When I started writing this blog, I intended to start with a chronological summary of working and living in Lagos primarily to provide education for prospective “fresh fish” that may be moving to Lagos and to provide an insight into the pervasive culture of corruption. This post will depart from the chronology and flash forward to today.
This morning, I came across an article in the “Daily Trust” online edition dated November 14th, 2014 titled “Atamuno joins race for Rivers PDP guber ticket“. The article starts out:
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Rivers State, Atamuno Ajubo Atamuno, has unveiled his plans for the state should he eventually picks the party’s ticket, saying he would take the state to unimaginable level of development.
In a chat with journalists in Abuja, Atamuno, who disclosed that he is pursuing the governorship seat under Rivers Mandate Group, said his aspiration “is based on the agony our long suffering Rivers people have endured since 1999.”
The article then goes on to describe the “unimaginable level of development.” Atamuno was not selected in the PDP primary but the connections to Rivers and Delta states will come up again when I go back to the chronology.