Sunday, 2 February 2014

EL-RUFAI'S ARREST-JUST ANOTHER POLITICAL DISTRACTION

In Journalism, We have what we call the Agenda-Setting Theory and It is applied by the press in making a story a priority for a period of time and It is reflected in every facet, from Television, Radio or Newspaper...In Nigeria, We get to read the various political drama occurring within or outside the Presidential Villa...Most of which are just distractions as against the desire for national development.

From the days of the Fuel Subsidy Crisis, Rotimi Amaechi-Dame Jonathan Fiasco, PDP Chairmanship, Obasanjo-Jonathan Letter Writing, and most recent, The El-Rufai-State Security Service Drama...and there are other issues by the sideline, waiting to be pitched on the field of play, as controlled by one coach...

The former FCT Minister, Mallam Nasir el Rufai was on Monday night released by the State Security Service, SSS after 15-hours detention. El-rufai is yet to issue any statement on his release while SSS is not saying whether they are going to file any charges.The deputy National Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) El-Rufai visited the SSS headquarters following the warrant of arrest issued by the SSS to invite him over a comment he made about the forthcoming 2015 election.

Many view El-Rufai as an incorruptible public servant who can get difficult jobs done, especially after he ordered the demolition of the house of the Chairman of the ruling party in Nigeria. However, since the end of the Obasanjo administration, El-Rufai has kept a very low profile, but still remains an Obasanjo loyalist having frequently defended the former President's policies.The administration of the President, Umaru Yar'adua appointed El-Rufai to the National Energy Council in September 2007, due to the belief that he could contribute positively to the under-achieving power sector of the country.  

All these events are just ingredients for the 2015 Elections..It is a serious business and Nigerians should not feel confused...Simply vote for your candidate when It is time..and expect more drama series.