Date: January 18, 2021, 09:04:35 AM
Umahi’s moves: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
But he went to the Government College Afikpo, which is alright, although it is not Umuahia.
When it comes to real significance, although the Igbo political weight is visible and electric, there is very little, except Nnamdi Kanu’s badly thought, badly organized, fissiparous activities.That is why in spite of its very deeply flawed and dangerous limitations as a political movement, more Igbo take Nnamdi Kanu more seriously than they would take David Umahi. The facts are very simple: Umahi is not on the same planet as the people he purports to lead.
He led mainland Igbo governors to Port-Harcourt when reports came of the killing of the Igbo in Obigbo. These governors from the surrounding Igbo states sat glumly while Governor Ezenwo Wike indirectly declared the Igbo “guests” in Rivers State. Never mind that the Igbo is the single largest indigenous ethnic group in Rivers State.
Worse still, Umahi indirectly affirmed Wike by upbraiding claimants of a coherent Igbo affinity.True Igbo leadership of the bygone generation would never have done that. First, they would have invited Wike to Enugu, or Owerri, not go to him in Port-Harcourt. Secondly, they would not have sat and listened to Wike’s hogwash without shushing him forcefully. Thirdly they would not throw Igbo victims of military brutality under the bus for political expediency.
The trouble for Umahi is whether he has the weight to gather the forces around him. The Southeasterners currently feel that he is not to be trusted. He already lost his backyard.