More about the sacked Nigerian born Hon. Minister and Attorney General of Alberta, Canada, Hon Kelechi Madu(Kaycee)

More about the sacked Nigerian born Hon. Minister and Attorney General of Alberta, Canada, Hon Kelechi Madu(Kaycee)

 

More about the sacked Nigerian born Hon. Minister and Attorney General of Alberta, Canada, Hon Kelechi Madu(Kaycee)

He is from Mbaise in Imo State, Nigeria. A young guy in our age group(those born in the early ’70s), had a law degree from the University of Lagos. Not up to 2 decades, he arrived in Canada like me in search of greener pasture(the pasture wey we no see sef). Struggled in different fields of endeavour to make ends meet but were unsuccessful until he joined the United Conservative Party of Canada. Lucky for him his first chase for office as an MLA got him into the Alberta Parliament. Thanks to the Ibos in Alberta who made it possible. Sworn in as a minister in August 2020 and was stripped of his ministerial post this week. It's a piece of sad news to us all here. 

His Sin/Offence:

Oga Madu don deny di claims wey dey go round say im ask Edmonton police chief to cancel di ticket wey one police officer give am.

E tok for im Facebook page say many pipo don reach out to am wanting to know di circumstances of di ticket wey e receive and e later call to di Edmonton Police Service Chief, Dale McFee.

"On di morning of March 10, I dey scheduled to meet with di media for di Rotunda of di Legislature before Question Period to address dia questions and speak to matas wey concern di Lethbridge Police Service. Minutes afta I leave my house on my way to di Legislature. One officer of di Edmonton Police Service stop me.

"Di officer show me say im don observe say I dey distracted as I dey drive, alleging say I dey on my phone. I disagree with am, stating say I no dey on my phone, as e dey for inside pocket. To dey very clear my phone dey inside di left hand side pocket of my suit and I dey wear one winter jacket. I identify myself and drive comot.

Later, I speak to Chief McFee to share di experience wey I just get, and specifically for two reasons. First, because of di timing of di incident, I want to make sure say I no dey unlawfully monitored sake of di Lethbridge Police Service controversy, and in particular with di fact say I dey on my way to legislature on a day wey I suppose meet with di media to address and answer questions around calls for action to deal with di ongoing issues for di Lethbridge Police Service. "

Second, I also raise concerns around profiling of racial minorities wey dey for di media at di time and want am to hear about my own experience. As Minister, pipo dey constantly bring dis concerns to my attention. Di reason why I dey proceed for di legislature with Bill 63 to ban carding wey I table for first reading on April 7, 2021. I wan to share dis personal experience and encounter with di Chief of Police. "

Chief McFee assure me say dat na most definitely not di case, and I accept im word."

Not like in Nigeria where a minister gets his driver, here na you go drive yourself no matter your rank or office. He was driving south of the city (Edmonton) along a street in a school zone when he was ticketed ($300 traffic violation fine(...me, I don collect ticket too about 4 times). Instead of him to waka jeje go pay the money. He decided to call the Police Chief to tell him that he was ticketed. In this country place we dey, it is a big Conflict of Interest that he committed mistakenly and it is against the law to use your position to influence things. He no shout oh nor abuse the police chief. He just called him to notify him that his boys ticketed him. He forgot that he is not in Nigeria. It was the phone call he made to the police chief that got him fired. Had he quietly waka jeje to the municipal office and pay that $300 fine for violating the traffic law, it won’t have been an exit from Cabinet. He is the first black man and first Nigerian to be a minister in Alberta, Canada and the first Nigerian to be a minister in Canada.

Source: Mayor Macanthony Nwanebi Wall