Alao Akala’s Monetisation Of Political Decampments
Chief Akala spends all his energy, time, and state funds on nepotism and erection of numerous and expensive bill boards with seductive inscriptions, such as: “Take the Corner to Glory and Affluence; Vote for Akala”. On the contrary, almost every corner you turn in Oyo State takes you to another set of potholes.
Leave the land and turn to the people. The public servants will tell you, rightly, that they are the worst paid and overtaxed workers in Nigeria. I doubt that Akala himself is paying the 18 or more percent tax that he is deducting from his workers’ salaries, and certainly he cannot honestly account for the State funds. He can fault me by simply accounting for the State’s revenue.
The stories of decampment of many members of the opposition parties into the PDP on the basis of good performance by Akala is obviously unfounded, infrastructurally and industrially speaking. The decampents must, therefore, have their reasons rooted in another reality. Since Oyo State has not experienced any industrial landmark or breakthrough in the tenure of Akala, it is both plausible and imaginable that wooing members of the opposition with money and political appointments is the man’s secret.
My mother used to tell me that he who can kill and bury, God is able to remove both the weapon and the hoe from him. I also agree with Comrade Adams Oshiomhole that able Nigerians should mobilize to defend the sanctity of the 2011 elections. Those who are using Nigeria’s armed forces to rig elections may as well set the nation ablaze.
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