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Late Harold Smith.
(Vanguard columnist, Yinka Odumakin did well in transcribing the video that has now gone viral, on the interview that former British Prime minister granted Ben TV in which the late PM confessed his role in the treachery of his country against Southern Nigeria in favour of the North.
For the record, we publish excerpts from Odumakin’s write-up, in which Harold Smith was copiously quoted).
“I am in my 80s now; I have agreed but in the past they did not want me to say anything, but now I don’t want to go to my grave without telling the truth about the atrocities perpetrated in Africa by the colonialists. “Our agenda was to completely exploit Africa. Nigeria was my duty post. When we assessed Nigeria, this was what we found in the southern region: strength, intelligence,determination to succeed, well established history, complex but focused life style, great hope and aspirations. The East is good in business and technology, the West is good in administration and commerce, law and medicine. But it was a pity we planned our agenda to give power ‘at all cost’ to the Northerners. They seemed to be submissive and silly of a kind. Our mission was accomplished by destroying the opposition at all fronts. “The West led in the fight for … independence, and was punished for asking for freedom. They will not rule Nigeria! Harold Smith confessed that the Census results were announced before they were counted. Despite seeing vast land with no human but cattle in the North, we still gave the North 55 million instead of 32 million. This was to be used to maintain their majority votes and future power bid.” He stated that the West without Lagos was the most populous in Nigeria at that “time but we ignored that”.
The North was seriously encouraged to go into the military. According to him, they believe that the South may attend Western education, but future leaders will always come from military background. Their traditional rulers were to be made influential and super human. The Northerners were given accelerated promotions both in the military and civil service to justify their superiority over the South. Everything was to work against the South. We truncated their good plan for their future. “I was very sorry for the AG; it was a great party too much for African standard. We planned to destroy Awolowo and Azikiwe well, the West and the East and sowed a seed of discord among them.We tricked Azikiwe into accepting to be president having known that Balewa will be the main-man with power. Awolowo has to go to jail to cripple his genius plans for a greater Nigeria. “The British really let Nigeria down. When I see Nigerians being accused of fraud and from what I saw on the streets of Lagos, the British were worst fraudsters.”
According to him, Nigeria, a great nation was crippled not because of military juntas or corrupt leaders alone but by the British and American fear of Nigeria’s great future. He confessed: “The fear of the place that will be our ‘dumping ground’ really occupied our minds”. He added that: “It was my duty to carry out all of the above and I was loyal to my country. Nigerians should try to be loyal to their country’s leaders and followers alike. Love your country. You have got the potentials to be great again and the whole world knows this. I am sorry for the above evil done to Nigeria. I can’t say sorry enough..” Lest we foget. In the elections of 1954, there were 162 seats in the Nigerian National Assembly. Out of this, the South had 83 seats and the North had 79 seats since this was based on population. But because Ahmadu Bello was afraid that his corner would not be able to sustain the iniquity bestowed over the rest of the country and dominate it the way he envisaged, he refused to allow Nigeria to have independence. After the West and the East received self governance, the British overlords, in order to assuage his fears and put Nigeria in his grip, created in 1959, 312 seats for the Nigerian National Assembly without any election or new census.
Preliminary results Out of this 312, the North was allocated 174 in the anticipation of the Parliamentary Political System being put in place for Nigeria’s independence. This effectively put political control of Nigeria in the hands of a section. In 1962, the Balewa government organised another census “by headcount”. Preliminary results of that exercise gave the South a clear majority. A supplementary count was immediately taken in the Northern region. This turned up additional nine million persons reportedly missed in the first count. The questions are: How could such an exercise miss nine million persons? And how could there be supplementary headcount in one part of the country to the exclusion of the other? Even as we speak, the British authorities continue the manipulation of Nigeria. We know of an M16 Bishop who deceives with the Bible to sustain iniquity in Nigeria. But there is a harvest time for the evil empire that has been rocked by Brexit for years. It may disintegrate if it failed to atone for its crimes. Good night, Harold Smith. VANGUARD
* Source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/07/n54billion-for-babi-allah/