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The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by BluntCrazeMan: 10:03am On Oct 16
With the defection of the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, and the reaction of APGA in reaction to the defection (That the defection of the Deputy Governor is of no consequence), anybody would quickly rush to the conclusion that the seat of the Deputy Governor is an inconsequential Seat altogether.
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But then, is that the real situation?
Is that what the Deputy Governor is supposed to be?
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Or is it that the Anambra State Deputy Governor was the one who made himself and his seat inconsequential?
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The answer to the above question is given here below:
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According to the Nigerian Constitution (1999 - as amended):
The Deputy Governor assists the Governor in exercising primary assignments.
He also acts on assignments as delegated to him by the Governor.
And then, he is also eligible to replace a dead, impeached, absent or ill Governor.

.........
Note the two italicised words..
“Absent or ill”
...
If the Governor is established to be absent from the state even for just one day, the Deputy Governor should take over for that particular day in question.
..
The word “Absent” here does not mean a lot of things.
It is not a cumbersome word.
It is very very simple.
..
Once the Governor leaves the boundaries of the state for any reason that not Officially tied to his office as a Governor (even if he leaves the state to go for medical check-up elsewhere outside the state), then he is regarded as “absent”. His Deputy would make his absence official by filing the necessary documents and evidences that would establish the absence, and then he will automatically replace him and fully takes over the duties of the Governor for and on-behalf of the Governor, pending the Governor's return. (A hand-over note is not necessary, since the Constitution didn't specifically state it, since it can be fully established that, at the period in question, the Governor was out of the state for non-official reasons - the Deputy can even follow him to the point of departure, just to have it in his records that the Governor was absent, and that he was there when he left).
But if he leaves the state for official reasons, then it is understandable that he is out of the state for official reasons, then his Deputy can be assisting in exercising primary assignments without replacing him.
..
Something similar should also apply when the Governor falls sick and could not handle the affairs of the state. The Governor would have to write a hand-over note when he realises that his ill-health is taking a big toll on his duties as a Governor. Nevertheless, if a doctor's report suggests that the Governor would not be capable to perform for some period of time, the Deputy Governor can also replace the Governor for the period of time, as stated in the doctor's report.
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From all indications, it clearly shows that the seat of the Deputy Governor performs two functions.
1). Serves as an assistant to the Governor.
2). Serves as a control apparatus which puts the absence (and every other excesses) of the Governor under check.

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The second function of the Deputy Governor is being neglected most of the times.
..
So, Why Was The Deputy Governor Of Anambra State Considered As Inconsequential?
The answer is very simple.
He was playing cool and very easy going, based probably on some unofficial understanding between him and the Governor.
According to the APGA reaction which branded him as “inconsequential”, he was waiting on the Governor to hand over the Governorship Ticket of the party to him on a platter.
He should be blamed for making himself so inconsequential, and for not fully assuming his duties.
It is so bad that a sitting Deputy Governor, whenever people ask him why things are not moving, would be saying things like: “he had travelled again as usual, let's wait till he returns”, and he would be expecting the people to feel bad towards the Governor for travelling frequently outside the state, whereas him as the Deputy Governor would always be there on ground, yet he cannot do anything to keep the state going.
It's a big pity.
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Is The Deputy Governor Supposed To Perform All Duties, And Sign All Documents??
Yes.
It's just that, naturally, some documents after going through them might be far above his comprehension.. Then he or she might have to communicate with the Governor before dealing, or keep the document for the Governor himself to come back and deal with it.
For some documents, the Governor might have had some of his special interests hidden inside them, but with the understanding between the Governor and the Deputy Governor, the Governor's interest can still be protected by his Deputy, if not, there is absolutely nothing that prevents the Deputy Governor from dealing on any document that comes to the table of the Governor whenever he is serving the duty of replacing the Governor.
..
With this, the Deputy Governor would always be looking forward to the Governor's Absence.
..
Meanwhile, this situation also applies for the seats of President and Vice President.
***(“He” or “His” inside this write-up represents both genders please... That is, “He” stands for “He or She”, and “His” stands for “His or Her”)*

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by BluntCrazeMan: 10:08am On Oct 16
Lalasticlala,
Seun
Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by BluntCrazeMan: 10:10am On Oct 16
Anambra1stSon
Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by ATEAMS: 10:30am On Oct 16
Authority was not long inaugurated in the world, when it became the object of universal competition. Authority, Government, Power, State, – these words all designate the same thing; – each sees in them the means to oppress and exploit his fellows.

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by Abboki: 10:30am On Oct 16
grin
Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by tmtech: 10:31am On Oct 16
Nigerian politicians don't follow the constitution.
For instance, no provision for subsidy in our Constitution and yet,. NNPC decides how much to pay monthly which is illegal.
Deputies in Nigeria are figure heads and nothing more

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by mytime24(f): 10:31am On Oct 16
Yawn
Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by festacman(m): 10:32am On Oct 16
In presidential system of government, the Deputy Governor just like the Vice President is a spare tyre to their EXECUTIVE bosses and are as BUSY as their bosses make them.

Interestingly, the sustained SUSPICION that always exist between Governor's office and Deputy Governor's is rooted in the fact that the latter replaces the former in the event of incapacitation or death. So, Governor's people always keep Deputy Governor away from their principal to avoid the stories that touch.

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by Lexusgs430: 10:32am On Oct 16
Very inconsequential....... Awaiting the death of his/her BOSS only ...... wink

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by DarkCaesar(m): 10:32am On Oct 16
There should be no Inconsequential seats in politics, it only encourages gross abuse of Power……I mean the Cons outweighs the Pros for goodness sake

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by jawalis(m): 10:32am On Oct 16
It's unfortunate that what we get is the opposite. The deputy Governors and vice president are most time regarded as a figure head position. Only those who are close to power acknowledge them not based on other criterial outside their political portfolio. But anyhow it is in Nigeria, we moveee. Las las Everybody go survive. Wumi2017 has been taken away from me cos I was absent for weeks. There's God anyways.

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by Blackfire(m): 10:32am On Oct 16
House boy.. grin



North2023 North2023

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by jaxxy(m): 10:33am On Oct 16
Very inconsequential seat abeg. Even in Lagos state under, tinubu fashola and ambode it ment nothing same applies many other states like edo, ogun, oyo even ondo that the vp had liver it was useless and the list goes on.

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by Baawaa(m): 10:34am On Oct 16
With what is going on in Anambra,APC can win the election

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by Military0001: 10:34am On Oct 16
Ok
Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by tunashg: 10:35am On Oct 16
Nice write up and enlightenment

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by Lexusgs430: 10:36am On Oct 16
Danglot:
asin


When a state governor decides to be the face of everything, what's the essence of other roles........ What happened to delegation......

Nigeria, is a warped country.....

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by Lumig: 10:36am On Oct 16
cheesy
When you lose a fight na that time the prize is not enviable. Hypocrites

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by crackhouse(m): 10:36am On Oct 16
It's.
Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by Henix(m): 10:36am On Oct 16
Let the Anambra state's deputy governor try and win his ward in the forthcoming election

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by Corporate2020: 10:37am On Oct 16
Only a useless human being that will die by trailer accident will support the movement of people to the Almajari People's Party. Such people will die miserable and painful death.

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by OgaNurse: 10:40am On Oct 16
BluntCrazeMan:
With the defection of the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, and the reaction of APGA in reaction to the defection (That the defection of the Deputy Governor is of no consequence), anybody would quickly rush to the conclusion that the seat of the Deputy Governor is an inconsequential Seat altogether.
..
But then, is that the real situation?
Is that what the Deputy Governor is supposed to be?
..
Or is it that the Anambra State Deputy Governor was the one who made himself and his seat inconsequential?
..
The answer to the above question is given here below:
..
According to the Nigerian Constitution (1999 - as amended):
The Deputy Governor assists the Governor in exercising primary assignments.
He also acts on assignments as delegated to him by the Governor.
And then, he is also eligible to replace a dead, impeached, absent or ill Governor.

.........
Note the two italicised words..
“Absent or ill”
...
If the Governor is established to be absent from the state even for just one day, the Deputy Governor should take over for that particular day in question.
..
The word “Absent” here does not mean a lot of things.
It is not a cumbersome word.
It is very very simple.
..
Once the Governor leaves the boundaries of the state for any reason that not Officially tied to his office as a Governor (even if he leaves the state to go for medical check-up elsewhere outside the state), then he is regarded as “absent”. His Deputy would make his absence official by filing the necessary documents and evidences that would establish the absence, and then he will automatically replace him and fully takes over the duties of the Governor for and on-behalf of the Governor, pending the Governor's return. (A hand-over note is not necessary, since the Constitution didn't specifically state it, since it can be fully established that, at the period in question, the Governor was out of the state for non-official reasons - the Deputy can even follow him to the point of departure, just to have it in his records that the Governor was absent, and that he was there when he left).
But if he leaves the state for official reasons, then it is understandable that he is out of the state for official reasons, then his Deputy can be assisting in exercising primary assignments without replacing him.
..
Something similar should also apply when the Governor falls sick and could not handle the affairs of the state. The Governor would have to write a hand-over note when he realises that his ill-health is taking a big toll on his duties as a Governor. Nevertheless, if a doctor's report suggests that the Governor would not be capable to perform for some period of time, the Deputy Governor can also replace the Governor for the period of time, as stated in the doctor's report.
..
From all indications, it clearly shows that the seat of the Deputy Governor performs two functions.
1). Serves as an assistant to the Governor.
2). Serves as a control apparatus which puts the absence (and every other excesses) of the Governor under check.

..
The second function of the Deputy Governor is being neglected most of the times.
..
So, Why Was The Deputy Governor Of Anambra State Considered As Inconsequential?
The answer is very simple.
He was playing cool and very easy going, based probably on some unofficial understanding between him and the Governor.
According to the APGA reaction which branded him as “inconsequential”, he was waiting on the Governor to hand over the Governorship Ticket of the party to him on a platter.
He should be blamed for making himself so inconsequential, and for not fully assuming his duties.
It is so bad that a sitting Deputy Governor, whenever people ask him why things are not moving, would be saying things like: “he had travelled again as usual, let's wait till he returns”, and he would be expecting the people to feel bad towards the Governor for travelling frequently outside the state, whereas him as the Deputy Governor would always be there on ground, yet he cannot do anything to keep the state going.
It's a big pity.
..
Is The Deputy Governor Supposed To Perform All Duties, And Sign All Documents??
Yes.
It's just that, naturally, some documents after going through them might be far above his comprehension.. Then he or she might have to communicate with the Governor before dealing, or keep the document for the Governor himself to come back and deal with it.
For some documents, the Governor might have had some of his special interests hidden inside them, but with the understanding between the Governor and the Deputy Governor, the Governor's interest can still be protected by his Deputy, if not, there is absolutely nothing that prevents the Deputy Governor from dealing on any document that comes to the table of the Governor whenever he is serving the duty of replacing the Governor.
..
With this, the Deputy Governor would always be looking forward to the Governor's Absence.
..
Meanwhile, this situation also applies for the seats of President and Vice President.
***(“He” or “His” inside this write-up represents both genders please... That is, “He” stands for “He or She”, and “His” stands for “His or Her”)*
Lawyers in the house, what do you have to say?

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by Dymaco(m): 10:41am On Oct 16
Let's take this analogy to aso rock where your president left presidency seat vacate with osibanjo not taking over

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by seyz91(m): 10:42am On Oct 16
confirm!
ATEAMS:
Authority was not long inaugurated in the world, when it became the object of universal competition. Authority, Government, Power, State, – these words all designate the same thing; – each sees in them the means to oppress and exploit his fellows.
Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by slimanyd: 10:42am On Oct 16
Lol. They should go and Ask David lyon. He knows better grin grin grin grin grin

David Lyon won't forget the Day His deputy truncated his governorship seat at the eleven hour. If truly the seat is inconsequential, David would have scapped through.

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by fergie001: 10:42am On Oct 16
The Deputy Governor seat is over-inconsequential.

It is a spare tyre.

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Re: The Seat Of “The Deputy Governor” Is Not An Inconsequential Seat. by phemmie06(m): 10:43am On Oct 16
Then let the seat and office be removed to reduce cost of governance. It is now Obiano sees it as inconsequential?

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