My Dearest Governor, Your Excellency, HRH, Chief-Dr. Timipre Sylva…Thanks for your recent visit to the DC/MD/VA area of the
Fourth or sixth is irrelevant, what is relevant is that you have traveled out of the state and outside of the country for a total of three dozen times, or more. In terms of hours, you have spent almost 45% of your time outside of your jurisdiction. And that’s good and commendable. We the people of
But hey, who cares about Alams. His time is over. He is irrelevant; you, sir, are relevant. It is your time and your turn. What God almighty, the omnipotent and the omnipresent has ordained, let no earthly man put asunder. Sir, na your turn ooooo. Na God say so. It is good and commendable that you spend valuable hours gallivanting the country and the globe, instead of wasting your time attending to the need of the state and our people. The more you travel the more developed the state will become.
There is no reason to confine your self to the state. Why are you the governor if you cannot travel at will to see your boys and girls in Yankee? Why are you the governor if you cannot travel to negotiate business deals with some dubious investment outfits in Yankee? Why are you the governor if you have to delegate authority to a commissioner? Why are you the governor if you can’t take time off to smell the roses and cognacs in
The more you travel, the more enlightened and educated our people will become. Your travels in and out of the country will provide access to quality education and health care for the common farmers and fishermen in Ijaw land. Your travels will be a joy to all those currently suffering from natural and man made disasters in the state. Your travel will help improve the human security situation of the state. There is peace and joy and celebration in the state. No wahala! Anyone who tells you different is a liar, a halfhearted bastard.
Your Excellency, please don’t mind all those who are accusing you of yeyerism; don’t mind all those who think you are wasting the people’s money. All na jealousy! I beg make you no mind them ojare. Heck, how much does it cost you and your entourage to travel to the
The chicken change aside, don’t mind all those who are accusing you and your posse of all the shopping you all engaged in. Mnmnmnmnm how much was the hotel bill sef? What is their business if you or members of your official and unofficial entourage exported cars and other luxury items? What is their business whether or not you and or your entourage deposited some $$$$$$$$$$$$ in some bank accounts in the
In fact, we expect you to visit us again 2-4 more times before the year is over. If I were in your position I’d do the same. As the governor, you are also the government; therefore, government’s money is your money. Why spend your time in a state where more than 80% of the people have no access to potable water, electricity, health care, good roads and all that? Why spend your time listening to perennial complaints about non-paid salaries, absence of government and all that yamayama talks about corruption and corrupt practices?
You see the Ijaw man and woman do not deserve the good things in life. Ijaw boys and girls should not worry about the good things you and your friends and family have access to overseas. The Ijaw people should not aspire to the good things of life. You are the governor…the government…god…giver and taker. Oloye, Omo Oba Sylva-Sam…the one before, the one after, and the one for eternity.
Your Excellency, I also must not forget to salute all those Diasporas Ijaw men and women who came to see you behind closed doors to ask for favors, contracts, appointments, scholarships, money for food and money for drinks. To be honest with you, I don’t mind the fact that some Ijaw men and women came to see you: to pay homage, to shake and tremble before you, to grease and massage your ego and your balls; to tell, confirm, reaffirm and certify the fact that you are the governor, the man of the hour.
As for me, I couldn’t make it because I had to go to work. I work seven days a week. Sha, by the special grace of God the almighty, I hope to see and meet with you the next time you make it to the US of A. God Bless