Saturday, August 1, 2015
This past week, Gov. Rochas Okorocha erected billboards of the picture of himself with President Obama in the USA; which have inscriptions that read “Behold, the new faces of change.”
The move has attracted criticism from many Nigerians on the social media. One of such persons is the Chairman of National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria, Prof Chidi Odinkalu, who described the governor’s action as vain or sheer complex. He wrote on his Twitter page “Let us say it clearly to Gov. Rochas and all: This is not a change. At best, it is narcissism, or worse, a complex.”
However, the governor has spoken through his aide that it was not his idea that the bill boards be erected, and that it was the work of the friends of Mr. Governor who wanted to impress him. “Show me your friend and I will tell you who you are:” whatever the case is, the move was petty, immature, and shows the priorities of those who are supposed to be leading us.
…August 2047: The immediate past governor of Benue state lost his goodwill with his people largely due to his being overly concerned about his image, rather than ensuring development in his state. He spent so much money blowing his trumpet, exaggerating the achievements he had and caring less about feedback from his people.
At the last election debate, he spent an estimated 85% of time on any question bothering on strategy for the next level on talking about his (non-verifiable) achievements. He displayed a lack of understanding, pride, or at best, misplaced priority.
According to a resident of Makurdi, Mr Francis Oche, “It was so unfortunate that we had someone like Kuhe as a governor in our state. It is good we've corrected such a costly mistake now. Gone were the days when someone would carry himself about like a god and still got voted in. Citizens are now too smart and intelligent for petty petty things and people” said Oche.
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