The Race to the Rock: A Reality Show

  • Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, who only recently passed the buck for the Kaduna train attack which saw many passengers injured, killed, or kidnapped. He made his declaration by running around a stadium. I think he should have run a full marathon to convince us of whatever he was seeking to achieve
  • Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State, who does not appear to have had much success managing the confluence state but believes he can take Nigerians to the promised land. He also has the late MKO Abiola’s daughter as campaign manager, I guess she has the secret to her father’s success at the June 12 elections
  • Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State, who always seems preoccupied with giving his state budgets fancy names even though the jury is still out on the performance of all the beautifully named budgets. If he wins, Nigeria will get several superhighways, maybe one linking us to Canada as well?
  • Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, who has been unable to successfully manage negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which has been on strike for months. He was once famously quoted as denying the existence of brain drain within the medical sector even though he is a medical doctor and should be conversant with the realities
  • Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank who I can’t categorically confirm is running but by all appearances seems to have some interest. On one day, he says he has not decided to run for office and on the next day, he goes to court to seek an injunction against being prevented from running. Any wonder our forex regime has been all over the place?
  • Goodluck Jonathan, erstwhile President who critically denounced rumours that he was aspiring for office but appears to be reconsidering his stance. If he declares, it will be for the APC (he was/is a PDP member). It may be true after all that he forgot something in the rock or is he depending on his goodluck?

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‘Gbubemi Atimomo

‘Gbubemi Atimomo

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