AKISAN: Theatre Of The Absurd
In one of my writings in 2013, I noted that the diaspora remains the greatest setback to continental Africa (Akwa Ibom in this case).
My reason isn’t farfetched. Most Africans living in the United States are not gainfully employed, got involved in deviant behaviors and gangsterism. The result is that they see those holding political offices at home with untold envy and disdain.
Again, their perspective on most of us here are skewed, necessitating a confrontational disposition on every sphere of life.
This attitude played out during the recently held AKISAN Convention in the United States, where the association flagrantly disrespected the office of the Governor of Akwa Ibom State by his non recognition in the entire scheme of the event.
What is more baffling is that the same organization accorded the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Mr Nsima Ekere a borrowed rope by first making him the chairman of the event and an award recipient.
This obviously has sparked off serious controversy propelling the State Government to withdraw from the event. AKISAN has put forward a light weighted and flimsy excuse which centers on their inability to see the state Governor, after waiting for 6 hours.
It begs the question as to whether a supposed organized association in AKISAN’s mould should be so petty to the extent desecrating the exalted office of the Governor simply on monetary grounds. Secondly, should a man who is aspiring to lead a state condescend to the extent of impugning the same office he is aspiring to occupy? This situates Nsima Ekere within the prism of a desperado who has lost every sense of logic, integrity and official etiquette.
This goes a long way to exemplifying the APC Conspiracy theory which is founded on lies, mendacious falsehood, propaganda, insecurity and above all terrorism. Can forget the DSS invasion of the Governor’s Lodge in hurry?
To AKISAN, washing it’s dirty linen in far away United State tells more on the content and context of its operations. I wonder the kind of respect it intend to earn from the Americans, after such a shameful posturing. This goes a long way to telling that AKISAN is indeed, a theatre of the absurd!