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The Language Of Brotherhood Amongst Nigerian Politicians. Why They Need To Extend Brotherliness To Citizens

The Oasis Reporters

May 23, 2022



Talk between brothers’ should contain home truths.
Edo’s Obaseki (left) and Sokoto’ Tambuwal.

By Greg Abolo


Whenever politicians visit each other in Nigeria to either commission one project or the other, their Twitter handles would be awash with very elegant and almost effusive language of “my brother governor” and all that.

They are so very polite in speeches adorned with finesse and careful craft. And this is all so very decent.


Follow it up with the comments from ordinary citizens and you’d say, wao, democracy is good and freedom of speech is a great icing. Thank Nigeria’s star that the country is not Malawi and the citizens care very little about praise singing. Except a few.. many give it out straight saying what they really think.

Kwara State governor was in neighboring Oyo State to flag off some road works commissioned by hardworking Governor Seyi Makinde who is a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governor. He calls his Kwara State All Progressive Congress (APC) governor, ” brother”.



Former Governor of Kwara State, Dr. Bukola Saraki was in Igbo land where he met Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Senator Ike Ekwerenmadu, and they are his “brothers”.





In Taraba State, Governor Darius Ishaku also has a brother in Bukola Saraki.





Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke is also a brother to Bukola Saraki. Although Nigerians know that the former Senate President actually has maternal roots in either Ondo or Osun State.



In Delta State, Governor Arthur Okowa equally has a brother in Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal. This was made plain while welcoming him to Asaba in Delta State.



Elegant and loving language is great. Nigerians are praying that this Political brotherliness amongst big politicians be extended to ordinary masses. People need electricity. Less friction between what religious tenets to be studied in schools. Nigerians need greater and tireless engagements to make people feel free to travel by road, as governors fly from one State to the other.

Now, talking about electricity.
We’ve just learned that Egypt doubled it’s megawatts output between 2015 till date. Vietnam has done the same.
But on the contrary, Nigeria’s Electrical output is reducing. Yet we have brothers as governors who never paid pensions and have hardly made any impact whatsoever. Yet they want to be Excellency the President because they have enough delegates.

If they take us to be brothers, surely they can add imagination and do better.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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