Our Senator is ‘beloved’; at least some trusted leaders made us lovehim even after he has failed us for the first four years in the Senate. Our Senator nearly lost his ticket because he was not evenfavoured in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries where he came third but then, the credibility of other leaders were leveraged upon for him to get the party’s ticket. Our Senator won for a second termbut yet has nothing to show for his time in the Red Chamber; nocontribution to issues on the floor, no positive bill to touch ourlives.
Recently, I stumbled on a beautiful booklet. It was a well designed book for which at first glance, I had almost mistaken the booklet for Alice in the Wonderland. Assuaging my probing eyes, I got closer to feel the thickly back covered booklet only to discover that it was an archive of the erstwhile Governor of Imo State’s achievement in office.
Recently, Governor Theodore Orji of Albia State commissioned some completed road projects in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state. EMEKA OKAFOR in Aba, here, traces back to moves by the state governor in restoring the city which was nearly close to isolation
SOME local government councils in Lagos State are currently experiencing what some lawmakers have described as a time bomb that could blow up the chances of the ruling party in the state in both the forthcoming council and state elections.
The audibility of drumbeat of political activities in the once sleepy Ekiti State is no longer in question. Trade, cultural as well as social groups are now shedding their original garment to don the toga of politics in preparation for the gubernatorial primaries that will usher in the elections in 2014. And as is always the case, it has been a game of wit, ego and popularity contest on the part of the many contestants that are gunning for the state’s number one position.
Permit me at this point to invoke an ancient African idiom which has its roots in Igbo wisdom: onye na amaghi ebe mmiri bidoro mawa ya, agaghi ama ebe o kwusiri (He who does not recognise the point at which the rain began to beat him would not recognise when the rain ceases to fall altogether).