From Jonas Ike, Abuja
The coast is now very clear for the former governors who are cabals in the South-East region of Nigeria to be Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. These are political gladiators and titans who have been angling for a place in the Nigerian Senate for a very long time to actualize their dreams of self actualization in the apex legislature- National Assembly.
From the results declared so far by the nations electoral umpire- the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the South-East cabals have taken over the 9th Senate, the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly.
According to elite theorist Vifred Pareto and Gateano Mosca from time immemorial from countries ofbthe world ranging from ones that are least developed to the most advanced and sophisticated societies, two classes of people exist.
The first class of people monopolises power, performs political functions and determine allocation of societal values. The second class of people are led by the first in a manner that is less human and uncivilized to the point that is now called the iron ore of oligarchy.
So far INEC has declared former governors of Abia State Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, Mr Theordore Orji who is successor to Kalu, former governor of Enugu State Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, former governor of Ebonyi State Dr. Sam Egwu and incumbent governor of Imo State Chief Rochas Okorocha as Senators elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Other political gladiators who have also won coveted seats at the senate include Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah (Anambra South) and Uche Ekwunife (Anambra Central) among others.
It is definitely going to be a clash of the titans as these former governors take over the 9th Senate along side the longest serving senator in Nigeria Sen. Dr.Ike Ekweremmadu who is the current Deputy President of the 8th Senate.
Ekweremmadu a lawyer who also won back his legislative seat under the ticket of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP is representing Enugu West Senatorial District of Enugu State in the National Assembly.