Oshiomolhe: Robin Hood?

American transcedentalist,Ralph Waldo Emerson said a long time ago that every hero becomes a bore at last. It is very true in NigerIa as the people's collective cosmology is wrapped in fear and greed. Essential invitation to be exploited. Edo State governor,Adams Oshiomole,one of nature's least diplomats, has consistently blown his own horn as he "battles the rich to give to the poor" His twisted land Use act is his weapon of choIce. People are not listenIng not because he does not ring true,but because it is a mark of decline when a man mouth proclaims his own greatness. Adams Oshiomolhe left the state for Abyja2 after the elections and continued the campaigns ostensibly in solidarity wIth a new president. But he wanted the president to approve a $75million World Bank loan even as his people dId not ask for it. That amount ,anywhere on earth, makes anybody rich. The governor is not on record to have given the money to the poor. Instead,the state's workers groan from unpaid salaries. After his first tenure, he revealed that he was not the defender of the universe. He became a fascist who Interfered with all aspects of the people's lives .He chose nearly all the members of the state house of assembly. Teachers are subjected to humiliating tests before they get paid. Now he is,according to him, takIng from the rich to give to the poor. That self proclamations shows a deep ignorance of how the world works .He is also not good at political hIstory .Nobody can redistribute wealth .It has never happened and it never will. Somewhere in all this, is the question of why he is doIng it. He is leaving office very soon and like those before hIm,he wants to anoint a successor. As he runs into a brick wall with the real king makers in the state, he gives his missteps a name: He is enriching the poor.
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