It is with a sad and heavy heart that we address you once again on the acts of nepotism going on in kaduna state orchestrated by the duo of Namadi Sambo and Mukhtar Yero. The Sordid state of affairs is not one that should be swept under the carpet or one that we should be silent about.
The Nigerian Customs Service recently released the list of short listed candidates for interview/examination for 2012/2013 training and deployment, of the 287 names released, among which 12 names are short-listed from Kaduna state, it is sad to note that no indigene of Southern Kaduna made the list due to the imposition of candidates by Namadi Sambo and Mukhtar Yero.
Realists around power would say that politics is not the arena for this kind of selfishness and shallow-mindedness; everybody knows and accepts that instead of allowing such deep divisions to fester, there is need to restore the attributes of the old Kaduna state of which every indigene is proud of, because no indigene of this state carry any baggage which will be cured by seeing themselves any less, beyond the discursive mischief called core and peripheral Northern Kaduna by those who stand to profit from instability in the state.
Yero as governor has a role to play in bringing about reconciliation by forging a consensus on managing Kaduna’s pluralism. It is not a revolt to be dismissed because it is coming in the context of an unfolding power imbalance in the state, especially considering the appointments so far done by yero. After booting out the Principal Private Secretary, Chief of Staff and S.A Media, all Sons of Southern Kaduna, yero again has removed the Principal private Secretary and Press Secretary in the office of the Wife of the Governor. This act of sadism and hate against the good people of Southern Kaduna is becoming worrisome.
We all sincerely need peace to survive, but can this be achieved when the governor and his fellow Garrison commanders opt to go for a broke by constantly neglecting the Southern Kaduna People, even as we have it on good authority that he plans between this week and next to further humiliate some of our sons and daughters.
This policy of exclusion is creating unnecessary tensions that will continue to bridge the gap between government and the governed. Politics can be played by its rules and can serve as a means of building bridges and showing the human side of life that very few in public life have demonstrated. Despite the clouds of fear, anxiety and uncertainty, our people will not give in to self-doubt and prejudice because the future that lies ahead is far brighter now than at any time and our confidence as a people has grown.