MARITIME UNIVERSITY: OKERENGHIGHO, OKERENKOKO AND END OF OLUSHIP
For a very long time I have not wanted to say anything about the dirty ethno-strangling and stupid politics indulged in by the present Isekiri aristocracy. If the Ireyeniejus of this world want to play civilized and impartial or what they foolishly called detribalized politics to get Ijaw block vote, they are in for a shocker. The Ijaws will always disappoint them at the eleventh hour. I can bet my life that no matter which politics they play in the House of Reps, they will never have a taste of the Senate. Consider –
· Ibori shifted Warri South West LG Headquarters from Ogidigben to Ogbe-ijoh.
· He created artificial CDCs – Community Development Committees.
· He created and instituted illegal wards.
· He was quiet while they were killing Isekiri, to please Urhobo and Ijaw.
When this same Ibori wanted to make his Isekiri brother a governor, the whole Urhobo, Benjamin Okumagba, Ekeh and a host of others fought relentlessly to ensure that Uduaghan did not emerge. It took Ibori the might of the whole state to be able to put his senior brother Uduaghan in office. Do you have Ibori’s might? I laugh at you.
· Uduaghan continued with Ibori’s wrong policies
· He gave more powers to CDCs.
· He gave a staff of office to Ovie(Pere) of Gbaramatu
· He succumbed to EPZ Ijaw magomago. If not for people like Chief Ayiri Emami, Chief Omolubi, etc, places like Kpokpo and Kantu would have been lost to Ijaws today. He was quiet throughout the hot politicking of the name of the Maritime University and of the Deep Sea Port. Yet Uduaghan’s candidate Obuh could not win the Governorship, Uduaghan himself was disgraced in the Senatorial primaries. Why? Uduaghan has not the might of Ibori! Those with thinking should meditate. Isekiri don’t give birth to fools, they are only being wicked – Atuwatse II 1992.
THE PRESENT LEADERS
I now come to the present leaders who think they can get the Senatorial and the House of Reps from the Ijaws by selling Okerenghigho. I repeat the Ijaws will totally disappoint the Isekiri leaders who think that by selling Okerenghigho in the House they will gain positions. I pity you all. Will they do more than Ibori who allowed Isekiri to be slaughtered; will they do more than Uduaghan who betrayed the Olu and all Isekiri by giving a stick to the tenant King of Gbaramatu? I bet You Uduaghan was a coward he was not at all detribalized. If he were detribalized, he would have also given a stick to Benjamin Okumagba. At least Okumagba had a possessory title, while the Olu has the radical title, but Ovie of Gbaramatu is a complete tenant. Uduaghan knew that Isekiri could size Okumagba, but could not size Ijaws.
What Ijaws should ask for
I am writing all these for the sake of peace. Ijaws should not be deceived by Isekiri any longer. If the Isekiri are signing off Gbaramatu, they should sign it off properly. Let not one group of Isekiri come with some fake documents and another group of Isekiri come back tomorrow with litigations that will destroy any arrangement made by leaders of today, either out of greed, ignorance or self aggrandizement.
· Omadino elders and youths should sign that they no longer own Gbaramatu.
· Olu should endorse that signature.
· All other Isekiri villages should endorse.
· Isekiri and Omadino should renounce all the cases they have won.
· There should be an ofo by Ijaw and Isekiri on this matter in Omadino and Ode-Isekiri.
· Brikimo and Egbesu should be sworn side by side to effect this truce.
· Ijaw should sign an open paper that they will be giving the senate seat to Isekiri.
· This should be televised and given to the government UNO etc, and Ijaw should be free from Isekiri ‘tyranny’.
Why all these
· Isekiri leaders will be disappointed by the Ijaw.
· Future Isekiri will rise up to say the bargain by the present leadership headed by the Uduaghans and Ireyefoju is not binding on them.
· Future Ijaw will rise up to say that they are more than Olu so they should be rotating the traditional council in Ode-Isekiri with the Olu.
My brothers, and sister, fellow Isekiri, some wicked admins will be bribed to remove me from Isekiri chat rooms because of this warning. But when we see that Ireyefoju fails his election, then people will know that I have fore sight.
Warning to Ijaw
If crocodile can eat its own eggs, what will it not do to the flesh of a frog? If Isekiri leaders can be selling Isekiri to get your Ijaw votes, do you think Isekiri love you, or they have become wicked to an extreme? When Ugbokua collaborated with Tompolo to sell land, did the Olu not report to Osinbajo that the Ijaw are ‘impostors’? When ibori and Uduaghan did their evil Mathematics against Isekiri did that prevent another Isekiri Rita Lori from litigating against most of their political gimmicks?
Anyone who thinks he can sell his father land for a pot of porridge is never respected. Esau was a very good man; Jacob was evil and a fraudster – 419 man. Yet, Jehovah blessed Jacob, because he kept his father’s heritage. Esau was cursed for destroying his father’s heritage. Are these people really Isekiri with these wicked acts and arts. Let us not become like the sons of Esau who are cursed beyond measure, let us follow our Jacobic anointing. A time will come when all those selling Isekiri today will die, and hot stones will be hurled at their descendants the time is ripe. Yes, the Ijaw and Urhobo will soon ask for the head of the Olu, yes, they will soon do it if the Omadino, the palace and the Isekiri National Council not renounce in totality the wickedness, foolishness, selfishness, greed, shortsightedness of the so called Isekiri Detribalized and thievish leaders. The time to work against these demons is now. Fellow admins if you are advised to remove me from any chat room, fine and good, I will start releasing my articles to the Urhobo, Ijaws and to International Journals. Isekiri cannot remain under the control of tyrants. Enough is enough.
Augustine Oritseweyinmi Oghanrandukun Olomu (St.Ifa)