Thu. Sep 29th, 2022

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HORIZONTALLY AND VERTICALLY HEARTBROKEN:

HORIZONTALLY AND VERTICALLY HEARTBROKEN:

I have been quite heartbroken horizontally and vertically since the media trial of Senator T. A. Orji, Ochendo Abia, and the Speaker Rt. Hon. Engr. Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji, Ikukuoma Abia.

First, l was shocked that any person would have dreamt of stabbing deep into these noble characters or cutting down these stems of goodness, kindness and benevolence of the people without regrets or compunction. Come to think of it, what would be their reasons to break this keg that flows with milk and honey. That gives succour to the weak and the strong. That feeds the hungry, gives water to those athirst. What would have pushed anyone into conceiving to do evil to a man who is gentle and lowly in heart. A man of utmost compassion and empathy. I do not think l have met a man better than Ochendo and his family; who inspite of their high places in society and humanity placements could still relate with everyone as equals because of their high and deep and engraved belief in the tents of Christianity and the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself on the sermon on the mountain as it touches personal humble deposition with other citizens around us even as we are limitlessly blessed with the things of this life.

The towering credentials of this colossus profiled in his odyssey makes you take a deep breathe each time you meet or see the human figure behind this tall resume of achievements. Clearly, they speak volumes of a man who though belongs to the class of the high and mighty, insists on relating with every mortal on level grounds.
This informs you why l am severely heartbroken. Was it really intended to attack the innocent, quiet and humble personality of a man of goodness, kindness and awesomeness. In all of these, l have been cornered to the left angle of my bedside weeping, wailing and moaning and utterly stricken with grief…why man born of woman is full of wickedness and murderous in his ways. I have been through many times of goodness touched by the testimonials of restoration by many a destitute. I have listened to the testimonies of millions of people especially widows that have positively encountered their direct touch of empowerment in perspectives. I have been quite feverish with the Lamentations of the physically challenged persons or people with disability whose lives have been elevated by the immense streams of refreshing dew flowing from this man of goodness and empathy upon whose table many have fed morning, afternoon or night. He touches every one individually. When Ochendo or Ikuku touches you, your live becomes a renewal of goodness. So why would any person or group forget in a hurry and toe the path of betrayal to fake stories intended to harm an innocent man without provocation. Ochendo we know belongs to the quite side of this life hence he does not even know the names of all the people who have benefitted from his humanitarian and philanthropic endowments. He gives and gives and keeps giving freely without asking to be mentioned anywhere. He strictly believes that amplitude of gratitude belongs to God Almighty maker of heaven and earth…his foot stool.

So the makers of these fake stories l know by now you are full of regrets upon hearing that Publishers of The Sun have turned in their apologies to the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji for doing what you have done. They published their apologies on the boxed front page of The Sun on Friday, 14th February, 2020.

I know Ochendo and his family very well. They reverence God hence would very well forgive from their hearts all those who came together to do this evil thing against them if only they come quickly on their knees apologizing. God Almighty maker of heaven and earth will be glorified and their sins will be forgiven…as they go and sin no more.

Relishing from his days as Chief of Staff, l see a man of good heart who then as Chairman of the Governor’s Free Medical Care Team took it personally and ensured that free medical and health care got to the poorest of the poor amongst the people. Yes he did. There were no hisses among the people. He went on doing good to the glory of God Almighty. The people were satisfied in him.

Then after he served meritoriously for eight years, he won landslide in absence, being then the candidate of PPA in the epochal 2007 Governorship Election. Yes he won.

In 2011, Abians reelected him. In 2015, he was elected to the Senate to represent Abia Central Senatorial District. ln 2019, he was reelected Senator and he is still serving and doing quite superlatively well in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

So what informs a petition full of malice and betrayal by persons who do not mean well for Abia State. I am still choked in my utter disbelief that any Abian living or dead could have done this. Why or what is the reason behind this. Some have made me to believe it is politics… and I say no… Some tag 2023 and l still say no in my wildest shock and unbelief. Good name is better than silver and gold.Needless gainsaying the fact that time and space will fail me because it is obviousness that no single write up or story can adequately summarise all that Ochendo did for Abia State during his eight years as governor of Abia State between 2007 and 2015. I am still feverish with goose pimples and disbelief that in this generation, somebody could be paid even in shekels of silver to mill defamations targeted at destroying the good name of a man in whom the people are well pleased. Trusted, tested and proven to be an unequal and uncommon lover and listener of the people. Where do l start…where do l commence in my enumeration of his achievements in the government house of Abia state these dynamic eight years of mercurial success and triangular delivery of democracy dividends.However, for all those who have forgotten, let me attempt to refreshen your memories so you would aptly place these harbingers of wickedness in their right places of history and consign them to the depth of abyss where they verily belong.For each of these posers…Just say yes…if l am right…and you agree.
Senator T. A. Orji, Ochendo recorded the following achievements:
1. Built the first ever and only International Conference Centre in Abia State…Yes!
2. Built the Ultra Modern Blocks of offices within the worker’s secretariat complex…Yes!
3. Established ASOPADEC to ensure equity and fairness in the sharing formula of derivates from the Federation Account…Yes!
4. Built the Ubani Main Market in Umuahia…Yes!
5. Built the New Timber Market…Yes! 6. Built the most state of the art Diagnostic Centre…Yes! 7. Received the award of Defender of the People and Democracy as the best governor in Security having chased kidnapping and armed robbery under the table in Abia State… Yes! 8. Laid a solid foundation for a new Abia State where peace, justice, equity, liberty and prosperity reigns. Yes!
9. Is the father and founder of modern Abia State. Yes!
10. Constructed Ochendo Bypass to ease-off traffic gridlock for road users wishing to hit the city centre without hazzles of connecting from the existing roads especially those making to hit Bende Road from the Secretariat or House of Assembly. Yes!
11. Ochendo built the new JAAC Building. Yes!
12. Established Women Development/Skills Acquisition Centre. Yes!
13. Remodelled the Abia State House of Assembly Complex. Yes!
14. He made the tripartite consolidation of democracy a possibility in Abia State. Yes!
15. He enshrined Separation of Powers and Rule of Law take roots in Abia State. Yes!
16. He built the new Government House. Yes!
17. He built the new ASEPA Headquarters building. Yes!
18. He built Amaokwe Housing Estate. Yes!
19. Father of Youth Empowerment. Yes!
20. Bread winner of youths. Yes!
21. Empowerment of for Ability in Disability. Yes!
22. Excellent synergy between Abia State and The Federal Government. Yes!
23. Efficient, Effective and Superlative Complimentary Role of the Office of the Wife of the Governor. Yes!
24. Strict Constitutional Allegiance was the criteria for political appointments. Yes!
25. Mastery of the Art of Politics of Inclusion and Unity of Purpose. Yes!
26. Opening of the 8Km Aba Storm Water Canal. Yes!
27. Grand Keeper of Equity. Yes!
28. Made the first Ukwa-Ngwa Governor a reality. Yes! Now in summation, he touched even the lives of the petitioners positively. ..but man cannot stay the cravings of vaulting ambition, greed and avarice. Otherwise ask me what has Ochendo not done for them. Yet they have gone all out to kill the good name he toiled day and night to build and sustain creditably all his life.In every generation God endows great and immense faculties to better humankind, in you, Most Distinguished Senator T. A. Orji, Ochendo, we readily locate and relish refined elements of such profound crystal elements and prospective dynamic deposits for the growth and development of the people and for the sustenance of posterity, and human capital especially the youth in this generation.Whenever we think of SENATOR T. A. ORJI, OCHENDO ABIA, we always think of a man absolutely committed to the future of Abia State in principles and practice.
This legacy testament portends a Greater and glad dawn for the vast majority of Abians in their trust and confidence in the Human Element of our time. Senator T. A. Orji [Ochendo Global] THE LEGACY TESTAMENT HIMSELF. YOUR GOD HAS ALREADY INTERCEDED FOR YOU. SO FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY HAVE. AGAIN, I SAY FORGIVE THEM! I REST IN THE ABSOLUTE BELIEF THAT GOD ALMIGHTY, IN HEAVEN WILL GIVE YOU PEACE AS I WEEP NO MORE FOR THE GRIEF OF DETRACTORS AND BETRAYERS.

Ifeanyi umere
Ochendoist

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