people and keep them in detention for days, weeks, months without trial and then you say it is wrong for his tribe men to complain.

If the CEO of capital oil is guilty of any offense try him in a court of competent jurisdiction not jail someone indefinitely or until the president thinks he should be released.

Well maybe when JOE is locked up someday he will understand there's something called executive rascallity and they can decide to lock up anyone who they perceive as an opponent over trumped up charges.

How can people say he is advising igbos to stop defending a thief, "i think in his own dictionary a man is presumed guilty until proven innocent".

We haven't heard both sides of the story and that's the benefit of presenting the matter before a court not castigating a man who's voice we haven't heard on the matter.

Col. BN

Anonymous said...

Same way south south celebrated James ibori. Big shame

Anonymous said...

Joe igbokwe is a son of the bitch.

Anonymous said...

The prices are in otokoto, Ngwa etc in fact, the entire south east. Cannibals!

Emy said...

Mr. Joe Igbokwe, if Ubah is 'corrupt' and shud defend himself, Tinumbu that u leak his ass is what? A pharmacist? itiboribo!

Anonymous said...

Joe Igbokwe is a complete slave and bastard, very unwanted in te south east and even his hometown of nnewi, its best he is buried here when he dies. Anuohia.

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