The Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Peter Obi on Media and Publicity,
Mr. Valentine Obienyem has attributed what he called the problem with
Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah to learning wrong things from those he interacts with
and for allowing his aides to speak unrestrainedly on issues that could
be better handled. Obienyem said this in a release made available to
journalist in Abuja yesterday in reaction to a statement credited to
Chief Ifeanyi Ubah, questioning the rationale behind the recent
presentation of cheques of 2.5 Billion Naira to all the secondary
schools in the State for their rehabilitation and a jeep each to all
the traditional rulers in the State. Obienyem said that while Dr.
Ubah had learnt to bring Gov. Obi into any nonsense he uttered or his
aide uttered on his behalf, he had forgotten to learn from those
mentoring him, that even among worst "enemies", there is time to
condemn and time to commend.
Obienyem expressed surprise that Ubah condemned the distribution of
cheques to schools and the vehicles to traditional rulers to enhance
their functions, insisting that his action has proved rightly as people
speculated, that he is insensitive to what makes for a good and
prosperous state. "This tendency", Obienyem insisted, "questions his
suitability as a leader in fact or in dream."
As to Ubah's
position that Obi was forced to act because he himself gave money to
traditional rulers that attended his Sister's wedding, Obienyem said he
was not ready to amuse anybody by bringing traditional rulers into
disrepute, for that, as he said "is the only thing sensible people will
make out of Ubah's custic effusions."
Speaking further, he said
the over 600 vehicles from INNOSON motor manufacturing Company, Nnewi
for traditional Rulers, Schools and each town in the State was ordered
and paid for over a year ago to promote made in Anambra goods and could
not have been a carthathic reaction to any development. "In Nigeria
today, many react to Obi's ideas because of the fertility of their
conception. Much as the Governor is always willing to learn and even
emulate noble acts, but not from people utterly incapable of though,"