Says governance by malice dangerous
Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has cautioned Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State to thread with caution over the demolition of shops in Igbo-dominated Alaba International Market.
The Transparency and Good Governance advocate challenged Gov. Sanwo-Olu to publish details of the shops demolished by his Government in the market and dateline of quit notice and previous warnings to the owners to prove that he is not on political vendetta.
She warned on the danger of targeting Igbo traders in Lagos because of their political choice in the just -concluded general election.
Ezekwesili who took to her Twitter handle wrote:
“The Governor Sanwo-Olu-led @followlasg on Friday started the process of removing what it described as distressed buildings in the Alaba International Market in the Ojo Local Government Area.”
“I have a Policy advice for @jidesanwoolu that would be helpful for all sides and the public.
“Mr Governor, please immediately publish details of each destroyed building and the dateline of Due Process rules that were exhausted by your Government before it was “removed.”
“It will be wise for the Governor to take this counsel on Transparency and Full Disclosure since it would provide evidence to the public that this is not a vengeful political attack against the predominant Igbo community in Alaba Market.
“Let me also use this opportunity to really again advise the @followlasg
and its cheerleaders including @officialABAT to be careful in persisting to brew a terribly toxic atmosphere against fellow citizens since before, during and after the 2023 elections.
“Governance by maliciousness does no one any good. A word is sufficient for only the wise.”