There is no other way to demonstrate the unending severe pains of the enemies of Imo people other than the one that was recently dramatized by Dee Sam Onwuemodo in his ‘bitter-full’ article and chronicles of pains titled “Gov. Uzodimma’s “Stakeholders”, or “Stock-holders” meeting, and Ikedi Ohakim’s Angle. (1)”. Like the former Governor of Eketi state – Ayodale Fayose once cried, Imo people’s enemies are in such ‘cevia pains’, excruciating ones at that.
In the Dee Onwuemodo’s lamentations of unending bitterness, he cried why must the former Governor of Imo State His Excellency Dr. Ikedi Ohakim embrace the current governor His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma – he took an unprovoked swipe on the elderstatesman and according to Dee Onwueemdo “Ohakim, as a former governor, and who Ihedioha took into Confidence, he was expected to mourn with Ihedioha.” you can imagine such ridiculousness from none less a person than Sam Onwuemodo of all people. Childish.
When did politics become a mourning contest when winners jubilate and losers mourn?
We were taught that politics is a game where winners are expected to be magnanimous in victory and losers also magnanimous in defeat. And losers were supposed to embrace the spirits of sportsmanship. So when did we arrive these mourning contest?
While I do not hold brief for the former Governor Ohakim, infact, I have not spoken nor met with him since the beginning of this year.
The last time I met with Ohakim was when I came out of the detention and towards the ending of last year when I went to his house to seek for his fatherly advisories on the way forward and Ohakim’s counsels was part of what informed my decisions of joining this administration.
For Dee Onwuemodo, the best way you can pass yourself off as a good opposition was being acrimonious and keeping malice with the government; anything other than that means the person have sold out thereby elevating politics of bitterness as an official state credo. God forbid!
Dee Sam Onwuemodo is still yet to come out clean from the abused mindset and a corrupted conscience influenced by 8 years of a disastrous administrative hegemonic dominance of his master – Sen. Rochas Okorocha and we should not blame him because it is said that doing the normal things in the midst of abnormal people will always be seen as abnormality no matter how right you are.
Okorocha set a very dangerous and evil precedence to corporate state governance where he reigned off as a Supreme Monarch and saw the corporate Imo as his conquered fiefdom and was the only cock that ever cried in his 8 years of subjugation, so why won’t the likes of Dee Sam Onwuemodo cry when things are done the right way?
Dr. Ikedi Ohakim has made it clear more than a million times that he is ALWAYS available for any administration to offer SERVICE for the state for the sake of Imo people irrespective of who is the governor.
What people like corrupt conscience ladened Dee Sam Onwuemodo have refused to learn is that Imo State will continue to be Imo State irrespective of whom the governor is – the governor at any time is only but a person while Imo State remains. Offering support to the Governor is not only offering support to the person of the governor but you are offering support to the entirety of the state. This is what these people have refused to learn.
Of course, Dr. Obakim made himself available to Okorocha but he chose to rule as a maximum Emperor, he made himself available to Ihedioha during his short reigns and now making himself available to the current #PeoplesGovernor and will still make himself available to Sam Onwuemodo tomorrow if he becomes the governor of Imo State as an elder statesman who puts the interests of the state right before his parochial, selfish political interests. This is to me a strong consistency of character which should be emulated by all and sundry.
Ohakim’s dispositions to practical demonstration of sportsmanship in politics must be adopted and emulated by all and not be a subject to vilification.
Despite all the wickedness which Okorocha unleashed to Ohakim, did Ohakim refused audience with Okorocha when he called on him? Did Ohakim not become the poster boy which Okorocha flaunted towards the tail end of his inglorious administration?
Instead of vilification, we must learn and understudy the models of Ohakim’s politics of sportsmanship when he is even ready to embrace his most virulent opponent for the sake of peace in order to move the state forward……….and this should be the theme message of all our public communications but people with abused mindset like Dee Sam Onwuemodo are still emasculated with politics of bitterness his master enthroned in the state.
The depraved and corrupt consciences of Dee Sam Onwuemodo aside, also lies his odorous and stinking hypocrisy.
All of a sudden, Dee Sam Onwuemodo is talking about stake holders!
During the 8 disastrous reigns of Okorocha which you served as a Squarler, was there any recourse to the state’s stakeholders in implementations of policies of the state government?
If it were to be in places where men of honor dwell, people like Dee Onwueemdo should by this time be hiding themselves from engaging in any public debate on anything good governance because they supervised the dearth of good governance in Imo.
You made mention of communique: “a real meeting of Imo stakeholders, would have come up with a communiqué at the end. That would have also been duly signed by some persons and group heads, who attended.”
How many communiquè did Okorocha get in his 8 anguished years as Imo State governor from Imo State stakeholders? When did you learn that states stakeholders can actually come up with a communique that can serve as a policy guides to the Governor? Even the laws that were already in the constitution, how many did Okorocha obeyed?
This is a quarterly meeting; the first squatter has been held earlier this year and this is the second time for this year (if I’m not mistaken).
In the first quarterly meeting, all the group heads and associations were in attendance where the communiquè was raised.
Popular amongst the communiquè was the unanimous call by Imo people for the governor to recover all the stolen property by the previous administrations.
The People’s Governor swung into action and has since implemented and still implementing that communiquè: so should there be issuance of communique at every meeting?
Imo people are not fools and are very sensible and they know that the Governor is still implementing the last communique they issued to him and will give him time to complete that before issuing another one to him. This is a quarterly meeting and there are still many rooms to make their positions known.
If there should be any concerns at all, Dee Sam Onwuemodo lacks the moral rights to ever comment on good governance or even issues of stakeholders meeting when he was the one who always justified the destruction of state institution by the Emperor he serves and still serving. You are morally bankrupt for this debate.
The People’s Governor is gradually restoring good governance in our dear state and also restoring the people’s confidence in things of the government and if it is pointing out areas he needs to improve upon, apostles of Okorocha and not less a person who justified all the atrocious deeds to good governance like Dee Sam Onwuemodo are both morally and ethically bared from such.
July 27, 2021.