One may be forced to ask what John Mayaki the sacked former chief press secretary to Governor Obaseki hope to gain from the constant barrage of media attacks on the Governor Obaseki’s led administration, I am not saying that Mr. Mayaki does not have a right to his personal opinion on the administration, but there is a very thin line between genuine criticism and hate induced rabble-rousing. And I am afraid to say that John Mayaki has crossed that line.
There are some pertinent questions that I would like to pose to my readers, first of all, is John Mayaki driven by his personal persuasion that the Obaseki led administration is failing? If yes then why has it taken him so long to come out of his languor? Secondly, will Mr. Mayaki have embarked on this ignoble rampage if he was not eased out of the government?
On one of his recent articles, he accused the state Governor of running a government of cabals, so was John Mayaki part of the cabal? And is he now suddenly crying wolf because he was sacked?
Considering the pattern of his constant media attack on the Governors personality, it is rather obvious that John Mayaki is trying to get his pound of flesh, but what he doesn’t realise is that he is constantly sinking in his drunken abhorrent macabre dance.
Again in one of his recent articles titled the Mayaki challenge Mr. Mayaki challenged the Governor to publish the list of contractors, who have executed government projects in the last 3 years. I find this challenge laughable and comical because, John Mayaki having been in the corridors of government for a long time should know that there are procedures for requesting information from the government, I would expect that Mr. Mayaki with his experience should not be ignorant of the FOI Freedom of Information Law, so all he should have done is write to the government and request those information before hastily rushing to the media to set up a baseless challenge.
Finally, I am marvelled and astonished that in the face of this irritating provocation by John Mayaki, Governor Obaseki has remained calm and calculated, he has chosen to completely ignore the irritating buzz from the wingless mosquito who sees himself as golden eagle.
I will end my article today by sharing a quote from former American President Theodore Roosevelt
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
A word is enough for the wise.