The school uniform controversy in Osun State is being blown out of proportion in my view. This is an election year and in politics, the players can go all the way to stage manage many things. There are some questions we should address.
Why is it that the photograph as published in a national newspaper had all the pupils wearing religious outfits in the front roll? How was the photograph taken? Was it taken by the school authority and sent to the press? How was the journalist allowed to take the picture at the school assembly? Why are these issues coming up now that Osun governorship election is close?
Truth is, Governor Rauf Aregbesola needs to be sensitive to some of the public views about him but this latest one in my view has political undertones. Imagine the issue of people dressing in masquerade regalia to school. How does one confirm they are pupils? That sounds so unreal.
Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna,