2007 Election: The Challenge Before Us
2007 is just around the corner, and we are
faced with the task of electing a president, will we be successful? How
do we find an individual that will represent the interests of the
people? Should the person's religion, sex, ethnicity or political
affiliation matter? What qualities should the person possess and where
should the person take us to, at the end of his or her term?
These are all legitimate questions that every Nigerian should ask
themselves and quickly find answers to, because time is fast running
out. We need a change and Nigeria needs to move in a positive and
productive direction. We are sick and tired of the same old baggage
masquerading as politicians. I cannot imagine that some of the political
aspirants have the audacity to present themselves as such, after
mismanaging public funds in their previous tenure in office. What do
they have to offer Nigerians again?
It's a shame that
we live in a country, where there is no respect for
the law of the land and everyone behaves as they so
choose without the fear of being penalized. Where is
our sense of responsibility and duty to the country?
Do the pledge of allegiance and the national anthem
mean anything to Nigerians? When I was in elementary
school, I always looked forward to singing the
national anthem and taking the pledge of allegiance
as I followed each word with keen interest and
dedication. I was proud to be a Nigerian. But we
seem to dismiss the gravity of the words very easily
just to satisfy our selfish desires. The big
question is "What would you really do with the
power and all the wealth that you steal when you die"?
Why not make a positive change so that you can be
remembered as a person of value?
Qualities of a Good
should have a great previous record, the past is a
good predictor of the future.
Must have the ability to create or catch a vision.
Must surround him or herself with subordinates that
share the same vision
able to adapt to change swiftly
Must be attentive and
responsive to constructive criticisms
Must be able to
properly assess the prevailing situations and
proffer appropriate solutions.Must
constantly appraise him or herself and search for
better ways of doing thingsMust have the
willingness to own responsibility
Must be intelligent,
have problem solving skills
and be able to withstand pressure.Must have
respect for his or her subordinatesMust be able
to command respect and attention (both within
Nigeria and internationally).Must be able
to properly lead his immediate familyMust
put the country before his or her personal desires
These are just a
few of the qualities, If you lack the above
qualities, you are not fit to be the president of
Nigeria or any other organization. You need to
reconsider your ambitions. Nigerians should come
together and ensure that the right person is elected
the president of Nigeria, in 2007.
Live Federal Republic of Nigeria!