I am writing this column around 6 pm on Thursday, about 24 hours after Ghanaians voted and two issues stand out.
This week, the media is full of stories announcing the end of reign of the godfather of South West politics, Bola Tinubu, the Jagaban of the World as his supporters call him.
Our Constitution places the power of the Executive in one person, the President.
This week, I was at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies in Kuru attending a retreat on strengthening internal party democracy in Nigeria.
The Daily Trust of 30th October had a long interview with the famous Philip Asiodu, one of the members of the small and tight “super perm secs” (permanent secretaries) that were the bureaucratic and thinking pillar that advised and guided governance during the Gowon regime and subsequently.
On Wednesday, the President inaugurated the 21-member Presidential Committee on North East Initiatives (PCNI).
In 2007, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at which I was serving as Permanent Secretary organized the usual training of First Ladies on rudiments of protocol, etiquette, security awareness and general management of matters they may encounter as wives of very powerful people.