ENUGWU-An axiomatic expression posits that responsible parents give their children roots and wings but, irresponsible ones give everything evil. HRH Igwe Patrick Eze aka (Alhaji Wapiti),is an example of the irresponsible ones.
In one of his quotes Shannon Thomas said, "Narcissists make terrible parents. They lack the basic empathy and selfless nature that loving parents require. They have no problem meeting their own needs first before their children's needs and feel completely justified in their actions. Narcissists create valid resentment in their children and later in life,wonder why they have no authenti relationship with their adult children. Chronic selfishness and parenting do not go together". This quote is attributed to some parents and elders,who have let taboo become the norms and customs of the land.
The recent past had been so horribly terrible in Biafra land. There are records of the evil activities of armed militia men,whose satanic attributes and menaces are those of the Hausa/Fulani Boko Haram that were sent from northern Nigeria to Biafra land,where they are disguised and renamed "Fulani herdsmen".Yet, bearing in mind all the atrocities committed by these men of the underworld, an elder in Biafra land will gladly give his daughter's hand in marriage to them after they have succeeded in raping and killing his own wife. What a shame!
On Dec. 18th 2016, the governor of Enugwu state, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi invited the Sultan of Sokoto,Alhaji Mohammad Sa'ad Abubakar, to a dinner and honoring ceremony of Rangers Int' football club of Enugwu. This Sultan of Sokoto,had in several occasions in his speech defended and justified the activities of Fulani herdsmen,even at the ceremony ground. And one would wonder why a governor in Biafra land would allow such a man after his utterances against Biafrans come to desecrate our land too. One would also ask if any traditional ruler like HRH Igwe Patrick Eze aka (Alhaji Waziri)or even HRH Igwe Anichebe can ever be invited to any northern state of Nigeria,if there is an utterance against the Fulani herdsmen from them. An adage has it that an elder does not stay in the house and a goat is allowed to deliver in the tethers. But these days an elder will put a goat about to deliver in the tethers. Most of our elders really lack the essence of being addressed as elders because they have sold their respects just to have their fill. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi must have done that to secure his future intentions from being cut short in his terms as a governor.
Somewhere along Enugwu-Markurdi Express way, at Ohulo,Obollo-Afor, just some kilo meters away from Ohom-Orba, the country home of governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, a large sparse of land was bought by HRH Igwe Patrick Eze aka (Alhaji Waziri) to build a trailer yard and market for Hausa/Fulani people including a mighty building for their mosque. According to a source from the college, (name withheld),the trailer yard and market, which are at the verge of completion is said to be strictly built for Housa/Fulani, that no Biafran will be allowed to own a shop in there. The questions then to HRH Igwe Patrick Eze aka (Alhaji Waziri),are; what Igbo people,your brothers have done to you?; have they commuted a crime allowing become their traditional ruler? This is a very callous behavior from a man who has been bestowed the authority as the chief custodian of the land by his people.
A bloodbath was witnessed in April 26, 2016 at Nimbo Ngwoko, Ugwuijoro, Ekuru, Ebor, Enugwu-Nimbo, Umuome, and Ugwuachara, when these daredevils,fulani-herdsmen struck,over 40 deaths were recorded, many injured and thousands rendered homeless. How many of these homeless people did HRH Igwe Patrick Eze built house for? In other villages Ndiagu, Attakwu, Akegbu-Ugwu in Nkanu-West local government area, all in Enugwu state, a Catholic seminarian on Apostolic work, Rev. Mr. Lazarus Nwafor was murdered in cold blood, and a six months pregnant woman was ripped open and as well murdered. Many were also injured and rendered homeless. Yet we never heard this traditional ruler utter a word to condemn these menace. In another calamitous attack, on 20th March, 2015, these fulani herdsmen killed a co-traditional ruler's cabinet member Tagbo Ogueji at Eke community, Matthew Aniugo and Chiagha Chigbo, were killed in 2014 at their farms all from Udi local government area in Enugwu state. All these happened in the state, where HRH Igwe Patrick Eze is a traditional ruler, but this disgraceful fellow never said anything against these atrocities.
From the foregoing, one will draw the conclusion that HRH Igwe Patrick Eze aka (Alhaji Waziri),who has not been able to show any concern about the killings, raping and kidnappings that hausa/fulani had perpetrated in Biafra land,but has gone further to aid them buy building a place, where they will be off loading their arms and ammunitions with which to cause more mayhem, then he must be a suspect. For going ahead to building a market place for hausa/fulani,when the state government is closing the New Artisan market, in Enugwu metropolis because of the same uncanny killing spree, then HRH Igwe Patrick Eze aka (Alhaji Waziri), must have been paying and aiding the hausa/fulani herdsmen to come and kill our people, the Biafrans.
- Obulose Chidiebere