Uzodimma: Much Ado About A Wristwatch

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There has been much ado recently about a costly wristwatch worn by Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State while on an official visit to Daura, Katsina State. Typically, the issues being raised about the costly watch bother more on the dictates of morality than that of good governance. Some have gone as far as detailing how the claimed cost of the watch can build a hospital or a school or market, thus, giving the erroneous impression that the said watch was bought from public resources which could have been spent on providing the listed public infrastructure. Others had even gone a step further to prescribe an austere lifestyle for the governor.

Interestingly, some of these advocates of an austere lifestyle are doing the exact opposite of what they recommend. Hypocrisy! Some of them, in their hypocritical crusade for morality, went as far as providing needless comparisons with Angela Merkel, the former Chancellor of Germany, Barrack Obama, a former President of the United States of…



Source: Leadership Newspaper