Moment of Truth (Part 2), By Don Norman Obinna

The objective appraisal of Honourable Ginger Onwusibe’s law-making prowess (bills sponsored or passed into law) beyond the whoopers and alluring publicity stunts accompanied by triumphalism and inflamed praises on social media has been nothing short of twopenny-halfpenny representation in the past three years.

The objective appraisal of Honourable Ginger Onwusibe’s law-making prowess (bills sponsored or passed into law) beyond the whoopers and alluring publicity stunts accompanied by triumphalism and inflamed praises on social media has been nothing short of twopenny-halfpenny representation in the past three years.

The objective appraisal of Honourable Ginger Onwusibe’s law-making prowess (bills sponsored or passed into law) beyond the whoopers and alluring publicity stunts accompanied by triumphalism and inflamed praises on social media has been nothing short of twopenny-halfpenny representation in the past three years.

Beyond the Panglossian dismissiveness (i.e. showing excessive optimism and dismissing reality), his invented idea of representation vis a vis law-making and development/empowerment programs is wishy-washy and travestied contemporary representation.

Ginger’s decades of political representations are encumbering. Aside from empowerment items donated by philanthropists (he often denied credit), his headline achievement in Isiala Ngwa North was upgrading existing primary/secondary school football pitches to mock mini-stadia.

Amid the tidal wave of poverty and unemployment, prioritising projects that cannot ipso facto lift the youths out of obscurity or change their narratives is a tactical subjugation ad infinitum.

Law-making is not fais do-do. Expunge propaganda and gamesmanship from politics, the dissension over who is a better fit to represent the Isiala Ngwa North/South Federal constituency between a law professor and his undergraduate student is a drag down.

Idiosyncrasy cannot circumscribe good leadership and governance. Governor Wike and Governor Umahi have quashed the misgiving with headline developmental strides in their respective states despite their accentuated eccentricities.

Professor Agbazuere ranked above Ginger Onwusibe in team play, respect and loyalty to the political benefactor and constituted authority.

Recall the Prophet Odumeje’s visitation debacle that culminated in his suspension as the Chief of Staff.

Agbazuere maintained fidelity and sought political solutions compared to Ginger, who, after losing the primaries, enkindled emotion, derided the PDP that gave him opulence and pejoratively referred to the Abia State governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu as Pharaoh.

Such histrionics is ludicrous for a man who attained stardom through the PDP and leveraged its domineering incumbents to monopolise elective positions in Isiala Ngwa North for two decades.

Members of his Otawa Ike political movement have also used his influence to abuse public offices to his knowledge. One of such persons is Chimaobi Clinton Wosu, who was employed in the Abia state civil service by his uncle Elder Engr Chibueze Wosu, as a clerical Officer.

He contested for and won the Secretary of the Staff Social Welfare Scheme when the Late Elder Alioha was a Director in charge of the SMU of the Agric Department.

Upon resumption, Chimaobi forged the chairman’s signature and demanded the issuance of the SSWS cheque booklet from the Union Bank. The Bank obliged him, and he started withdrawing funds from the SSWS Account.

He continued the fraudulent withdrawals until the Assistant Financial Secretary, Chimereze Utah, uncovered it and raised the alarm. The management set up a panel headed by Sir O. O. Ubani, retired.

He, however, owned up to the crime and pleaded for mercy. They reached a truce to offset the deficit through a monthly deduction from his salary.

For more than a year, Chimaobi abdicated his duty and followed Ginger around. He only appears during verification. Ginger is aware of the crime but chooses to offer him protection against reparation.

Between a man who grooms unscrupulous persons and a professor of law who dedicates his time to blending students into one delicious compound, who deserves to represent Isiala Ngwa North/South in 2023?

Unlike Ginger, A.C.B. Agbazuere is like the bee that hovers from flower to flower, taking nectar from each blossom to make its mysterious, mellifluous transformation.

It is deriding, therefore, to place him side-by-side with Ginger, who gives bank forms to farmers and artisans to fill for a loan they will never receive.

…to be continued.

Editor’s note: The views expressed in this piece belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Realm News on the subject matter.

Don Norman Obinna

Don Norman was the editor-in-chief of The Realm News. He resigned from this role in 2021 to join politics. He currently serves as the chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Abia state.

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