ENUGU STATE: HOW UGWUANYI'S MELODY LULLED ORBA TOWN TO PIT OF SHAME

ENUGU STATE: HOW UGWUANYI'S MELODY LULLED ORBA TOWN TO PIT OF SHAME

Orba, a Community in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State has defecated on the alter of reason and civilisation, maybe while trying to dance to the melody of their "illustrious son".

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Trouble started when the elders of the Community ostracized the duo of Barr. Emeka Asogwa and Engr. Armstrong Agbo over what they termed anti community activities.

Onyokomita gathered that the elders saw the duo as strong allies and supporters of the former Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu.

As if the Ostracization spree was not enough, another hammer fell on the Orba born Millionaire, Chief Charly Mba who was ostracized by the community few days after he celebrated his birthday at his country home where Sen. Ike Ekweremadu and other top notch personalities were present.

Onyokomita gathered that Chief Mba was summoned by the elders of the community and querried why he brought "enemies" to their Community and ordered him to face ostracization as a punishment.

Meanwhile, the community is in turmoil as supporters of those ostracised are threatening fire and brimstone.

Analysts are of the view that the governor who hails from the same Orba Community ought to advise the elders to desist from such archaic act.

Chief Christopher Nwangwu is Public Affairs Analyst. In an interview with Onyokomita, Nwangwu noted that Orba Community has taken themselves far back to the period of uncivilzation without considering the status of the society today.

Nwangwu further described the actions of Orba elders as barbaric, timid and unwarranted.

UGWUANYI IS TO BLAME

Daniel Anike, a University Don while speaking to our reporter, frowned at the lukewarm attitude of the governor while his community is fast drifting.

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" He is the one behind all these atrocities and he cannot deny it. I challenge him to open debate to defend himself or exonerate himself.

" If he is not the sponsor, why is it that he has not called the elders to order? They did the first one, the governor kept mute, the did the second one, making it 3 persons already ostracized for flimsy reasons". Anike argued.

In his own reaction, a community leader in Enugu State , Chief Okwudili Nnamani noted that it was a terrible trend coming up in the society "and instead of the governor to build peace and encourage our sons who are doing well, he is busy pulling them down.

" How can you say, you have ostracized someone for inviting people to his ceremony. Is it that they have forgotten that under our constitution, every citizen has the right to association".

" The truth is that anybody who knows the governor very well will not be surprised. His actions have shown that he wants to be the only cock crowing in Orba and indeed the entire Enugu North Senatorial zone both now and after his tenure as Governor". Nnamani said.

Meanwhile, sources close to the Enugu Government House reveal that governor Ugwuanyi is unease as pressure from majority of the youths and women in Orba are against the actions of the elders whom they described as "shameful on the Community".

The source further disclosed that the governor allegedly held a meeting with the said elders before Chief Charly Mba was ostracised.

" Let me tell you, although he was at that event, it was just a ploy to deceive people. He was actually not comfortable with the turn of events". The Source reasoned.

"As it is, Orba Community has been turned into autocracy where the rights of people are no longer respected once you are perceived to be in opposition to Governor Ugwuanyi. This is not how a Community should be especially in the 21st century". A source said.