Return To Work! Nigerians Rail As Governors, Lawmakers, Others Desert Elective Posts To Woo Bola Tinubu In London

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Return To Work! Nigerians Rail As Governors, Lawmakers, Others Desert Elective Posts To Woo Bola Tinubu In London

Return To Work! Nigerians Rail As Governors, Lawmakers, Others Desert Elective Posts To Woo Bola Tinubu In London
October 06
06:30 2021

Since Buhari visited ailing APC leader, more public officers, party chieftains are making a beeline for his London home

• Why they abandoned their constitutional roles to cut deals abroad

A politician is the devil’s quilted anvil; he fashions all sins on his embroidered frame, and the blows are never heard. Thus the average politician could be cunning like a serpent and as harmless as a dove.

In fact, a career politician, in his search for political spoils, is not much different from a bull elk in the rut. He will stop at nothing, trashing anything that gets in his way; and anything he can’t handle personally he will hire out, or failing at that, make a deal.

There is no gainsaying the political deal has become the hallmark of Nigerian politics. For the sake of a deal, several politicians would sacrifice their closest associate or bosom friends. Some would even betray their staunchest benefactor and the electorate, in order to cut a luscious deal.

Little wonder the rank and creme of Nigeria’s high society are trooping to the home of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu aka Jagaban Borgu, in London, United Kingdom (UK). Since the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) relocated temporarily abroad to seek medical treatment for a health issue, his home has become a meeting point for prominent APC chieftains and major political players in the country.

Deals are responsible for the newfound love of the political elite for Tinubu, notwithstanding their pretensions about his ill health. Various segments of the political class, driven by sectarian and selfish interests, are making a beeline for his home in London, hoping to among other things, curry his favour and get in his good books; should his supposed presidential ambition gather steam and become a reality, many of the frequent callers at his London home, hope to enjoy a slice of the political pie.

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But the rate at which these political players including incumbent governors, lawmakers, party chieftains, and civil servants have been trooping to his home while deserting their official duties and responsibilities at home, have incurred the wrath of the electorate to which many of them are answerable.

Many have condemned their lack of sensitivity to the people’s plight; while several states grapple with insecurity and post-COVID-19 economic depression, governors and lawmakers tasked whose job it is to resolve the crises, are busy plane-hopping, seeking immediate and future privileges from a man they believe could emerge as Nigeria’s next president.

The word on the street is that they are a lazy political class, shamelessly politicising Tinubu’s ailment and recuperation abroad, in pursuit of their own selfish motives.

While it is okay to visit and display goodwill to the sick, the political train

the case of Tinubu has already been politicised; it has become degenerated into some sort of status enhancement game, whereby politicians and public officers, travel to be seen with the two-time governor of Lagos and self-styled political godfather for obvious reasons.

Many of the frequent callers abroad must, however, understand that it is very wrong to embark on such frivolous trips, on taxpayers’ money, just for photo ops overseas, when a simple phone call would do.

As the debate rages over the appropriateness or otherwise of their actions, more people have begun to wonder about the source of the funding for those trips. Are they dipping their hand into public coffers to fund such worrisome junketing abroad?

Their visits have been largely selfish and political; there are no benefits in it for the electorate that voted them into public office.

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