All along they were lying to Yahaya Bello, in the name of ICDA, the cloned Igala Cultural group that promised to deliver igala land for Yahaya Bello. unfortunately the millions of naira that they collected from him vanished into tin air as many of these Igala impostors, were nowhere to be found on Election Day. As I have always maintained, the current ICDA is more of a collection of Yahoo-Yahoo gangsters than the Igala social cultural group, that they claim to be and their fake promise to deliver Igala land for Bello. Thank God almighty today Bello is a living witness of their deceit,
I therefore read with dismay and utter contempt for the authors, of the laughable and hastily assembled tissue of lies written by these impressionable individuals still claiming to represent Igala people in the name of a rejoinder to the well-articulated and truthful exposition on the conspiracy and State sponsored terror against the peace loving majority Igala tribe of Kogi State by the fraudulent occupiers of Kogi State Government seat led by Yahaya Bello with his cohorts and the APC led Federal Government of President Muhammad Buhari during the November 2019 Gubernatorial Election in Kogi State.
Their ilks ordinarily would not have merited the precious time of any reasonable and discerning individual, but there is need to further expose the character and persons of these shameless traitors behind the septic rejoinder as they have already exposed themselves by their thoughtless action. First and foremost, the so-called ICDA President was never elected by rightful Igala plenary but rather assumed the position through the same political intrigues, betrayal and character assassination that he is currently displaying. I must reiterate that the issues raised by the Ojuju Agbadufu go beyond political propaganda, as the international community is very much aware of what happened in Kogi state on November 16,2019. Additionally, the testimonies of the National Security Adviser and the Inspector General of police both corroborate those of local and international observers of the election. For anybody therefore to counter the position of Ojujuagbadufu amounts to a more sinister plot to further deceive and mislead Yahaya Bello again. The so-called ICDA President should study the body language of Yahaya Bello before and now as the peoples of Kogi state are are taking notice of the current happenings.
The disputable ICDA President and his cohort in the infamous rejoinder, one Dr Ogbo are well known riflemen that survive on scums fro Yahaya Bello’s table. One can therefore understand why these have become spokespersons of Alhaji Yahaya Bello and his illegitimate contraption called government in Kogi State. The atrocities of Alhaji Yahaya Bello and his cohorts that included these scavenging duo in collaboration with Federal Security Agents are well known and reported by the International community.
To publish anything to the contrary therefore amounts to exposing oneself as Mr Abubakar Sadiq and Dr Ogbo have done. I am particularly delighted that they were the ones that exposed themselves in line with a common Igala adage that says ‘it is the white hen that shows itself to the diviner. To drag Igala’s revered traditional institutions into their political machinations goes to show the degree of desperation and extent of the deviousness of these characters.
I don’t despair on this as I remember the sayings of one of our respected Sage and King vividly to Igala people back then. He said ‘ akpanę oñw anę akpa’ meaning, ‘ the land will strive with those that strive with it’. Indeed, all Igala persons know the consequences of betraying their land and so I won’t dwell much on that. However, I have an advice for Yahaya Bello as he ruminates over the events of November 2019.
Let him beware of people like Mr Sadiq Abubakar and Dr Ogbo and begin to gradually distant himself from them as he has begun to do with others of his ilk that misled him in time past. Let him deal justly and lawfully with the Igala people as he awaits his judicial fate and never trust people like Mr Sadiq Abubakar and Dr Ogbo to feather his nest. They will rather complicate things for him and lead him further on the disastrous road that has soiled his political image in Nigeria and beyond.
As for Mr Sadiq Abubakar, be informed that Igala people will not allow you to hijack the Igala socio-cultural organisation, Igala Cultural and Development Association (ICDA) for personal gains anymore. You did that subtly during the November 2019 gubernatorial election in Kogi State for a morsel of bread but now that you have unmasked yourself, the Igala people will retrieve their commonwealth from you by legitimate means. Let all Nigerians and indeed the international community know these guys by the fruits of their putrid rejoinder please.
Usman Okai Austin
Written from Abuja.