“If you cannot lie, get out of politics. Anything you are involved in has its own rule. You are in politics to win, win first and let other things follow……..” Babangida Aliyu
I see no evil in winning, or the horns and tail on Babangida Aliyu, what I see is the evil in letting politicians choose themselves on our behalf. The choice of who should lead is ours as Nigerian to make.
In February, ‘Febuhari’ or ‘Failbuhari’, our dear country is bound to change next month; however the change of leader solely depends on the choices we all decide to make or have already made.
Vote or not, we are all involved in getting a candidate. The process of election goes beyond going to the polling units to cast our votes… It stretches far beyond that.
If only we could strip ourselves off the clothing of sentiments, we can get an ideal or near ideal leader, one who will serve humanity as whole, rather than our own interests in their variations. It should be clear to most of us who do not know; the verdict is ours.
We should be the judges of these candidates. We should not let the candidates judge themselves or counterparts what with the hate speeches they spew around. We know these people, they are our people.
And we do not need any of them to give us reasons to love or hate any, to vote or not to vote any, thank goodness; a lot of the politicians have been tested.
We have what we need to judge them, look back in time, not at what the politicians or their parties have to say about them. What does history have to say about any of the candidates.
It is also bewildering that our choices seem to be limited to the two major political parties in Nigeria, The Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress, APC. Our choices are limitless especially as our choices will affect us far beyond February. There is no doubt our choices of yesterday have failed us, but in their failure we found strength, in their failure we have become wiser.
Once more we are at the cross roads of making a decision, in our wisdom through pain over time. As always our options have been put before us by others, the choices could be theirs or ours, but it should be ours.
We should ask ourselves why………………
Why ‘Failbuhari’, ‘Febuhari’ or any other?