Ogah attends launching of Izhi Tehuo' music album, speaks on liberation of Abakaliki people

By Victor Nwegede

The member representing Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constituency, Hon. Chinedu Ogah has called on the people of Izzi Nation to rise stronger in promoting peace and unity among themselves so that   activities of some selfish individuals from the state do not continue keeping the clan stagnant in Ebonyi  politics.

Ogah made this call at St Thomas Macgettrick, Pastoral Centre, Abakaliki during the public presentation and launching of a new music album released by Mr Stephen Nkwegu (aka Cente De Martz).
NATIONAL PANEL gathered that Mr Stephen Nkwegu, an indigene of Izzi land from Ndiuruku village in Amegu Community on Sunday launched his latest music album titled 'Izhi Tehuo' meaning, 'let Izhi wake up' following the divisible narratives with negative tendencies trailing the clan of Izzi Nnodo Ekuma Enyi in Ebonyi State and beyond.

Ogah expressed surprise over the poor turnout of Izzi stakeholders especially those occupying political positions for having not honoured the launching of the music, and however, called on the people to embrace spirit of unity in order to brighten the future of the clan.

"I am surprised today, that when your son is doing this kind of presentation, the most respected Izzi stakeholders are not found here. This is a call that is very important for the people of Izzi to support him. What I want to let you know today is that, we, the people of Ebonyi State, precisely, Abakaliki bloc are the cause of our problems," he said.
He commended Cente De Martz for the wisdom and creative ingenuities used in his music to campaign for peace, unity and progress of Izzi people and the state at large, advising him not to relent. 

He also commended the hard-working spirit of Ebonyi people and urged them to improve on exchanging brotherly love among themselves.

 "We are the most  intelligent, beautiful, workaholic in education. That's why I decided to put it wrong in any Anambra man that came and described Abakaliki as educationally poor people.  It's a lie! Is there any village in Abakaliki, we don't have a professor. There's no family in Abakaliki, we don't have a degree holder. 

"The only thing is that they love themselves, helping themselves and that's where we should make improvement.

"If you carefully look around, you see people from the hinterlands who came to support this launching, both the adults and children.

"This is a music that signifies unity. A music that signifies peace, but can you imagine how the people of Izzi land are treating themselves.

"If you like, live in errors of reasoning and get perished or you can wake up now, to reclaim your lost glory.

"They say, early to bed, early to rise makes body healthy, wealthy and wise.

"If we like, we can go and sleep to wake up early, but if not possible, we can continue to be the toilet of the state. You know, toilet sees both male and female's private parts but it never enjoy any of them. 

"We can use this music to rethink and unite to build ourselves stronger and take back our lost glory for the benefit of our people," he advised.

The Federal Lawmaker expressed his readiness to liberate his people, and called for quality representations by various leaders from the state.

"I'm very passionate about the liberation of  every Abakaliki man.

"Today, we see our people in House passing laws and why we can't come together to build our future to be brighter. 

"What are you struggling for, we are brothers and sisters, and if you are not married from this family, the other family will marry from your own family. 

"Why are you allowing yourselves to be deceived by selfish and greedy politicians.

 "This is the best time to decide your fate by choosing who will lead you. You can decide your fate by knowing who will represent you, the people who will speak your mind. 

"I told you, any day I travel to my village in Ikwo, and my people reject me, I will resign from politics. I am not elected to victimize anybody, but to be there to represent them, and speak the interest of the masses. 

"Looking at the music released by our child, using our language, promoting our culture, unity, calling us to see the need to love ourselves, and when you go to the Bible, you will find out that the greatest commandment of God is love. How do we love ourselves, there is a music released by Oliver Decoque, 'Biri-kam-biri,' meaning 'live and let live,' that's an Anambra man. This is your own, how do we embrace him?" Ogah hinted.

In his remark, the Chairman of the occasion, Chief Chris Adol Awam, represented by Mr Okpaga Chukwuma Kingsley thanked God who inspired Cente De Martz to use the music to promote the peace and unity of Izzi Nation. 

He described the album as a great task to every Izzi child to be optimistic about their future especially on promoting peace among the people of the clan, urging hands to be on deck to fight  anything that is capable of tearing them into factions.

He congratulated Cent De Martz, praying God to grant him more wisdom and strength to do more, as he charged other talented ones in the clan to follow suite in order to make their people proud.

Also Speaking, the President of Izhi Tehu Foundation, Eze Emmanuel Eze, commended Cente De Martz and urged his people to be a party to a reasonable voice for the development of Izzi people and their environs.

"My advice is one, we are holding everything in our hands. Heaven helps those who hep themselves. Unity or no unity, we can't speak in one voice, but we must try to speak in many reasonable voices.

"What Izzi people need now is leadership - the leadership that is not about politics. Leadership that touches the grassroot, this idea that everybody wants to be this or that, we have to understand that politics is all about service, it is for the prepared mind, and for those who really want to serve. We must ask ourselves question - will there be Nigeria in 2023? 

"So we have more jobs to do than politics. We must come home and secure our place. We must focus beyond 2023. We must survive today before we talk about 2023," he hinted.

Other stakeholders of Izzi land, Sir Edward Nkwegu represented by Comrade Onwe  Jethro-Luke, Chief Sylvester Ogbaga represented by Iyioku Timothy Nnanna, Chief Augustine Nwazunku, Chief Mrs Chinyere Nwogbaga, Chief Joseph Ununu, etc. who commended the newly released album, advised their people to wake up to promote peace and unity in their land.

It could be recalled that Mr Stephen Nkwegu (aka Cente de Martz) explained that Izhi Tehuo, the title given to his new album does not imply his people are sleeping naturally.

"Today I launched my latest album titled Izhi Tehuo, meaning 'let Izhi wake up'  but it doesn't mean that they were actually sleeping. 

"Normally, in the Night you sleep but in the morning you wake up. At a time you see somebody walking but you will not know that the person is sleeping.

"You have been in a business and you are not doing well, it assumed that you are sleeping. It is because, if you are not up and doing in that business so that you will know the trending and what you need to do to improve that business .

"In that case, I ask Izhi to wake up. As it concerns 2023, I wouldn't want a situation where we will still be behind again or turn to slave, you are commissioner this or that, Speaker this or that.

"In this case, you find out that you are just a messenger because oga is on top and you cannot do otherwise. When our illustrious son is there as governor,  it doesn't mean we will turn to slave but we are going to teach others how to lead. That's why I want us to wake up now. This is the time! That's where that album is focusing on.

"In that particular music, I really pass my message, the people I mentioned their names are the senior citizens of Izzi land, many have been into the government.

"I call on them one by one to rethink and rethink, to come back home, and reason beyond party lines and selfish interest.

"Our problem is not kindred but selfishness. You don't need to take party as your first priority as an Izhi person and you should not take it seriously or beyond humans life. 

"You shouldn't concentrate on party you belong or what your party needs but what you should be thinking is what Izhi people need for now," he unfolded his message.

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