In my life sojourn, I have learnt that no empire lasts forever, and no kingdom has ruled for eternity.
For this present generation, any man who gives them little crumb is a sinless messiah, who can do whatever he likes without being questioned.
Instead of building industries and employing our people, what Prince Arthur Eze has been able to attract is a new Zone of the NPF just to intimidate the communities Ukpo is in land dispute with.
You can’t be called Ozoigbondu, when you are actually tormenting the surrounding communities with your wealth.
Our people says that anyone who fights on the four market days of Eke, Orie, Afor and Nkwor is definitely the aggressor.
Ukpo has taken over the land belonging to Abagana and built a police barracks there. They made Ifitedunu change their name from Ifite-Ukpo as they constantly claimed the community was a village in Ukpo. They are taking over the land that belongs to Abba where the new police zone will be sited. Even Ukwulu is living on the edge because they have a boundary with Ukpo, the home of the almighty Ozoigbondu.
When I saw the picture of Best Aluminum on the internet with a pistol just like a common criminal, I was heartbroken.
Best Aluminum is a household name and an industrialist who revolutionized Aluminum industry in Nigeria. He is an employer of labour who has made people in a way that Arthur hasn’t and won’t ever.
The only crime of Best Aluminum is fighting to defend his community from the claws of a poacher who wants to takeover what does not belong to him.
For those who think MIGHT IS RIGHT, let them remember that though Arthur can buy even the courtrooms with his billions, and can frame anyone up because of his relationship with the police, nobody has been able to evade law of natural justice.
Let him know that those surrounding communities he is oppressing will rise up against his people when he’s no more.
Let Arthur remember that he can’t live forever.
By Odumodu Gbulagu
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK