LIKE a man whom the villagers want to set ablaze having chosen to drench himself with gasoline before arriving at the scene, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo sets the stage for his crucifix by praising Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai.
The former Chief of Army Staff and current Ambassador to Benin Republic, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai was said to have paid a courtesy visit to the Edo State Governor, at the weekend.
Obaseki said he was optimistic that the country would overcome its present security challenges.
The visit was put up on Governor Obaseki’s official Facebook page.
“I expressed optimism that the country will overcome its present security challenges.
“I n extolling Buratai for his service to the nation, I stressed that the foundation he laid as Chief of Army Staff is what we are building on today.
“As a state, we will continue to work with the national authorities.
“That is where we need leaders like the ex-Army chief, Obaseki enthused.
Political pundits will recall that the same Gen Buratai said that the insurgency will be there for at least twenty more years so one wonders the raison d’etre behind Obaseki being economical with the truth on this highly sensitive issue! Why did he choose to be politically correct? Why is he trying to assault the collective intelligence of Edolites?
Below are some comments on the clownish trip on Facebook:
Uwa Ime Igbinovia:
Oga stop all these pictures everywhere. Without funding for infrastructure the economy will be zero. No more jobs, indigenous contractors are suffering and it’s also making the average Edo youth suffer. I wish you just did your first term and leave. I never believed I will ever criticize your government. Mr. Governor do something. No commissioners, no chairman nor vice or councilors. What are you thinking sir because that is strange.
Chris O. Iyamu:
I am already so disappointed in this government. Many top politicians including Uncle Ize Iyamu, Barr Usoh said so many things that I never believed. Now I can see. Very dubious, tricky and sneaky person to be a State Governor. God will judge you if you live Edo worse than what it is today. Ekenwan road is a total mess and shameful to behold.
Murphy Osaigbovo Aigbekaen:
Edo people expect more development strides from you in this second term! Go ahead and do the needful.
Many more comments numbering over 1000 were highly critical of the Obaseki administration which is a colossal failure. Indeed Edolites made a bad choice last year in their bid to prove that ‘Edo no be Lagos.’
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