The Anambra Election by Ifeanyi Dicksondean Uba

All this while I’ve been calm and undisturbed, won’t count in times I took ill and groan in my world of solo pleasure. Even as the Anambra gubertorial Election draws by; Most of the Anambarians just sat still and watch with keen interest as they display the “Egwu ndi siri ike na nke ndi ifele”. Nah! Not really messing around but I just gotta air my views about the forthcoming Anambra Election in November 18, 2017.
These men are battling for supremacy in the state just for two sole reasons; MONEY and POWER, there are other dreams but I know they’re very minute and won’t be necessary if said here; I think they are best imagined in your minds. It is why they throw such huge monies during their campaigns in the hope of engulfing the state money with their unquenchable red-burning greeds when elected into power.
I’ve taken my time to study the four major contenders, wished the singer Kcee haven’t thought it was one of those his musical videos where he dances Limpopo and our actor Yul Edochie to have thought he was rehearsing for a movie script. If only they’ve pushed more harder to be on the list. Well, I concur when i read their manifestoes and the agendas of their respective parties. In my little findings these men are ambitious, sound and very dogged in their intent. Just like the controversial Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye. He’d one day said he too wants to become Nigeria President, me too one day would want to be addressed as a Senator of my beloved country.
Anambra is not just an ordinary state, we’ve got men who pushes rocks and squeezes money out of stones. They’re title names I hear and I get jealous, names like Ikemba ndi Igbo, Okwute ndi Igbo Ikeoha and it goes on. It’s no bad when one is ambitious but it should be positive cus such energy drives forth to a healthy path. I’m surprised people can’t differentiate between godfatherism and support.
The IPOB shouldn’t boycott the election instead they should in their masses vote for their own candidates. Mazi Nnamdi Kalu, their leader is been missing; and in my candid opinion they should go looking for him and if possible he too should vote. My father would say “A masquerade is not a spirit only because of its mask” he should come out of his hiding and think of either continuing in his fight or forever remain silent also our elders would say “A mouse that removes the palm-nut that turns out to be the bait of a trap, would have known that the palm-nut does not ripen on the ground” and I wonder why he would start a dance by inviting dancers and suddenly disappears. In our present days, fighters don’t run to fight another day, they stand back and fight.
There is always a two sides to a coin and so also is the election, you either win or lose and it’s YOU who has the might (Your voter’s card) to chose the right man or woman. Vote wisely and do not throw away the future of the next generation.


Ifeanyi D. Uba

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Ifeanyi Uba

Ifeanyi D. Uba is the author of "Big Toes of greed" "Anselem" and "Holiday with the Tayo's Family"| Voice for the African Children.

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