Thursday, 15 September 2016


No government in today’s contemporary world succeeds without a strong

and issue based opposition and criticism, not the type envisaged in

our nation’s political scene. The best of our leaders comes to

manifestation when they know their actions and inactions are taken

note of especially in collaboration with the antics of the opposition

who operates as a shadow government. Even their good policies and

decisions could be made better if the citizens employ the cannon of

critical rationalism in their evaluation of the style of governance,

that is finding logical faults in the decisions of government and

refuting them with factual evidence to the contrary.

Karl Popper is one philosopher whose theories impressed me just like

Machiavellis concept of power. Popper was England’s greatest

philosopher of science, father and chief apostle of critical

rationalism otherwise and generally referred to as FALSIFICATIONISM or

REFUTATIONISM. Scientifically, critical rationalism means employing

the cannon of reason in evaluating and accessing the methodology of

science to know whether science is a rational enterprise or a mere

magic performed by witches and wizards. Philosophically, it means

application of reason in finding faults in something and refuting them

with logical and factual evidence. A critique of the activities of our

elected representatives is therefore part of our civic responsibility

as citizens of a state, we should as well commend a government living

up to the dictates of her responsibilities as Popper at no time

abhorred that.

Willie obiano is currently the executive governor of Anambra state

after emerging victorious in a fiercely contested governorship

election of 2014. But barely two years of purposeful leadership,

political splinter groups have started springing-up, all in an effort

to scuttle his assumed 2nd term ambition. From “unshackle the brain

project” to “correction 2017, they are yet to state in clear term

which of their mistake that required urgent need for correction.

Anambrarians need more tutorials on this to know where to start with

the correction project.

Ordinarily, payment of salaries and gratuities should not be seen as

an achievement by a government because it is part of their primary

responsibilities, but in this period of ECONOMIC RECESSION, any state

that is up to date with workers well-being deserve commendation. At

this period even oil rich states find it hard paying their workforce,

Akwa-ibom, Rivers, Delta, Imo etal are all owing months of workers

salaries and gratuities, Anambra is one of the few states in the

country where workers are not owed a dime. Willie was even the first

to pay in the month of August. This is what these folks and their

correction project is about, they meant that Anambra workers don’t

deserve the best hence the need for CORRECTION. They wish us back to


I have temporary been residing in a neighbouring state of Delta on a

national assignment, there I saw governance on a standstill with no

feasible and meaningful project to point at. The once beautiful

capital city of Asaba is now living on past glory with bad road

network and flooded environment especially at the dawn of a down poor,

Ifeanyi Okowa led government is doing their best but the effect of

economic recession is too much for them to bear. Anambra is fortunate

to have a better manager of resources as governor. A signature project

of three flyover bridges is concurrently going on at advance stages in

Awka, permanently putting to end the problem of traffic gridlock in

the state’s capital city. This is another reason for their correction


Our security network today is superb and second to none unlike what it

used to be, Anambra used to be the den of robbers and kldnappers.

Today, there is influx of investors because of Obiano”s effect that

made Anambra the safest in the country. The economy of the state has

been diversified with agriculture taking the central stage, Anambra

rice is fast taking over the Labour market likewise the exportation of

vegetables to the outside world. No wonder scholars like Ben

Murray-Bruce sees Anambra as a model advicing the federal government

to take a clue and make the state a case-study in reviving the

battered national economy. Really, a lot of minds need to be

unshackled and it starts with the occupants of the correction team.

Entrance from the capital city of Asaba to the commercial nerve centre

of Onitsha is now like being promoted from the pit of hell to the

comfort of paradise, a ride through Enugu/Onitsha old road brings to

fore the serenity of the light of nation state with streetlights

beaming at every nook and cranny of the state. Willie is working and

Anambra is under silent and uncommon transformation, the government is

doing more with less. The correction ambassadors will feign ignorance

of these facts, 7billion naira campaign refund to their principal is

all they care for.

I just wish the governor and his team continue working for the good

and glory of the state, a lot still needs to be done as though we

strive toward perfection, there has never been a perfect state. He

should use the remaining period of his term to prioritize some ongoing

projects to better the suffering of the masses. Amansea-Awka old road

is one of such projects to serve as an alternative to the sorry state

of Enugu/Onitsha federal high way.

Again flooding at Arthur Eze avenue in Awka needs urgent attention, it

is more like a generational problem as efforts by previous

administration at solving it yielded no much result, now is the time

to make the difference. The solution is simple but needed a political

will and courage to do. Evacuate all the buildings on the drainage

channels, expand the drainages with proper channelling. Then set a

taskforce that will be decisive on people disposing refuse on the

drainages and the menace will die a natural death.

I support my governor because he is responsive to his responsibilities.

I support my government because WILLIE is working, no sane state

replaces a working team.

Let’s give good governance a chance.

writes from Nanka

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