It was indeed a good spectacle to watch one Engr. Awara Biokpomabo address a section of the media Monday evening on what he called “State of the March 9 Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers State.
Awara Biokpomabo claims to be the governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the State, a party hardly known nor had any identifiable contact address in any local government, community or village across the State.
But for the Rotimi Amaechi, an all round loser and lawless politician, who for want of a fortress to perch having lost all grounds, Biokpomabo would still remain as obscure as he was before the March 9 Governorship and State Assembly elections.
What did the willing political pawn tell those who cared to listen? That he was coasting to victory before suddenly the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) suspended the elections. Laughable.
This is how ambition, insatiable greed and lust for power could transform once a serene environment, a seat of oil and gas, Rivers of excellence, city of intellectuals of no mean status, host State of multinationals to a “happy hunting ground for third-rate minds with boundless ambition, impenetrable hides and an unquenchable thirst for money”.
A writer on violence once said if someone were to come from another planet and see the world through movies, they would think it was populated by white men in their thirties who shoot a lot.
Relate this to what is playing out in Rivers State of late, and that puppet seated on a borrowed chair beckoning on the INEC to declare him Governor of Rivers State, you may not be wrong to think that Rivers State is less than an animal kingdom.
Though the intentment of this peace is not to join issues with anybody but suffice it to say that if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and talks like a duck it probably needs a little more time in the microwave.
Awara Biokpomabo, you may have been blindfolded by the contagious 'Amaechisomiasis' that you cannot reason now but let it be known to you that what an elder sees while sitting down, a child cannot see even if he is standing up. Don't be deceived.
Obarasua Tuboibibo Ajie
writes from Port Harcourt