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Dsp Alamieyeseigha’s Death At A Wrong Time.

Posted: Oct 25, 2015 at 3:44 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Willy Bozimo.

‘Cowards die many times before their death’ but did  DSP Alamieyeseigha die a coward?

I do not think so. He was a self -acclaimed Governor General of Izon Nation and the first civilian Governor of Bayelsa state from 1999 to 2005 when he fell out with the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who orchestrated his impeachment because of alleged money laundering offences levelled against him.

After his travails  in London with the metropolitan police, he miraculously arrived Nigeria back to his office in Creek Haven, Yenagoa.

It was there that he was impeached under the watch of President Obasanjo, the no- nonsense soldier- turned- President.

And ironically, it was the same OBJ, who uplifted Dr.Jonathan, a  former deputy governor to Alamieyeseigha, and became Governor of Bayelsa state that  President  Obasanjo uplifted to become Vice President to Yar’Dua and he eventually was made acting President through the doctrine of Necessity by the Senate. And he contested the 2011 presidential elections   in 2011 and he was elected .

But along the line, he fell out with his ‘godfather’ in OBJ and what came after all is now history in the 2015 Presidential elections.

Jonathan lost the presidency to another former military head of state in Maj. Gen. Mohammadu Buhari.

With Dr.Goodluck Jonathan swept out of power, the flood gates of former charges against DSP Alamieyeseigha were flung open and the British Authorities now requested his extradition  to the UK  for the earlier charges of money laundering.

These are grave and dangerous times when politicians are now ready to take their pound of flesh from their perceived enemies, especially, now that APC under the current President, is determined to add Bayelsa state to his party, which   many saw, as a war of words between the late DSP and the APC leadership, on the declaration grounds of incumbent Governor Dickson, when DSP vowed that ‘agreed the APC had stolen presidency in Abuja, but they will not be allowed to do same in Bayelsa state, on Izon Soil.’ Such was the patriotic fervor and emotions of the late DSP Alamieyeseigha- alias the Governor General of Izon Nation.

A living DSP Alamieyeseigha would have posed a strong force in the forth-coming elections  for the soul of Bayelsa state on December 5, 2015.

For a man who was diabetic  and battled   high blood pressure for a considerable period, and to be caught in the current anti- graft war in the land, where another  daughter of Bayelsa state, in Mrs. Diezani Madueke, and former Minister of Petroleum,  is currently embattled in London over alleged huge sums of money in her possession, was capable of complicating   his blood pressure.

Alamsco’s demise should have come at another time when he must have successfully worked for the actualization of Governor Dickson’s second term in office.

The futility of life’s struggles seem to suggest that, even if, we accumulated all the wealth and palatial buildings around us, everything goes out in smoke once we die.

Could his death without notice be the beginning of the last remaining pillar for the Izon Nation?

Could it be that we mistook the  personal wealth of our people as a disservice to the Izon Nation?

His sudden death has some strong lessons for our political leaders, who ,  follow the tide  of changing fortunes, denounce our people and the Izon Nation, we all claim to be fighting for, and  decide to backslide and change the political  boats midstream,  for greener pastures and  convenience of the times.

It is a question of the limits of human greed amongst our politicians that had been playing out and for the sake of Alamieyeseigha and the Izon Nation, the voters in Bayelsa should do the needful  and stop urinating on  the corpses of our heroes past from Adaka Boro to DSP Alamsco and who next is on the block?

Must the Izon Nation  only celebrate our dead heroes and not the living ones, who are so passionate about developing our land and the people who are always under pressure of what will befall them tomorrow.? I think, a living dog is better than dead  LIONS  in Boro and Alamsco.

One major problem with  some of our  Izon leaders, if there are any as of today, is their greed and selfish-ness. Until they can learn to share their political opportunities amongst the  larger populace of the deprived millions, jobless and impoverished, the Izon Nation would be permanently doomed. It is a classic case everyone for himself and God for us all. Wither the Izons, even the few we thought could lead us aright are already retreating into their cells and family agenda.

Cry the betrayed Izon Nation, no more preachments. Adieu  Alamsco , you may not have been a Saint  but your verbal   pronouncements were rallying  cries for the Izon Nation.The Izon Nation’s heroes will come after now as the few we have, had left us heart-broken, orphaned and the Izon Nation is left prostrate, left gropping in the long, dark,  tunnel of liberation.

When comes another deliverer  for the Izon Nation, a people endowed in the underbellies of their ancestral lands but had remained poor because of their individualistic greed and gluttonous lifestyles .

If we had only one billionaire amongst  the Izons, we shall remain  perpetually poor and down –trodden because we want to eat alone, while all around us is littered in criminal  poverty, gaping at us all. ALAMSCO truly died at the   wrong time.He should have waited to midwife Henry Seriake Dickson’s second term elections. The battle is for the living and teeming Bayelsa voters to put their votes where their mouths are  and for the Man of the Moment, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, who  must bring in all the decamping deserters of the PDP back with open arms and legs because the cap now fits you as the new Sheriff in Bayelsa. If you fail to sail in December, the entire Izon Nation would be permanently  doomed because the Sharia- phillic leadership of the APC would ride  roughshod over your terrain like the Boko Haram locusts are now threatening to overrun the entire Nation.

* Willy Bozimo, veteran journalist, writes from Asaba, Delta State.