Ngwa people, who are much respected in not only Abia State, but to a great
extent in Nigeria, are on the verge of losing their respect. Their
barefaced endorsement of Governor Theodore Ahamefule Orji as the singular
candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the position of Abia
Central Senatorial zone come 2015, is the biggest of facades, owing to the
charades of governance that characterise the government of their Ochendo.
Any thinking mind would be asking questions of what Gov. Orji has done that
earned him such deference. Though, it is quite believable that this
position was not collectively taken by the entire individuals of Ngwa, but
some foot-soldiers and political jobbers from that extraction, who are
seeking for political relevance.
As far as this political dispensation was trepidation, Gov. Orji is doing
everything he could do to evade the beam light of security personnel, who
may be only waiting for the immunity he enjoys as governor to expire,
before they bounce on him to experience impunity.
Much as Abia people are concerned, Ngwa people cannot stand tall and tell
the rest of our people that why they endorsed Gov. Orji, was because he
appointed some of their children to the seat of power at Umuahia, when a
place like Aba is in dire need of government presence and one wonders if
Aba, which has been thrown to Ochendo’s abyss, is not part of the Ngwa that
is singing ‘Hosanna in the Highest’ for Gov. T.A Orji.
It is sad that Ngwa people do not realise before endorsing the
non-performing Gov. Orji that privileges are not meant to be lost, the way
the governor has lost his glaring privilege to bickering, tinkering, and
brickbats of the opposing views, while some of the persons whom he thinks
are good to him are allegedly paid N35M individually every month; and one
winks where has the ‘loosening from bondage’ the government dim-wittedly
continues to celebrate is.
Perhaps, Ngwa people were hypnotised to endorse Gov. Orji. It is everywhere
that he is into this great stream of bad-history and, he can’t get out of
it. Let Ngwa people be told that they might have collected money to
champion this inglorious endorsement. They should know that money gotten
through ill means, do not make a difference and, is not the answer.
What face do Ngwa people have to endorse Gov. Orji, who once made noises
that he was going to build monorail in Abia State, which was later
understood to be not far from ruse and today, he is making the same noises
that his government is going to build an airport.
These kinds of promise and fail are what many in the government of Ochendo
have erroneously been referring to as ‘Legacy Projects’. The same way the
government told the world that it had put every ground in place to pay
bursary to all students from Abia origin starting from October this year,
might be the same hoodwinking story it has told the world that all
preparations for the obtainment of land and other prerequisite modalities
for the airport, have been put in place and are completed.
How many hyped projects by Gov. T. A Orji’s administration have we been
deafened that are nowhere to be found in the state, except on the pages of
the newspapers? When the government sees that the people are asking
questions, you see the governor resort to pleading to Abia people to have
patience and faith in his administration. The people have been told of how
Gov. Orji was junketing around the world in the pretense that he was luring
investors to the state, when if those journeys were looked into properly,
it might be money that the governor was pushing out from the country.
Conceivably, Ngwa people endorsed Gov. Orji, so that he could situate the
proposed airport in their area. But come to think of it, Ngwa people and
Gov. Orji ought to have known that endorsing the governor and the governor
making noise of building an airport is not the pressing need of the people
of Abia State. It is sad that Gov. Orji might have made Ngwa people not to
think straight or champion for causes that can leverage the shambled status
of Abia State, order than the tale of endorsing him for Abia Central
Senatorial zone come 2015.
How can a people without motorable roads are thinking about an airport to
fly from, even though that not only Abians will be using the mirage
airport. Ngwa people should be asking Gov. T.A Orji, who is the owner of
these companies and not endorsement: (1) NGAME NIG. LTD is allegedly
(working for the wife); (2) GLANO CONSTRUCTION is allegedly (owned by his
brother in law); (3) CIREO NIG. LTD is allegedly (owned by his in law); (4)
BENICOUX NIG. LTD, allegedly, bought Empire Hotel as BENIS HOTELS and
allegedly (siphoning for Governor and Son- ikuku); (5) OKEY TECHNICAL LTD
is allegedly (milking ASEPA for Orji’s Son, Ikuku); (6) SPRING INVEST AND
PROPERTY CO. LTD, is allegedly furnished the Governor’s office with 56
million naira; (7) CHARBEL LTD, is allegedly (Lebanese constructing the
conference centre and working for the Son, Ikuku); (cool NEW IDEA, is
allegedly (the master agent of siphoning); and (9) SEAMARK ELECT. CO. LTD
is allegedly (Son’s).
Until now, our state is never in bondage.