Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Beautiful Obudu, who did you offend? Master Ray throws heavy Punches at Ayade


|Ukorebi Esien| 17th October, 2017

A social media activist and Mystic Master popularly known as Master Ray has taken to his social media handle to question the state of affairs of the home town of the digital governor of Cross River State, Prof. Sen. Ben Ayade.
Master Ray Ugba Morphy  who used the power of poetry to air out his view and threw a jab at the governor, noted with dismay that, a place that once used to be a choice land of nature, filled with hope and life has now been sent to relegation by her son.

Obudu, choice land of nature
Home of my friends and I
Hitherto full of hope n life
But now your son has sent you
Back to the middle ages’

Note, Ray in his poem did not say your sons but he specifically and deliberately used the singular word son and not plural sons. One will think he would have attributed the backward state of Obudu to her sons and daughters but he decided to single out a particular son.
Who could this son be?

Ray went further to point out that the roads in Obudu are capable of aborting dreams and pregnancies as well as breaking the waist of its users due to its bad nature, gloomy nights with no light.

In the second line of stanza three the author told a story of darkness that looms over Obudu due to the outage of power supply that has existed almost from the inception of the present Administration.

Recall that it was alleged that Ayade had ordered that Obudu be disconnected from the main source of power supply with a promise to build an independent source of a 24/7power supply for the community, only for the promise to be cut short after about three months of power supply when Ayade generator (as it was then called) broke down. Till date the community has not seen light again.

It seems it is the above story that the author painted in just one Phrase.
Gloomy nights of no light

Master Ray Ugba Murphy demonstrated a high mastery of poetry skills in his poem as he stylishly throws heavy punches at Ayade.

‘Old roads scrapped, new roads not in sight
Clean city now a dump at every turn
And I weep’

Master Ray again expressed disappointment at the level of filt and dirt in Obudu as well as its bad roads. Not minding that it the place of abode of a professor who is the governor of the entire state.

Ray was not alone in this displeasure as other facebook users also expressed their view concerning the roads in Obudu
Below is a screenshot of their comment below his thread.


‘But it shall be well so says my Soul
WEEP NO MORE
Finally Master Ray prophesies to the land Obudu.’

Says it shall be well… weep no more
Is the author saying that Ayade shall be removed for another will be take care of Obudu come in or is he saying that Ayade shall listen to the weeping of his home town and restore her glory?
Ray’s Poem reads in full:

#Beautiful Obudu
Who did you offend?
Who did this thing to you?

Obudu, choice land of nature
Home of my friends and I
Hitherto full of hope n life
But now your son has sent you
back to the middle ages

Abortion causing waist breaking roads
Gloomy nights of no light
Old roads scrapped, new roads not in sight
Clean city now a dump at very turn
And I weep 

Lovely days in a lovely land of peace
Now all gone because vandals sway

But it shall be well so says my Soul
WEEP NO MORE

Ukorebi Esien writes from Calabar

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