Ekiti Elections: The Prelude To Our Expectations In Nasarawa State; By Ibrahim Kabiru Dallah
As one of the most influential British Politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Sir Winston Churchill asserted in 1941 in his speech that “Criticism must not be agreeable but it is necessary, it fulfils the same function as the pain in the human body, it calls attention to unhealthy state of things”.
The lesson learnt in Ekiti State 2014 Gubernatorial election should serve as a wakeup call and an eye opener to Governor Al-Makura that if he doesn’t change his ways, a known devil will be given the chance to return to Nasarawa State Government House in 2015 General election.
However, with the recent maladministration of Al-Makura in Nasarawa State, it is now clear to the eye that want to looks without sentiment and audible to the ear that the Government of Nasarawa State has long before now parted ways with the real people at the grass root.
It is so unfortunate that Al-Makura is following the bad footsteps of his colleagues in the other part of the Nigerian State, especially that of Governor John Fayemi Kayode that shamelessly paid bursary to the ever militant Nigerian Students in Ekiti State 24hrs before the day of the election which the Students also paid him back as they voted him out of Ekiti State Government House, it is our earnest prayers that what happened to” Peter” on the 21st June, 2014 in Ekiti State should also happen to “Paul” In Nasarawa State Come 2015, Amen.
It is not longer news that Al-Makura has tends to deceives the Students of Nasarawa State again by the recent releases of N280M (Two Hundred And Eighty Million Naira Only) for the payment of bursary after “3 wasted years”, he promised heaven and earth before 2011 general elections where scholarship, peace, employments, youths empowerment and so many others were included but unfortunately as I write none of the above has been achieved unless the purported released of funds for the bursary, Oh My God, our governor has inflicted many pains into the heart of the real people of Nasarawa State both the olds and young’s.
For the purpose of clarity about the bursary, in recent time past in Nasarawa State, Law Students in the Nigerian Law School are always paid the sum of N500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira Only) which one of the daughter of Al-Makura’s has benefited same from Nasarawa State Governement during Governor Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma regime but its pains to see the same person that his daughter was one of the beneficiaries of N500,000 is now set to pay just N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira Only) to the Nasarawa State Students in Nigerian Law School, to me as a person this decision is an injustice and a slap to the intellectual capacity of “Our” future Barristers.
It is also worrisome to observe in Nasarawa State that the teams of the advisers of Gov Al-Makura’s are seriously misleading him if not, how would one described an instance where it was provided in the modalities of the payment of the bursary that an NCE 3 Students will be paid N30,000 (Thirty Thousand Naira Only) while an undergraduate in the Nigerian University would be paid just N10,000 (Ten Thousand Naira Only), truly, this is discrimination of the highest order and its remind me of the story of “All Animals Are Equal But Some Animals Are More Equal Than The Others”.
As a people, we can longer endure the rate of injustice being meted on the youths of Nasarawa State, as the 2015 approach the youths of Nasarawa State are already speaking with one voice for the change of leadership, if the Government of Nasarawa State under Al-Makura like they should awaits 24hrs before the 2015 general election to pay all the 4years bursary to the Students, Arrears to all the workers, promotion of the civil servants and all the pending issues in the State just like his counter part in Ekiti State, we would surely vote and chase Al-Makura out of Government House come 2015, the people are more wiser now, APC is a pirated copy of PDP, we have resolved to grasp the original copy which is PDP in Nasarawa State while the pirated copy cannot longer be trusted with power.
So far, so good, it is a known facts that Al-Makura has over promised the people of Nasarawa State and under delivered after 3 years in office but the sycophants are given him the wrong signals and impressions that the people at the grass root are in love with the Government of the day.
It is on record that the good people of Nasarawa State massively voted for Al-Makura in 2011 because they wanted to test the other part of change but sadly the change they needed is the most corrupt product in the market, in fact the APC in Nasarawa State are now consolidating their corruption with professionalism based on the fact that all the Come-and-raid in TUC, NLC and other Human Rights Organizations in Nasarawa State are all bought, that’s the simple reason why are they have all gone criminally silence with the anti-people policies of Al-Makura.
Without fear of any form of contradiction, let me quickly re-echoed to the government of Nasarawa State that after God, the real power belongs to the Market Men and Women, Students, Youths, and other important personalities in the State but Al-Makura is busy chasing shadow instead of the real people in the field.
Our friends in the media should as matter of facts kindly inform the Governor of Nasarawa State that he has disconnected with the real people of Nasarawa State since before now, as such, he should not be deceives by his cabinet members that the real people are for him come 2015.
These Too Shall Pass, Nothing More, Nothing Less.
[Ibrahim Kabiru Dallah, Is the National President, Nasarawa State Youths Network (NASTYNET), Writes From Lafia, @ik_dallah On Twitter]
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