The gathering of the vultures in Ebonyi State and the need to dismantle them.

Simon Ekpa

I have waited, listened, observed, watched and saw as things unfold in my dear State Ebonyi, and there is a need to stand firm and exonerate oneself amidst scavengers.

After due consideration, investigations and consultations, I am pleased to declare today 14th day of June 2018 my endorsement for the Governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency David Nwaeze Umahi. Because I have no personal relationship with Umahi nor any of his cabinet, my decision to support his second bid may be shocking and surprising to many. It has nothing to do with politics of party nor affiliation. My decision to support Umahi is not unconnected to a historic election in 2015, hence the choice before Ebony people is the choice between moving forward and moving backwards, it is the choice between light and darkness.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

In 2015, Nigeria had a choice between change and transformation, the people preaching the change came with all sorts of propaganda, lies, politics of calumny etcetera. They deceived Nigerians with everything at their disposal; they aimed to take power away from Jonathan, they had no other agenda other than taking away power from Jonathan, they never presented to Nigerians with their economic blueprint. I don’t need to go further into what transpired in 2015, leading Nigeria to become one of the poorest countries within 3 years.

I worry that the same tactics are being used in Ebonyi State. They’ve tagged the working Governor with all sorts of derogatory names and blackmailing his administration just the way they blackmailed the presidency in 2015.

I have been able to discuss with the stakeholders of APC in Ebonyi State, and no one was able to give reasonable reasons to why they think they could do better and in what areas they felt the Governor has failed.

The only thing they were persistently telling me is that they needed to take power away from Umahi and that Umahi is running the state like a family business and controls everything in the State.

The question I asked myself is…., but those people that gathered to take power away from Umahi had all served in different capacities both in Federal and State level, what can they boast of their achievement to the State, local government and communities? Most of them have been in the government since I was born, and there is nothing good to talk about them than sponsoring cultism, killings and arming the youths.

Umahi has changed the face of Ebony State infrastructure wise, and it is time to support him and urge him to transit to human development and empowerment, taking the platform where Dr Sam Egwu stopped by continue to sponsor Ebonyi student to oversea for further education, training and innovation to enable Ebonyi to compete against nations. This is how to build a State and make Ebonyi State stand firm instead of this continuous gathering of vultures to take power and drag Ebonyi to a failed state.

Umahi is already in good term with the Presidency, which I hate anyway, and if Buhari was out in 2018, whoever that APC will bring out for Governorship, there is no guarantee!

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Introduction to APC and the crises within.

THIS IS NOT WHAT WE NEED IN EBONYI

There is trouble in APC in almost all the 36 states in Nigeria, Imo, Kano, Cross River, Kaduna, Oyo, Rivers, others.

Ebonyi people must not gamble their future in protecting the interest of those who failed them ages ago.

Anyone wondering why Nigeria is in bad shape could get an insight from the goings-on in the All Progressives Congress, APC; the party that formed the government in Abuja.

THIS IS NOT WHAT WE NEED IN EBONYI

APC killings and attacks on its fellow members.

Considering the facts that this party represents callousness, it is not to be totally ruled-out, I am not surprised, and I may not be wrong if I say that the killing and attacks on its perceived members in Ebonyi State are orchestrated by the same stakeholders of the same APC having seen how they’ve attacked, maimed, butchered and killed each other all over Nigeria.

In 2016, APC alleged that its 30 members were killed in DPD controlled state. But the event of 2018 has vindicated all the accused, and we’ve witnessed how APC butchered their members in different wards all over the country.

“Over 30 of our members killed,’ APC laments Rivers crisis.”

Ebonyi people, especially the youths, must come together to fight for the continued existence of the State (Ebonyi). It would be an expensive journey for the State to be entrusted into the hand of confused, failed and visionless politicians who have served for ages without nothing to show for it other than building hotels and mansion everywhere. At the same time, the people who voted them are subjected to abject poverty.

The road network in Ebonyi is now in excellent shape; the looks of the State is nothing to be compared to other states in Nigeria. David Umahi has demonstrated to be a good leader, and he can’t continue to build roads and structures, we must be able to convince him to focus on youth empowerment In his second term, this is how different are made. Patriotism knows no boundary, I have come publicly to declare that the interest of the state (Ebonyi) is supreme.

>Simon Ekpa<

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Simon Ekpa

Simon Ekpa LL.M (Master of Laws) is a human rights activist, CEO, senior legal advisor at Ekpa & Co Oy, legal researcher, author, analyst, Finnish politician, Biafra agitator and a Finnish Military reserve.

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  1. James Ubom

    Thank you so much my dear brother, Simon, I will say to you that, Any soul who thinks Biafra will not come be, such a soul do not suppose to live, you do need to explain too much to Nigerians, because they have no insight of life and no will power to open pages of books. Irrespective of their beliefs about Biafra. Do not forget there was a country, and that country was Biafra. “We wish only to try to show that the idea of progress is due for revision. If we sometimes have the feeling that we have fallen from the height of time, we need not despair, for this is a fall from a misapprehension that might actually turn out to give us reason to hope”(Chantal D.) From 1960 till present day, no leader had/ has the will power to lead a people. they were /are all decadents. Keep on doing the good work.
    Thank you.
    E. James Ubom

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