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Friday, May 26, 2017

Dear Reno Omokri, Igbos Have Never Been Marginalized in Nigeria

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and Pastor Reno Omokri.

Pastor Reno Omokri,
I read your ignorant political commentary, "Igbos Are Being Marginalized And This Is Evidence" posted on Nairaland
http://www.nairaland.com/3821696/igbos-being-marginalized-evidence-reno.

Let me address your ignorance with the following simple facts.

You were a prominent member of  the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government that ruled the Federal Government for 16 years of which your kinsman (my brother in-law), former President, Mr. Goodluck Jonathan was in power for 8 years and his government built airports in other states,  but failed to build one in his home state of Bayelsa.

The South East region has three airports and five other airports nearby in the south-south region.
Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri; Akanu Ibiam International Airport ; Asaba International Airport; Port Harcourt International Airport; Margaret Ekpo International Airport,  Calabar; Akwa Ibom International Airport , Uyo; Warri Airport and Benin Airport.
Port Harcourt to Aba is like driving from Ikeja to Lekki in Lagos city. So the Port Harcourt International Airport serves Aba. The Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri is also not far away from Aba. Asaba International Airport and Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu are enough to serve Anambra as well.

Please, try to be reasonable and logical in your political commentaries.

 Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe as the first black Governor-General of Nigeria.
 Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, first President of Nigeria.
Major-General Aguyi Ironsi, first black General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Nigerian Arny and first military Head of State of Nigeria.

Igbos produced the first black rulers of Nigeria after the British Rule.
Igbos had the first and only Nigerian Governor-General, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe who was also the first President and first Senate President: Igbos had the first black General Officer Commanding (GOC) and first military Head of State, Major- General Aguyi Ironsi; Igbos have produced 8 of the 13 Senate Presidents of Nigeria since independence and there are more Igbo federal civil servants than any other Nigerian tribe.  Therefore, Igbos have not been marginalized in Nigeria.


Faithfully,
Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima. Author of
The Victory of Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Dream: My Testimony on the 2015 Presidential Election


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