7 TRUTHS ABOUT PMB APPOINTMENTS AS SEEN BY MANY YORUBAS
1.It is true that PMB has been one-sided with appointments of Northerners one too many.However the appointment of two Yorubas for the VP yesterday seemed to be a sign that those to work with PMB and the VP at close quarters might be only those they personally know and can vouch for.
2.It is also true that Yorubas should have had more appointments by now in accordance with the support given to PMB during the elections.
3.PMB and those in Aso Rock must have known by now that stats on the appointments are circulating in the social media which can turn the Yoruba mind against PMB IF CARE IS NOT TAKEN
4.But let it be known that Yorubas do not see the appointment of their kinsmen to public positions as a do or die or as appointments for the Yoruba nation.Most of the time those who are really happy are close friends or families of those appointed.But Yorubas will generally rejoice over appointments that are likely to lead to deliver expected dividends whether Yoruba or not eg Dr Adesina and Prof.Itse Sagay.Despite serving in GEJ govt and delivering Dr Adesina has become respected by Yorubas .Same for Prof. Sagay whom we have known from our students’ days at Ife.
5.On the other hand Yorubas have noticed that a certain ethnic group which voted massively against PMB has been most vociferous over the appointments made by PMB. Have Yorubas not gone to court over the appointments because we are docile? Hell,no.But our way of thinking problems out and seeking solutions are probably different.If Yorubas did not vote for PMB and someone who calls himself or herself a leader of thought ask about appointments from him many Yorubas will ask him or her “WHO SENT YOU”.That is why we did not query OBJ about his appointments.Even the GEJ administration was not exactly fair to us but our attention was on his performance and not on appointments.We do not believe in reaping political gains or appointments from those we do not like or respect politically.
6.All the same PMB must obey the constitution and must address the issue of federal character even if he has to appoint from the APC members in the South-East and the South-South.To do otherwise may cause further damage for him from even the Yorubas who are in love with him.
7.However,we must say what is really going on in our minds which may tantamount to a contradiction to what we have stated above.You may agree or disagree…BUT DOES IT MATTER IF PMB’S APPOINTMENTS ARE 98% FROM HIS VILLAGE IN DAURA IF THEY ARE COMPETENT AND CAN DELIVER ON DIVIDENDS OF DEMOCRACY TO NIGERIANS?…Please think about that and react to it if you may in our comment section below