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Ojukwu is doing well in London – Obi

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  1. Dsampler

    Dsampler D. Ultimate Naija Ruler

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    By Emmanuel Obe

    The Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, on Thursday said that the national leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief Emeka Ojukwu, was doing well in hospital.

    Obi, who asked Nigerians to be optimistic on the recovery of Ojukwu, told reporters in Awka that Ojukjwu had regained consciousness.

    Obi’s interaction with journalists went thus:

    “Journalists: We understand that you just came back from the UK where you visited Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu.”

    Obi: “How did you people know that I travelled.”

    Journalists: From a reliable source, Sir.

    Obi: You journalists appear to know so many things.

    Journalists: Sir, could you tell Nigerians the state of his health?”

    Obi: He is doing very well.

    Journalists, Sir, has he regained consciousness? Is he talking now?”

    Obi: “He asked me to great Nigerians for him.”

    Journalists: When is he coming back?

    Obi: As soon as the doctors decide.

    Ojukwu, who went down with stroke in December, was flown to London for treatment. The governor and those close to him have refused to disclose the hospital where Ojukwu is being treated, fuelling speculations about his state of health.

    Punch
     
  2. wendydoks

    wendydoks Chickala si odeshi

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    nice to hear that he ia doi ng just fine or doing better.
     
  3. Dsampler

    Dsampler D. Ultimate Naija Ruler

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    Thank God. The man didn't die afterall.
     
  4. NTB

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    He was declared medically dead and as God would have it he woke up 48hrs later.
     
  5. sidney

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    48 hours later? Two whole days? And then what, he arose on the 3rd day?

    Hm... Ok... Glad he is doing better...
     
  6. rudeboy

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    Yes Sir! Because he is the Eze Igbo Gburugburu! May God give him health just as Jonathan gives Bianca an office in his presidency.
     
  7. takestyle

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    "Eze Igbo Gburugburu"?

    Why does ndi-igbo maintain such unflinching loyalty to him, after everything?
     
  8. rudeboy

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    Of course not all Ndi Igbo maintain such loyalty to him, but for some reason he is held in a very high esteem in Igboland. He led a nation to a war, (senseless or not) is that not history enough to make a man legend? Trust me, there is something brave about that, and sexy too, ask Bianca.
     
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    I agree Dim is a legend... and he deserves respect as a man who stood up for the rights of Ndi Igbo when nobody else would.

    But he led his people to slaughter and then abandoned them when the chips were down. I can't ever forgive him for that.
     
  10. rudeboy

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    Chineke me eh! So you are among that school of thought? He didn't lead his people to slaughter bros, abeg! He led what "was already in the mind of his people". The people probably wouldn't have followed him if they at the time never belived in the course. War is a matter of victory or conquest. After the outcome of that war would he rather stayed and be killed, or what? The guy stepped aside, for safety. I think it wouldn't make sense to lose the war and still stay put for the angry federal troop to butcher you and make a joke of the "opposition" side. Forgive DIM jo.
     
  11. sidney

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    Nigeria declared war on Biafra and not the other way around.
     
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    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    a couple of my family members do not maintain any form of loyalty to him at all.
    i need to do some research into this whole ojukwu/biafra/leader of igbo people affair. shame on me for not knowing much or expressing any interest about this till now.
     
  13. sidney

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    There are some VERY good books about this and the Nigerian civil war. Two of them byFrederick Forsyth..

    - The Biafra Story
    - Emeka (about Ojukwu himself)
     
  14. takestyle

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    Yes, I feel that he should have stayed and been killed.

    Because for three years, he drummed it into everybody's heads that they could not afford to surrender because if the federal forces were to triumph, they would systematically eradicate the Igbo people.

    The question is whether this is an idea he truly believed, or whether it was just a product of the powerful Biafra propaganda engine.

    If Dim truly believed that Nigeria was going to kill everybody if they won the war... what does it say about him that he decided to run and preserve his own life when he realized that Nigeria was definitely going to win?

    He led his people to slaughter. Nigeria declared war, certainly... But Ojukwu at the same time was a bit too driven by his own personal ambition and sacrificed a ot of lives to feed it.
     
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    But what was he to do once war was declared?

    Good point about the propaganda though...
     
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    Well... For one thing, I think the declaration of secession itself was premature, but Ojukwu could just not wait to be the top dog.

    Secondly, once the war was in progress, he bungled its execution due to his bullheadedness.
     
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    Many of us are not aware of this important fact. Thanks, Sidney.
     
  18. rudeboy

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    Nnenne you are not alone here, me too!
     
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    I wonder has there ever been a study on the Nigerian Civil war, from a military standpoint, to see if indeed the war was winnable from the Biafran perspective. So were mistakes made in a winnable war or were they fighting insurmountable odds towards inevitable defeat?
     
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    We declared session, order by Nigeria to rejoin the union, refused and then faced force to compel us to do so.
     
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