“A bunch of useless people.
Don’t Cry for me Argentina, which was a popular sound track from a beautiful film about Argentinien Junta Iron rule.
Have you read the Letter written by the Chairman of Executive Jets Services, a private Jet compny that Flucht Naira Marley (Marlien) to Abuja to a Concert in Jabi Lake?
That his name is “Babatunde Fashola” like the Minister of Power and Housing does not mean both has the same date of birth, the same address.
The Letter is a reflection of how Low we have fallen in Nigeria.
Cry my Beloved Country”
“We are very worried about the security implications of moving the Nigerian Gas Company from Delta; we have assured the communities that such will not happen as we do not want a situation where they will feel that we do not care about them.
“At present, we have a good relationship with the oil companies, which has given a boost to oil output; we have called on oil companies to relocate their headquarters to Delta and will not want the gas company to be moved,” he added.”
“As far as I’m concerned, we can make the National Assembly a part-time arrangement for now since we conduct our sitting once or twice in a week these days. If we make it part-time, that means our salaries must be reduced. The reality is that we can’t continue in a situation like this where 70 per cent of the country’s budget is going to personnel and recurrent expenditure as if everything is okay. This is a time when we are borrowing to fund the budget. I didn’t say salaries of civil servants who are struggling to survive, should be slashed. If under these critical circumstances, where 70 per cent of the budget goes to recurrent expenditure and overhead, then the government should really sit down and critically look at it.
“The government should identify public officers that can work part-time and reduce their salaries. For example, even we in the National Assembly, for the period of this pandemic, I strongly advocate that the work of the legislature and other people should be made par time and therefore, pay them on a part-time basis to reduce the cost. There are jobs that are not critical, that could be converted to a part-time basis to reduce costs.”
“The way Oshomhole is dashing us states, sometimes we would think he is our agent working for us for free. Since he became chairman of APC we have recovered 6 states, and Edo could be next”.
“The PDP that labeled Obaseki a non performer in 2019 is today celebrating and salivating because same non Performer is considering joining them. Same members of the PDP are asking APC faithful not to celebrate Ize-Iyamu who was their beautiful bride and very potent force in 2016 against the APC, because of what Oshiomole said. Well, to de-market your opponent in an election, you don’t praise them. Get that straight and shun the hypocrisy. Everyone celebrate your Strikers and support them in whatever way you can.”
“The prolonged crises in APC has now reached its peak and consumed those it wants to consume as Governor Godwin Obaseki and his followers have now left the party.Com Adams Oshiomwole should now go to his Ward and appeal to the ward executive there to lift the suspension they slammed on him and then go back to Abuja and resume duties as the National Chairman of the APC. After which, he will then goes back to Edo State and unleash serious campaigns for the APC candidate against that of the PDP as he did in 2016.”
“PDP has never lost any election in Ika North East since 1999”.
“Politics in Nigeria is deficient and disorganised. It reeks of some power-drunk people whom power got into their heads and change the way their brain functions; their personality changes, they have a loss of empathy, they become more narcissistic and are increasingly of the opinion that without them, everything will fall apart”.
-Jude Vincent Oshiagwu Jnr.
Who Will Shut This Revolving Door?
Yesterday, we gleefully celebrated their defection from PDP to APC.
Today, we derisively mock their defection from APC to the PDP – in what has become a vicious cycle of political tragicomedy.
Yesterday, we wined and dined with them and eulogized their political exploits with willful amnesia to their atrocious record of corruption and impunity.
Today, with their defection, we have regained our “lost” memory and, already, calls for their probe by anti-corruption agencies are growing in decibels.
Many who are with us today were with them yesterday. Many who are with them today will be with us tomorrow.
It is a perfidious revolving door in a political party system bereft of true democratic ideals, values and principles, and without any defining philosophical or ideological features, a system that operates purely on a cult of personalities driven by predatory self interest.
The revolving door is a reason our political leaders seem to lack the maturity and negotiation skills of ten year-olds in the management of their parties’ internal affairs. Why work hard to resolve disagreements when you can just easily use the revolving door to the other party?
Meanwhile, the common good of the people is trampled under the brutal footsteps of the gladiators.
Who will save the people? Only the people can save the people. The people must quit auctioning their natural and political sovereignty for ‘Judas’ shekels’ during primary and general elections. They must reclaim the initiative to discipline and direct political governance to their own priorities.
The people must shut the revolving door. Until such a time when we attain political evolution nurtured and defined by democratic values and ideological proclivities, there’s need for some kind of legally instrumented restriction of politicians that defect from one party to another from contesting for public office during the same electoral cycle in which they defected. Such restriction should be unswayable.
That may not shut the door but it may stop it from revolving as fast.