Monday, 24 January 2011

Article: How Ikedi Ohakim Desecrated The Office Of The Governor Of Imo State One Year Ago

Writer's wounded back, Allegedly by the governor
 By Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha
On the 21st of January 2010 the rogue governor of Imo State, Mr. Ikedi Godson Ohakim desecrated the office of the Governor by personally stripping this writer naked at gun point in the office of the
Governor. Today is therefore exactly one year since after the “gubernatorial” miss-conduct of this governor.

My account of that unforgettable incident is already a universal issue.  When I broke the news of that incident, I was doubted and called all sorts of names including a “frustrated lunatic”, a roadside kerosene seller”, a “cannon folder”, the opposition attack dog etc. However Almighty God gave me the strength to sustain the struggle against injustice in Imo State. Our Lord Jesus Christ gave me the ability to withstand Imo State government’s machinery against the people of the state.

What was my offence to justify Ikedi Ohakims assault on me? Very simple. I exposed his activities for the public to know. I alerted the Imo State House of Assembly on the activities of this same Ikedi Ohakim. I alerted the office of the Inspector General of Police on the activities of this man called Ikedi Ohakim. I alerted the Presidency, EFCC and other security and anti-corruption agencies in this country on the money laundering and so many other activities of the governor of Imo State.

Rather than take up the challenge by defending himself, Ikedi Ohakim  approached me from “behind” to “mellow” down. But my nature as a social crusader did not allow me to go into any kind of discussion
with Ohakim or any of his agents ((1) HRH Eze Dr. Chijioke Okwara, the Eshi of Nkwerre, (2) Mr. Rex Anunobi, S/A to the Governor on Political matters (3) Mr. Steve Asimobi, S/A to the Governor on Electoral matters .(4)Dr. Chijioke Ekwegh of National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN (4) Barrister Emeka Mgbudem (5) Hon. Ernest Ibejiako, member representing Owerri Federal  Constituency at the National Assembly (6) Mr. Ifeanyi CY Njoku State Coordinator Ohakim Youth Vanguard (7) Some Honourable members of Imo State House of Assembly (8) Some Commissioners (9) My in-laws from Isiala Mbano   (10) Some Directors of New Face Organization. etc.

Ohakim ordered that I should be abducted by armed men and I was brought to the office of the governor. However, the truth has remained constant. All the Security and anti-corruption agencies in this country have investigated my allegations against the governor and have confirmed the truth.  The
question is what then is holding these agencies from effecting the arrest and prosecution of this governor?  Why can’t the Federal Government step out and ban Ohakim from participating in the 2011
election? Why must the PDP allow Ikedi Ohakim fly their governorship flag in Imo State? At this point, let me state it clearly that the PDP will pay dearly in Imo State for allowing Ohakim to fly their flag.

The people of the state are now wiser. A situation where a man with flawed behaviour is allowed to participate in the political process will no longer work especially in Imo State.
The Federal Government should bow their head in shame for allowing Ikedi Ohakim continue as the governor of Imo State .
In more organized countries like Ghana, Togo, Cameroon or South Africa, Ohakim would have been charged to court for various crimes. Nevertheless, the 2011 election have provided an opportunity for the people of Imo State to demonstrate their anger against this man called Ikedi Godson Ohakim.

(Iwuoha is a Social Crusader and Facilitator of the SLAP Initiative)

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