The Other Side Of ACN; A Case Study Of Bariga

(By Tosyn Oseni)

It’s pathetic to know that in the centre of Excellence, A state in which EVERY Nigerian (except PDP leaders) have agreed that the governor is the best and has so far become a standard for other governors in Nigeria that there is a local government like Bariga. In Bariga, there is no sign of them having a chairman or representatives both in the state and federal houses.

I was quite reluctant to write this because of the Applaudable performance of the ACNgovernors but the sad truth has to be said that there are two sides to the ACN story. The first is halve is that of their governors and some of the their federal representatives who are working assiduously to deliver the dividends of democracy, while the other half is that of their chairmen and Legislooters (bench warmers in the state and federal houses) who believe the major purpose of public office is Fanfare and enriching personal lives and that of friends and relatives.

It’s pathetic to know that in the centre of Excellence, A state in which EVERY Nigerian (except PDP leaders) have agreed that the governor is the best and has so far become a standard for other governors in Nigeria that there is a local government like Bariga. In Bariga, there is no sign of them having a chairman or representatives both in the state and federal houses. I passed Bariga early this morning and I could only wonder if the residents there pay taxes, Tenement rate and also come out to vote during elections  as there was no single grassroots government presence in the LCDA. In fact, the only government presence there is the road the state government has been fixing for about a year now. After you take a trip through any road in Bariga, you must take pain relievers to suppress the resultant headache that looms due to the deplorable situation of the roads. As a matter of fact, driving through Bariga roads in a private car is equivalent to lack of love for your car and an act of a wasteful person, that’s the state in which Bariga LCDA roads have become.

While they have intellectuals and Actualizers running the state government, the ACN leaves the local government which is closer to the people in the hands of Hungry and Retarded politicians who think of nothing but using the government purse to enrich their lives and those of their spouses and girl friends. Moving from Bariga to neighboring Somolu where the only thing their chairman has achieved in his second term in office (after a relatively good first term) is having a lot of Mistresses and buying the latest Hyundai cars for his friends. Moving to Ashi in Ibadan where Poverty not only says Hi but hugs you and in fact, Poverty is their way of life, the story remains the same. In Ashi very close to the elite Bodija, there is no single motorable road or even portable water for the people; some of the schools there have no fences surrounding them. From Lagos to Oyo and other states governed by the ACN, it’s all a case of performing governors with HEARTLESS local government chairmen. In my opinion, any political public official spotted in these local governments areas should be beaten and battered seriously…

ACN has a record of performance and actualizing their campaign promises and that’s why I have written, that they may push their chairmen and Bench Warmers in both the state and federal houses to do something. I am not writing to the PDP because we all know that naturally, it’s not in the character of the PDP government officials to perform, Performance in public office is Alien to the PDP constitution, so it will be a waste of time mentioning the PDP. And like I have always said, I love the political Ideologies of Asiwaju Tinubu because I see him as a success that is able to raise Successors and even know when to bury personal political gains to team up with like minded progressive politicians like Buhari to save Nigeria. I am hoping that the ACN hierarchy will see this and push their chairmen and bench warmers in the house to at least deliver some dividends of democracy to their constituents.

(Source: Naijarevolts)

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