In another embarrassing episode of last minute rush by political office holders to get the support of the masses ahead of 2019 elections, dividends of democracy for the citizens has been reduced to its lowest and most despicable form.
The member representing Abeokuta South Constituency II in the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon Idowu Olowufoja recently commissioned a security bar in his constituency, much to the consternation of his constituents.
Having accrued so much money since inauguration as a member of the House, a security bar was what he deemed fit for the people of Abeokuta South Constituency II to get in return for their votes in the next general elections.
We were unable to reach him to respond to this story.
In the running to the 2019 general elections in Nigeria,politicians have adopted measures (conventional/unconventional) to woo the masses to vote and support them to either retain their seats or get elected. One of the many ways of getting the masses on your side as a politician is adopting the “stomach infrastructure” approach.
But in Imo State, another new and embarrassing approach has been invented by the Chief of Staff to the Governor and governorship hopeful, Mr Uche Nwosu, who is also the son in-law to the Governor and the most influential person after the governor in Imo State
The Governor has reportedly concluded plans to install his son inlaw as his successor to help cover up the many alleged discrepancies and financial misappropriation associated with his administration, and the citizens are strongly objecting the choice of Uche Nwosu as the next governor with the governor paying no mind whatsoever to their cries.
Uche Nwosu’s wife, who is the daughter of the Governor, is currently in charge of the Rochas Foundation Worldwide.
The governorship hopeful went on the distribution of “Power Banks” to citizens; a move which is seen by many as derogatory and insulting to the people of Imo State considering the vast resources at the disposal of the candidate who also has the financial backing of the incumbent Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
This move is also seen as a mockery on the people of Imo state who’ve endured long periods of bad governornace and were hoping for a change.
One is left to wonder the rationale behind the distrubution of power banks by the governorship hopeful as it’s in no way a measure of the dividends of democracy they would hope to enjoy if and when he is elected as governor in 2019. Imolites who are still confused with the power bank distribution opine that if Nwosu is elected as Governor, there’s no hope for having electricity, since he has already given me them a source of powering their phones.
Exotic lifestyles are not only for hip hop stars. Eyes wouldn’t bulge if this was done by some entertainment celebrity. It calls for probing when done by a political office holder and calls for a how and why. Why did he spend this much, is the position not meant for serving the masses? How did he get that much money? While trying to contend with his former escapades, Governor Amosun adds another one again on his list of extravagant activities. It seems being a governor is the only gateway Amosun has to be rich and acquire scattered luxurious properties.
After moving into his alleged N7 billion mansion, Governor Amosun has allegedly acquired another N250 million residence in Ibara GRA. Facts by our sources have emerged on how he acquired this latest property inside the Ibara GRA.
The three properties are located at Akanni Dosunmu Crescent, Ibara housing GRA. Findings by Secret Reporters revealed that Akanni Dosunmu Crescent is a stone throw to the governor’s mansion and directly behind his elder brother’s N100m mansion which is nearing completion.
Amosun’s mansion is his dream come true. The Governor was said to have boasted on numerous occasions that his new mansion will be his own version of Tinubu’s castle where all politicians from the south west will converge to seek his favour, in his vision for a new political order in Nigeria’s south west politics.