The immediate dissolution of the local government caretaker committees in the 23 councils of Benue State by the Governor Dr. Samuel Ortom on Wednessday has put the Obi LG, Paul Ikwe in a quandary. Joe Ipenyi examines the plight of the sacked LG boss and offers his candid advice.
Jesus Christ of Nazareth! So the tenure of my brother Barr. Paul Ikwe has abruptly ended both as Obi State Assembly PDP candidate and as a Caretaker Committee Chairman after been cajoled into handing out his mandate to a ” better “, politician in person of Hon. Nick Eworo.
What now is the fate of my brother and friend, Barr Paul IKWE now that his estranged ” Lord “, Gabriel Suswam, could not succeed in maneuvering to the former’ s advantage as envisaged and planned.
The salient question now is that how can my brother take his mandate back after winning his closest rival at the primary elections of the PDP with just 2 votes? Is Hon Nick Eworo going to resign as a man of integrity or he will clinch to the power in his usual person?
Now that APC government has changed the tempo. Who will be the next executive Chairman of Obi Local Government Council? Do we think Governor Samuel Ortom will stand by the kangaroo arrangements of his predecessor?
Can we see the deceit of Hon Nick and his cohorts? Now he is rubbing shoulders with the like of one civil servant,Engr. Morgan Okwoche who has assumed the APC ” Lord “, in Igede. How on earth can a civil servant be taking decisions for the party like APC. ? We should not allow the ill norms and anomalies practice by Gabriel Suswam to spoil the successive governments of Benue State.
It is important for Barr Paul Ikwe to go and plead with Dr. Ortom our Governor to accept him back to the Civil Service he purported to have resigned from to earn a living after now.