Mr. Waheed Adigun, Ndigbo has an adage which says that “When the wind blows, it exposes the fowl’s anus.” Did you write the first paragraph of your “Igbos and
Buhari’s government: Setting the records straight” which says – “I received an email recently from one Mr. Sam C. Okudah, containing an attached document replying my article, IGBOS AND THE BUHARI’S GOVERNMENT.
“With the manner the document was sent, one would have thought it was just a private mail for my viewing only to later learn that it has been published to me only to learn that it had earlier published on some online new platforms. Though, I took exemptions to many of his saccharine remarks against the write-up, I thanked him for at least bothering to reply nonetheless. But I think I need to set the records straight so that we do not get confused.”?
Mr. Waheed, my response on September 1, 2015 to your article was addressed to the publisher of www.elombah.com. I simply copied you so that you would know someone had responded to your article. I didn’t have to do that. Are you not well-informed to know the difference between addressing a mail to someone and copying another person – for his information? This very email was sent to you but I had to copy the publisher of www.elombah.com for he already knew from the first paragraph of your response that you were not even a smart liar.
If you took exception to my response, why did you ask my permission to publish it on your blog? What would your readers think of you when they visit your blog and see “The Igbos and the Buhari’s Government” – by Sam C. Okudah? Why would you use your blogs to publicize “many of my saccharine remarks” which you said were against your write-up?
No other ethnic group in Nigeria could have achieved so much for themselves – with £20 (Twenty Pounds only) given to some of them at the end of the civil war, no matter how much one had in the bank – if they had gone through the experience Ndiigbo had gone through.
In my response to your article, I had described you as being disingenuous, and I had called you out on your inclination to mendacity. With this “Setting the Records Straight”, you have conclusively proved that I was right. Haven’t you?
I am perplexed to understand what you meant by “Civil War Defeatist Mentality.” I have never heard anyone used that nonsense to describe Ndigbo. No other ethnic group in Nigeria could have achieved so much for themselves – with £20 (Twenty Pounds only) given to some of them at the end of the civil war, no matter how much one had in the bank – if they had gone through the experience Ndiigbo had gone through.
But they have recovered from that experience many years ago, and are today on top of whatever field they are competing in. I guess that’s what is causing people like you to have hunchback. You damn know very well you cannot compete with an Igbo man, and the only way to hold him down is to use some diabolical means to achieve your whims, even when you are suffering too.
Mr. Waheed, it seems to me, though, you have issues with Yoruba elders. If you think they have outlived their usefulness, please be man enough and honest enough to take them on. By the way, just looking at your picture on your blogs tells me you still have a long way to go. While confronting them, please keep Ndigbo out of it.
Since you have quoted Niccoló Machiavelli who I admire so much, I would want to end this private mail to you by reminding you what he says while expounding how intellect works – “There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless. (The Prince – Chapter 22, 1513)
I have attached a copy of sequence of communication between you and me before I decided you were not worth wasting my time. I hope your third-grade intellect would allow you to appreciate that I have made my points. By the way, you have my permission to publish this on your blogs.
Sam C. Okudah