Kogi’s governor has a new name
And it’s misfortune…
Governor Yahaya Bello has been widely criticised for mismanagement of funds, non-payment of workers’ salaries and everything else that borders around abuse of office.
This time, he flashed a middle finger in the face of his critics with the unveiling of a multi-million naira mansion in Kogi town, Okene.
What salaries? This man is living the life.
This is the misfortune that calls himself my governor. He has not paid workers for 13 months but he just built a mansion in his hometown of Okene. pic.twitter.com/CEN2wTPoLz
— Comrade Deji Adeyanju (@adeyanjudeji) December 7, 2017
Maybe Atiku has his priorities misplaced?
Former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku is going hard with his presidential campaign and he has only just started.
With his defection to opposition PDP, his strong social media presence and endless support for all things youth, we know the man is set to give President Buhari a run for his money if the latter decides to run in 2019.
But this Twitter user is making suggestions that we consider very valid, if we truly desire a new pair of hands to get Nigeria to work. And here’s how he thinks Atiku can make it happen without necessarily assuming a role on the forefront.
There is Frank Nweke
Atiku can mentor and support any of them to become president
Its time to support an outsider
— OSI. (@Osi_Suave) December 8, 2017
It really is time!
But Atiku would rather do this instead…
Hello Twitter user from above,
Atiku has other concerns (becoming Nigerian President and sending Olusegun Obasanjo to oblivion, LOL) and he’s clearly not going slow or taking any prisoners.
Days ago, comedian I Go Dye took to Instagram to share an open letter where he urged Atiku to refrain from using what he describes as “sentimental empathy on the youths to express your political ambitions,”. His argument was basically the same as that of @osi_suave above.
And look whose attention he caught.
Atiku himself! The man responded in a really lengthy article where he addressed all of the comedian’s concerns and some.
Here’s a line we love from the article, “I do understand your frustration on the issue, however. I tell people my age that to understand young Nigerians, we need to understand the difference between Nigeria and Naija. Naija embodies the hopes and dreams of young Nigerians, the country they love and long to go home to when they are abroad. Naija is the country that brings them pride in music, film, comedy, fashion, and technology. It is the country of Wiz Kid, Asa, David O, Tuface, the Olympic bobsled team, Iwobi and Don Jazzy Again.”
Well done, Atiku (Mr Strategy)!
Meanwhile Bode George says he’s not doing again
Hours before the People’s Democratic Party convention, party stalwart and chairmanship aspirant announced that he was quitting the race in these exact words: “brazen fraud and absolutely preconceived, monetized, mercantilist convention.”
A few of his reasons:
“The Peoples Democratic Party has now mangled and distorted its soul and spirit. There is no morality here anymore. There is no sanity or any sense of enlightened civility.”
“It appears the PDP is now bent on self destruction. It has obviously allowed money moguls to dictate its thematic largeness. The party has lost its soul.”
We’ll let you be the judge on this one
Should we be worried about people like this?