Calabar Southgate: ‘We’ll need a game-plan’ to address reoccurence of violence —Duke

0
62

Efio-Ita Nyok|23 March 2017 State leading poet, politician and incumbent Chairman of Cross River State Sports Commission, Mr Orok Duke, has said that Cross River will need a well crafted out masterplan to address the menace of cultism in the state. Mr Duke who is a lawyer ventilated his opinion via a four-stanza poem tilted 'Calabar South' in response to the killing, maiming, sporadic shooting the state capital has come to be notoriously known for especially sequel to the assassination of Dr. Emmanuel Igbeng of the Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management Science at University of Calabar (UNICAL) last week. 'Scolombo now holds sway,
Cultism has come to stay… ' was how poet Duke captured the reality plaguing the state of security of a capital city that has played host to the world at sundry occasions and times. He further accentuated this gloom fact when he said again in the third stanza —'Hope rests on a knife edge, Between survival and extinction'. The erudite poet further noted in his second stanza that this was the time to do what is right by following the light eschewing darkness. In the last stanza poet Duke adviced that at an anticipated respite of the present orgy of violence —When the good times return— 'We will need a game-plan, Not crawl into our homes to whine-Nothing lasts forever'. How I wish there will be a deliberate plan to address the outbreak of an orgy of blood! Or would we resort to into 'our homes to wine' thinking that this relative peace will last forever!? Excerpt of Duke's 'Calabar South': CALABAR SOUTH Scolombo now holds sway,
Cultism has come to stay
In our melting pot –
A potpourri of some sort. All those who survive on pot,
Dodge prosecution in our courts,
This is the time to do what is right
And continue to follow the light. Hope rests on a knife edge,
Between survival and extinction,
Some just fold their arms
And remain on the sidewalk. When the good times return,
We will need a game-plan,
Not crawl into our homes to whine-
Nothing lasts forever. Efio-Ita Nyok
Is a Blogger, the Editor & Publisher of NegroidHaven.org