Warri South West Local Government and contradiction of leadership understanding in Delta state

Warri South West Local Government and contradiction of leadership understanding in Delta state

Hon. Taiye Duke, Chairman, Warri South West LGA

Warri South West Local Government and contradiction of leadership understanding in Delta state

By GbaranmatuVoice Editorial Board

It is now evident that the greatest public leadership challenge that has befallen Delta as a state is largely attributable to the leaders’ lack of political will to transform the state.

This situation is made worse by followers’ inability to hold public office holders accountable for their misdeeds and exacerbated by erroneous understanding of good governance in the state as mere ‘cement and concrete’ arrangement.

That each time the governor or the local government chairman in the state ‘plasters’ a road, street or the fence of the state or local government secretariat, such a leader has conformed with the international requirement demanded of a public office holder.

This is not only distasteful but disheartening

Take as an illustration, very recently, GbaramatuVoice, without prejudice published a well considered public interest investigative report titled ‘Warri South West Local Government: Councilors, workers, indigenes lament infrastructural decay, poor leadership of council’s chairman’, the torrent of asymmetrical response in defense of the local government speaks volume.
As usual, some argued along ethnic divides while defocusing on reason and rationality, others sparsely illustrated with neither physical address nor concrete proof of how the council chairman has done well in his position.

The argument got to a comic stage when one of the defenders of the council boss drew GbaramatuVoice attention to how the chairman plastered the secretariat fence.

Making it a reality to worry about is the awareness that this vague argument came from a naturally well informed, but Delta state government engaged personality.

While the newspaper considers the argument as deformed, the truth must be told to the effect that Delta state and its local councils are faced with a strong leadership challenge and only a sincere and resolute followership that can hold these leaders accountable for their misdeeds can change the situation.

Finally, we call on leaders in the state from governor to councilors to look beyond praise singers and political jobbers who always tell them what they want to hear, and get to the street to feel what the people are passing through. But in the interim, GbaramatuVoice can say without fear of contradiction that the current administration in the state have performed abysmally below average.

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