Thursday, December 22, 2016
SULTAN CELEBRATED VISIT TO ENUGU: GOVERNOR UGWUANYI GOOFED BIG TIME.
Icheoku says the problem with Nigeria and the principal reason why the country has not taken flight, several decades after it celebrated her independence, is largely due to the quality and caliber of people who are usually in charge of affairs therein, the so called leaders. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has now joined this club of clueless, vision-less, leaders, who set non progressive priorities and who are preoccupied with frivolities and non essential and ineffectual enterprises. That a governor of a state with so much dire needs should embark on a jamboree of hosting an Islamic leader of the Fulani Sokoto Caliphate with the peoples tax payers money and when the same visiting leader has not called to order his people, the terrorists Fulani cattle rearing nomads, who are terrorizing the people of Enugu State, smacks of someone simply out of touch and lacking in desire, the protection of the people. What a slap on the face of the people of Enugu State, who are watching in awe, as their elected governor lavishes such undeserved and unmerited attention, hosting the Sultan of Sokoto in Enugu State and with the peoples money.
Icheoku queries what did the Sultan do to merit such honored attention by the people of Enugu State, who have suffered untold hardship and so many loss of lives in the hands of the Sultan's nomadic Fulani cattle people? Why honor the Sultan by inviting to and hosting him in Enugu State at the expense of the people and so very near to Christmas? It is an insult on the peoples sensibilities and it is hereby unequivocally condemned by Icheoku as not properly thought through; and should be condemned by every decent human being who is burning with a great desire to see a better and more functional Nigeria. Enugu State people have suffered untold economic hardship and loss of lives in the hands of these terrorist Fulani nomads who are supposed to answer to Sultan Saad Abubakar. But each time, following their rampage and massacre, only speeches come out of the Sultanate in reaction, without any of the miscreants ever being held to account. No compensation or apology was ever paid to the victims of their atrocities and a governor of these victims is cavorting with the leader of the killers and maimers of his people. Enugu State people have also lost some of their sons and daughters to the IPOB cause in the hands of an army and security agencies largely dominated by the Sultan's people. The Sultan also has the ears of President Muhammadu Buhari; but the Sultan has never said a word or put a word through to the president to stop this wanton and indiscriminate killing of Biafran unarmed protesters and in a democratically free society; yet this is the guy the governor was hosting with the peoples money?
Even President Muhammadu Buhari's lopsided and skewed appointments of mostly his Northern people to positions of power and authority did not get any condemnation from the Sultanate either. So what exactly did the Sultan do for the people of Enugu State to merit this lavish honor by the Enugu State government and with the peoples money? That the governor shut down all markets and businesses in Enugu State during this infamous visit is also very nauseating and you wonder whose interest was the governor of Enugu State and in Enugu State's Government House serving and protecting? Why shut down the peoples means of livelihood simply because an Islamic leader of the Sokoto Caliphate was visiting Enugu State? Icheoku says, are Enugu State people now part of the dominion of the Sultan of Sokoto that his visit should suffer the people such great inconvenience and loss of income; and since when was the capitulation completed? This is a governor who would not and/or have refused to raise and promote any Igbo King or even Enugu State King, but is happily and slavishly genuflecting and bowing to other people's King called Sultan. The usual argument against an Igbo king is that Igbo people are too republican to have a king; yet same Igbo person, a governor of Enugu Igbo State, who is supposedly anti Igbo King, is happily bowing and genuflecting before another people's king.
What an irony in stupidity and a mentality mired in subservient slavery that was in total display. It is akin to someone who hates and would not take care of his own wife but marvels and admires another man's own wife who is being taken good care of. If you don't want a King why then do you care so much about another peoples King? It is similar to Nigerians, who will not obey laws and rules in Nigeria but on traveling abroad or visiting other peoples country, readily conform to every minuscule of rules and regulations and laws and even ordinary custom that operates in those other countries. It is this same conformance to civilized behavior while abroad that saw Oba Akiolu of Lagos clutching his own dinner box, which he went to personally buy himself and walking back to his hotel room while in London a few months ago. So the question remains, why do these Nigerians only put on their best behavior while in other peoples country and would not replicate same while in their own country, Nigeria? Icheoku is totally flabbergasted that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who would not help organize or re-organize the floundering Oha-Na-Eze Ndigbo into a more formidable Igbo pressure group nor help reposition MASSOB and/or IPOB as a feared muscle to Oha-n-eze Ndigbo, is busily suckling up to the Sultan of Sokoto Saad Abubakar, giggling like a bride who is being proposed to or a child who just saw his long gone mother or a beneficiary who just happened on his mentor.
Icheoku has no problem with any dignitary visiting wherever they want to visit; but certainly not on the peoples tax payers money; especially under the current tensed atmosphere of great tribal agitation for self determination pervading in Nigeria and the Southeast in particular. Does this governor not really care about the true feeling of the people he is governing, regarding his August visitor and his Fulani people, who are killing the governor's people of Enugu State and destroying their means of livelihood, their farmlands. Query, would the Sokoto State government reciprocate such honor should an Igbo King or Enugu State King go visiting Sokoto state? At least the last time Icheoku checked, the Biafran surrender did not amount to a complete capitulation into slavery to the Fulani North. The declaration of no victor, no vanquished, was the official state policy at the end of the war, so why this voluntary backpedalling into second class servitude by according the ruler of the Fulani Sokoto Caliphate such state visit which forced all markets in Enugu State to close in his honor. Who will make up for the lost time and income by these traders; especially with Christmas just a few short days away. Simply put, were Enugu State and Nigeria a functioning democracy, without deadly retribution, what Governor Ifeanyi Uqwuanyi did was enough ground to invoke articles of impeachment to shame and remove him from office. If he likes or loves other peoples Kings, he should endeavor to get his own King and celebrate and honor him like the people of Sokoto did and still do to their Sultan. Like Ijele masquerade, the king does not make himself, the people do. What a mentally enslaved, servile human-being, this governor is and his duty is supposed to be champion in chief of the people of Enugu State and protect their utmost interest. What a jerk; indeed quite pitiful.