I heard this news a few days ago and I prayed fervently that it was not true. No state should be blighted to the extent Osun state has, and if they have erred the gods, is Osun State not the birthplace of the Yorubas? Can they not plead for forgiveness? There must be some sort of sacrifice that will rid our land of bad rulers who insist on being uncaring and dumb in full view of the general public ke?
In today’s version of “Our Leaders Are Not Well”, Governor Rauf Aregbesola is reported to have earlier on in the week, commissioned weighing scales to prevent traders from cheating their customers. This dastardly act of gross irresponsibility happened on Monday, 13th June, in Osogbo – that home of superior weed which just might explain things.
The Standardised Weighing Scales or Osuwon Omoluabi will now be used in OSUN STATE Markets to thwart market sellers from cheating their customers. Because, as we know, scales can NOT be tuned or adjusted.
Why does this man insist on being a goat? Out of all the things that are ailing this state (and they are LEGION!), is this the most important thing? With horrific statistics in education, health, power, energy, transport, income, manufacture, and just about every single infrastructure known to man, who told Uncle Rauf that there was a problem with De Rica, ike oda or garawa?
People are not arguing over the scales – I live in the UK and even I can tell you that! People are arguing over the fact that the exact amount of tomatoes they bought yesterday at N200 is now selling for N1000.
The market sellers are putting up their prices because they have been told to stop selling on the road side, but they can barely afford the annual rent for a spot in the ‘registered’ markets.
Customers are angry because, after spending their last dime in buying petrol, they come to the market and park, but their car gets towed away by the “traffic attendants” who now want the cost of a kidney to get the car back.
There are many frustrations worrying the average citizen of Osun State – not least of which is a governor who is deaf, blind and a chaser of shadows as opposed to substance – but I wish to assure Governor Rauf Aregbesola that metric, imperial or any other form of measurement is not it.
I’ll bet he’s fasting too. I’ll bet he thinks Allah will listen to his prayers. The exact same way, I suspect, that the people of Osun state pray for a leader who will listen to their pleas too.
I can’t understand it, and I am just dismayed. Between Fayose cutting the pomo, Aregbesola weighing the pomo, Dino Melaye wondering about the origin of the pomo, and Fashola offing the light right at the point of pomo-eating, we’re in so much trouble, it’s unreal. 🙁
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