The Oasis Reporters
May 23, 2022
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”.
Grateful to my brother, HE @RealAARahman who honoured us to flag off the Ogbomoso-Fapote-Iseyin Road today. This 76.67km road connects two important cities in Oyo State and will facilitate economic activities intracity and interstate as Ogbomoso shares a border with Kwara State. pic.twitter.com/ohNU6eQBv3— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) May 18, 2022
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”.
I spent the day in Enugu State, meeting with my dear brothers, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and our @OfficialPDPNig delegates.— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) May 20, 2022
There, I emphasized the unity and development of our dear country and my blueprint to #FixNigeria! pic.twitter.com/pOE1naDNnV
In Taraba State, Governor Darius Ishaku also has a brother in Bukola Saraki.
Welcome to Taraba State my brother and friend. https://t.co/bOqJrId8hU— Governor Darius Ishaku (@IshakuDarius) May 19, 2022
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.
Yesterday, it was a great pleasure to join my friend and brother, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, and the Osun State @OfficialPDPNig delegates!— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) May 18, 2022
As we continue our consultations, we are grateful for the warm reception that our delegation received and optimistic about the journey ahead! pic.twitter.com/fR2PyxY4YP
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.
I just received my friend and brother, Alhaji @AWTambuwal, the Governor of Sokoto State who just arrived in Delta for his consultation visit as a presidential aspirant under our party, the @OfficialPDPNig.#RescueNigeria. pic.twitter.com/esEP9QK9sG— Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (@IAOkowa) May 20, 2022
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.