Oruk Anam 2019: Politics should not be a tool to divide us
By Abel Udoekene
It’s a political cliché to keep proclaiming oppression when our thoughts process is now tinged with partisanship. A few weeks ago, there was a growing noise that the Oruk block should produce the next house member, while most of us from Oruk sees it as a facade of the highest order, some were optimistic leaning on the concept of ‘Nsibehe’ even when we were very sure that the political equation in Oruk Anam would not have been balanced.
The basic question then was ‘Oruk has the Chairman, should Anam be left without any elective position?” while the question was still lingering, some supposed Elders gathered and adopted a one-eyed king in Oruk who cannot even win his ward for the governor in 2019 to replace a performer who without any question has the political weight to give the governor a soft landing in Oruk Anam in 2019.
Some of us was of the opinion that the Elders who gave the verdict will have tilted toward the tide of the moment by picking either of the two dynamic young aspirants from Oruk who from all indications had something to offer not a man who was sacked toward the end of ex-governor Akpabio’s tenure for incompetence.
Why the promoters of the self acclaimed Oruk sole candidate are crying oppression and singing the slogan of third term, I’ve been to Enugu West Senatorial district twice to ascertain why the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has been in the Senate for 4 consecutive times (since 2003).
Ekweremadu just like Udo Kierian is a performer, a capacity leader and a man who picks the calls of his people unlike most of our so-called political heavy-weights who apart from not picking your calls may throw you out of their houses if you mistakenly enter for the sake of courtesy.
The question before the court and you is not whether Oruk should go or not, for even if we agree to allow Anam to stay without any elective position and shout ‘It’s our turn! It’s our turn!!’ then present so-called sole candidate, he will not only fail but it will affect the fortune of our inlaw which should be our number one priority.
As a matter of concern, the fact is Udom is first an inlaw to Oruk, before Anam, his success should be our number one priority. I think It’s high time, we rally round Anam and support Rt Hon Udo Kierian for the political equation to be balanced and for the sake of Udom Emmanuel if we love him as we so proclaimed.