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The 2019 general elections are gradually coming to an end with its political brouhaha, but my worry is the quantum of disappointments, sabotaging and discouraging results associated with the elections. The results are what I may refer to as the “outcome of the polls”. On this piece, my concentration relies most where it affects the outgoing governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha on his political permutations. One believes that the governor must have revisited his political family in order to determine his next route and line of actions. With what is on ground, I'm convinced that leaders of Okorocha's caliber must be learning big lessons from the governor's good or ugly experience and encounter. I became somehow confused midway on the accumulation of venoms spilt on the governor because he routed for another Orlu son and his son-inlaw, Uche Nwosu to succeed him, Even when he is not the only Orlu zone man contesting the gubernatorial slot. The like of Senator Hope Uzodinma was still in the race. As God may have it, my confusion was doused Saturday afternoon when the collation of results began and I discovered that the other Orlu man running for the same governorship position on the platform of APC, Sen. Hope Uzodinma was missing in the balloting arrangements. The interest of the majority of the people was solely on Owerri zone to produce the governor no matter how. The results showed that the APC and its co-travelers in the contests were visited with outright rejection and apathy. They were paid in their own coin. Votes allotted to AA and APC were so insignificant that it cannot deliver anyone in a mere ward councillorship election, when it was glare that both AA and APC are all in power at various levels. So the outcome is reflections of the people's will which is outright rejection of familiocracy. Again, a cursory look at the results indicated that the outgoing governor had lost his followers. What were thronging at various rallies were fakes or rented crowds, otherwise, the margin at which Uche Nwosu would have won the election ought to have been outrageous. Is it the 63 man member per booth, members of the Ugbo Nneoma group, CGC and many other support groups? What about the councilors and appointees, where are they. So the governor must by now know that something is wrong somewhere. The hand is that of Jacob but voice of Esau. Nevertheless, the struggle on who succeeds Rochas is taking a different dimension. The polling units' responses as been reeled out were clear confirmations of the 2011 tsunami that swallowed the then governor, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim and brought the same Rochas Okorocha to power during. That which befell Ohakim in 20111 then and made him gloomy and turned Rochas a victorious and smiling governor, had toady became his lot. The same story is been told of Rochas and Uche Nwosu. The difference in the case of Ohakim as it affects the mass rejection was that his appointee remained steadfast till they sunk, unlike in the case of Rochas where his allies and privies deserted him even earlier than expected. The worst was that those who managed the campaigns and handled the election plannings all dumped him for new found, including the councilors and Directors he made and aided financially. Today Rochas will understand the style of Imo politics. It's not winner takes all at all times. It is clear that this drums of war rolled out at the streets of Imo were first called up by his personal aides to show that the inner chambers were not in order. At the polls, where Rochas released N250, 000 per booth for the governorship poll, the acclaimed leaders and councilors in their various areas deducted N150, 000 and gave out to party canvassers and agents N100, 000 and warned them not to say it out or they will be dealt with thereafter. This was outside the N1m intervention per ward. This is what the appointees were doing before now, painting the governor black and made him look stingy. The problem is that he met wrong persons and he never considered other people's opinion. Who said the governor did not try for Uche and his party, but those he entrusted the campaign in their hands betrayed and sabotaged the confidence reposed in them. “A mockery of democratic tenet”. The essence of hoarding the amounts was to ensure that AA and other Uche Nwosu supporters were clipped and hoodwinked. The picture is now obvious to Rochas that his personal aspiration will not prevail on the generality of the people without their consent even in his inner most room.
The 2019 general elections are gradually coming to an end with its political brouhaha, but my worry is the quantum of disappointments, sabotaging and discouraging results associated with the elections. The results are what I may refer to as the “outcome of the polls”. On this piece, my concentration relies most where it affects the outgoing governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha on his political permutations. One believes that the governor must have revisited his political family in order to determine his next route and line of actions. With what is on ground, I'm convinced that leaders of Okorocha's caliber must be learning big lessons from the governor's good or ugly experience and encounter. I became somehow confused midway on the accumulation of venoms spilt on the governor because he routed for another Orlu son and his son-inlaw, Uche Nwosu to succeed him, Even when he is not the only Orlu zone man contesting the gubernatorial slot. The like of Senator Hope Uzodinma was still in the race. As God may have it, my confusion was doused Saturday afternoon when the collation of results began and I discovered that the other Orlu man running for the same governorship position on the platform of APC, Sen. Hope Uzodinma was missing in the balloting arrangements. The interest of the majority of the people was solely on Owerri zone to produce the governor no matter how. The results showed that the APC and its co-travelers in the contests were visited with outright rejection and apathy. They were paid in their own coin. Votes allotted to AA and APC were so insignificant that it cannot deliver anyone in a mere ward councillorship election, when it was glare that both AA and APC are all in power at various levels. So the outcome is reflections of the people's will which is outright rejection of familiocracy. Again, a cursory look at the results indicated that the outgoing governor had lost his followers. What were thronging at various rallies were fakes or rented crowds, otherwise, the margin at which Uche Nwosu would have won the election ought to have been outrageous. Is it the 63 man member per booth, members of the Ugbo Nneoma group, CGC and many other support groups? What about the councilors and appointees, where are they. So the governor must by now know that something is wrong somewhere. The hand is that of Jacob but voice of Esau. Nevertheless, the struggle on who succeeds Rochas is taking a different dimension. The polling units' responses as been reeled out were clear confirmations of the 2011 tsunami that swallowed the then governor, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim and brought the same Rochas Okorocha to power during. That which befell Ohakim in 20111 then and made him gloomy and turned Rochas a victorious and smiling governor, had toady became his lot. The same story is been told of Rochas and Uche Nwosu. The difference in the case of Ohakim as it affects the mass rejection was that his appointee remained steadfast till they sunk, unlike in the case of Rochas where his allies and privies deserted him even earlier than expected. The worst was that those who managed the campaigns and handled the election plannings all dumped him for new found, including the councilors and Directors he made and aided financially. Today Rochas will understand the style of Imo politics. It's not winner takes all at all times. It is clear that this drums of war rolled out at the streets of Imo were first called up by his personal aides to show that the inner chambers were not in order. At the polls, where Rochas released N250, 000 per booth for the governorship poll, the acclaimed leaders and councilors in their various areas deducted N150, 000 and gave out to party canvassers and agents N100, 000 and warned them not to say it out or they will be dealt with thereafter. This was outside the N1m intervention per ward. This is what the appointees were doing before now, painting the governor black and made him look stingy. The problem is that he met wrong persons and he never considered other people's opinion. Who said the governor did not try for Uche and his party, but those he entrusted the campaign in their hands betrayed and sabotaged the confidence reposed in them. “A mockery of democratic tenet”. The essence of hoarding the amounts was to ensure that AA and other Uche Nwosu supporters were clipped and hoodwinked. The picture is now obvious to Rochas that his personal aspiration will not prevail on the generality of the people without their consent even in his inner most room.
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