Can anyone believe that Abia State is one of the Niger Delta states? Some people are yet to take to cognizance that those who expressed tyranny against mankind in history that nature was against them.
Abia has been the most horrible ruled state in Nigeria today. Very sad! The present dispensation is a government of excuse. Even people who are not from Abia are not happy anytime they come to a place like Aba, because of the defamed image of the city caused by mis-governance. Is anyone asking why should Governor T.A Orji be humiliated in his own state in the course of mourning the transited Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu in Aba? Orji’s low-key performance in Abia State is making people to murmur that he cannot anoint anybody for 2015 when his unfruitful two terms would come to an un-glorified end.
Those who are not living in Abia or do not visit the state at least four to five times a week but are in other parts of the country or oversees saying that the governor is working, because, perhaps, they are feeding fat from Orji on the expense of others, should be ashamed of themselves. Abia State Government and such people lack understanding, because Orji is a summary of failure. Observers freshly wrote thus in response to one nom de plume Lawyer Somtochi Awala’s rejoinder to my article entitled, “Why Gov. Orji Won’t Thank God”, where I said that Orji has botched. Hear them: "The governor is chasing his own ghost. If you are not responding to group or individual comments and pressures, you are then responding to sudden revelation that you have been in slumber.”
They continued: “Aba is not Abia? What do you tell others who are not in Aba and will never leave in Aba? Move to Akwa Ibom and Enugu States for example? You have lost it along with your advisers. Shame on you, Somtochi! You are writing from Abuja. I am sure, you have not been to Abia State for the past five to six years, yet you have the audacity to write this rubbish. Maybe, next week again, another lazy lawyer from Lagos will wake-up one morning again and write his own baloney. Who is fooling who? It seems you people think that we readers are fools. We are not. Go back to your payee. Tell him/her that this time around that your so called article is still being rejected. I am sure that one day Abia State will get the right people’s Governor.”
The in-thing is that no matter how the media aides try to sell the self-battered image of Governor T.A Orji to the public to buy, he is still unsalable and rejected. Yet, his swindler media aides continue to leap from one website to another, in what we call ‘busy body’ in Nigerian parlance, laundering his image and libeling critics, but especially me, as ex-convict and extortionist and whole lots of trash they write against me.
Other observers captured this truth thus: “Theodore Orji is a failure; there is no window dressing from paid writers that will cover up for him. T.A. Orji has been crowned the worst governor in the entire country. This is a title bestowed on him by the entire patriotic people of Abia. No amount of bootlickers’ cover-up would save him. If there is any, his good work would’ve testified for him, not paid writers. All hail the worst governor in Nigeria – T.A. Orji. He has a ‘Master's in Bad Governance from the University of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’.”
His media aides, upon these, continue to mislead him not to defend the office of the governor he swore an oath of office to defend. The crazy thing is that very soon they will be sacked and they will go home to eat their wealth gotten through telling lies, whereas Orji will continue to bear the brunt. Abia people are still annoyed with Awala’s trash of hokum. Hear them again: “The Government of T.A Orji is a failure, total failure. Could you please go back to Ukwu Mango, Aba, let me not mention others, you people celebrated early this year as having been tarred, and see what is happening there. Go back there and see whether you will still have the mind to write rubbish. What is holding the payment of worker's salary from being paid, or is Orji still in bondage? How much is T.A Orji taking as Security Vote? Let’s pray for Abia State, as we are not blessed with good leadership under this Orji.”
This is the level the so called media aides of Orji can go to bring disgrace, showing that they reason from the abdomen. One of the aides, who also of late wrote under, or in appearance of Medical Practitioner, was admonished by observers thus: “He is a medical politician! If this is how he analyzes his patients then his operational office should be next after the mortuary, but very close to T.A Orji's, as Abia State's undertakers! There is nothing like coming to Aba to see things for yourself. No need to respond to this money monger–medical practitioner turned Abia State-style. I wonder how one can entrust his health to this kind of man when the truth can be distorted by him. Your guess is as good as mine.”
Responding to the political equivalence of the conjured Medical Practitioner, observers further said that it is a waste of time, because birds of the same feather flock together. Hear them once more: “It is obvious that there is no credible government in Abia State. Let’s suggest a way forward to this madness. T.A Orji has nothing to offer to ndi-Abia. This will teach all of us a big lesson next time how to cast our votes, if actually our votes counted. A medical practitioner (no hospital name given?) wrote from Faulks Road, Aba (no house number?). This guy is a distraction and was paid to do just that hatchet job of laundering the image of the sinking Orji. How does he get home everyday, since he wrote that he stays in Faulks Road? Swim? I guess, and he's happy?”
These are the shortened comments from Abia people on the Gov. T.A Orji-led government, divergent to the media aides’ humbug tales to the world that a dumb talk in the night in Abia State, unlike in other Niger Delta states.
Odimegwu Onwumere is a Poet/Author, Media Consultant and Motivator, based in Rivers State.