by Obinna Akukwe
The cycle of madness associated with Enugu State Government House have resonated again with the domestic incarceration of the wife of the Governor, Clara, by the governor, Sullivan, on accounts of acts tending towards madness. The cycle of madness in Lion Building Enugu started during the era of the immediate past governor, Chimaraoke Nmamani. There is wide belief among the political class in the state especially among the governor’s aides that there is an occasional act of violence associated with the ex-governor which was interpreted to be seasonal madness.
An aide of the governor confided that at one point, former President Olusegun Obasanjo was called in and he took the ex-governor to a spiritualist somewhere in Owo, Ogun State while another aide claimed that Obasanjo helped the ex-governor with some spiritualists, after which temporary normalcy returned.
Another aide told stunned friends at an occasion that at one point the former governor asked one of his orderlies to slap his wife. The police sergeant or so obeyed the instruction of the governor and manhandled the wife. When the governor became sober the following day, he called for the sergeant, queried and harassed him for having the audacity to slap the wife. The estranged police detail quietly absconded from Government House duty post and later the police force for fear of the governor’s reprisals. Another aide swore that whenever the madness comes, his chief of staff, Sam Ejiofor used spiritual powers to control the situation. Some other persons believe that the madness is as a result of fighting the fiery preacher, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka and the death of adoration worshippers.
Whichever is true among all these theories, it is obvious that Chimaraoke Nnamani , throughout his campaign period, between 1998 and 1999, never exhibited any acts of madness. Throughout the campaign period, Chimaraoke exhibited refined and civilized mien. He associated with everybody, and brewed no class; He equally developed agenda meant to transform the state to be the industrial hub of the South East. Therefore, whatsoever made this man act irrationally when he became governor must have been waiting for him in that Lion Building.
Clara Chime, the governor’s second wife, whose parents hails from Umunede, Isuochi in Imo State has no record of madness in their family. This lady and their family was close to the family of former President Yar’adua ‘s from when the latter was governor in Katsina till they moved to Aso Rock, Abuja. Their closeness was such that the late president’s daughters have visited their Isuochi hometown on two occasions. There is absolutely nothing in mien, disposition, character or otherwise to suggest emotional swing of temperament as being alleged against her until she married Sullivan and moved to that same Lion Building.
That Lion Building has been associated with all sorts’ of evil, fornication, adultery, rituals, murder, blackmail, sycophancy, thuggery, cultism and disdain for God, religion, and godly association. No wonder the spirit of madness revolves around that place and anybody whose spirit is porous; it jumps inside and begins to operate.
Since Chimaraoke left the place, he has become the perfect gentleman he used to be. Most probably the day Clara leaves that place and gets fresh air somewhere else, she would become the humble, courageous and friendly being which is her normal self.
Few years ago news went round the state that the Lady is suffering extreme hallucinatory conditions and depression due to the governor’s life of promiscuity. There were allegations that those close to her were impregnated by the governor and this caused her emotional breakdown. However, after a while the matter was resolved. When the governor was hospitalized in England and agents of death were keeping vigil to see Sullivan returned as a corpse, this woman did not exhibit any act of madness when she was organizing some women prayers for the life of her husband. Therefore, this sudden theory of Clara being confined to government house on account of developing mental illness is strange. If there is any emotional and psychiatric relapse, she should be allowed to escape from that Lion Building so that the force of madness looking for whom to possess will lose a customer. At a point, even former Chimaraoke Nmamani abandoned government house and fled to her Agbani country home, and was coming to work from there, until the spirit of depression disappeared.
It was at that point when Chimaraoke escaped to Agbani that he subconsciously picked Sullivan as successor, despite the booby traps in that selection. That selection had turned out to be the best thing to happen to Enugu State because this man has performed creditably since then.
That spirit of madness in Lion Bulding even got hold of Sullivan that his love for mini skirted human being increased to the power of seven since he entered the place. Despite the distraction of excessive womanizing, Sullivan continued to develop the state astronomically until the spirit of madness transformed to cancer and wanted to snuff out life out of the man. When he survived the death scare, the spirit domesticated itself within the house and everybody is dancing like mad people including Governor. The Bible said that when a spirit is cast out it must be filled up with the Holy Spirit or else the demon may return back with seven worse spirits and make the case worse.
As far as I am concerned, Chimaraoke Nnamani was never mad, Clara Chime is not mad too, but forces inside that place creates man made malfeasance which creates tension and madness. The amount of charms those touts who sought favors from ex-Governor Chimaraoke carried into government house can clash midair and make any sitting governor exhibit occasional madness and if the managers of the situation call the devil for assistance , then the situation is compounded. The charms from numerous women chasing Governor Sullivan with love portion can clash midair and cause madness for an unsuspecting governor’s wife.
The situation now is that Sullivan Chime, the Executive Secretary, Bem Angwe of Human RightsCommission who supported the Governor, her Neuro- Psychiatrists Dr Onwukwe and Dr Agumo, and all that are conniving to confine Clara inside that Lion Building, seizing her phones, laptops, i-pads etc. and making her a prey for the spirit of madness to feast on, are agents of madness. The earlier this woman is left to breathe fresh air and interact with her real self the better-and if that woman is held there a bit longer, this emotional stress and depression could reach the point where she could tear her cloth in real madness and the cyclical madness in Enugu Government House would have captured a first victim.