Unruly, uncultured show of shame by Senator Ekwunife at 65th ‘Igu Aro’ Enugwu-Ukwu: setting the records straight
By Ikeagwuana Izuchukwu
Setting the records straight about the unruly, uncultured show of shame by the Senator representing Anambra Central and her entourage at the 65th ‘Igu Aro’ Enugwu-Ukwu
The Senator representing Anambra Central at the hallowed Red Chamber, Three Arms Zone Abuja on January 7th, 2023 came to the colourful 65th ‘Igu Aro’ Enugwu-Ukwu by His Royal Majesty, Sir, Raphael Obumneme Ekpeh, Eze Enugwu-Ukwu Na Igwe Umunri with the antics of Italian Marco Materazzi against French Zinedine Zidane in the 2006 World Cup Final held in Germany.
Matrix as the bullish Italian defender was also known as knew very well that with the presence of Zizou, the French midfield maestro in the pitch, the Italian Azzurri would definitely lose the match to the Les Bleus of France. So, he provoked his perceived traitor opponent to anger. Unfortunately, he fell for it, got sent off and the rest is history today.
Now, Iyom came to ‘Igu Aro’ Enugwu-Ukwu when APGA Faithfuls led by Njikoka Constituency 1 Candidate who is a son of the soil were humbly and patiently waiting under the scorching sun because the revered Eze Enugwu-Ukwu Na Igwe Umunri was blessing the day’s event and the jubilant crowd with kola nut.
The joyous APGA aficionados were also waiting at the entrance gate for Onye Ndozi, Nwachinemelu who is a ‘Cabinet Chief’ of Enugwu-Ukwu. The MC of the day Mr Ochibe announced to the hearing of everybody at the ‘Obu Ofo Nri Palace’ that all the Political Parties present at the arena must wait outside with their flags down.
But, it was PDP’s Nze Uchumuluaku who went to the same MC and had a private talk with him before he went back to the convoy of the serving Senator and gave her the nod to go inside the complex. Iyom and her entourage went inside the arena with PDP umbrellas raised up and waving of the Party’s flags.
This biased attitude of the MC, Mr Ochibe, who reneged on his vociferous announcements that no Party’s flags should be raised up, infuriated APGA Faithfuls who had waited under the scorching sun for about 30 minutes.
There came the arrival of Onye Ndozi, Nwachinemelu. He was informed about the apparent favouritism meted to Iyom and her entourage. He as a ‘Cabinet Chief’ of Enugwu-Ukwu needed no protocols as he matched on, followed by the long awaiting APGA loyalists.
An overzealous, meddlesome, interloper stepped forward to stop the moving train of APGA, the ruling Political Party in Anambra State dating back since 2006 ably led by the Party’s Senatorial Standard bearer- Onye Ndozi, Nwachinemelu.
When there were presence of heavily armed security personnels of the DSS, Police, Civil Defense and Army, including hefty, fierce looking muscle builders commonly known as bouncers. The overzealous interloper was pushed aside by a visibly enraged APGA Faithful. Then, the whole atmosphere was tensed up with verbal altercations.
Finally, the rhetorical question the MC of the occasion, Mr Ochibe and Nze Uchumuluaku should answer the public is why did they breach the already announced protocol of the day which was humbly adhered to by the peaceful APGA Faithfuls who patiently waited under the scorching sun by given honour and due respect to Eze Enugwu-Ukwu Na Igwe Umunri who was praying with the kola nut, if there was no calculated conspiracy to humiliate, relegate and subjugate APGA loyalists at the event?
Why didn’t the serving ‘Undistinguished Senator’ query Nze Uchumuluaku on why APGA Faithfuls who she met standing outside the gate of ‘Obu Ofo Nri Palace’ under the heat of the sun were made to wait there while she was being taken inside the arena if she wasn’t overzealous with the sole intension of the aforementioned antics in the first paragraph of this ‘eyewitness’ account?
Can the serving, uncourteous, ‘Undistinguished Senator’ ever deny she didn’t lobby her way inside the arena with Nze Uchumuluaku and the MC, Mr Ochibe just to stir bad blood against the APGA’s Party Faithfuls who they know were mostly indigenous people whose sensibilities were bruised?
How can the MC, Mr Ochibe and Nze Uchumuluaku suffer selective amnesia of the repeated announcements regarding the protocol when Eze Enugwu-Ukwu Na Igwe Umunri is blessing the people and the colourful event with kola nut, if there was no calculated conspiracy theory against APGANS? Your guess is as good as mine.
But, read this ‘eye witness account’ between the lines, digest and dissect. Then you already know the “True Story”. Read more.
Ikeagwuana Izuchukwu aka Nwa Chineke Chimelueze