Executive editor of the Bespoke pan-African online newspaper, UK, REPORT AFRIQUE International Comrade Phils has critized individuals for promoting tribalism and nepotism on a previous post.
Previously, the executive editor took to his Facebook account to share his excitement over the fact that France’s national team has several African players. He even shared the images of individual players with their home nations.
Through the post, he wanted to uplift the players of African descent. While at the same time, he wanted to applaud the Football team France for their gesture of including immigrant sportspeople in the group.
On that (original) post, several commenters stated that the team does not have any Nigerian Players, which allegedly excludes Nigeria from celebrating or hailing the gesture.
This attitude of the commenters irked Philip, prompting him to make another post, calling out the negative comments.
In the new post, he gave a brief overview of the complete incident. His post read:
I posted a photo of the French national team yesterday. The post showed that they were mostly Africans and many cheered France for allowing immigrants to play in their team.
However, in the comments section of that post, some people asked why their were no Nigerians. They asked it like, despite that there were players of other African descent, there had to be Nigerians for us to be proud of France.
In his post, Comrade Phils stated that he believes Nigeria will never develop if we do not kill tribalism, nepotism and religious fanatism.
Despite how voting based on tribal and religious sentiments has left us underdeveloped, people will still vote in the 2023 election based on the tribes and religions of the candidates rather than their competence and character.
He confessed in the post that what irks him the most is when he sees Nigerians who live in foreign countries where they enjoy freedom, despite being immigrants, fanning embers of tribalism during elections in Nigeria.