LETTERS to the Editor
Short&Sharp Still on Apo-Karshi road
I read your piece on the uncompleted Apo-Karshi road in last Saturday’s edition of Daily Trust and I totally agree with respondents who told your reporter that government is neglecting that road because many of the people in government are not living on that axis. If notable people in government were living there, they would have pressed for its completion by now. That is to say, the type of people we have in government are those who are mainly after their own interests, otherwise, one cannot see any reason why the Apo-Karshi road has not been completed. Forget the assurance by the spokesperson of FCTA, PROs or spokespersons will always find a way to give fake responses, and as rightly put in that piece, the continued neglect of the Apo-Karshi road exemplifies government’s usual attitude towards the welfare of the masses. Kennedy Uzowike, Asokoro, Abuja
Whoever becomes president, governor in 2019
As the political parties gear up to the 2019 general elections, I am appealing to all the contestants for the various seats, especially the presidential and governorship, that whoever wins the election should please, try to make a clean break from the past. The experience in Nigeria is that politicians shout up and down with countless promises during campaigns but never get to fulfill even 10 percent of their promises when they get elected, and the masses are the worst off. I wish to plead with the forthcoming set of political office holders to make a difference, let the masses feel you in office, though I know this might be difficult if the system remains the same. Be that as it may, they can still try. Gideon Amuta, Eha-Amufu, Enugu State
Fayose’s trial one too early
When I think about the current trial of former Ekiti State governor, I feel it came too early after he left office, which makes one think it is politically motivated. I would have rather it came a little later, but that is not to diminish the negative effect of the over-outspokenness of the former governor. Fayose opened his mouth a little too wide, and often times very provocatively against the central government. My mother usually says “if person pass you, he pass you, at least at that moment”. So, I feel Fayose should have been less provocative and vocal against Buhari in the first place.
Better luck next time, dear Enyimba
Yakubu Iliyasu, Jos. I was not expecting Enyimba Football Club to go to Morocco and beat Raja Casablanca after losing their home match in Owerri. So, the permutation of Enyimba springing a surprise was the least in my mind during the second leg, especially against a team as strong as Raja. The thing is, I think Nigerians are great footballers when it comes to playing in the national teams or playing outside Africa. At club level, we aren’t quite making it yet. I would like to on that note congratulate Enyimba for going thus far as reaching the semi-final of the CAF cup this year, and I think Nigeria will prepare well to go farther next year. Ikechukwu Osogwu, Obollo-Eke.