Examples abound around the country of Governors who chose their successors only to fall out with them shortly thereafter. It is happening in Kano with Kwankwaso and Ganduje. It happened between Ibori and his cousin Uduaghan in Delta State. It happened between Obi and Obiano in Anambra as well as Kalu and Orji in Abia State. It also happened between Fashola and Tinubu in Lagos State. There is something that can now be called a succession curse. Once a person is sworn in as governor with so much power, "I am loyal becomes I am now the royal". And a lot of variables change. Therefore, there is no guarantee that a crowned successor will remain the "yes sir boy" that he used to be. Governors who indulge in anointing a successor in the belief that their tracks or interests will
During the belated visit to Benue State on March 12, 2018, President Buhari shocked his already traumatized and angry audience when he said he was not aware that the Inspector General of Police(IGP) did not carry out his directive to relocate to the State. Dismissing what was clearly an alarming and embarrassing blooper, the President's spokesperson, Femi Adesina said on Political Platform, a Ray Power Radio programme that Mr. President cannot be everywhere or know everything. We assume that Mr. President gets a security briefing on the country every day. It is inconceivable to think that he does not. Therefore, for the President, a former Military General, who knows the grave implication of security matters to openly make such admission as he did in Benue suggests that there is a
Barely three years ago, the migration of key politicians into a fledgling coalition between ACN and CPC sparked a mini political revolution that upturned the PDP, a monstrous political ship that didn't think it could sink. But it sank in a spectacular manner. Nevertheless, that coalition came up with several birth defects. First, it was a marriage of convenience hence there was no proper fusion of political agenda. Second, it came with a " black sheep" political caucus in the National Assembly which went straight into action by picking a leadership in which the ruling party had no say. The backlash is an administration that has majority in the National Assembly but heavy footed in driving its agenda there. With the rising frustration in the country and the realignment of forces ca...
The recent revelation by the NNPC that it spends N700m or more daily to support the importation of PMS into the country is not only alarming but clearly shows that this administration is holding back some information about the debacle the country is facing in the oil and gas sector. It is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate what is going on under the Buhari administration from what occurred under President Jonathan. To say that the Aegean stable remains as dirty now as it was before is to be generous to this administration. Back then, subsidy payments ballooned even though there was no appreciable increase in the volume of PMS being imported into the country. Now, and by NNPC's own admission, importation has supposedly doubled, scarcity persists and marketers are pushing