Apagunpote Olayimika: Osun Speakership Race – Between the White and the Dark Horse

Distinguished readers, if there’s something I want for Osun state, it’s change of presidency. Continuity is an enemy of accountability and transparency. State of Osun is probably the most unfortunate principal state within the council of states with opaque funds in Nigeria taking the lead position after Lagos, Rivers and Imo states as a result of the state just isn’t solely characterised with deserted tasks, modulated wage scheme, negligence of tertiary establishments and sorry state of hospitals but in addition residing on undefined money owed.

Because the state battles with financial system, insecurity, negligence of state establishments and infrastructural decay, this second stays probably the most tough and difficult for any accountable state meeting. The legislative arm of presidency must act in two methods, giving assist when obligatory and serving as watchdog to the chief arm because the state cannot afford the luxurious of one other rubber stamp legislator as the pinnacle of its parliament on this perilous time.

The state meeting consists of 26 honorable members. 23 honorables are members of the All
Progressives Congress (APC) whereas three honorables are members of the Folks’s Democratic Get together (PDP). There isn’t a vital push PDP could make on this wrestle to the topseat of the state meeting; therefore, the competition is intraparty and up to date political performs have proven that the competition is between the darkish horse and white horse. Solely miracle that turns water to wine may avert one other rubber stamp speaker in Osun state meeting.

The sudden look of the white horse on the sphere of contest remains to be a shock to many individuals who have been conscious that the darkish horse had been penned down because the chief of the “house of horses”. The darkish horse reposed his confidence in people, left the shores of the state and trusting the present settlement. Within the absence of the darkish horse, the white horse displayed his power, received the conscience of some horses and the race of 1 abruptly turns into two. The fashion of politics of political events in Nigeria could be likened to the methods of the Satan. Each lack assurance and whoever that repose confidence in them is only a day dreamer.

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The white horse is younger, sturdy and wholesome however comes from a politically malnourished space that has been relegated to decrease workplaces. The darkish horse is previous and comparatively sturdy however comes from a politically nourished space. The darkish horse comes from the zone of the previous governor of the state, present minister of well being and a prime official of the state authorities whereas the white horse comes from the zone the place if lastly emerged, he would change into the general chief of the zone and “house of horses”.

The white horse is aware of that he’s a political orphan and that’s the reason he’s resting on the shoulder of powers that refuse to depart the state. The white horse additionally is aware of that there can be change of political association because the battle for ministerial position continues whereas the darkish horse depends on the present settlement the place he was penned down because the speaker of the home. If doable that the politically malnourished space can be compensated and he could be the beneficiary of the compensation.

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Each horses symbolize totally different forces and powers of the state. One represents pressure that’s discovering his ft and energy grip whereas the opposite represents pressure that wishes to stay the owner of the state. One pressure is in possession of wealth and sources whereas the opposite pressure is in possession of loyalists.

The race of a horse has change into the race of two horses. The previous horse has doubled his pace whereas the latter horse has continued working in the direction of his pursuit. Each horses have began shifting round and a selected horse is forming an unholy relationship with the minority if the social gathering fails to declare him because the candidate of the social gathering.

The unhappy narrative is none of those horses would emerge because the mouthpiece of the home of horses and wouldn’t change into “rubber stamp”. Funds of the state would nonetheless be opaque, the state would nonetheless be dominated with reward singers and heavy tasks with inflated costs would nonetheless cross via the home simply.

The management of the Osun State Home of Meeting would solely witness change in individuals in workplace as a refreshed rubber stamp legislator who’ve numerous loopholes to cowl would substitute the previous and weak one. Inspite of all, whichever horse emerges because the speaker of the Home of Horses, I congratulate the individuals of Osun state.

Apagunpote Olayimika Chocomilo is an opinion author and resides in Osogbo, state capital of Osun

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Updated: May 16, 2019 — 1:14 am

4 Comments

  1. good good God made avll tjhpog being at pace so they should

  2. Nice update

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  4. Nice speaker
    but speak to the white most and live the black alone let all speaker go’st to the black

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