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Leadership failure and gullibility of electorate

Leadership failure and gullibility of electorate
Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa and we are proud to describe ourselves as a giant with all kinds of superlatives.

Related News Gbàjàbíàmílà: Once upon a thoughtless speaker Corruption in public sector, work ethics and productivity A moment of clarity Even among the educated voters, the conscious decisions made on the basis of ethnicity, religion and or the proposal to teach a candidate, a political party or a section of the country some lesson, provide an ample basis for the claim of a right to stupidity or a right to idiocy.Fortunately, in jurisprudence, there is no right to stupidity, and unfortunately for the purveyors of this mindset, they hurt themselves the most in the attempt to despise others.Democracy is about a politically aware electorate who vote based on their reasonable and enlightened interests.A vote based on gullibility and the exercise of imaginary right to idiocy is a vote in support of the massive violations of the right to life and livelihoods after 2023.

There is an unfortunate mindset prevalent across Nigeria where excuses and apologies are converted to a mantra of faith, which fuels a race to the bottom instead of a race to the top.If you please the majority, you get rewarded with re-election, while the kind of policies prevalent in Nigeria today automatically attracts rejection at the polls.

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