How Successful Will 2007 Elections
As 2007 election is
getting closer, political observers, political analysts,
political stakeholders, marketers, and civil society are
questioning “how successful will 2007 general elections be”
considering the level of insecurity in the country. The spate of
political killings since inception of administration is
astounding and amazing in the Nigerian political landscape.
Before the 2003 general elections three and half years ago we
witnessed the same political killings. People get killed
everyday. It was not like this during the military imperial, and
we are not praying for military stage back. Nigeria and
Nigerians should be very careful not to ruin our toilsome
democracy, our hard-earn democracy, and the democracy that we
received with tears in our eyes. I don’t think we need to kill
in order to gain political power.
These political killings, and political intimidations and
victimizations must not be accepted. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
governorship candidate in 2003 Engr. Funso Williams was recently
murdered by suspected assassins in his Dolphin estate in Lagos.
This is happening barely three weeks after another governorship
aspirant under the umbrella of Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD)
in Plateau State, Chief Jesse Aruku, was shot dead in Jos, the
state capital by other suspected assassins.
Those who are skeptical about the outcome and success of the
2007 general elections are right. The political killings and
intimidation in our society today, warrant doubts about the 2007
elections. If the government does not take drastic and
preliminary actions to stop these killings before the 2007
elections, it is evident that more and more people will die
before the 2007 elections
Posted by Isaac Moses ,
July 31st, 2006