The Abia War of the Cyberspace
At last, the political gladiators in Abia State have crossed the Rubicon and it is now a full-blown war on the cyberspace. The virtual community is agog as the war rages. The battle is being fought with all manner of missiles except the lethal weapon. It is ferocious and desperate. It is getting dirtier. There is mudslinging, blackmail, name-calling, insults, character assassination, etc. All these run in the line and Facebook is the battle ground. At the end, many will be killed but no blood will be shed.
But, I fear that in few days to come the battle will move from cyberspace to the real world of Abia society. The battle will shift to the streets. The opposition seems spurred by a renewed energy. They have jumped into the trenches, firing from all angles. They are doing well, in the custom of fair deeds. All is fair in war as in love. It is called propaganda. In politics, you can be killed severally.
But in all attacks, the opposition cannot argue against history. They cannot argue the fact that Aba is better now than it was in 2014; that there is law and order and better security as Governor Ikpeazu’s war against criminality in the state has been largely successful. They cannot argue against the accolade of Awards and ovation coming from the Ikpeazu’s initiative in driving the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in Abia State. They cannot fault the signature projects of Faulks Road, the Osisioma Overhead bridge, the Umunkiri/ Akwa Ibom Road and many others. They cannot argue against the massive infrastructural renewal of classroom blocks across the state and the revamping of the educational system that have seen Abia maintaining a consistent lead in national examinations.