The collective fooling of the Ibos by Peter Obi has a larger implication to us as a people which we must address beyond the emotional visit to the grave of Odumegwu Ojukwu on the 14th of October 2014. The only ”WISE MAN” persona which he regularly wears while the rest of the Ibos are ”MUGUS” in local parlance needs to be dismantled. Our honour as a people is at stake if we relapse and not make Peter Obi a political outcast in the whole of south east as a warning to future Peter Obis.
Major Emmanuel Ifeajuna betrayed the Ibos militarily and equally paid the price militarily. Peter Obi’s own is political and therefore he must pay politically. He must not be allowed to gain any political milage from his betrayal. It ought and should be the reeligeous duty of every Ibo man if we value our honour. Reacting to Ibo youth visit to the grave of Odumegwu Ojukwu, the media aid of Peter Obi Mr Valentine Obienyem had this to say:
” The demonstrations……………………………is a welcome development, saying more of such demonstrations are welcome for the lessons inherent on them” Sun newspaper 15/10/2014 page 12.
That was nothing short of mocking the Ibos and careless in every sense of it. It was precisely what major Emmanuel Ifeajuna said when he was tied to the stake during the Nigerian Biafran civil war. His response was a wholehearted acceptance of the resultant Peter Obi’s irrelevance in Ibo land and Anambra State in Particular. That is very good.
Let me emphasize it more, the Ibos represented by Ohaneze and Anambra State under APGA government has long adopted Goodluck Jonathan for 2015 election. We cannot as a consequence of the failed attempt by Peter Obi to manipulate the presidency into believing that he is the only supporter of Goodluck Jonathan in the south east and not defend the honour of our race.
We must now rally behind Willy Obiano and make him live up to his Ibo chieftaincy title ” EBEKUEDIKE” and obliterate Peter Obi’s prudency claim as the integrity aspect is all but gone. It is not a matter of crying on a grave. Willy Obiano our leader must now remove his head from the decking to enable us disrobe Peter Obi comprehensively. It has to start from making the handover account public and publication of his eight year account position.
Who are the core investors in all these investments said to have been made on behalf of Anambra state? What percentage belongs to us. How where the respective capital contributions made? The land where SAB miller brewery is located was bought from G.M.O family for a few millions short of half a billion naira.
Was it paid with Anambra state fund or the shady core investor’s fund and how was the payment effected?
The ABS location at G.R.A Onitsha undergoing hotel and shopping mall development under PPP arrangement between Anambra state and invisible core investor, can we know the details?
If all of the above details are made public to Anambrarians and forensic investigation of the details comes out clean, I will proclaim Peter Obi the saint of all saints. For now, we should endeavour to make sure he will never fool the Ibos again by letting him count on only his vote in every which way.
Chief Bonaventure C. Mokwe
AGUATA LOCAL GOVERNMENT