The 2019 general elections have come and gone with its many albatrosses; while throwing up two categories of people: the winners and losers of that epic race.
While the triumphants are still basking in the euphoria of clinching the sole tickets of service delivery in their different constituencies, states, etcetera; others are locked in a vicious circle, wondering how they ended up holding the shorter end of the stick.
Indeed, “while life blooms for others, it stinks for some.”
But that is the game of politics and the way of God almighty. The holy scripture has made it clear that “God giveth power, and to whom he wishes.”the power given to Utazi is indeed divine;power to do good.
While this does not stop the losers of elections from contesting their defeats in courts as provided by the Nation’s constitution, conceading defeat where it is glaring that one has nothing to fight for in court looks more rewarding.But not to those that are hell bent claim what obviously does not belong to them.
However, the National Assembly Elections results of 2019 in Enugu North Senatorial zone, where the incumbent Senator Utazi trounced the former speaker and candidate of the All Progressives Congress’, Rt .Hon. Eugene Odo, in a landslide victory is a clear tale of Utazi’s general acceptance and collective endorsement by his constituents.
And the affirmation of the same by the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Enugu, just last Tuesday, where the tribunal dismissed the petition challenging the election of Senator Chukwuka Utazi is a watershed.
The first import of the foregoing victory at the tribunal is that our workaholic senator will settle down to work in the 9th senate; so as to continue delivering the dividends of democracy to his highly elated constituents.
The second take-home following the tribunal’s judgement is that the court has sounded a strong warning to the lawmaker’s detractors to allow him settle for the task of repositioning the zone for a better development and even empowerment of the jobless.
Barr. Utazi will leave Enugu North better than he met it; and that is why all hands must be on deck to ensure the saying that “governance is a collective responsibility” takes a centre stage in Sen. Chuka’s giant moves for greater tomorrow.
Written by Paul Eze from Igbo – Eze North. Enugu State.