A popular social commenter and critic, Maazi Obinna Akuwudike, have come forward to apologize for celebrating the removal of Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha as Govenror of Imo State.
Akuwudike while writing on his Facebook handle, stated that he put his personal feelings and grievances, over the general interest of the people.
He revealed that he had a text message session with the former Govenror, Ihedioha recently, and Ihedioha believed that he (Akuwudike) did not like the former Govenror.
Akuwudike through the post, apologized to the former Govenror for giving such impression, and affirmed his belief that Ihedioha won the election.
His post reads as follows:
Never be afraid to admit you were wrong. That’s one of the reasons Nigeria isn’t growing, because nobody is ready to admit when they are wrong, instead they give excuses for their mistakes or try to justify their actions as right even when they know the actions were wrong.
Never celebrate when evil is perpetrated. No matter your reasons, always condemn evil, whether it suits you or not.
I celebrated the removal of Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha. I was wrong. My actions were very selfish, without regard for the greater good of the people. I considered my personal grievances and annoyance with a few persons over the good of our poor pensioners who haven’t seen their pensions since after Ihedioha left. I put my personal feels ahead of the feelings of civil servants, many of whom are owed months of salaries while other receive slashed salaries without the promptness that was promised, but which Ihedioha delivered on.
The other day, Ihedioha himself told me during a texting session we had, that he believed I didn’t like him, even though he personally reached out to me back then.
I probably didn’t give him reason to believe otherwise, and as much as I let him know that I never hated him, rather condemned things I didn’t like, I think I probably gave the impression that I hated him and for that, I’m very sorry.
I don’t care whatever comes out from the Philip Umeadi case. I’ve already lost faith in the Nigerian Judicial system as I’ve lost hope in so many things in this country.
But I must remain true to myself and to God.
I don’t care what you believe. That’s your business not mine and as such, of no significance and consequence to me.
As far as I and the people of Imo State are concerned, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha won the election. He was elected by the people not appointed by the court.
Amidst the confusion he inherited, he started making direction out of it, something a very powerful supporter of this government whose name I won’t mention but who has great love for Imo but influenced by party affiliations, admitted to me, and wished this government would continue the Ihedioha blueprint.
But the Bible tells us in Proverbs 29:2 ► “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice (salaries and Pensions are paid): but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (hunger rules as salaries and pensions are owed).”
Today, we don’t know what is left and what is right in Imo State.
Ihedioha wasn’t perfect and I will still frown at one or two of his policies any time any day, like I told him, but he is the people’s choice and even his inadequacies and poor judgments were better than the best of any imposter, and that, we are seeing today.
It’s unfortunate that we sacrifice the greater good for personal and temporal luxuries and senseless partisan politics. If Buhari really loved Nigeria (not just a section), then the law should be made to be incorruptible and true not minding party colorations and benefits.
Alas, these people don’t care about you and I. You are expecting our leaders to build house for you and empower you yet anyi na azo indomine azo with our leaders. Just imagine that they are hording the indomine they are supposed to share and you’re expecting empowerment from them.
Quoting Imo’s worst…IIIIIberiberism….
Ihedioha is not paying me. He has never paid me. He definitely doesn’t like me. I don’t care. I must say the truth. That’s what matters.,
I pray for Imo State just as I pray for Nigeria. You don’t see what I see. Never close your mouth in the face of lies because one day, you’ll become a victim of the monster your selfishness helped install…that’s how Nigeria fell apart today…