congratulate Dr. David Asonye Ihenacho on the debut of his "Home Truth" banner yesterday, Sunday, January 20.
am particularly happy because he
takes few prisoners, and he
words thoroughly and authoritatively.He
will reach a wider audience with fresh perspectives.Oh, nice to see a face attached to the man. So, when next I
am on the other side of River Hudson, I will tweak my cerebral sensors and refocus my ocular lenses.
The debut piece titled "Igbo politicians: Inept, visionless, or both?"did not disappoint.However, I
am disappointed by the title, and the author has himself to blame for disappointing me: He
gambled on the gangway of generalization.The Igbo
politician is NOT worse than politicians of his
As far as vision goes, I
think a partisan politician is shortsighted; a political philosopher is farsighted.Take your pick.
Truth is sacred, and we must endeavor to tell it at all times.Many Igbo prominent politicians are competent and visionaries who see things from a higher plane and for the general good.I
have said it several times, and I
will say it again: Ndiigbo are the only true Nigerians.
do not see anything wrong in their belief that Nigeria could be made a home for all.So what stops Nigerians from building a great country?Simple: The forces working against Ndiigbo!
don't think so.
do not endorse forceful takeover of power or the killing of anyone -- which is against my creed.I
do not see the actions of Aguiyi-Ironsi or Majors Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Ifeajuna and the other majors as indicative of Igbo political leadership.
believe that every society should get the leadership it deserves.
...Dr. Ihechukwu Madubuike, former two-time federal minister, summed it up in "Igbo presidency as metaphor" on Wednesday, August 22, 2001: