Anambra: Another Mediocre Choice

By Johnson Eze

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is finally set to appoint the Federal Road Safety boss, Mr. Osita Chidoka to be the Minister of Aviation, representing Anambra State. This shows the incompetence of this Government.

Mr. Chidoka was only a Personal Assistant to Chief Ojo Madukwe, until he left his Governemnt in 2003.

We understand Ojo is pushing him to become the Federal Road safety boss because he is his in-law.

His choice is against other more competent and experienced hands, some of which are:

1. Sen. Ben Obi: Sen. Obi was a Senator when Chidoka was a Personal Assistant to Ojo Maduekwe. He is Versed and known in Nigeria politics even before Chidoka left the University. He is still well respected in the Nigerian politics and has performed in every post and has enough political clouts to garner votes for Mr. President in the South-East more than most people.

2. Ambassador Jerry Ugokwe and Barr. Chidi Offodile: Both were members of the House of Representatives when Chidoka was still a PA. They are well versed and more experienced.

3. Mr. Peter Obi: the former Governor of Anambra State is respected in the entire country, having performed exceedingly well as the Governor. He is insanely simple and is beloved by everybody and he is an ardent supporter of Mr. President.

I understand he is not chosen because he is not a PDP member, but I Personally think that the issue of a Ministerial appointment or service to the country should not be based on party affiliation, but on competence.

The Ministry of Aviation is already in a mess, with a lot of falsified contracts and debts of Billions of Dollars that it requires competent hands to handle.

Mr. President, you appointed a competent and experienced hand from Enugu State to man the Power Ministry, Prof. Barth Nnaji. When he was removed, you appointed another competent hand, Prof. Chinedu Nebo. In Imo sate, you appointed Prof Valerie Onwualiri. In Ebonyi, Prof. Chukwu.

Please appoint a competent hand from Anambra State. Even if you think for one reason or the other that the people mentioned are not competent, there are many competent people from the PDP family.

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