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ELECTIONS – VOTERS & THEIR POWER DONT SIT OF THE FENCE

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Does it ever occur to us that outsiders will not be able to solve Nigerias problems for Nigeria; and that Nigerians themselves will solve the nations problems better than any foreigner? Every so often, patriots speak about the requirements for the evolution of a sound democratic culture. The essential ingredient, as been proven beyond reasonable doubts is Good Governance. Nigeria is abundantly endowed with human and material resources that could sustain a broad-based growth and development. The resources are there in abundance waiting to be harnessed for development. Building a Greater Nigeria is a collective task, and not for any government alone. In any political arrangement, We the People play decicive roles in ensuring that we build a society that we want. Governance is about finding solutions to problems. The extant Constitution of the Federal Republic (as amended) in Chapter Two S. 14 (2) states most unequivocally that the security and welfare of the populace shall be the primary purpose of government. ELECTING PREFERENCES Strong and decisive factors that propel development would not just appear automatically on the political and economic spaces. These have to be put in place by the government and the governed. Every society requires human beings to drive and activate development. Several millions of people, particularly the rural dwellers are unaware of the critical role they must play in nation building through electing their preferences, taking themto task for acconutability and transparency. People also have to be schooled about the need to be socially responsible; and perform their constitutional responsiblities. Regrettably, many voters sell not only their votes, but also their conscience. For four years marking the tenure of the government put in place, they languish in pains, having sold their rights to elect good and capable candidates. Issues pertaining to the welfare and progress of any defined society must not be accorded undue sentiments. The lives and future of millions of people are at stake, which is why people must not sit on the fence, refusing to show interest and play active roles in the electoral process. People must be interested and involved in processes that throw up their representatives in government. Therefore, it is better to resolve to be part of the vanguard determined to move Nigeria forward by participating in the electoral process. This is the major panacea to the problems confronting Nigeria. The truth remains that anybody who seriously wants Nigeria to…

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