By Zika Bobby
Igbo leader and Board of Trustees (BoT) member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka has called on the Federal Government to urgently tackle crises bedevilling the nation to avoid what many believe may lead to a catastrophe of biblical proportion.
The Ogirisi Igbo, who said the people have every right to complain and protest, condemned recent killings of Igbo protesters by the military, saying the use of extreme force was unnecessary.
“We watch television and we see protests in other countries and we don’t see the police use extreme force. You see them with water spray, batons and tear gas.
“Why is ours different? I think there should be a reorientation and retraining of our law enforcement agents. Life is sacred and should be held sacred,” he said.
He blamed the wide gap between the rich and poor as one of the major causes of crisis in Nigeria. “The rich are making themselves richer by looting the national treasury, putting the money in foreign accounts and when they die, the money is lost. We must find a way to bridge this gap if this country is to move forward.”
He said the solution to Nigeria’s problems lies in true religion, proper education and right food. “It is called RED, religion, education and diet. The day we realise that Christians, whether Catholic, Anglican or Pentecostal, Muslims, whether Shiite or Sunni, traditional worshippers, all realise the simple fact that we worship the same one and only God, when education no longer becomes the certificate you have but rather the skills you have acquired to make a living, and once we desist from eating food that are spiritually unclean, then we are already there,” he said.
He condemned those criticizing the leadership style of Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, saying the governor’s administrative leadership is rear in the country. “He is vey holistic and honest. He is performing his duties as a governor with the humility of one who was brought up in a good and humble background. Maybe his crime is his inability to use the political language of deception. Anambra people are happy with him.”
Because he is delivering. His yes is yes and his no is no. It will take Anambra people a very long time to find another person like him,” he said.
He said every Nigerian is a god in his own field but that many do not realize this. “Everybody is a god. A carpenter is a god over the roofing of your house. The doctor is a god over the patient. A Judge is a god over the people in the court. A security man is a god, he can kill his master. A maid is a god, she can poison the family, a driver is a god, he can collide and kill all the passengers, a pilot is a god, he can commit suicide by crashing the plane and killing all the passengers on board. A Mason is a god because he can do your work shabbily and get the house to collapse. We must realize that we all are gods and all of us are one, interconnecting the other.”