The bible account says that God said let there be light, and there was
light. But some people yet preferred to walk in darkness. The later is the
disposition of Governor T.A Orji of Abia State. Sometimes one thinks with
embarrassing intuition and asks what did his political mentor and
predecessor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu did against him that he cannot forgive and
forget and make peace with him, owing to the glaring fact that in Nigeria
today we need more peace than we need problem.
As it is very sad that Orji could bite the finger that fed him with the
golden spoon and at the same time cannot forgive himself, it is even worst
that he’s bent on a mission to bring the hard-earned reputation of Kalu
down to bite the dust by all means and be sold less than 25 pieces of
Silva. God forbid!
Only a man who knows his onus can boast of forgiving, but this is not Orji.
He is boasting and fighting Kalu everywhere and anyhow when there is hardly
functional electricity, roads, water and good governance in Abia State. The
students today are shouting “Holy Ghost Fire!” in Abia State, because of
their school fees he has recklessly hiked to the Olympian Height. These are
the kiths and kins that Kalu gave free education in all the schools in Abia
State, when he was governor. This posits a question to Orji: what is he
using the collective money of Abia people doing?
Most urgent needs in Abia State are not attended to; but we heard last time
that – like father like son – Orji’s beating about the bush compelled his
bigheaded son to also be beating about the bush, thereby allegedly
intimidating Abia residents with impunity; but inopportune for him, he fell
in the hands of some Army personnel, who taught him the lesson he will live
to remember all his life.
This Orji’s son was alleged to be uselessly painting the state red, whereas
there are no light, water and roads, for the people living outside the
government house, Umuahia, the state capital. On whose expense? The same
way people are murmuring that majority of the lands and buildings in the
state have been bought by the Orjis? Are they not saying that the present
government is squarely a government of Orji for the children and by his
Abia people have to find a solution. When will this kind of thing end? He
was bent on destroying every legacy that was left of Kalu, culminating to a
lot of problems that needed to be solved. Can they rise and tell him to
find solution to electricity, construction and maintenance of roads,
portable water that have to reach the villages? Though, the people have
risen. They have pelted him, yet he has not woken up from his premeditated
slumber to work, in order to prove a point that, yes, it is not only the
Orjis that need electricity, tarred roads and water in Abia State.
Because Orji has refused to attend to the pressing needs of the people and
stop the chasing of frivolities on Kalu, the consequences are death rate,
poverty and sicknesses which have increased in the people in that state.
Why not! When Orji has seen every Igbo who is not from Abia State as a
non-indigene? This is what we are talking about people who have chosen to
walk in darkness.
He is not thinking and working towards making sure that industries spring
up speedily in the state and see businesses booming, rather he is after
making sure that people’s shops are destroyed, christened illegal
structure, when even the roads, schools, hospitals, governance, etc. in
Abia State are illegal, because they are below standard or have no standard
There is no food for Abians at different quarters to eat except those that
are connected to his shoddy government. The Abia environment is not neat.
Very dirty! It is leaders like Orji that are causing the problems that
Nigeria is having. Imagine a governor owing workers an untold months of
salary, which didn’t happen during Kalu-led government. The once Orji has
paid were counted payment of salaries of workers. Provision of desks and
chairs to schools has become the most essential achievement of his
administration, if actually they are not newspaper achievement.
Orji should have a human sympathy for Abians and Abia State. He should
understand that he is not a robot; even robot has some sense of decorum. If
he refuses to turn a new leaf, we will not relent in enlightening him. The
question he should be asking himself henceforth is: When will Orji be tired
of stories and blowing of grammar and face the reality in Abia State?