REFLECTIONS ON GOVERNANCE; A TALE OF THE TWO STATE GOVERNORS THAT INVALIDATES A YORUBA PROVERB & OBAFEMI AWOLOWO’S SPIRIT OF FORGIVENESS

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    REFLECTIONS ON GOVERNANCE A TALE OF THE TWO STATE GOVERNOR THAT INVALIDATES A YORUBA PROVERB & OBAFEMI AWOLOWO’S SPIRIT OF FORGIVENESS God has been tremendously kind to me in terms of locating me for some appointments on five administrations in Osun State. I have always disclosed that I might not have been the most qualified at those periods when the appointments came almost effortlessly. That is the way my God and Father works so that no one will share His glory. And God has always notified me earlier because He does nothing without revealing these to His prophets. (Amos 3:7) It is only the precise date of manifestation and how it would come that the Almighty God never disclosed. Glory be to His Holy Name. The introduction is on a lighter note but very factual. I owe all to HIM alone. I have some very interesting lifetime experiences acquired during my service years for my memoirs. I have the burden to share this with our loyal readers. And it is about an occurrence that has proved a Yoruba adage wrong. Yoruba would say: ‘’No two people go to court and come back as friends’’ I disagree and I am of the opinion that the adage be expunged from the dictionary, if it is accommodated. A TALE OF THE TWO STATE GOVERNORS THAT INVALIDATES A YORUBA PROVERB This discourse is about the case of two State governors who were locked in a contest for the governorship seat of a State. The struggle took about four (4) years before it was finally resolved by the arbiters. The older governor usually called Egbon by the younger governor never spoke for years. The younger governor took his Egbon, the older governor to a tribunal in order to nail and blacklist him politically. It never worked. Three years later, the older governor and the younger governor found themselves in the same political party and worked together to the admiration and consternation of their political followers. (Depending on which side you were). Later, they ate together and also strategized together. And that was after taking themselves to the Election Petition Tribunal and the State organized tribunal to nail the older governor. People know the older governor as a very magnanimous personality. Does that adage still hold? Our opinion is that it is no longer valid since that incident occurred. Or is it a case of there…

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