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Consequent upon the diverse reactions- all positive to the Discourse column of 6th November, 2018 with the title:  FFK on how can anyone describe Nigeria as a free nation, those who sent text messages acknowledged and recognized the nationalism, radiation and brilliance of Chief Femi Kayode. Prompted by such reactions, we rummaged through our archives, dredged up the Discourse Column of 4th August, 2017 titled: Kayode media diatribe against Governor Okorocha too serious to be ignored.

Consequent upon the diverse reactions- all positive to the Discourse column of 6th November, 2018 with the title:  FFK on how can anyone describe Nigeria as a free nation, those who sent text messages acknowledged and recognized the nationalism, radiation and brilliance of Chief Femi Kayode. Prompted by such reactions, we rummaged through our archives, dredged up the Discourse Column of 4th August, 2017 titled: Kayode media diatribe against Governor Okorocha too serious to be ignored.

The idea is to put paid those making political capital out of the prevailing travails of governor Okorocha, the rejection of NWC of APC the guber candidacy of his son-in-law Chief Uche Nwosu. Edited out many paragraphs but without watering down the prognosticate message of the edition.
“The prevailing politics Nigerians are passing through in the nation's 18 years of democracy is turning into something else, malo-drama, theatrics, full of absurdities and conjectures is now eliciting serious concern or introspection.
At all strata of government federal, state, local, the story is the same. Everything looks bleak, fluid, in shambles and hopeless against what majority, millions of Nigerians thought was light at the end of the tunnel coming from the emerging ruling party.
One of such Nigerians pissed off by the current inertia, rudderlessness is Chief Femi Fani Kayode who on the 24th July, 2017 reacted to the London visit of the APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, the Nassarawa state governor, Tanko Almakura, the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasiru El- Rufai and the Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello in Abuja House London to see the ailing President Muhammadu Buhari on the 23rd July, 2017.
To the likes of Chief Femi Fani Kayode, the picture the APC family visitors to PMB were creating was a farce in reaction to the message, the Chairman of APC Governors Forum, our own governor, Rochas Okorocha was said to have bandied. Although, Fani Kayode, the governor of Ekiti State Ayo Fayose, the way APC has been handling the ill-health of President Muhammadu is shrouded in secrecy, sectional leaving Nigerians to embark on guesswork.
In the verbal attack, Chief Fani Kayode insisted that what Okorocha was telling Nigerians about the visit, health and return of President Muhammadu was rather a hoax.
It is not unusual both in a developing and developed democracy, but what is unusual is the foray into esotericism and demonism, Chief Femi Fani Kayode alleged our governor has introduced in the state since his emergence in 2011. I recall last year Imo State governor was alleged to have been attacked by demons and as a result, governor Okorocha was said to have been whisked away to India for spiritual healing. It was even alleged that governor Okorocha was paralyzed, died from the attack.
When governor Okorocha after sometime returned, addressed Imolites, tension and apprehension evaporated.
Consequently, in my Discourse Column of the Nigeria Moment Newspaper September 6-8, 2016 titled: Death wish or rumour: If I were Okorocha, I did advise the governor to toe the line of forgiveness and allow vengeance for God. Here is the publication.
“The last two weeks in Imo State witnessed an oasis of rumours. Imo State was in a state of suspended animation. Governor Rochas Okorocha who left for foreign trip was rumoured to have been slapped and deformed by a women ghost. It was added that the governor died subsequently. Like wild fire, these rumours overwhelmed, hinged on the fact that the governor had in the past embarked on such trip without over staying. While accusations as to the source of the rumours were torrent and now that the governor has out lived such rumours,  governor Okorocha and Imolites should be thankful that evil machinations of perpetrators and purveyors of such wickedness did not turn a reality.
Naturally governor Okorocha should react as a human being. In doing so, he should not throw cautions, courtesy and decency to the wind. A leader is adjudged by decorum and discipline in the face of provocation such as his rumoured death and the only way to demonstrate maturity as a leader of note was to play down while addressing journalist on Monday 29th August, 2016 at his Spilbat mansion Owerri and to ask God to forgive his traducers. Whether the rumour peddlers are of PDP extraction or not, governor Okorocha should leave vengeance as that of the Lord.
If I were Governor Okorocha I would accept the death wish with equanimity, food for thought and deep introspection as to whether I have wronged in governance. I would seek the face of God for guidance and wisdom. How did the death rumour affect my people? What was their reaction-positive or negative? What percentage was on my side or against me? what is the relationship between me and the people? If the gap is wide, how and what step should be taken to narrow down or close the gap? Have I touched the lives of millions rather than few praise-singers who are like beg bugs?
It is not wrong for a leader to surround himself with politicians but to surrender one's ears and eyes to such advisers or sycophants is to one's peril and this can't be ruled out as to why the relationship or governorship does not translate into a robust economy and windfalls for Imolites.
If PDP has condemned the governor's administration, governor Okorocha has reason to dismiss such condemnation. If individuals like us have spoken against the prevailing bad state of things in Imo State, the governor's rabid followers are entitled to brand us as holding brief for the main opposition party. But if the governor goes ahead to disrespect, disregard and dissociate himself from wise counsels of men of God such as a Catholic priest, it is self-destructive and infantile. The Parish Priest of St. Bredan's Catholic Church, Okwu, Ikeduru Local Government Area, Rev Father Cammy Mario Egeole, in a prophetic message titled, “Governor Rochas Okorocha, how come you forgot so soon?” made a passionate appeal to our amiable governor to discontinue the massive demolition exercise going on in Owerri Municipality and its environs.
The message which was in interrogative form asked the governor, “Do you know that many people have died because of your sudden demolition  saga? Some are frustrated, devastated and directionless with prevalent economic hardship in the land.
“Bringing down the hard earned houses and stores of your fellow man without compensation because an ephemeral power is your possession today is uncharitable and ungodly. Have you forgotten that this power will shift hands in 2019?”
Perhaps sensing that the governor may have been acting without introspection, Rev. Cammy Mario Egeole advised governor Okorocha to wind down the tinted windows of his vehicle and see the pain, regret and agony on the citizenry by his administration since the massive destruction started.
The Catholic Priest is not alone in the perception that the policies and programmes of the governor since assumption of office have impoverished the people and at the same time destroyed the soldiering spirit of Ndi-Imo. The question to justify this position is how have the policies of the government affected the civil servants, the pensioners, contractors? Have those whose houses, property and stores demolished by governor Okorocha's urban renewal been comfortable? These sections of Imo people are not suffering alone millions of their beneficiaries are not talking good of governor Okorocha.
Presently the road expansion programme is not as fast as it started constituting a barrier to the smooth movement of the public. Many of the roads have been washed, rendered impassable. The affected areas and spots have not been sand filled or tarred but now impoundment better taken as breeding places for fish and other aquatic creatures.
The aggressive, Hitleric and Pharoahic posture utterances of Governor Okorocha in reaction to death rumour is not rewarding. The idea of threatening hell, brimstone in a democracy is not the best.
His invincibility, over principalities and deities does not hold water as a mortal. His belligerent posture of still insisting on expansion of roads, relocating the Eke Ukwu Owerri Market, against wide and broad spectrum opposition portrays our governor as insensitive…
Almost one year after, for this issue to have somehow resurfaced and coming from Chief Fani Kayode who within and outside is an erudite scholar, a legal luminary with superlative political and arstocratic background is mind-boggling and eye-boggling too. In a nutshell, Chief Fani Kayode was described by Governor Okorocha through his Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo as lacking common sense as he Kayode was a spoilt child, enjoying the glory of his forebears.
Angered by such description, Chief Fani Kayode went gutter.
Reacting Kayode said, “governor Okorocha is primitive and bush villager of questionable paternity whose father remains unknown even to his mother. If he is truly a man and not the animal that we know him to be, let him come on a live television show with FFK to debate these issues including his sordid and filthy history and background and then Nigerians can decide for themselves who really has native sense “between FFK and him”.
“They say that a pig that wears lipstick remains a pig. And that is precisely what Rochas, is a filthy, greedy and conscienceless pig who does not know when to shut up”.
“ He has no decorum, no finesse, no class, no education and no integrity”.
“We repeat that a man who constantly speaks up, supports a government that consistently slaughters and routinely massacres his own Igbo people can only be described as sociopathic self-hating Igbo who is suffering from a terrible and debilitating inferiority complex”.
“He was born a slave and he will die a slave. Attempting to compare himself to a courageous, well-educated, refined, confident, attractive, successful and well-bred man like FFK, is like comparing fine wine to toilet water”.
“Rochas is scum and nothing more than scum. When he finishes his tenure as governor he will crawl back into the filthy cesspit and hole from which he came”
FFK was never a ritualist, a cultist, a 419er, a sodomite, a traitor or a dirty and unreliable street urchin and scammer. He never ruined the lives of millions, bowed before strange gods and slept in coffins to make his money”.
“He never sold his soul to the devil or his body to reprobate men who lust for other men in return for money and power. Unlike Rochas, FFK frowns upon such things and comes from a noble heritage and a spiritually clean and strong foundation. Rochas knows where he has soiled his hands and what the source of his power and wealth is”.
“He has much to answer for and the evil spirits that, by his own admission, have been tormenting him ever since he became governor will soon take their pound of flesh”. Ended
When FFK attacked governor Okorocha, Imolites were angered. We demanded with immediate effect the retraction of that attack by Kayode, we also demanded that should Kayode fail to do so, the Chief Press Secretary of governor Okorocha, Chief Sam Onwuemeodo should file a libel suit against Kayode so as to redeem the image of Imo State and Gov. Okoroacha which has been rendered soiled by Kayode. Never was any retraction, never was any libel suit file against Gov. Okoroacha's traducer. If this is an infallible truth, are we not right to say that Gov. Okoroacha's innocence is on the line? Is FFK not vindicated more than one year after attacking Gov. Okoroacha? Are those Ndi Imo who predicted the fall of Okoroacha's style of leadership not clairvoyant?. Yes, Gov. Okoroacha's 'My son in law must take over from me in 2019' is a mission unaccomplished', the credit is not for the latter day antagonists of Okoroacha. What is happening, more to happen to Gov. Okoroacha and his son in law is nemesis and a case of biting the finger that fed one. Gov. Okoroacha toyed with the confidence and mandate of Ndi Imo given to him on a platter. This is not to dismiss or ignore the pencils in the National Chairman of APC, Mr. Adams Oshomole, Senators Hope Uzodimma, Ifeanyi Ararume, Benjamin Uwajimogu and Osita Izunaso, Chief T.O Ekechi and many others to write, make history, destroy and uproot Okoroacha dynasty or hegemony. The grouse Imolites have against them was their watching, wining, dining and sharing political offices and financial booties with Okoroacha to the extent that they were spoon-fed and blinded to raise objection to the misgovernance under their noses perpetrated and perpetuated since 2015. Recall that without Ararume there wouldn't have been Okoroacha in 2015. That the afore-mentioned politicians belatedly discovered that Okoroacha had used and dumped them, refused to anoint one of them to inherit the Douglas House, Gov. Okoroacha must be crucified. Good enough, they discovered the tribulation Ndi Imo suffered to see the exit of Okoroacha. But Ndi Imo are wise enough not to fall cheap to their volte-face because the see them as weather-cock politicians. Their new posturings, palliatives and polemics are all antics that Ndi Imo will not swallow hook, line and sinker again. 2019 Douglas House inheritor must pass through the crucibles to avoid or stem a re-occurrence Imo State is desirous to know who and who that joined, participated in the sorry state of Imo noted for hardwork, academic excellence and politicians of sound academic background and moral sanctity. A little digression but not unnecessary, is my assurance and commitment to my ardent readers not to use this million dollar platform to score cheap political points, witch hunt or pursue unethical agenda. Weeks to come, we shall set the road map to the 2019 Douglas House to educate, enlighten Ndi Imo to make informed choice which is likely in tandem with the national politics.
Sydney O. Madukwem, guest writer, Dile Emeohe, Mbaoma Emii Owerri LG. 07069123994.    

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