Amuda Emmanuel: Ekiti elections turns South West APC Governors to Father Christmas
Following the monumental defeat suffered in Ekiti by the APC in the hands of the masses, the APC governors in south west suddenly turn to father christmas in june/july. They have stopped illegal deduction of workers’ salaries, all illegal tax in some states have been suspended, workers salaries delayed are now paid in due course.
• OSUN STATE
The state conducted the governorship election in a few day. The only state in south west was detected and the bomb explosion occurred due to the atrocity of Engr(Ogbeni) Rauf Aregbesola.
Aregbesola, governor of Osun State, insisted that all muslim children in Osun must wear cape to school, including the school founded by Missionaries. He used to be a very loud mouth and confident that APC will rule south forever but Ekiti election has caused fears and jitters to him,he is now eating his vomits.
Currently,he is begging Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola of PDP to come and help his campaign. He has visited Okuku,hometown of Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, for more than 5 times in the last two weeks. The recent one was his visit with god father, Bola Tinubu and their party chairman, Chief John Oyegun.
Aregbe, also visited different churches accompanied with some notable APC leaders for begging the christians and founders of missionary schools for forgiveness.
He has reduced the school fees of students, stopped illegal deduction of teachers salaries, and all illegal tax in Osun have been suspended until after the election.
In fact,they have started receiving alert of April and May salary since the beginning of this july. Members of the Osun youth empowerment scheme,popularly known as O’YES, who had not being paid for some months, had started receiving their salary arrears ,the public taps, which had been dry for months, some had started running.
Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, popularly known as SIA, why some people called him Mr Roads construction.
For past three years, SIA abandoned important sectors like Education, Health, Security, Scholarship, Employment, SMEs and all capitals are been diverted to unending roads construction. Promotion of workers were stalled, salaries of workers were delayed, all local government areas were locked down and other maladies but the defeat of the incumbent governor of Ekiti state, Dr Kayode Fayemi by the People’s Democratic Party, Ayodele Fayose, has caused fears and jitters to him.
Amosun now launched a “welfare agenda” aimed at paying more attention to the people’s welfare.
Three days when Amosun received defeat in Ekiti state,he handed over several cheques to former political appointees who served between 2007 and 2011.
He paid the June civil servants salaries on 24th (the first of its kind in 3 years) as against the practice of making such payments between 10th and 15th of the other month.
He bought 236 cars for 236 councilors across the state.
The Senator Abiola Ajimobi government also lack technical-know-how.
For almost three years of his mal-administration, the governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and his action purely indicates that he doesn’t understand the complexities and dynamism of Oyo States’ local economy.
He failed to admit the fact that infrastructural development doesn’t automatically gives birth to economy development.
Some fundamental factors need to be fashioned in; not necessarily jumping up and down like a monkey running for a piece of banana.
His rebuilding activities are causing more harm than good to the good people of the state.
Basic necessities of economy development are not visible for us to see for almost 3years out of 4years of his single term agreement with the good people of the state other than propagandas without any meaningful end result.
No creation and retention of jobs, lack of improved standard of living among the masses and in-ability of local entrepreneurs and small scale businesses to thrive since there’s no conducive environment and proper government policies that will enhance such.
In terms of economy development, our government at the sub national (State) level under the leadership of Ajimobi/APC is a potential failure.
The governor imposed “emission fees” to Okada riders. It is very sad that Ajimobi’s government has not depart from his usual and abysmal way of governance. He trained people at Sambisa forest to molest the innocent people in the state, stopping Okada riders and forcing them to pay fees they tagged EMISSION FEES;each Okada rider pay a sum of N4,000 which till date nobody knows where the money goes to.
The roads construction were stopped, the workers salaries were delayed, he refused to conduct LG elections,and promotions were stalled.
But the victory of the PDP in Ekiti State in June 21,employed him in the decision to pacify workers and other groups in the state.
Senator Ajimobi,believed that Fayose won because he was close to the people when he was in government. Ajimobi is now fashioning strategies to close the grass roots . Ajimobi decides to conduct the local government election. He signed 50 weak and hungry youths at the cost of N10,000 each.
• LAGOS STATE
Lagos state,a state of APC governors’ godfathers in south west.
A state that undemocratically impose and appoint the candidate in his party by the godfather, Bola tinubu. A state that governors do not have power to choose their own commissioners or appoint any board without taken orders from their godfathers.
Lagosians are disgusted that Tinubu has privatised their politics. His wife, daughter and even son-in-law have been steam-rolled into vantage political positions. The state’s finances are tied to Alpha Beta. Tinubu has even gone ahead to propose Akinwunmi Ambode as the next governor of the state
without the benefit of any election.
Lagos state Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola is the only mediocre and propagandist governor we have in Nigeria. Fashola’s government is the only elected governor in Lagos selling all the lagos properties to his godfathers.
In term of Education, Fashola increases the school fees of all the state institutions to the extent that the Lagosians can’t afford to send their children to the school. The cost of living Is very terrible, he banned Okada riders and yet he acclaims his government as best model for good governance. This is very funny because, Lagosians know well that Fashola is only a mediocre and propagandist governor.
Everywhere in the South-West, the message is crystal clear: “Tinubu’s imperious dynasty is over: long live the sovereignty of the people.”
When Tinubu and Fashola received shock from Ekiti State, Riding of Okada which was banned for almost 2 years is now gradually returning to Lagos. Roads and law enforcement agencies have been instructed to relax because we are gradually advancing into election period. This is hypocrites of the highest order.
APC represents everything you can call evil; deceit, greed, stealing of public funds, deafness to masses’ plights, undemocratic actions, impurity and injustice.
The only wise thing to do at this time is to show them we are not fools.
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