By: Columbus Akalonu
January 14th, 2021, marks one year the mandate of Imo State people was truncated by the apex court of Nigeria which saw the eviction of Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as governor and the emergence of Hope Uzodimma as Supreme Court governor.
One year after, too many pundits, the judgment that evicted Emeka Ihedioha is ascribed to be the most controversial and logically impossible judgment since the nation’s history but the hyenas and jackals made it so.
THE HYENAS AND JACKALS FEEDING FAT ON IMO TREASURY.
Nothing would have prompted the powers that be in Asorock to upturn the constitution and electoral laws of Nigeria against the mandate of Imo State people if not to feed fat on her treasury. Imo state has become an ATM card for the cabals and members of the apex court where they withdraw at will to the detriment of the good people of Imo who are in need of infrastructural development, government empowerment, electricity, etc.
It is imperative to note that since the emergence of Hope Uzodimma as Imo State governor, it has been one sad story each day. Uzodimma started his administration with fraud and since then defrauding has been the order of the day. Click To Tweet
With the borrowing of 5BN which has vanished into the hyena’s stomach and the non-payment of civil servants and pensioners, stopping construction of roads awarded by the previous government, demolition of roundabouts/building, failure to create employment opportunities, Uzodimma dragged Imo State 25 years backward without any tangible plans of moving forward.
The inability of the government to provide measures to curb rising insecurity in the state has resulted in Imolites seeking God’s protection and self-defense as an alternative. With the kidnappings and ritual killings going on, it seems we are back to the Otokoto saga. Click To Tweet
Against the backdrop of our endless woes, ours has become a state wrapped in desolation. The prospects of a failed state stare us in the face:
Total negligence of youth empowerment/engagement is a threat to the growth of Imo as a state. Just recently, those trained 9 months ago went to radio stations to beg for empowerment as promised but little did they know that the hyenas and jackals had swallowed the 2BN marked out for them.
THE TEARS OF IMOLITES AND FALL OF THE MIGHTIES
Across the globe, acclaimed mighty men like Adolf Hilter, Idi Amin, etc have come and gone but we have only one Almighty God who does things at his will, all power belongs to him.
The wind of justice blows so slowly that the perpetrators of evil seem to be flourishing until karma catches up with them.
Before they knew what was happening, the wind took their ring leader out through Corona, the goddess of Edo State lost his national seat, another cabal left to the land of no return, many others got the heat and are still getting but the most current is the one used to perpetuate the ungodly act, We pray he repents.
Truly, our mandate was stolen, our dreams have been aborted.
Yes, the hyenas and jackals are still feeding on our treasury. Yes, our cancer of corruption has metastasized. Yes, we are victims of bad roads, nonpayment of pensions, and gratuity. Yes, we can’t beat our chest and say we have a governor that is people-oriented, we are hungry, angry, thirsty, and starving. Yet, we stand firmly with the unshaken belief that no matter the temptations, the world has known the worst times. These may be the worst of times, but for men and women of faith, they could be the best of times. We must stand firm and resolute because of our redeemer liveth (Job 19:25).
Columbus Akalonu writes from Owerri Imo State.