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We Need New Generation Politicians in South East-Attorney Onyirimba

Southern Nigeria is an empty enclave with no gumption. Since 1993 till date, I have come to the sad realisation that whatever the North rejects or accept goes in the country and the South could only grumble and remain silent afterward. Tell me just one advocacy or agitation that originated from the South, even at the National Assembly level that was not defeated eventually. If and when it succeeded, the North would boast that they gave it to us as compensation.

1999 Obasanjo presidency was said to be a form of compensation. They boasted that Jonathan was a mistake. In 2015, by all crooked means the North corrected the mistake of Jonathan. They have also never stopped boasting that Southeast presidency could materialise only at their behest. What more can I say.

The North have always been holding the whole country to ransom because of their connivance with some hungry southern elements who would not mind selling their mother for a cheap pot of soup. If you don’t know about these hungry rats, at least check the social media, you will find some of them there. They are always there pushing all manners of narratives in favour of the northern Oligarchs. Interests that are at variance with that of the generality of Nigeria.

Are southern intellectuals the hungriest in this country? Hardly will you find a northern intellectual pushing for southern interests. Do you know anyone of them on the social media? Only our southern people does this type of yeoman’s job. They are so shameless. No gumption in the south. Maybe this is the reason we never agree on any issue down here. Maybe we are only using our so-called diatribe to cover up for our lack of gumption.

I am so worried to death wondering at the level of debates and what is going on in our state and senatorial zone, especially as the era of politicking hits up. I keep wondering if our people and their leaders actually understand what the issues are really in this country and

what the debates and controversies are centred on. Do we still remember what the foundations of independence and unity of this nation is centered on. The North only accepted independence for the nation at their convenience and terms, and so it was, then the military incursion, was only accepted at their terms and convenience, and when it suits them; but when others led it, it was vehemently opposed and resisted and all hell came down. So it was with the return to civil rule, etcetera.

Today some people have been sacrificed for agitating for resource control, population demography transparency, restructuring, return to parliamentary democracy and regional government, extecetra, but when it suits the north they will come up with whatever they deem fit and we in the south will cotow and can only grumble even if we are dissatisfied. So it has been and so it is, but it all ends here and will not go further anymore. And that is why our representation at the National Assembly will have to be formidable and topnotch as from this moment. There is no more time for gerrymandering and selfish shallow-minded politicking that leads no where for our people and our fatherland. We have an opportunity for fresh-start, and we will begin with putting our best foot forward with Attorney Charles Onyirimba at the Nigeria Senate to represent Okigwe senatorial zone come 2019, and have that as a foothold to move the hands of time and nation-building to our favour and equilibrium stage for all.

Our fathers started this enterprise called Nigeria and her organised private sector, but today we have been bullied to the backwaters of every human endeavour in the country. We have moved from being number one citizen to number two, to three and today, we are number nobody, and as if that is not bad enough we are no longer needed but must stay on in the union, even at the danger of continuous looking over our backs as hunted and hounded people. Our entrepreneurs and business people are today fetchers of wood and drawers of water, only fit for the peripherals of business endeavours of buying and selling. Our Ibetos and Innosons are never good enough to be a Dangote or something in that line. Our young ones will have to score 99 percent in the same examination to qualify alongside their wards who scored 15 percent or less, and few years down the line together they all graduate, with theirs securing instant public sector jobs and would have made it to the level of permanent secretary position before any of our lucky ones would be attending job interviews organised by this same wards of theirs that couldn’t even make the good grades while in the same class with our young ones. This is totally unjust, unfair and unsustainable and what the issues are, and what the debates should be centred on, and not swimming on swallow murky waters of mediocrity.


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