[The Injustice Blog] Not so soon, Governor Akeredolu

That political office holders betray the masses is not a new thing, it’s an unfortunate way of life Nigerians have become accustomed to over the years, due to the crop of individuals we have as leaders. They come as saviours but end up wasting away the goodwill from the masses and embrace the existing status quo of poor performance and impunity.

The latest development in Ondo, where the Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), a man who campaigned on the maxim Think Anew, Act Anew is acting contrary to his maxim – an expected betrayal of public trust happening so soon.

It’s so soon because political office holders always end up betraying the voters after getting comfortable with the seat of power. The same people that ate with the masses during the elections now find it difficult to relate to the masses and feel the pulse of the environment.

The decision of the Ondo State government to spend N518 million to purchase cars for legislators in the state is another of such betrayal.

The Akeredolu-led government was inaugurated at a time salaries were being owed across all Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the state, including the Local government, running for several months.

These among many perceived inadequacies of the Mimiko-led government led to the failure of the PDP Governorship Candidate in the election, Mr Eyitayo Jegede who was roundly defeated by Akeredolu in the election.

The victory of Akeredolu thereby signalled a defining moment for the State. That defining moment is now being threatened by the government themselves.

That Akeredolu is popular among his people in Ondo is not debatable as its the norm for a new government in power, however, embarking on anti-people decisions is one that might soon set the government against the masses.

With the current economic situation in the country which Ondo state is not immune to, the Governor needs to show that he is not a continuum of the existing status quo. If we may ask, what happened to all the vehicles bought by the immediate administration for the Ondo State House of Assembly members?

Peradventure they eloped with the vehicles after the end of the assembly, the government should retrieve such, through the necessary security agencies. These vehicles are bought with taxpayers money for the convenience of their office and should not be personalised.

That the Governor will spend the sum of five hundred and eighteen million Naira (N518,000,000) on twenty-six individuals in a state that can’t pay salaries is a betrayal of trust happening so soon.

We will like the Governor to act by his campaign theme Think Anew, Act Anew for the betterment of Ondo People.

 

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