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EMEKA IHEDIOHA : Much to Do About Nothing – By Kenneth Uwadi

By Kenneth Uwadi | Imo State, Nigeria | March 7, 2020 – Dante Alighieri did say “the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality”.  For me, I will always say the truth and nothing but the truth. I remember a Yoruba adage ‘‘omo osan loun ko poun-po loba iya re nile’’ It is only a prodigal son that brings dishonour  and  shame to his mother. This adage can best describe what some politicians are currently doing to themselves in Imo State. The Late Chuba Okadigbo once said ‘ It is not how to give a monkey a cup but how to retrieve it’  Former President Obasanjo  had asked  what Gowon forgot at the state house should he decide to run. I am not talking about Obasanjo today, I am talking about Emeka Ihedioha. What did he forgot at government house Owerri that since he was removed by the supreme court he has been crying like a baby, sponsoring protest upon protest, insulting the highest court of the land. As I write, his sponsored stories against the Supreme Court  are  still running on several Newspapers In Nigeria . The irony of this madness is that this man who should have covered his face in shame for stealing the mandate of the people and keeping himself in office illegally for 8 months, looting scarce resources of the State and for general non performance is the one dominating the pages of the Newspapers insulting the supreme court. This  caricature on the judiciary  unfolding in its grim proportion  is saddening.

Ihedioha   has been speaking on the pages of newspapers claiming that he won the Imo governorship election and that the Supreme Court erred by removing him. He preferred speaking on the pages of newspapers to proving his case at the tribunal. This is to show how  deceitful  his government  operated. Everyone knows he ran  a newspaper  government for 8 months. Even  in  far away places like Minna, Abeokuta, Kaduna, Sokoto, Port Harcourt  and Lagos his sponsored self praises were all over the papers , while Radio Stations in Imo were  daily singing his praises not only as a performing Governor but as  one who has  more than the needed credentials to run for the presidency alongside Tambuwal when nothing tangible was on  ground in Imo.

Why is Ihedioha crying, seeking cheap public sympathy? Did he win any election? Senator Hope Uzodinma we all know, won  the Imo governorship election and he proved it in court. He  tendered  results of 388 polling units omitted by INEC  in Court and it was granted by the highest Court of the land. If you say he brought  fake results, why didn’t you bring  your so  called genuine  results  in court . INEC never called  any witness  to disprove the results neither did  the body  produced  any other version of the results to contradict the ones  tendered by  Uzodinma and the police. Courts don’t rely on mere allegations  . The Supreme  court was right to rely on a not contradicted evidence to declare Hope Uzodinma winner.

For a long time Ihedioha  has never been known to play clean politics but blackmail. I am  not surprised he is blackmailing the supreme court . He should go and rest or wait to try again in 2024. Ndi-Imo will not forget in a hurry his administration’s brazen clumsiness in handling our affairs and the masking of his incompetence with committee upon committee. We will never forget his 8 months  tenure of nothingness, the months  of embezzlement, the reign of misplacement of priorities, the rule of ineptitude, the months  of enthronement of cronyism, the period of crass nepotism, the era of pettiness .

Uzodinma is loved by the people of the state. I  am not surprised at the solidarity march in support of the supreme court  verdict. The turn out was massive, shops were closed in all the routes of the processions, traffic was extremely low. The march began at about 8 am  with a large crowd of students, youths , women and workers. Thousands of supporters lined the streets and residential areas to vent their anger against the ousted government, applauding  the supreme court . All through the march were chants and songs of ” Onwa Oyoko”, “Onwa-Oyoko, “

May I once again  join Imo people nationwide to say “congratulations” to Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma  for the affirmation of his  mandate by the  Supreme court. I also congratulate the supreme court  judges  for affirming the decision of Imo people , thus serving the cause of justice, demonstrating uncommon courage in rekindling the hope of Nigerians on the Judiciary. I also salute the good people of Imo state who remained law abiding in the period of this electoral court struggle, evidenced by the wild jubilations that followed the pronouncement.

All those who have been spreading lies about our Governor should repent now, for we will not allow anything to distract him as he begins to  give Imo people the tools, skills and training to succeed. It is God that saw the need for good governance in Imo state that choose to crown  Uzodinma  as Governor. God wants Imo to have a leader who is committed to working tirelessly to better Imo State and who knows how to create jobs and grow our economy. No matter how the enemies of our state plan against our Governor, I say it  once again, Chukwu  aga ghi ekwe, they will fail. Otito diri Jesus. The moon is shinning in Imo state . Otu a ka odi.

-Kenneth Uwadi lives in Mmahu-Egbema, Imo State, Nigeria and can be reached via 08037982714

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