Last November, Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president deployed his “Ikeoha Foundation” to provide free eye tests to villagers in Akama-Oghe in his Enugu West constituency, possibly as a voter-bribery tactic.
As hundreds of them gathered at the test centre in St Theresa’s Church, they were ambushed by thugs loyal to governor Sullivan Chime. Paraphrasing Fela from his song “Sorrow, Tears and Blood”: Everybody run, run, run, everybody scatter, scatter. The thugs dem leave sorrow, tears and blood. Dem regular trademark.
Readers may recall that Ekweremadu was at loggerheads with Chime because he wanted to become governor and Chime wanted to play godfather and put in his own man, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. Chime claimed that the governorship should be zoned to Enugu North b/c it is ‘turn by turn’.