Failed Lawmaker Momah, Offered Himself To Be Used, No Doubt.

Ebuka Onyekwelu

There is something happening in APGA. Ordinarily, it’s all for laughs. But just look at it.

A rumour broke out that Hon. Ifeanyi Momah representing Ihiala constituency in House of Representatives, has struck a deal and likely going to be given the APGA ticket for the governorship election, for whatever reason. Now ask yourself, what can you remember Hon. Ifeanyi Momah for, aside dressing well and posing for photographs? This is not the point though. He can still leverage on his contacts to reach serious political deals. But I am yet to see or hear anyone who takes the rumour seriously.

But here is the thing.

From nowhere, U-AYA and U-AWA jumped into this rumour and did a “Press Release”, addressing the rumour, more or less on behalf of APGA.

Is U-AYA and U-AWA now the Public Relations department or mouthpiece of APGA? Is the group a parallel APGA existing under a covert nomenclature?
These are questions people have been asking.

What I have to say is that the Press Release from U-AYA and U-AWA over that matter is ill advised, in bad taste and bereft of even the slightest modicum of strategy. It in fact did not set out to achieve anything, because no response was needed to dispel a rumour. And as sure as one can be, the audacity of the group has only added even more anger and resentment within the APGA party fold, which is both unhealthy and totally avoidable. If anything, considering the interest of the group in the coming governorship election, their press release has only given credence to the rumour and from now, those close to Hon. Ifeanyi Momah can attest to upsurge in the attention he will be getting now. If I am a staker, I can bet on this.

Even more profound, this speaks to my earlier position on the question of Obiano’s preferred candidate.

It is at this point that one doesn’t find it funny any longer.