His choice to go out the Peoples Democratic Birthday celebration [PDP] for the All Revolutionary Congress [APC] may just now not have come at a extra handy time. A time when the present Speaker of the Area of Consultant Rt. Hon. Olufemi Hakeem Gbajabiamila mandated the Federal Minister of Niger Delta Affair to place his mouth the place his cash is – and convey the names of the intended federal lawmakers who have been recipients of the Niger Delta Construction Fee [NDDC] contract bonanza and similar fraud.
Simply when the Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio spoke back that the recipients weren’t the contributors of the present Area of Representatives however the contributors of the former Area of Representatives beneath the management of Rt. Hon. Yabuku Dogara – Dogara aroused from sleep and found out the corrupt nature of PDP in Bauchi State – and the pristineness of the APC. He abruptly got here to realization he now not desires part of it.
Who does he be expecting to imagine the story he simply found out after a couple of yr the Executive of Bauchi State is corrupt? After engaging within the unholy communion? Who’s fooling who? And, who’s gullible sufficient to imagine the fairy story?
The Cambridge dictionary defines a hypocrite as “any person who says they’ve explicit ethical ideals however behaves in some way that displays those aren’t trustworthy”. And, defines a coward as “an individual who isn’t courageous and is simply too desperate to keep away from threat, issue, or ache”.
If most effective the Nigerian public knew the Financial & Monetary Crimes Fee [EFCC] used to be scorching on his path and had pulled his information, it will be clearer to know the catch 22 situation Dogara unearths himself.
The EFCC had begun investigating his actions whilst on the Inexperienced Chamber – and had concluded on its findings. To arrest the previous Speaker used to be your next step. Dogara used to be confronted with arrest and prosecution – in the similar method Senator Godswill Akpabio used to be confronted with arrest previous to his shameful go out. Like Akpabio, Dogara flipped the transfer and crossed over for the political cleaners the place his sins might be endlessly forgiven – and amnesty granted, on the APC.
In Akpabio’s case, he used to be rewarded for his crossover, and for the synthetically manufactured fight he waged towards the Governor of Akwa Ibom – the PDP Governor who took over the Governor’s seat after his go out. He used to be awarded a ministerial place in go back.
With regards to Dogara, the play playing cards are the similar. Off the bat, following his crossover, he introduced his model of a synthetically manufactured fight towards the PDP Governor of Bauchi State – detailing what he termed as corruption with the Bala Mohammed management. An management that has received accolades past the limits of Bauchi Stare as worthy of emulation. Person who has remodeled the learning infrastructure throughout the span of 12months by means of including over 350 lecture room blocks around the wards that make up the State. Has completed the erection of worldwide same old molecular laboratory for the trying out of Covid19 that at this time serves 4 neighboring States at over 300 samples day by day. Highway building networks in proportions by no means witnessed within the historical past of the State – together with water remedy vegetation to house the rise in inhabitants because of migration of IDPs.
The query then turns into what’s actually Dogara’s time table? It can’t be Bala Mohammed or his management.
Excluding liberating himself from the grips of the EFCC. He is also positioning for the Vice President place towards the 2023 presidential elections or a Ministerial place.
As a coward combating out of the worry of imaginable prosecution, it’s obvious he has offered his rights and integrity to the drowning APC. A vomit he excreted. With which face will he face his former colleagues whom he lampooned when he defected from the APC to the PDP?
After labelling the APC, the birthday party of corruption, he has returned to the birthday party of corruption. Now, he sees the PDP because the birthday party of corruption. Who’s he fooling? And to consider he used to be the quantity 4 citizen of the rustic for 4years defines the difficulty with governance in Nigeria.
“What came about to the N4.6 billion mortgage taken from a financial institution and paid at once into a personal corporate’s account?” – used to be probably the most questions Dogara sought after spoke back. He claimed it resulted in his choice to go out the birthday party.
Dogara, himself, is aware of firsthand the reality at the back of the non-existent mortgage. However he’s desperate to play grimy. He desires to play ostrich. Dogara is aware of the Bauchi Executive by no means secured any N4.6billion mortgage.
The intended N4.6billion considerations a sound contract awarded to a contractor for the acquisition of cars for the federal government. The Bauchi State executive, as maximum suave state governments do, issued the contractor an Irrevocable Status Acquire Order [ISPO] – which in layman’s time period way the Bauchi State executive reached an settlement for the contractor to be paid in per 30 days installments via automated deductions from the federal government’s checking account. Armed with the ISPO, the contractor approached a monetary establishment and introduced the ISPO as collateral to safe a mortgage. The contractor used to be awarded the mortgage – and the cars have been delivered.
Dogara puzzlingly known as easy transaction a mortgage in an open letter launched to the general public.
And to understand that Dogara used to be some of the recipients of the cars is disheartening and exposes his hypocrisy. He amassed a Toyota Land Cruiser. Sure, he even wrote a thanks letter to the State executive acknowledging the receipt of the car.
Dogara’s defection again to the APC might not be his ultimate defection. It must be understood Dogara left the PDP for his private beneficial properties and now not for the good thing about excellent governance. The concern of EFCC prosecution and/or persecution propelled his go out [cowardice] – however to creator a letter depicting the federal government of Bauchi as corrupt is susceptible and pointless.
Ikenna Ellis Ezenekwe is a Chemical/Environmental Engineer who is living in New York