Guber elections: Wish list fulfilled

April 16, 2015
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I HAVE spent most of the weekend in hearty celebration, because of the fulfillment of my wish for the success of a selection of governorship candidates, in last week’s elections. My candidates were: Kashim Shettima in Borno, and he won in a landslide! His post-election speech is a masterpiece of humility. Nasir EL-Rufai got the massive endorsement of Kaduna state, because people know that he will provide leadership for genuine development for city and state. Similarly, I spoke with Aminu Bello Masari who broke the jinx in Katsina state, and showing that persistence pays. I believe he will work with purposefulness for Katsina. Aminu Tambuwal also won in Sokoto and will be expected to hit the ground running, working for Sokoto’s transformation. Dr. Ganduje received Kano’s massive endorsement, and they expect him to consolidate the development that Governor Kwankwaso commenced so commendably. Jibrilla Bindo was winner in Adamawa and his success thrilled me very much!

The final person on my list that I unfortunately omitted last week, is Tanko Almakura in Nasarawa state. I feel really glad that he was able to overcome the hurdles to be re-elected. As for Kwara state, AbdulFatai Ahmed, also handsomely profited from the Buhari hurricane and the absolutely incompetent and treachery-ridden challenge of the PDP, to return to power.

Buhari hurricane

The problem in Kwara, is that the state is a hegemonic satrapy of a single individual, a hegemon, who has ruled and continues to determine everything, since 2003. The slogan of CHANGE means NOTHING in Kwara. What we had and which will be consolidated is CONTINUITY of a systematic underdevelopment of our state. That is a pity but it is the reality that Kwarans will live with for the next four years: poverty for the mass of our people and the continuing enrichment of the hegemon, his family and cronies!

But we will keenly watch the governance process, in fidelity to Section 22 of the Nigeria Constitution: “The press, radio, television and other agencies of mass media shall at all times…uphold the responsibility and accountability of the government to the people”

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