By Kunle Oyatomi
Sir: American journalist and playwright, Channing Pollock, has given the world essentially the most biting, and maybe essentially the most apposite additionally, description of a critic. He stated in The Inexperienced Guide: ’’A critic is a legless man who teaches operating.’’ The Nigerian model of critics, notably in politics, completely suits Pollock’s characterization, such that it might seem he anticipated the Nigerian politician when he wrote the guide a number of a long time in the past.
In any other case, it’s unimaginable that the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, which failed serially in governance in Osun State would deign to take up the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on the difficulty of efficiency and achievement of electoral guarantees. For a celebration that dissipated large goodwill on the centre and repeated it within the states that had been unlucky to fall below the celebration’s umbrella, it can’t be anticipated that this similar group can be a trainer of moral ideas of administration.
How can such a celebration declare to criticize a performing authorities like that of Gboyega Oyetola of Osun? How can such a failed group educate a profitable administration? Isn’t it the identical as a ‘’legless man instructing operating’’? You run along with your legs; however here’s a comical tutor meting out tutorials with out the essential instruments.
What PDP couldn’t do in years is what APC has completed in lower than two years of a four-year time period. It has launched into what observers are describing as ‘a silent revolution’. Its weapon is the everyday method of achievers: ‘speak and do’ or ‘stroll the speak’. Oyetola and his group of high-flyers are identified to ship on the guarantees they made throughout the marketing campaign season.
Roads had been promised. They’re being supplied. Reforms had been promised within the training and different sectors. We’re witnessing them. Oyetola gave a touch that he would strengthen APC to make it the celebration to beat on the subsequent ballot in 2022. Now the governing celebration is really sporting a brand new look. The APC-led administration resolved to refresh the agrarian economic system of Osun so it may be the fulcrum of the much-needed chief income earner for the state. Over 6000 farmers had been just lately empowered. We’ve seen the seedling of this mission within the visits of high authorities officers to the nook and cranny of the state.
Oyetola combines consideration on infrastructure with protecting tabs on strikes to tame the unfold of Covid-19, offering services and expressing eager curiosity in making it potential for the dreaded illness to take a flight from the state.
So, whereas many are hailing the governing APC for making Osun to maintain the progressive custom with these achievements, PDP has solely criticism. They’ve now been uncovered as ‘’legless critics’’ who need to educate the folks run.
- Kunle Oyatomi, Osogbo, Osun State.