Nigerian politics takes place within a framework of a federal, presidential, representative democratic republic, in which executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is held by the real government and the two chambers of the legislature: the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Nigerian Twitter is almost always a hotbed of controversies, every other day there is a topic being wildly debated. Today however, a lot of people seem to be in agreement over the hashtag: #PoliticiansDestroyingPolitics. Three politicians are mentioned in the hashtag as been those destroying Nigerian politics, here they are:
1. Pastor Osagie Ize -Iyamu
The chief priests of Benin caused some confusion when they endorsed the PDP candidate for the upcoming gubernatorial elections, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. However what caused Nigerians on Twitter to get upset was the fact that Ize-Iyamu then promised that if he came into power in Edo state, the government would pay for the birthday celebration of the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion.
2. Gabriel Igbinedion
The Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion is one of Edo state’s most important traditional rulers. Nigerians on Twitter however seem to agree that he is deep in corruption. The title Esama traditionally means the “godfather of the people”, with responsibilities including assisting the poor in medial, monetary and private venture forms. He was suspended from participating in palace activities in 2008. Nigerians on Twitter had unkind things to say about him.
3. Senator Dino Melaye
Although Dino Melaye is far from the Edo scenario, he seems to have being involved in the hashtag. Someone called out the PDP senator saying: Although Dino Melaye is far from the Edo scenario, he seems to have being involved in the hashtag. Someone called out the PDP senator saying; Another also complained about Dino Melaye’s recent statement at the Senate: Meanwhile the Edo elections are around the corner and the Nigerian Army has denied reports that troops of the 4 Brigade and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday, September 21, molested journalists. The Army, in a statement signed by its public relations officer, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, said the report was ‘not correct’ because troops did not molest any civilian. It however claimed that only some suspects who did not identify themselves as journalists were picked up at a hotel.