Uche Ogah: When the Sick Calls unto the Sick By Jude Ndukwe



Tears streamed down my eye as I read the vituperations of Uche Ogah, APC’s factional candidate in next year’s governorship election in Abia State, and his scurrilous attack on the good people of the state, calling them unprintable names in the name of politics.

Pray, what manner of a factional candidate would so throw caution to the wind and describe those he is desperately angling to rule “sick” just because he was sure they were not going to vote for him at the forthcoming election but have decided to pitch their tents with Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, the incumbent governor and candidate of the ubiquitous and indefeasible PDP?

While granting an interview to the Sun newspaper, Ogah had said, “It is only a sick man that will vote for PDP in 2019”. How factional candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Uche Ogah, and that of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Alex Otti, have come to embrace base insults, motor park abuses and beer parlour curses on Abians as campaign strategies leaves much to be desired and says so much about how lowly they hold Abians in their hearts.

The other day, it was Alex Otti who poured unspeakable invectives on Abia elders and leaders in some of his articles including the one he titled “Politics of Blood(y) Tonic” wherein he ridiculed himself in the vain attempt of placing logic on its head and dragging leaders and elders of the state including our founding fathers into opprobrium.

As if to confirm the saying that birds of a feather flock together, Ogah, a political serial failure like Otti, has since borrowed the same act of brashly and rashly talking down on Abians from Otti, and has even taken his own a notch higher by declaring that Abians are sick simply because he knows they will not vote for him in the 2019 election.

It takes someone suffering from the early stages of mental palsy to say that these same vivacious and convivial Abians we see going about their daily businesses in peace, dedication and zeal, are sick. I will advise members of Uche Ogah’s immediate family to quickly check him into one of the several State-run medical facilities for some psychiatric check before his case degenerates to the point of irreversible mental disorder. He does not have to start picking things from trash bins before they know that his case requires urgent psychiatric attention. Some psychiatric patients also wear suits!

They should also help by teaching him in any way possible (although it is difficult to teach a psychiatric patient especially one who does not know he is one) that because his Master Energy company is terminally sick does not mean that Abians are sick, and that because his mentor, leader and principal, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, is in Germany receiving treatment, should not be mistaken to mean that Abians are sick, or, because his political career has been sick and in coma does not also mean that it is Abians that are sick.

After he must have regained his senses, Ogah should be able to separate his sick businesses and chequered political career from Abians.

It is gratifying to note that while he and his likes wish Abians sickness, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has been going about building new medical facilities and reviving moribund ones because he wishes Abians, long life, good health and prosperity. No one can ever catch Dr Ikpeazu insulting Abians, even if just one, or call them names for whatever purpose be it political or otherwise. That is how gentlemanly he is, a man of class!

It is also important to note that while Uche Ogah is owing staff of his terminally ill Master Energy company 13 months salaries, Alex Otti also hasn’t paid members of his campaign team/aides their stipends for the past eight months but Dr Ikpeazu whose job they are both desperately seeking has paid all Abia State staff in Ministries, Departments and Agencies their salaries up to date including that of November 2018. Abians can judge better!

It is our Lord Jesus Christ who said that “Out of the abundance of a man’s heart the mouth speaketh” and that “By their fruits we shall know them”. There is no other way God exposes the wicked and the vile full of guile other than this: the words of their mouths and their actions which Ogah and Otti have abundantly exhibited are both ungodly and satanic.

There can be no greater guile in a man who said that “South-East don’t need Vice President, Vice President is a spare tyre” but is asking Ngwa people to abandon their own brother who is currently the governor and settle for another one he (Ogha) has chosen to run with him as “spare tyre”!

On the flip side, by his statement that (even) the sick will vote for PDP (because of Ikpeazu’s giant strides in the health sector of the state), Uche Ogah has admitted that even Orji Uzor Kalu, his leader and mentor who is sick in far away Germany, will also vote for Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and the PDP, after all, if he had done half of what Governor Ikpeazu is now doing in the health sector of the State, Orji Uzor Kalu would have had no reason to run to Germany for treatment and away from justice back home having embezzled over N7bn of our money according to the charges filed against him by the EFCC.

As a mentee of the former governor, is Uche Ogah planning to come to Abia government house to continue from where Orji Uzor Kalu stopped in the alleged looting of our treasury? God forbid!

If Uche Ogah is genuinely looking for anyone who is sick and at the same time a ‘fugithief’, he should look towards Germany!


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