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“My visitor speaks falsehood; he gathers slander in his heart; he goes out and spreads it abroad” Psalm 41vs6.
 “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” John 8vs44. This is a season of politicking.

“My visitor speaks falsehood; he gathers slander in his heart; he goes out and spreads it abroad” Psalm 41vs6.
 “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” John 8vs44. This is a season of politicking.

In this season you would read all kinds of gibberish in the media. You would hear some people say unintelligent things and outright falsehood thinking that everyone was listening. On Sunday, January 27, 2019, I read a piece by the spokesperson of the Uche Nwosu Campaign Organization, Jones FCC Onwuasoanya, where he quoted his principal, Uche Nwosu, the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, lying to the people of Imo State that there is nothing to recover in the state.
He said: “The governorship candidate of the Action Alliance in Imo State, His Excellency Ugwumba Uche Nwosu has explained that there is absolutely nothing to rebuild, recover or restore in Imo, but work to be done in order to move Imo State forward. He said this while speaking during a debate organized by the Clement Owunna Campaign Organization (COCO) at the Police Field Okigwe”. He also quoted Nwosu of making a jest of the bad condition in the state, saying, "I am not coming to recover anything, because nothing is missing, I will not rebuild, but to build better things for our people.”
 There is no doubt that the mention of recovery sends shivers down the spine of those who have kept the state down on its knees. The word “recovery” conjures up imagery of probable imprisonment. They know too well that in their inordinate acquisition of material wealth they had not only raped the state, they violated all known rules and regulations. They know there should be a day of reckoning. This is the reason they are afraid. This is the reason they say there is nothing to recover.
We should not allow anyone stand logic on its head, or lie to us anymore. The days of ling are gone. A patient who is in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) must first of all recover before he could work. Working cannot be more important to him than his recovery, because a dead man does not work. A car that has knocked engine must be fixed first before anyone could drive it. If a state is in an Intensive Care Unit, what is needed is a medical consultant, because life is more important.
Conversely, imagine a man who was employed to work on a three-storey building. Instead of working on the building he begins to hack the foundation until the building collapsed. Rescue workers gather and tell him to step aside while they recover or rescue those trapped in the debris. He tells them no, that he wants to work. What does he want to “work”? Clearly, he wants to completely grind the debris or completely annihilate those who might be rescued or recovered, and make future work on the site very difficult or impossible. Therefore, for anyone to work on the site, rescue workers, recovery agents must do their work first. After that, the site will be ready for “work”.
 Ohakim has said that Imo State is in an Intensive Care Unit. He has said that Imo State like a vehicle has knocked engine. He has also said that Imo is technically dead. Addressing the Knights of St. Molumba last December, Ohakim said that Imo State is technically dead, citing the high mortality rate, the unprecedented increase in mortuaries from 18 to 180, the unpardonable humongous debt burden hanging on the state, the dearth of infrastructures, especially in the health sector, and an economy on its knees. Other signs that Imo State is technically dead include the destruction of governance structures and a vandalized bureaucracy, invaded and intimidated traditional institutions, etc
The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, His Grace AJV Obinna, agrees that Imo State is in a very dire situation. Recently he voiced out his frustrations over the pitiable condition of the state, saying that Imo State is like a boat in a sea storm that is threatened to sink. He said: "We are in a turbulent situation and Imo is about to sink", adding that “the ship of the state is not going the right way”. It is known to everyone in Imo State that the governorship candidate of the Accord party and immediate past governor of the state, His Excellency Dr. Ikedi Ohakim, on March 10, 2018 went to the Imo State High Court and swore to a 35 paragraph affidavit of the things he would do when he is reelected. Part of the things he swore to do is to “recover” and fix the state. He swore in court, “That if elected, I shall obey the eventual court judgement even if it orders the immediate return of Ekeukwu Market to its original place to preserve our tradition and culture irrespective of what has hurriedly been built at the site”. In paragraph 14 of the affidavit, he swore “That all the markets demolished by Okorocha and his co-travellers shall be rebuilt at no costs to any community unlike the Governor's scheme to develop and sell stalls even to previous owners at exorbitant prices”. He also swore to recover all lands illegally or forcefully taken from the owners and return it to them. For those who pretend and lie to the people, the healthcare system in the state needs to be recovered. It is shocking that all the 46 primary healthcare centers, 19 general hospitals, 31 medical consultants, 27 ambulances, 27 40KVA soundproof generators, etc, have all disappeared, leading to dearth of medical services and high mortality rate in the state.
Ohakim promises to recover this and reduce the mortality rate in the state by 60%, increase life expectancy from 49 years to 60 years and increase productivity by 50%. He has since unfolded his novel comprehensive healthcare policy with the Imo Faith Based Health Insurance Scheme. Imo people will have unfettered and equal access to medical services at all times, including in the market places. With the appointment of a Surgeon-General and 27 Medical Directors, the Imo Faith Based Health Insurance Scheme will require a family of six persons to pay only N500 monthly or N6,000 annually for their medical services. This is against the current of N180,000 annually for the treatment of malaria only for a family of six persons. Under the Imo Faith Based Insurance Scheme, the Ohakim government will spend N1bn monthly or N12bn annually for medical services. This is just amazing! Under the new Ikedi Ohakim era, the government will recover the housing sector. With plans on ground to revolutionalize the housing sector, create the biggest housing scheme ever and ensure that everyone in the state gets decent and affordable housing, happiness will return to the people.
Tied to this is the issue of the environment and sanitation. With a recovered Imo Roads Maintenance Agency (IROMA), Clean and Green Initiative, the 1,950 water schemes, Imo State will return to being the cleanest city where sanitation will be superb again. These will no doubt rub off on the health or wellbeing of the people. The state economy will be recovered under Ohakim. The transport sector will be recovered. Agriculture will be recovered. The bureaucracy and all governance structures already destroyed by the current government, including the town unions and traditional institutions, will be recovered. Rule of Law and Due Process will come back. 10,000 jobs scheme will come back. Integrity in governance will come back. Imo will be united again. There will be peace.

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