Icheoku queries why should a bona fide member and co-owner of something has to first beg other equally co-stakeholders for their own share of the general pie? Something does not sit well with this picture and Ndigbo has to wake up and forcefully demand as of right what is rightfully theirs. The great ZIk and Owelle of Onitsha, Timber and caliber KO Mbadiwe, Iheonukara Mike Okpara, Akanu Ibiam, Dennis Osadabey, Mbanefo, CC Onoh, Mbazulike Amechi, Nwafor Orizu, Dee Sam Mbakwe and other Igbo champions of the yore, some of who must be turning in their graves and wondering what went wrong with Igbo feistiness and assertiveness in Nigeria? How could Ndigbo stand aloof and watch as other tribes in Nigeria appropriate for themselves alone all that they collectively own together? Icheoku refuses to believe or blame it on the Biafran war of forty something odd years ago and says this got to stop. Why are Igbos playing inferior to other tribal nations in Nigeria; why? why? why, Ndigbo why?
The worse of it all is that other Nigerians including minorities are occupying the high table of Nigeria with Ndigbo holding the beggarly plate at the floor and tearfully begging to be given even some morsel from their feast? But what do they do in response, they are continuously ignoring Ndigbo and dictating what to hand to them as if Ndigbo are no longer a congruent part of the entity called Nigeria? If these other Nigerians have peradventure severed Ndigbo from Nigeria, let them be courageous enough to voice it out and let Ndigbo know they no longer belong to Nigeria; but this impetuous marginalization of Ndigbo cannot go on or remain unchallenged forever. Icheoku says if this state of complete isolation is not perturbing any other Igbo person, it perturbs Icheoku; and Icheoku adds that any unperturbed Igbo person is not worthy of the Igbo semen and ova that beget him or her and should hide his face in utter shame. Why must this situation be allowed to continue, as this people, in defiance of Dee Sam Mbakwe caution, continues to eat the fish which belongs to the man still awake without being asked why? Please can someone tell Icheoku it is not about time, Ndigbo man up and stand up for their rights in Nigeria?
How a whole nation of Ndigbo, a very prominent leg of the tripod that holds up Nigeria together, could be so completely ousted from its political affairs, without any consequence, still forces Icheoku into stupid stupor? How could the country still stand and function on only two legs when the third has been thus severed, discarded and practically thrown away? Icheoku laments that for the first time in the history of Nigeria's self governance, two major political parties, PDP and APC, are operating seamlessly without any Igbo person in any key office or position? Both parties' presidency (candidate), vice presidency (candidacy), party chairman, party secretary as well as the other main party leadership position, chairman of board of trustees, are held by none Igbo people? So thus marginalized and locked out, what then is the relevance of Ndigbo in continuing the membership of the Nigerian state, when they are not needed and do not matter any longer and in such a way that the ship of the state could still be so safely steered without them in the engine room?
Icheoku does not know about the rest of other Igbo people but this crass attitudinal indifference by these other Nigerians to the plight and concerns of Ndigbo is surely one heck of concern to Icheoku and should be for any true son or daughter of Igboland. Icheoku wonders how did things get so bad for Ndigbo in Nigeria? When Icheoku was beginning to conclude that it is only the Jonathan administration and his PDP that has so marginalized Ndigbo in every manner and facet in Nigeria and for the very first time in Nigeria, here comes the APC, equally telling Ndigbo that they don't matter in Nigeria, not anymore? The APC presidential candidate is a Northern, their vice presidential candidate is potentially South-westerner, their party chairman is a minority South-south, their party secretary is a Northerner, their chairman of board of trustees is a North-central and their spokesman is a North-central too? So where does this arrangement leave Ndigbo? Please Icheoku need answers if you have got one.
How have the mighty Ndigbo fallen? How did the once beautiful bride of Nigerian politics, whom everyone and every political party in Nigeria once sought after, including Ndigbo hater-in-chief Obafemi Awolowo, come to this inconsequential grinding halt in Nigerian politics. How did Ndigbo hit rock-bottom in Nigeria politics? Something has definitely terribly gone wrong in Nigeria and particularly in Ndigbo nation, that such thumbing in the face would go on thus far without any serious challenge or even total confrontation. It appears the Biafran war defeat did not actually come with the end of hostilities in 1970; it seems the final "defeat or routing" of Biafrans suddenly came now under the cunning fox that is President Goodluck Jonathan? Not even under the other Igbo-hater Baba Iyabo has Ndigbo had it this badly; otherwise how does anyone try to fathom an explanation for the hands which Jonathan has dealt Ndigbo since he came to power, largely with the help of Ndigbo bloc-vote.
Icheoku says for the first time in Nigeria history and under President Jonathan's watch, no Igbo person is occupying any of the office of the presidency, vice presidency, speaker of the house, senate president, chief justice of the federation, attorney general, army chief, police chief, navy chief, internal affairs minister, chairman joint chief of staff, customs chief, immigration chief, cbn governor, ports authority chairman, railway chairman, nnpc group managing director, petroleum minister or any other highly sensitive and/or very lucrative position in the government. To add insult to injury, the same foxy Jonathan, cleverly looked the other way as no Igbo person was made either the chairman or secretary of his political party, the PDP; yet some town criers want Ndigbo to believe that this very Jonathan's love for Ndigbo is akin to biblical David's? Icheoku says "am losing my mind thinking about "this kind of love as I never see am oo." Please anybody who knows Jonathan should tell him that Ndigbo are complaining bitterly and loudly too and might take vengeance with their votes come 2015, Buhari or no Buhari.