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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Kogi State Cabinet Reshuffle: Needless Uproar over a normal exercise

By Bamisile Tunmishe

On the announcement of the Reshuffling of political appointments by His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello, there has been lot of reactions which is not only misconceived but a glaring display of ignorance of how the wheels of governance turn.

It is incontrovertible that His Excellency, Alh Yahaya Bello has not acted outside the powers conferred on him by the Constitution to tinker with his team of aides and cabinet.

It is the height of hypocrisy to clamor for a rejuvenation of the administration in the state and start making insidious insinuations as soon as the administration decides to rejig its cabinet for enhanced performance.

This is the first major cabinet reshuffle since the present administration was inaugurated and it is unfortunate that mischief has crept into the perception of certain individuals of the exercise.

His Excellency, Alh Yahaya Bello has the prerogative to choose who will be part of the New Direction team and in what capacity they will perform assigned duties.

Reducing the latest Cabinet Reshuffle to the interest of just a few individuals within a particular local government area is not only uncharitable but a blatant exhibition of insensitivity.

Redeployment is now demotion by those who cannot see the bigger picture that political appointments is call to service and if the appointee is genuinely in the system to make positive impact and bring value to the table of governance, a directive to work under a different designation should not elicit the kind of unnecessary agitation we have seen.

Kabba/Bunu LGA has not had it this good as we have under the able leadership of Alh. Yahaya Bello and the people will ever remain grateful and reciprocate appropriately.

The good people of Kabba/Bunu LGA have no cause to complain because of the perception of few hirelings whose myopia of a routine administrative exercise has beclouded their sense of reasoning.

The futile attempt to link an exercise that affects several individuals from across the state to an incident or individual is not only uncalled for but mischievous.

I don't believe the redeployment of an aid of the Governor has anything to do with the Speaker of the Kogi state House of Assembly, who since his emergence has returned enduring peace to the law making arm of the state.

The cordial relationship enjoyed presently between the executive and the legislature in the state is not without the magnanimity of the governor and quality leadership of Rt Hon Matthew Kolawole.

Dragging a normal routine exercise of the Governor to reassign and redeploy his appointees with the House of Assembly is not only abnormal but unfortunate.

I don't want to believe the author of the misrepresentation of the cabinet shakeup have the mandate of Commander Jerry Omodara to mandate the Governor to rescind his decision on the redeployment.

The proper thing to do when one is no longer comfortable with a system he/she is an active participant the honorably thing to do is to resign.

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