By Patrick Eholor
Yesterday afternoon, I left Anambra State, and arrived Enugu. And I see the wonders Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is doing in Enugu State. Roads are tarred into the villages, but in Benin, you cannot even drive to the palace of the Oba. What an abysmal failure!
I have also been to Ebonyi on this tour, and what I saw is out of this world!
Governor Dave Umahi has transformed a bush state into a modern metropolis.
This is not about party. There are bad Governors in PDP, and there are bad governors in APC,but there are winners among the individual governors.
Governance is continuation, and is about the people. No matter what the issue is with your predecessor, you must build for the people.
We are living with Gov Obaseki who is acting as a sole administrator, instead of an elected governor, forgetting that government is for the people, we the people. He has not nominated his commissioners as of today, he has not created any boards, he has not rewarded his political chieftains with personal assistants in his cabinet. He has not created an enabling environment to accommodate the unemployed army of youths who are derailed into different acts of criminality due to bad governance.
We didn’t vote for Oshiomhole, we didn’t vote for Ize Iyamu, so be very careful when you attack me on my honest observation for a better Edo and Nigeria.
It’s unfortunate that the heartbeat of Nigeria is in coma.
We now seem to be living in the city of the blind, where the one eyed man has is the king.
I honestly think that’s its time for men of impeccable character to get involved in politics, otherwise, strangers touts, and thieves will govern the honest and responsible citizens.
Am sure there are very good men who should be in politics, but are shying away because they think it’s dirty.
Its now or never for you to get involved. If not for your sake, for the sake of your children, and the coming generations. We can collectively rewrite our history and posterity will be on our side.
Let our past guide us to our future. We should stop lamenting about our present.
It is not because the Governor is smarter than us that he got elected, it is because of the will and grace of God. But you cannot have two captains in one ship. If he can do it, you can do better. Because he is not God, don’t forget. He was only elected to pilot the affairs of Edo State.
Am certainly hopeful that the best is yet to come for Edo State.
Some will say, Godwin Obaseki has tried his best, and I and others will say his best is not good enough.
Let’s get involved to ask them questions. There are reasons we voted them into power.
This is not an attack on the Governor, but an attempt to criticize constructively in order to move our state forward.
Recently, I talked about accountability of Constituency Projects. It’s our projects. We have a right to ask questions, that’s why they were elected.
I talked about Buhari Administration failing to provide adequate security to its citizens. I talked about some governors who have failed to provide their citizens with security. I talk about local government chairmen who don’t know their responsibilities. I talk about police who have failed in all ramifications, and many other issues concerning state of the nation.
Yes sir, yes sir can never be my friend.
It’s time for you to be asking for the dividends of democracy for electing Godwin Obaseki, or history will judge you.
I wish it was about Obaseki but it clearly isn’t. I am a patriotic citizen. Am hoping and believing its possible for a better Nigeria.
Let us all join hands together and criticise government and give credit when due.
Comrade Patrick Eholor is a freedom fighter for the masses and is the founder and Chairman of One Love Foundation, a human rights network.