Cultists In Governance And The Downtrodden Who speaks for them – By OduduAbasi Nicolas Edet



When Umana showed up for the conference, he came with more than N50, 000,000.00 (Fifty Million Naira), which was shared amongst the thug leaders, each taking home between N250, 000.00 and N500, 000.00.”

Once upon a time the mafia ruled in Italy, the KKK held court in America, Hitler conquered many territories, Sadam Hussein murdered at will, and Abacha stole and killed at the drop of hat. Never has Umana Okon Umana or Godswill Obot Akpabio paused from their inhuman, criminal and mafia-like behaviors in governance; just like Idi Amin Dada failed to stop committing bestialities. Like Idi Amin both men may be hoping that they are the only power; OR it could be that both, like their trumpeter, Clement Ikpatt, are hoping on exile. Both, like Sanni Abacha may be entertaining thoughts of what they will do tomorrow. None of them believes that the cries of a long suffering and hungry people will be heard by God. Of course neither Abacha, nor Hitler nor Sadam nor Idi Amin nor the mafia knew what God had in store for them. Godswill Obot Akpabio has often claimed that he was “nominated” or “appointed” or “anointed” by God to be governor, which causes me to ask – was bishopric-keys-anointment by Cletus Bassey that anointing; OR were the bribes he has paid to judges from the lowest to the highest courts in Nigeria part of that anointing? Oh Ahab! Oh Ahab!!

Oh Ahab, committing sacrileges while laying claim to God’s anointment is heresy!!! Thou has blasphemed God, with your claims, while innocent blood are shed under your watch. Ahab’s soul must be itching to stand you in God’s dock for similar judgment as Ahab had gotten!!!!

I did not want to be so blunt because I had no confirmation of the above quoted story. I was alluding to this story when I mentioned that greedy people were moonlighting for Umana Okon Umana. The incidence quoted above, had been reported some weeks ago. Umana Okon Umana had failed to issue his usual “Press Release” – synonymous with defending their unabated, unimagined, and unhidden corruption. I guess they know that the honest public has caught on to their lies by now.

The sharing of that loot is the major reason former thugs and would-be thugs are singing Umana Okon Umana’s praises, and throwing mud at any who disagrees – they feel badly for missing out sharing the looted funds which Umana Okon Umana distributed among members of his cultist gangs. They feel strongly that their time will come, hence their mud-throwing and attempted warnings to members of the public to back off from calling Umana Okon Umana the names Umana Okon has EARNED for himself. They dare not hear anyone ask Umana Okon Umana to account for his illicit wealth – they know he will never be able to explain how he got it. BUT someday Umana Okon Umana will tell where he got all that money!!

It is GREED, not poverty, which has pushed many character-less people to support the present cultist jackals in Akwa Ibom State. A man’s worth is in the content of his character; (so also for women, forgive me!). A time-tested and proven saying whose truth can be discerned far, far, far, far, far – – – – away from the worthless character, conduct and actions of greedy sycophants, back-biters, idle gossipers, pretenders covering-up their criminal-minded backgrounds with godless prayer houses where they anoint with “bishopric keys”, name themselves “men and women of god”, rob the poor, commit adultery and idolatry, and practice cultism and secret satanic rituals out of sight of their unknowing congregation; all in the name of pastoral work. Because of them it was written – “The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live”.

For greedy people, that is neither here nor there – they do not believe; yet the evidences are there right before their eyes, aside from the biblical passages they quote without commitment, which by the way bring punishment upon them and upon their posterity who agree with them. They will never ask – ‘how did Sanni Abacha die? Why did he die? Where are Hitler, Hussein, Idi Amin Dada, Mobutu Sese Seko and many others of that ilk?’ The other side of the coin, when flipped will seek to know if the likes of James Ibori, Olusegun Obasonjo and many in that group of corrupt despots are still enjoying their corrupt power today. But do not put that thought in the minds of the sycophants or their masters’!!!

Well Mr. Godswill Obot Akpabio, your days as governor are numbered. Regardless of who or what has protected you now; regardless of whom or what you may hope will protect you from your crimes after you leave office; the long arms of justice will reach you.

Mr. Umana Okon Umana, do you really want to be governor? Try seeking justice first for the hundreds of innocent blood spilled under your regime. Try clarifying your much-talked-about membership in Ogboni. Try answering questions on the unsolved kidnappings and murders, which corpses have littered the sidewalks and churches of Akwa Ibom State, ALL under your regime. Yes your regime – you will never shake off your connection to Godswill Obot Akpabio’s reign of infamy. You are tied to it like a conjoined twin. You know its secret just like any other member of the cultist organization closest to Godswill Obot Akpabio can claim such knowledge. All of you will go down with Godswill Obot Akpabio when Godswill Obot Akpabio goes down – your SINs, and CRIMEs and LIEs, and BRIBEs, robbing the orphan and the widow; individual and collective, are immeasurable – if man cannot exact vengeance, GOD WILL.

For those who support the kinds of rulers which Godswill Obot Akpabio and Umana Okon Umana are; god is on their lips frequently, just as the praise singers for Sanni Abacha used to swear that Abacha was the only man fit to rule Nigeria. And just as they quickly denounced Abacha, so will today’s sycophants and greedy men and women denounce Godswill Obot Akpabio and Umana Okon Umana. In their attempts to cover up the bribes which they have received from murderers to hide murders, from the corrupt to anoint the corrupt; the immoral have exposed their immorality and ungodliness; and have condemned themselves before man and before God. It is these people, who have enabled the Godswill Obot Akpabios and the Umana Okon Umanas of Akwa Ibom State to cover up their crimes, cultivate and nurture insecurity, so that they can continue robbing the public treasury without censure. It is they who are happy that the cultist government of Godswill Obot Akpabio is deficient and missing in its obligations to provide security; it is they who would not want to see the arrest and trial of criminals because they know who will be jailed and/or executed for committing murder, under the law. Many of them know who will be accosted by the law, should the Rule of Law return to Nigerian shores. Because they know, they are acting in various ways from allowing the law to be the guiding principle for governance.

Many of these people, unfortunately, live in the civilized societies of the free world, where the Rule of Law reigns supreme. They are far away from the mess created by Godswill Obot Akpabio and Umana Okon Umana; helped by other henchmen of their insidious governance in Akwa Ibom State. Every now and then, the henchmen of the pack living in the United States and in other law-abiding nations of the world are paid to visit Akwa Ibom State, by the government of Godswill Obot Akpabio, for the sole purposes of singing Godswill Obot Akpabio’s praises. They are provided with free transportation, free accommodation, free food, and are assigned protection from and by cult members, OR by bribed-out corrupt cops; often women of easy virtue are thrown into the bargain for their after-wards-boastful-claim of paradise on earth. Many of them, on such trips, do not remember where their parents’ compounds were once located; before they return from the land-of-no-return to their secure and safe abodes abroad. They line up to worship at Akpabio’s feet when he and his henchmen make one of their numerous hide-the-loot-trips to America, when Clement Ikpatt becomes their commander at such functions, and other soulless beings beg for inclusion, claiming ‘I am this, I am that’ in order to sway their self-imposed exile-in- America boss to cut a deal with them. Others get paid to lie and to defend what are defenseless, and like Clement Ikpatt they are afraid to venture out to Godswill Obot Akpabio’s insecure kingdom despite assurances by the mafia boss. Yes they enjoy the freedom, the safety and security provided by their hosts governments in foreign lands, yet cannot shake their shady and insidious characters; yet have denied to others residing in Godswill Obot Akpabio’s and Umana Okon Umana’s fiefdom the same security and safety they enjoy abroad; by continuing to heap praises on these men who have destroyed our God-given heritage. Conscienceless men and women supporting the insidiousness of corrupt governance by the duo – Godswill Obot Akpabio and Umana Okon Umana – are quick to seek ‘respect’ for their corrupt masters and for their immoral selves.

Once again, since I know that both have always protested being linked to the disappearance of public funds in Akwa Ibom state; since I know that either wants to be seen as clean and decent; since either has denied knowledge of the causes of murders and kidnappings, yet will not aid in solving those crimes; I ask on behalf of those who cannot do so, for Mr. Godswill Obot Akpabio and Mr. Umana Okon Umana to name their financial holdings, before they joined the government of Akwa Ibom state. Your”excellencies”, how much is each of you worth today, compared to what you were worth before you joined the government of Akwa Ibom State? If you cannot supply the documents relating your financial worth before becoming SERVANTS of the people, then NEVER argue that you have NOT ROBBED the people – your ostentatiousness speaks for who you are; and for where you got your wealth – by STEALING from the rest of us. Since none of you can provide substantial evidence of your financial worth before joining the government of Akwa Ibom state, tell your wild-eyed, sycophantic and timid bunch to desist from throwing mud at those who call you by the names you deserve!!!

Born into greed, living in greed, cherishing greed, killing for greed, defaming for greed, lying for greed, kidnapping for greed, praising for greed and shamelessly opening their lying mouths on behalf of corrupt persons who may sometimes not even solicit their help, these sycophants and characterless people have destroyed our beloved State in the same vein as Godswill Obot Akpabio and Umana Okon Umana have bred and sustained insecurity, hunger and corruption. Like prostitutes, sycophants want to be noticed by the corrupt in positions of power and authority. Like prostitutes they will stop at nothing to make their beds even with lepers. Like prostitutes they flirt with lepers without caring to know if the leper will give them money sufficient for treating their contracted leprosy. This is the reason decent characters should have no respect for such men or women; or for their masters and their mistresses – if they do not care about what happens to them, how can they care about what they say or do to others? They display same character and attitude which has become the exclusive preserve of murderers, kidnappers and assassin-payers.

It is for such men and women that I reserve my most acidic pen – they are everything which the brazen murderer and rouge are. They deserve nothing but repudiation, jail, and condemnation by the public. Time was when shame used to limit the immoral conduct of such men and women. Not anymore because many of us have decided to join ranks with them, or remain quiet for reasons only known to the timid. After their masters, mistresses and colleagues caused the deaths Mrs. Udonwa, Justin Edet, Emmanuel and Matthias Ekpenyong, Barrister Udonwa, Paul Inyang and hundreds of others; many like me decided to shout against them from the roof tops. And many like me will continue to do so UNTIL JUSTICE is secured for the wrongly murdered, kidnapped and intimidated. Neither their corrupt powers nor their silvery-lilied tongues can stop me from repudiating their criminality and immorality. No insults, no false accusations, no desecrating of a good woman’s name who was my beloved wife and the mother of the finest kids in the world, no insinuations, no depositions, no threatened court actions, no lies, no pleas and no threats will stop a decent man like me from writing against their crimes and immorality. No decent man or woman should stop from repudiating rouges and vagabonds. The criminally-prone have reasons for seeking to injure me; but what they do not understand is that their injurious attempts are nothing compared to the harm involved in the deaths of hundreds of innocent souls, caused by the neglect and criminal practices of the Akpabio administration; or the suffering of the downtrodden, who are dying of hunger because they have colluded with their corrupt masters to inflict pain and death upon the innocent.

Sycophants and masters, cultists and political touts, the greedy and the lying are rouges and vagabonds. Who disagrees must be in the same rank with them.

These lying and murderous beings had crossed the line in the sand, set by all honest humanity, when they caused the murders and non-conviction of the murderers of the innocent; gunned down for political reasons. I hasten to ask Godswill Obot Akpabio – who stood to gain from the murder of Mrs. Udonwa and the attempted assassination of her son? Mr. Godswill Obot Akpabio will provide the answer to that question, before man and before God. No one will ever forget those souls gunned down because of politics, as practiced by Godswill Obot Akpabio and his cultist henchmen and women; UNTIL their souls get justice. I will be here to remind the world. I will be here to remind God about their deaths; and to implore HIM to remember HIS promises.

Mr. Umana Okon Umana, as a perpetual senior government official, can you name the sources of your wealth? You must. You too, will supply those sources to the public and answer all questions arising thereof before man and before God.

OduduAbasi Nicolas Edet




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