Chris Okoh counsels that we go beyond clanishness in choosing the governor that Enugu State needs in 2023 and beyond.
We should evaluate the pedigrees of Enugu gubernatorial candidates in relation to the prevailing socioeconomic problems in Enugu state.
Keep in mind that Ebeano produced Sullivan Chime to continue with his legacies. But he ditched that vehicle immediately on arrival and has remained the best governor to occupy the Lion Building in recent times. He had a beautiful pedigree rooted in a glorious gnosiology (world view or mindset) before becoming governor.
Actually, I believe, and sincerely so, that Enugu needs a governor with a successful private sector background like Peter Mba or Uche Nnaji. They will reset the socioeconomic albatross of Enugu which of course includes reorienting our individual and collective mindset or gnosiology. Our people would always tell you “pick a broad leaf to cover the nearby excreta and harvest the mushroom that sprouted around it.”
Political parties are mere vehicles we use to get to our destination.
An American Model
I wish there is a provision for independent candidacy in our polity.
In fact let’s borrow a leaf from the Americans in choosing their leaders. They use what they call “The Leadership ion Triad.” It is represented by an equilateral triangle. At its apex is “the task to be executed.” The left hand base is “the leader” while the remaining right hand base is “the followers or electorate.” They first identity the overarching task to be executed for a better society. Then they select the best personality for the job based on his pedigree. Thereafter, they work on the individual and collecti psyche of the electorate to achieve their goal.
We are lucky that we are now on the cusp of power shifting to the masses when our votes would count through electoral reforms and recent promises and assurances of non-interference by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Let’s do away with clannishness and psychopathic sentiments which have been the bane of Enugu politics.
Let’s think of Enugu and no longer ” Ahar m onwo m ene onye” of the Nsukkas or “Nkanu abata” or Agbaja superiority complex” or ” marginalized notion” of Isi Uzo and the ” Greater Awgu”
Poverty of ideas is the worst type of poverty, and we are blessed with a fair share of it in Enugu State.
What type of Governor does Enugu Need in 2023 and beyond? Electioneering will soon commence. Have your say now. Let posterity judge our role in getting the governor that the Coal City State needed at this critical time.
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