When The Regime Runs Out Of Ideas BY VENATIUS IKEM

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Venatius Ikem and Donald Duke at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport in Calabar on Thursday
Venatius Ikem and Donald Duke at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport in Calabar on Thursday

After the tumultuous rally unequalled in the history of Cross River state politics held on Thursday, at the reception of Goddy Jedy Agba, the regime lacking in any ideas of a legitimate political response could only do what it has done: cut off its nose to spite its’ face! It sounds theatrical and comical.

Without any regards to decency or due process the Cross River State chairman of the Party Ntufam John Okon woke up like a drowning man and suspended Agba’s core men from the Party.

This is a clear confirmation that the regime has lost total control of the party even as Governor Imoke is said to be going around Abuja threatening to leave PDP!

Only God knows how many people he imagines will be willing to follow him to wherever he might want to go to.

My joy though is that they are no longer in doubt that they cannot match the Jedy Agba machine through any legitimate processes any longer.

The ground has been taken in Cross River just as the fabled contacts in Abuja have been demystified. Playing the health card and shedding crocodile tears remain few of the weapons left in the Governor’s arsenal. What a pity for those who eat politics for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

I want to reassure all GJA supporters to as usual remain calm and steadfast because they ain’t seen nothing yet. It is mysterious what actually the state is saying: on the one hand I am told Dem say na their list dey Abuja.

On another hand they are suspending GJA men for “corrupting” the Congress, an offence unknown to the PDP Constitution. Or are they angry with the fact that Jedy Agba who they said was paralyzed suddenly turned up dancing on stage looking healthier than those who pronounced him unfit to run elections?

The powers at Abuja should get this message clearly: Governor Imoke cannot deliver Cross River State any longer. He has lost the people. He is hanging onto the last vestiges of power and coercion is a poor instrument of politics! No one fears any consequences from his remaining six months at all and as the days go by it will only get worse.

We remain unbowed by the so called suspension. It is illegal, it is crude; it is uncivilized. It lacks any modicum of legitimacy. It is the writhing motions of a dying regime.

We know that all they are trying to create is a forum to negotiate. For an incumbent who arrogate so much power to himself I am happy that Governor Imoke has once again been exposed for his inability to manage anything. Always depending on begging some powers at Abuja to rescue him! What a shame!

It is time for those who always rescue him to ask exactly what this man brings to the table, if he must always be rescued in his own state!

What a master strategist!

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One commentOn When The Regime Runs Out Of Ideas BY VENATIUS IKEM

  • No negotiation whatsoever! The best should be allowed to revamp the state & let’s grow from there again. Imoke has benefitted enough just like many others & d value he has added if any is enough. We don’t need a stooge Governor; the best must be allowed according to the people’s wishes.

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