READ WHAT MARVELOUS AHUAMA WROTE:
THE SHORTCHANGING OF NDI ABA NGWA IN ABIA STATE: AN EMPHASIS ON THE RECENT APPOINTMENT OF TRANSITION COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN IN ABA SOUTH AND ABA NORTH LGAS.
it’s quite unfortunate and absolutely lugubrious that our story in Aba South and Aba North LGAs have often manifested as a pitiable one, especially going by the manner through which our rights as a people continue to be constantly threatened, and subsequently trampled upon by those who we felt could have protected it.
We had expectations that the level of marginalization that have over the years been meted on us as a people could be on a clamp down, following the emergence of one of our own as the governor of our amiable state.
But it appears our guess was wrong, as the situation has remained that of political victimization with no iota of consideration on our plight as a people.
Aba North and Aba South boasts of credible men and women with proven intellectual capabilities and integrity to pioneer the affairs of our respective Local Governments. Why then are we continuously shortchanged by those who should protect our interest as a people.
The recent reappointment of Chief N.C.N.C. okoli, a non-indigene of the state for the 8th time as a Transition Committee Chairman of Aba South LGA came to us as a shock, and this raises the question as to whether Aba South cannot boast of credible individuals who can occupy such office.
Aba North LGA is not left out, as the unfortunate reappointment of Barr. Charles Esonu of Isiala Ngwa extraction to head the Local Government Transition Committee showcases another high level of marginalization and total neglect of the plight of the indigenous people of Aba Ngwa.
If this is actually allowed to stand, it no doubt implies that Aba North and South will emerge as the only Local Governments that will not have their own at the helm of their affairs, out of the 17 Local Governments that makes up the state. While Isiala Ngwa – born Barr. Charles Esonu will be occupying the seat of Aba North, Aba South LGA will be left in the hands of the Anambra – born Chief N. C. N. C. Okoli.
In the light of the above, the indigenous youths of Aba Ngwa, comprising of youths from Aba North and South decided to take the bull by the horn to ensure that this high level of impunity do not stand. So far, the intended screening of the two rejected appointees have been put on hold, following the outcome of the deliberations by the committee asked to look into the matter at the Abia State House of Assembly.
That was unarguably a great feat made by the indefatigable youths of Aba Ngwa, even though we must not fail to express our sincere gratitude to Rt Hon (Engr) Chinedum Orji (Ikuku Abia State) for thriving on the path of justice in ensuring that this impunity do not stand. It was indeed an appreciable landmark achievement as our amiable speaker, and we will never forget this in a hurry.
Aba North and South comprises of reputable indigenes, with proven integrity, and cannot be tagged a ‘No Man’s Land’ where all sorts of injustice and ill-treatment could thrive unabated.