The Oasis Reporters
May 27, 2019
Although photo ops are part of political life, a photo of Gbenga Daniel with PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar visiting the Governor-elect of Zamfara State, Dr. Bello Matawalle is not recent.
This same photo was tweeted on November 14, 2018 after the PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar visited Matawalle’s home in Abuja. Many Zamfara State politicians hardly live in Zamfara, Nigeria’s poorest state with all the worst indices from education happinomics, security or jobs.
See the tweet :
I received our Presidential candidate his excellency @atiku and other members of our great party at my house in Abuja , we all agreed Nigeria and zamfara needs rescue. #GetNigeriaWorkingAgain #Rebuildzamfaratogether pic.twitter.com/sXgu1xYQjF
— Dr Bello Matawalle (@Bellomatawalle1) November 14, 2018
Many Zamfara State watchers hope that Dr. Bello Matawalle would tap from the massive pool of talents in the People’s Democratic Party, PDP to turn the fortunes of the state around.
It will be recalled that Peter Obi got his stolen mandate back from political buccaneers in Anambra State under the jackbooth of kidnappers and godfathers. Obi cleaned up the state by dealing brutally with bandits and lured investors back.
He turned a comatose state economy into a booming sector, making Anambra State the number destination for investors amongst the states aside from Lagos State.
It is known that Peter Obi left over 75 billion naira in cash and assets for the incoming administration after 8 years in power. Anambra State’s ranking educationally rose from the bottom to the top, such that the cut off point for entry into higher education for Anambra State scholars became the highest in Nigeria, sometimes hitting 70 percent and above, while it remained 3 percent for Zamfara State.
Health indices equally remained depressing for Zamfara State, but cheery and upbeat in Anambra State.
Bello Matawalle would need a man like Peter Obi as special consultant for now and chief adviser, even as the PDP vice presidential candidate joins Atiku Abubakar in fighting for their mandate at the nation’s judiciary.