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Of parable, divine disqualification and Edo electionOpinion

Of parable, divine disqualification and Edo electionOpinion
As a follow up to my last write up titled “Edo Governorship Election and the Future of Our Democracy” I wish to crave the indulgence

As a follow up to my last write up titled “Edo Governorship Election and the Future of Our Democracy” I wish to crave the indulgence of His Excellency, the governor of Edo state Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki to permit me to use this medium and opportunity to congratulate him and his amiable deputy, Philip Shaibu on their re-election for another term.It is also very important to congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari and other government functionaries; the Oba of Benin (Oba Ewuare II) and other royal fathers and community leaders in the state; the Chairman and Leaders of the PDP and all other political parties; the INEC; the various security agencies; the Independent Observers; the International Community; the good people of Edo state; and, other well-meaning Nigerians who made the success of the exercise possible.Therefore, you are adjured to use the next four years as governor of Edo state; and, in every other higher position(s) you will find yourself afterward to dedicate your time to the service of the good people of Edo state in particular; and, to humanity in general.It might interest you to know that the suspension of the chairman and the leadership controversies that eventually led to the dissolution of the National Working Committee; composition of the caliber of people in your party`s Campaign Teams vis-à-vis that of other parties; the resoluteness of the Edo people to say no to godfatherism; the backfired campaign of calumny against you; and the last-minute announcement of visa ban by the US and UK on perceived enemies of democracy to mention but a few; are manifestations of the finger of the most beneficent and the most merciful God.

Let the welfare of the masses be your priority; run an open government with all traditional rulers/community leaders and other stakeholders with the aim of making the environment safer and more conducive for the people and invariably attract foreign investors to create jobs; open up the remote areas by constructing link roads to the cities; pay workers salaries and pensions promptly; construct low cost housing for the low and medium income earners (to be spread over long term deductible from their salaries/incomes); introduce free education and primary medical care; create jobs for the youths so that they can be useful to themselves and their aged ones; support the farmers with tools and other implements to boost food production and exportation of surpluses; construct decent and affordable market stalls for the people to carry out their trades; support the artisans by establishing business villages/settlements for them; rejuvenate Bendel (Edo) Insurance FC and other sporting activities to restore the states glory in sports and entertainments; identify and develop areas for tourist attractions; continuously provide good leadership that will ensure conducive environment for all portfolio holders to engage in healthy competition in all areas of development for the betterment of the people and the state; and, most importantly, try as much as possible not to want to become a NEW GODFATHER; because, Edo people will resist it fiercely.Out of several options to deny you the ticket, DISQUALIFICATION was chosen so that God`s plan for you will come to fruition.

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