God bless Edgar Joseph for his article which reflects his kind thoughts about his root in Nigeria.
Fate has foisted a self-destructive “ifot” phenomenon on an Akwa Ibom mind and to exorcise that fate it will take a deliberately planned program of action by an NGO supported by the Akwa Ibom Government.
Every Akwa Ibom person is a deep believer and or a victim of Ifot witch.
From the governor to the highest Man of God in the streets of Uyo and Akwa Ibom state in general, the belief in Ifot is treasured. All Akwaibomites, maybe with few insignificant numbers are propagandists of the foolish talk and evil exploits of Ifot witch. Akwaibomites model themselves as mere tools or toothpicks in the covens of Ifot witch.
Urban local government is even reputed as the “Airforce Ifot” headquarters, we all know this as we know Uyo as the capital of Akwa Ibom state.
I am yet to attend any circus show in which the actor can disappear or instruct that bullets are fired from the renowned AK47 gun and he will thereafter excrete it out to prove the
Ifot witch powers.
My Akwa Ibom people will tell you that Ifot witch can do that.
Also, an Akwa Ibom candidate who is supposed to score 400 over 400 in JAMB can end up with zero if he has Ifot witch challenge from his family. Are believers in ubiquitous powers of ifot witch stupid, yes they are because their reasoning capacity is inverted and twisted?
If any Akwa Ibom person in diaspora died and is brought home for burial, it is because Ifot witches at home employed their aerial dominance to arrive overseas to kill that Akwaibomite.
Gringory , a character in James Iroha’s Masquerade soap, personifies how subservient an Akwa Ibom person could be with satirical speaking mannerisms and body language. Of course, Okon Lagos TV character is an innovation of the earlier jokes by Gringory for commercial value.
I wish Gringory and Okon Lagos used their talents to sensitize our people about the vanity and self-destructive potentials of the mind that celebrate and eulogies the evil powers of ifot witch. Ex-governor of Akwa Ibom, Obong Akpan Isemin ‘s Mental Adjustment Program didn’t address AkwaIbomites childish belief in ifot witch.
Governor Attah was busy with Resource Control. Then-Governor Akpabio with Housemaid Syndrome.
DUKE OF SOMOLU, has done AkwaIbom a favor by identifying a belief that is holding the state down. Edgar has named the malaise that is limiting and diminishing, i.e the compulsive belief in ifot witch.
I am so gratified that Edgar with a respectable media reach is the one pushing this discussion. I trust in Edgar’s capacity to catapult this topic to the front burner.
It is my opinion that any individual that will help to persuade and lessen AkwaIbom mind from ardent belief in the exploits of witches in the state, that individual must have successfully led his people to cross the last bridge which needs to be crossed for Akwa Ibom enterprise to enter into the threshold of sustained economic impact in sub-Saharan Africa.
State government and clergies must take the lead by telling their flocks that Akwa Ibom’s mind needs to be liberated from witch malaise.
Finally, for all those AkwaIbomites who ran to Lagos in the 60s to avoid being killed by witches, take a lesson from Edgar Joseph’s return to join hands with the progenitor of IBIOM & UFOK IBAAN stage play to develop our beautiful State.
However, if you have nothing to offer or contribute like Edgar Davies, stay wherever you are until your Ifot witch catches up with you.