Opinion: What Nonsense On Appointment Of Chidoka As MinisterArticles/Opinion, Latest News Friday, July 18th, 2014
I wanted to keep quiet and rejoice like others ,but how can we all keep quiet in midst of this great injustice ?,sure,they removed Stella Oduah and replace her with another Anambra person ,But this appointment of Mr. Osita Chidoka (Ike Obosi) worries me,inshort it pains me like the menace going on in the North.
I am happy for him, and I join his family and admirers in congratulating him. However, I think that his appointment takes something very big away from Anambra State.
This is suppose to be a plus but his appointment is a great MINUS. The ministerial slot to which he is appointed belongs to Anambra State. So, come rain or sunshine, that position would be given to an Anambra State person. That is the law. That is the constitution. The position that he had before at FRSC is a tenured office of 5 years each. He is in the 2nd year of his second tenure. Meaning that he has minimum of 3 years more to be there because there is no term limits there. That is a good position for Anambra State to have. Now that he is gone to occupy a position reserved for Anambra State by law, he is replaced by Former principal general staff officer to late head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, Maj. General Lawrence Onoja a non-Anambra State citizen,not even an IGBO person or south Easterner.
Meaning that Anambra lost a very high profile position. What is the guarantee that President Jonathan will reappoint him Minister after the 2015 election? My Dad would,ve shouted “ndia akwo aka tiere okuku aki”[They’ve washed their hands clean only to break palm kernel for fowls to devour]
And what if by crook or creed another Party wins the presidency, will they re-appoint him minister? In either case of Jonathan’s reelection or another Party winning, an Anambra State citizen including himself, would be appointed a minister for Anambra State’s slot, but the FRSC position would be gone! This sharing of national cake is serious and no one will give you anything because everyone is busy protecting their own and at the same time eyeing your own to see if they can take it from you and it is very ugly stupid of us to have handed back a plus we had back to the central just because we are playing stupid kind of political witch hunt.
In the bid to stop Mr. Peter Obi, some Anambra State over grown fools gave away this FRSC position. I am not happy about it. If they did not want Peter Obi, is there no other Anambra State person that could have taken the ministerial position? This our politics of blindness and pull-him-down is costing us too much in this country.
We spend so much time and energy fighting the wrong fights while every other group is getting what we could be getting. We are in this contraption called Nigeria, and until we are no longer part of it, we ought to be thinking and acting differently, otherwise we will be the losers.
If they finish sharing everything, and there is nothing else to get from Nigeria, they may then decide to break up the country. But by then we will be short because everybody else has taken what they could get while we were busy fighting nonsense fights.
Finally i will appeal ka anyi kwusi Nzuzu na oburo Plus but a Minus
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