Ngozi Theresa Onuora, Makuo Emmanuella Onuora, Chinwe Jane Okolo


It is now obvious that two major cultural or two major ethnic groups have dominated the helms of Nigeria politics and claim the Lords of this nation, in such a way that Igbo person will never smell the seat of Aso rock till infinity. Though it was silently a problem under the marrow but majority of people from other cultural background did not realize the antics till the emergence of Maazi Nnamdi Kanu and the announcement of the recent Nigerian presidential election result of 25th February, 2023 cum some utterances from some Northern political elites such as Former Kaduna State Governor, El- Rufia, who puts that “Peter Obi has a 100 percent chance to win Tinubu and Atiku, but he is an Igbo man, we rather go to war than see Igbo man win”. The indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) refers to people who claim to make up the former Republic of Biafra after the Republic of Biafra seized to exist in 1970. IPOB is under the leadership of Maazi Nnamdi Kanu who have been clamoring for separation from Nigeria because of marginalization. This paper looks into why Federal Republic of Nigeria insisted in cultural and ethnic politics rather than true federalism. It employs New Historism by Wallets and Warren (1954:40) as a frame work for analysis. It analyses the verifiable literary history and other opinions which are completely neutral facts. Summary and Suggestions were done based on Nigerian political structure in Nigeria and the IPOB objective for self-determination because of the marginalization of Igbo people.


Politics, Nigeria, Marginalization, Biafrans & Igbos

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