By Onwuasoanya Fcc Jones
The most lucrative business in Nigeria today is pdpctivism. This can be defined as some kind of farcical drama made to appear like activism and directed at enhancing the political chances of the most irresponsible opposition political party in the history of politics.
A pdpctivist sees that flooding is threatening to drown an entire population in Benue State, but because paying condolence or at most solidarity visit to the victims of that flooding will do little to enhance the chances of the PDP and the organized opposition in Nigeria, they look the other way and tell those victims to go to hell.
A pdpctivist hears that some group of innocent children were kidnapped by hoodlums and kept in the dungeon for more than fifty days, but does not take any step to appeal to the hoodlums to free these innocent children because no fund has been made available by Wadata Plaza for such campaigns.
You may tell me that Prof. Chidi Odinkalu is a respectable scholar and former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, and I won't have any argument with you. But, I will be ashamed of you, if you try to tell me that Odinkalu's pdpctivism has not been obvious even from his days as the Chair of that commission. Odinkalu was and remains a PDP sponsored activist. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. All over the world, activists could choose to advance the cause of political parties they feel comfortable with their manifestoes. What is wrong with Odinkalu, Charley Boy and their co-travelers is their posturing as non partisan activists.
Odinkalu and his fellow pdpctivists were in Owerri today on the bill of Wadata plaza to join in scorning the family of the ten year old boy who died in mysterious circumstances on the same day as the Imo State Government commenced the relocation of Eke-ukwu Owerri market, but in a far different location from where the demolition exercise was taking place. These compromised group of pdpctivists ostensibly came to Owerri to celebrate what the organized opposition in the State and the country at large erroneously feel is a big political achievement.
Charley Boy and Professor Odinkalu and indeed most of the pdpctivists who made that trip actually came from Lagos State where the Badoo gang and other criminal gangs have literally hijacked the security of that State, killing, robbing and kidnapping innocent citizens at will, yet, they have not deemed it fit to make any statement calling for a declaration of a state of emergency or even condemning these criminal acts that have ravaged that State.
One of the things, Odinkalu and his group of hired guns cannot deny if they still have their consciences alive is that Imo is peaceful, beautiful and stable. As they share whatever loot they got from Wadata plaza for this disgraceful outing, they should not forget that by joining this black wearing mockers to scorn the innocent boy, their hands are sullied with the blood of that angel.