Politics Round Up: Governor War, trade of words and others
Every week we would be giving you a breakdown of what goes down in Nigerian politics. We know politics is boring and won’t want to bore you with too many details. Here is a breakdown of this week.
Governor Ortorm tells Lalong to mind his business
The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has told his counterpart in Plateau State, Mr. Simon Lalong, to ‘mind his own business’ and not to interfere with the issue of Benue. Ortom handed this warning to the representative of Lalong at the stakeholders’ meeting with the National Economic Council Technical Committee on Herdsmen/Farmers’ Crises Resolution. Apparently, this is an ego problem which is typical of Nigerian politicians.
Restructuring of Nigeria is unavoidable, says Akinrinade
A former Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Alani Akinrinade, has said that restructuring is unavoidable and inevitable for Nigeria in the face of national consensus which has coalesced around the issue. I quite agree with him, Nigeria’s problems are foundational. There is the need for restructuring if we are to ever move forward in this country.
Fayose writes Buhari over renaming of Oye-Ekiti varsity
Fayose is taking the renaming of the Federal University in his state serious. Though the Vice President was the one who made a commitment to have the name of the school changed. My take on this is that what does the name of school have to do with the quality of education the school provides. What I have noticed in Nigeria is that almost everything we do is politicised.
South African President might be sacked from office
The ANC party which happens to be the ruling that brought about Zuma becoming President is currently talking about unseating him. I am not sure this can happen and what the constitution in South Africa says about this. All I know is that if Zuma can be removed from office, there will be agitations afterward. We would keep following the story.