LET­TERS to the Ed­i­tor

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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.

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