Nigeria Needs a Fearsome Electorate

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  1. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsQuite insightful. Some contend that it will only take a bunch of good leaders to turn the political fortunes of Nigeria vis a vis the vicious cycle of social and economic failures and hopelessness which has become a norm. I am of the opinion that it will take a citizenry with a completely re-programmed mindset to save Nigeria from the so-called ONT and their surrogates.
    Dr Jane is suggesting here that the ordinary Nigerian is just the long suffering bystander to the impunity with which these politicians go about their business of plundering the economy of the country putting the 99.9% of the country on a cliffhanger of total destruction. There’s an element of reality here but the question is; can a bad seed produce a good harvest?
    Let me sign off with this quote (Biblical but don’t know the verse): “God gives to the people the type of leaders they deserve”

    1. Saki, how do you claim credit for an idea I have written clearly in the article then suggest I said something I never said. You quote,

      “I am of the opinion that it will take a citizenry with a completely re-programmed mindset to save Nigeria from the so-called ONT and their surrogates. Dr Jane is suggesting here that the ordinary Nigerian is just the long suffering bystander to the impunity with which these politicians go about their business of plundering the economy of the country putting the 99.9% of the country on a cliffhanger of total destruction.”

      My article simply and competently explains the title, “Nigeria Needs A Fearsome Electorate”, which will actively force leaders to govern well and decimate the ONT.

      “God gives to the people the type of leaders they deserve” – if that quote comes from the Bible then the Lord God Almighty is a thoroughly corrupt God. If it were true, no population on earth deserves a good leader. There are many cases of an infamous rotten school being taken over by a competent head teacher and within two years transforms it into one of the best schools in the country. Is it because the notoriously bad students deserved it? In the 1960s and 1970s Ghana, Singapore and South Korea were atrociously corrupt nations. Was it not national leaders that transformed these countries for the better or did the market women do it? If someone argues that the cashiers in bank are more responsible for the performance of that bank than its CEO and Broad of Directors, such reasoning speaks for itself.

      I now ask you, who is going to re-programme the minds of citizens and how will they do it?


      1. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsFirst, please accept my apologies, again, for the typo which translated Dr Nane as Dr Jane – my error.
        I make no claim to your idea or what you wrote; I made a comment in which I stated that your article is suggesting (NOT QUOTING YOU OR LAYING CLAIM TO YOUR GRAND IDEA) that the Nigerian citizenry are innocent bystanders as the country is being destroyed. It appears here that my suggestion is wrong or has been taken out of context; either way I apologise. My take, perhaps not eloquently put, is that the citizenry is as bad as the politicians and the civil servants who are destroying the country.
        I wrote that “it will take a citizenry with a completely reprogrammed mindset to save the country”. This complements your “idea” that, “Nigeria needs a fearsome electorate”. The question on my mind when I commented on your article was; tame and gullible as they are now, what is likely to change to create a fearsome electorate in Nigeria? The answer to this question that came to my mind was, reprogramming of the mindset of the electorate to be resolute and therefore, fearsome. I am quite open to discussing what reprogramming will entail but by reprogramming I meant a change of beliefs and values systems that created the environment in which bad leadership, corruption and mediocrity thrives. No one can make this change other than Nigerians.
        The example of Ghana, Singapore and South Korea are well documented but I don’t have enough knowledge to be able to speak on that. However, siting how a bank is run on the issue of how we expect Nigeria to be better managed is an apple to orange benchmarking with all due respect. Putting Nigeria’s problem only down to bad leadership is only halfway down the stretch in my opinion.
        It would be interesting to learn how a “fearsome electorate” will emerge in Nigeria to stop politicians from “stealing their” votes in the medium-to-long term. Let’s not forget that the destroyers of Nigeria are not just politicians.
        Again, I apologise for appearing to have claimed your idea. We have the same problem but with different approaches to finding a solution, therefore, please don’t take my opinions and suggestions too seriously – am learning.
        Thanks for your wisdom and persistence in highlighting the problem of corruption and bad management in Nigeria.