The Occasion of Chief Felix Idiga to Run for The Office of Orlu /Orsu /Oru-East Federal House of Representatives
By the time election year 2019 beckons, Imo people will be all too eager to vent their anger, through the ballot box, on the people who brought odium to their land and reduced them in the eyes of discerning public to the butt of a joke. Thankfully, the growing resentment and determination to start afresh that pervaded Orlu/Orsu/Oru -East people were to find eloquent expression, in due season, a man who for all intents and purposes was the closest approximation of his collective aspiration. Chief Felix Idiga, as senatorial candidate in 2015, the rest as the saying goes, is history.
To the people, eulogy can be located in the socio- cultural, political, psychological and indeed historical significance of the phenomenal appearance of Chief Felix Idiga popularly known as (Jafac). The phenomenal appearance of Chief Felix Idiga in the political firmament of Imo State has remained a topic of public discourse. It is not debatable that Chief Felix Idiga was by the judgment of the people, a sudden light that appeared at the terminal point of Imo political tunnel and had shown up at a time when darkness was at its thickest.
At a time when the Orlu /Orsu /Oru-East political space was being totally yielded to thugs and opportunists who in saner climes would at best been hewers of wood and fetchers of waters. At time the people's narrative at federal level will become bestseller - for all the wrong reasons in the world. At a time vice had become virtue and vice versa and at a time vainglory was allowed to walk tallest in the Land! There is no doubt that the coming of Chief Felix Idiga in 2019 to represent the constituency will restore the dignity of people who had started wondering at what point their constituency was lowered into the cesspit of mediocre leadership.
Foregoing reasons that the people will remain eternally grateful to Chief Felix Idiga for setting up Jafac Foundation and picking up the gauntlet in the face of group/elite cowardice to re-validate their individual and collective humanity, antithesis of the rotten order he challenged in 2015. It was refreshing to have an iconic figure like Chief Felix Idiga whose background, integrity, rare brilliance, sterling accomplishment as a captain of industry and expansive goodwill rise to diminish comic characters in charge of Orlu /Orsu /Oru-East affairs since 2009 when he single handedly brought Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) projects to the areas at large.
It was even more heartening that his joining the political fray among other things canceled out Imo's deepening moral and reputational insolvency. This explains why it would appear that for many Imo people, 2015 was a good year to the extent that although Senator Hope Uzodimma continued in office, Chief Felix Idiga reigns indisputably. What is more, 2019 is within earshot and millions of the people cannot wait for a man that is dedicated to carry them along. The occasion of Chief Felix Idiga to run for the office of Imo Federal House of Representatives, representing Orlu /Orsu /Oru - East constituency is an opportunity to support this great Imo light whose footprints have transcended national and continental boundaries. Please let us all support the highly worthy candidate.
Chief Sir Felix Chidi Idiga is an erudite scholar, international business man, great manager of men and resources. A politician with a distinction. Nkwa Chukwu kwere Orlu , a title his people bestowed on him. President of Jafac Group of companies. A company compromising of Swat Link International, Jafac Investment Limited, amongst other gigantic branches off Jafac Group. Cofounder, Jafac Foundation, Imo State.
Written by Agommuoh Chinonye
Jafac Investments Limited (2009 - 2012)