"He whose house is on fire doesn't pursue rats," they say. For over four months, it has felt like a home without a leader, a sheep castle without a shepherd in South East Nigeria. Many writers have written different lengths of news pleading with the South East's leaders and governors to meet to discuss ways out of the insecurity and seccession activities that have led to prolonged sit-at-home order in the East. But they choose to look the other way.
Lately, the insecurity have resulted to hurting the electioneering processes in Anambra State, where parties have suspended campaigns and resorted to burying the dead and conducting funerals for the deceased ones. Today in Anambra for you to be marked good to win the coming November election depends on how much you gave to the families of the victims and how frequent you pay condolences to the deceased families of the people killed by the unknown gunmen. The gunmen renewed attacks in the East in another level, after the police and other security agencies have been displaying people arrested and camps of the unknown Gunmen destroyed in different places in the South East. Could it be that they have double lives or the police were not after the real gunmen?
The South East is, at the same time, suffering from two horrible situations. One is insecurity, the other is the sit-at-home order that was declared by the outlawed IPOB members who want their leader released from detention unconditionally. Since the escalation of the double tragedy, the South East's Governors and Ohaneze Ndigbo were just doing paperwork from the comfort zone of their offices. They prefer to either blame the police, FG or IPOB members for the plights of the Igbos, or calculate how many billions of naira are being lost because of Monday's sit-at-home, and the lives and properties that are being lost to security agencies and unknown gunmen, without coming together as a force to discuss what should be done to end the two viruses that are eating up the East.
This nonchalant attitude towards the Igbo plights shows how the the Igbos have been suffering for decades in the hands of the so-called leaders, who would always claim that the Igbos are being marginalized in Nigeria. When you can't do your own part, how do you think that others would do the needful for you. Observers are of the opinion that the leaders of the East are the main enemy to the East, since they always feel at home and resorts to complaining bitterly regarding to the East problem than to look for the solutions.
The leaders are expected to discuss how to end the insecure state in the East, the release of the detained outlawed IPOB leader, Kanu, and how to revive the already damaged Eastern economy in Enugu. The October 5 meeting came late, but should not be managed with the lackadaisical attitude the leaders are known for, because you may be surprised that on that day, only one or two governors may attend the meeting.
What do you think about this? What are the reasons why the South East leaders are sitting on the fence while their houses are on fire? What do you think may be the reason for this? How could this be corrected? Do you see the possibility of the leaders' meeting on October 5th, 2021? Are they going to end the problems as they meet? Kindly send us your comments below the box. Share and like this work. Follow us for updates.
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