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Nigeria’s First Ladyism(16): Wives of kebbi State’s Governor Bagudu fight over who will get the spoils of the state’s “first wife-ism”

July 19, 2015

Nigeria

http://persecondnews.com/index.php/component/k2/item/4078-kebbi-bagudu-s-wives-at-war-over-office-of-the-first-lady

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015.

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8 Comments on “Nigeria’s First Ladyism(16): Wives of kebbi State’s Governor Bagudu fight over who will get the spoils of the state’s “first wife-ism””

  1. Fatai Bakare Says:

    Awon eleregbe (how do I translate this probably, unserious people). See the problem of polygamy. It rears its ugly head like this to the public when the husband is unable to have a good grip on his wives. Kai, instead of helping the husband to think of ways out there to steer the ship of the State, they are fighting to loot the State, Yeye (stupid) wives.

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    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Fatai,

      Thanks for your brief but to-the-point contribution although I disagree with the idea that the women are to blame.

      It is as the men want that a non-constitutional position would become ANOTHER avenue of looting. After all, we all know that these men go all out at their spouses’ so-called “launching” during which contractors and other government leeches contribute humongous amounts to the “pet projects” of these “ladies”. It does not stop at that. The governors also take huge sums from government coffers to donate to these projects which, as we also all know, become businesses that these sponges take over as theirs.

      Believe me, Fatai, the governors and their wives “are all together” – to borrow the late renegade, Dimka’s words – in the looting of states where these so-called projects start ostensibly to “help” but become siphoning tool.

      Greetings,
      TOLA.

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  2. folakemiodoaje Says:

    Oh well, this is where I loved an orderly society. This is where a precedent should be made, a set amount to pay the governor and a First Lady.
    If you have more than one wife, that should be the governor’s responsibility to sort out. What do we do in A case where there’re 3 or 4 wives, spend all state revenue to cater for one family? – Very sad!

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    • emotan77 Says:

      Thanks, Folakemi for this.

      A very sad situation, indeed. There’s even no need to pay the wife/wives of any governor because the husband/husbands are more than well remunerated and this is apart from the fact that – to quote Late human rights activist and lawyer, B. Aturu – “their (governors) hands are soaked in blood” of the people they are supposed to govern.

      Now, the blood bit may not be through physical killings which did occur a lot under the PDP and kidnapping but when governors loot and take food out of the mouths of babies or breadwinners are deprived of livelihoods through the actions of these people, we can all see where Lawyer Aturu was coming from.

      The indiscipline of these multiple-wives governors has to be stopped. Another previous one – from the North – had a Ministry of Abuja and a (home,their state) Ministry! Sheer insanity. Just a couple of weeks ago, several stTe vehicles had to be forcefully recovered from multiple wives of another governor.

      It is time Nigeria’s brand of what Soyinka first described as “first ladyism” during the days of rGO’s (retired General Obasanjo) presidency with Late Stella Obasanjo’s suffocating first ladyism was rampant – comes to an end.

      My regards,
      TOLA.

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      • folakemiodoaje Says:

        Very true, not even sure why unelected positions were allowed to get out of hand.

        I can see why wives of governors suddenly become ‘mentors’ of higher moral ground in Nigeria. I agree that the position really must be pro bono leaving only capable and interested spouses to join the cause.

        It’s a good thing that we are talking about it, so it’s clear not everyone buys into this insanity.

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      • emotan77 Says:

        Dear Folakemi,

        Correct! One hopes Buhari will ensure as reportedly intimated during the campaign, that Nigeria’s First Lady will discard the excesses of the past and thus create a template that governors’ wives at state levels will end the madness that their spouses allow to fester.

        My regards,
        TOLA.

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  3. Boglo Says:

    We have national character. Why not have domestic character- rotation by house wives? http://nasoweseeam.com/desperate-housewives-of-kebbi/

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    • emotan77 Says:

      What a solution you’ve proferred! The women AS WELL AS as their man, Atiku Bagudu, should keep all their indiscipline away from the public glare and the man should work towards a betterment of his state’s citizens, among the poorest in Nigeria.

      Regards,and thanks.
      TOLA.

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