On Saturday the 18th of January, 2020, Chief Dumo O. B. Lulu-Briggs was at the Rhythm 93.7 Port Harcourt as a guest on Viewpoint Saturday call in program to set the record straight on matters relating to the demise of his father and the truth about his delayed burial.

It was obvious from reactions that Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs held the public in so much awe as he intelligently and cautiously delivered the facts of the matter. Members of the public called into the program and everyone who called expressed dismay over what they described as an affront by Seinye Lulu-Briggs to the culture and traditions of Rivers people, especially the Kalabaris. They all criticized Pastor Seinye Lulu-Briggs for holding and desecrating the body of the Chief and bringing shame upon his immediate family and the entire people of Rivers State and Kalabari Kingdom.

In a swift but thoughtless reaction, the spokesperson for Pastor Seinye Lulu-Briggs released a badly written and totally empty article to counter the straightforward offerings and indubitable truths contained in the responses of Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs in that viewpoint interview. But rather than achieve the aim of deceiving the public further, the hasty writeup that is enveloped in too many falsehood and incoherent narratives, simply revealed how People have become fed up with the inanities on constant display by Pastor Seinye Lulu-Briggs and her hireling, Oraye St Franklin.

While you find on the official Facebook page of Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, a huge number of people expressing solidarity with the Chief and condemning the actions of his stepmother around 10am, Sunday 19th January, on the other hand, you find severely scanty responses on the official page of the woman and that of her hireling. And it is instructive that most persons who even commented on the latest release by the Pastor’s spokesperson who many Rivers persons now consider a deviant, didn’t support her actions. Recall also that the Executive Governor of Rivers State distanced himself from Pastor Seinye Lulu-Briggs. Many other important personalities, including senior politicians, clergies, etc. have all technically stayed away from her after her callous disregard of their opinions on the matter.

This is a clear indication that the woman is traveling on a lonely path and should be advised to retrace her steps as soon as possible. Someone said that no man is an island.

Uche E. Woke

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