MasterwebNews 5/10/15 - Peter Obi should read his books

[ Masterweb Reports: Ejimonu Udenka reports ] - Eze Goes to School by Onuora Nzekwu and Micheal Crowther is a popular recommended text for elementary schools in the seventies. The juvenile literature on the school-life of Eze chronicles the young chap’s determination to go to school despite obvious difficulties. Like Eze, Chief Peter Obi, ex-governor of Anambra has gone back to school according to his spokesman, Val Obienyem who announced during the final days of former President Goodluck Jonathan that his boss was embarking a sponsored programme at Oxford University.

 

However, recent events point to the fact that Peter Obi may not be taking his studies seriously. He spends more time in Anambra exorcising the ghosts from his eight years in office and inciting proxies against his successor at the expense of his studies.

 

Again Peter as he is fondly called unlike the waif Eze, is a wealthy man by all standards but one thing about the man Peter, is that he does not take responsibility, especially when it concerns spending money. Many who know the man closely will confide that he likes using proxies in all his undertakings. Peter is a closet Capone who likes to keep distance from the hit for others to take the fall. Peter Obi by nature likes to be the last man standing.

 

Such is the man’s penchant for subterfuge that when he pays money for anything good and expensive, he distances himself. The story is told about how he would deny ownership of a good cloth in order not to be seen to have money to spare. Even as governor, whenever Mr. Obi flies a private jet, he attributes it to a favour from a rich friend.

 

Peter Obi has caught the bug of emergency philanthropist, and has been going round schools in Anambra State telling the management what he did for them and demanding photo-Ops with the students. The drill according to insiders is that his aides convinced him that he has to remain relevant through public philanthropy hence the birth of the N1-2 Million Cheque presentation to select schools.

 

Peter suddenly realized that having tasted power, he could not afford a minute away from the lime-light. Hence he goes round schools in Anambra like an emergency philanthropist, to inspect projects and take pictures, under the watch of a substantive governor. Many would recall that Mr. Peter Obi cried and shouted over the same shenanigans allegedly carried out by Senator Chris Ngige who was said to have inspected roads in the early days of Peter’s tenure.

 

Apart from his school tours, Mr. Obi has upped the ante with his almost 2-year old story of a phantom ‘N75bn cash he allegedly left in the coffers of Anambra. Peter never talked about liabilities, the multiple projects he awarded till last day, six thousand teachers recruited without posting and the Local government election he remembered after eight years, all few days to handover. That’s the proxy warrior in Peter.

 

Another question is can Peter sustain his new found love for school tours and false philanthropy, not to mention the new PDP dance drama in Anambra? But haven't been bitten by the political bug, Peter is beginning to display some desperation for control like never before; having failed to maximize the opportunity to build a pan-Igbo platform and galvanize people in his home state by choosing the part of the minimalist, Peter now has a lot of time on his hands to distract others who dare. Unfortunately, he is watching another person excelling where he once played court and appears uncomfortable. However it is late in the day because he can’t be governor again. That is the burden of Mr. Peter Obi. Please help advise Peter to pay attention to his books.

 

Ejimonu Udenka ( Email: ejimonu247@gmail.com ) reports from Orumba, Anambra State.

 

*Photo Caption - Mr. Peter Obi receiving reading textbooks from Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos (2012 Photo).

 
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