Not really a tribal war, even though they both come from the same state (Anambra) but more a personality clash. I find myself taking sides against Dora Akunyili in this matter. Why?
While Akunyili was at NAFDAC, she did extremely well in her drug regulatory role. Alas, she has transferred the same attitude as an enforcer to the communications ministry, a place politics has put her despite hoping to be Minister for Health, and what does she do here? Used as she is to enemies (of the drug trade for instance), she comes to the communications ministry in search of enemies to hunt down, and what does she find?
Some women are good and hardworking, but there are others who go about with such an inferiority complex that everything that goes wrong around them is due to a domineering male audience. Now Akunyili is accussing Ndukwe of the NCC of insubordination among others, asking for instance that she ought to be consulted before the NCC boss made a trip; should be kept more informed of the happenings at NCC, etc. She has made a memo to the president on the matter, saying that Ndukwe has now “crossed the line”.
I think that the Minister of Communications has too much time on her hands. As moribund-at-birth as is her “Re-branding Nigeria” project, she ought to pay attention to this and try to do it with all her might – then she would not have time to seek relevance from anyone.
Do I support Ernest Ndukwe on this matter, or on any one? He is not my brief today – Dora is!