The challenge that lies before the youths in Nigeria is how they will come together to create the political machinery of their dreams.
It is very unfortunate that this is what life has been reduced to in our society, one of entitlements. People walk around with a bold statement on their foreheads: “Watchout! You owe me something”.
I arrived Lagos like an Israelite carrying the half baked dough into a determined exodus. I had absolutely no idea what to expect, particularly how I will react to the weather, coming from extreme conditions like we witnessed this year in the Northeast US.
I agree to a certain extent with the analysis of some who claim a Ribadu-Adeola (Muslim-Muslim) ticket will not fly because of the primitive tendencies of the voting population. This is political realism in Nigeria due to the abuse ordinary Nigerians have suffered from our early politicians who chose to play ethnic and religious politics rather than on ideals and purpose.
That we lack leadership is not in question. What should be a topical discourse is the type of leadership we need if our country is to move in a different and positive direction. So beyond the ability to lead a people is what informs the context of such a people to be led.
Sometime ago I wrote something on money politics in Nigeria. It can be accessed at http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=24419185782 I was very concerned at the way money was the single determinant of the ascension to any political position rather than a commitment to public service. This way, the rich or those who had access to the rich found their… Continue reading HOW MUCH A SENATOR EARNS IN NIGERIA