By Petrus Obi
Opposition is a vital element of democracy but must at all times be based on facts.
In Enugu, there is no known opposition. But of recent some social media ‘rats’ have been employed by a faceless group to attack Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, a man who has enthroned peace, security and rapid development in all sectors.This faceless opposition has unfortunately based their argument and stories against the governor on lies.
A recent case which was sparked off by a discussion in a WhatsApp group has exposed some of these antics and fake stories against the government.
The argument was that the report about the ongoing ESUT teaching hospital at Igbo Ano near Orba was a lie and according to the naysayers, there is no such project in Enugu State.
On the other side of the argument was Engr. Okwudiri Daniel Ohaa, The State Chief Fire Officer, who insisted that the project is ongoing and verifiable.
He challenged the purveyors of the falsehood (names withheld) and there was an agreement for both parties to take a trip to the site.
Below is Engr Ohaa’s report back to the forum.
“The honour of a man is in his stand for truth for there is no other way we can represent divinity or reflect the image of God if not by truth and love for humanity; and you can’t claim to love humanity when you spread lies to show contempt and disaffection among the people.
“Today in my honour, I made a promise to go on a site inspection of the ongoing ESUT teaching hospital at Igbo Ano near Orba with (names withheld) who claimed there was no such project in Enugu State.
“Unfortunately, as at this time we scheduled, I sent message at about 6.51am to remind him of our fact finding tour and I have endlessly called Engr Okechukwu Ugwu but his phone was switched off. However for the avoidance of doubt, here are the pictorials of the ongoing project.
“I believe it is more incumbent on the various appointees of the governor to rise to such task of keeping the public abreast of various government projects and activities especially when there is an allegations as this that an ongoing project is a hoax. I undertake this task because the Fire Service has a station at orba close to the site of the ongoing project and truth is a burden that is heavy on us except we discharge it for benefit of truth itself.”
This is commendable of the Fire Officer for he has not only cleared the air on the issue which was already being sold to the public, but has also exposed the tactics of these faceless group who are bent on deceiving the unsuspecting public.