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Forget this democracy

03 February 2014, 14:20 Martin Beck Nworah

The theatre being staged in our polity is one of a kind. Individuals insist that they know the best way to address national issues, and they end up messing us up.

 Well,I'm really not interested in what they believe in or not;my interest is with the people in Nigeria. To me,I think they are more interested in some other things than just electing their leaders democratically.
After listening to Dambisa Moyo's talk on TED, I was strongly of the opinion that Nigerians are more inclined to pay attention to survival than democracy, and it makes sense.

 If a man cannot feed himself and his family, can he have a voice to decide what suits him democratically? The truth is that democracy in Nigeria and African is still not ripe. It is not ripe to the level that we will start expecting so much from it.

 Individual interests reign supreme and no matter how well an individual convinces us of being an angel, he goes into office and becomes worse, so I insist we forget about this democracy talk.
Government should be more interested in providing for her citizens than preaching democracy to them. A hungry man does not know the definition of freedom, as he is chained by poverty in all life's ramifications and he can never make an informed choice.

That is why bags of rice, garri and other edibles determines who leads.

Nigeria is a project in the making and I believe we will get there some day, but instead of killing ourselves over national wealth, let's focus on individuals, then we can demand for democracy and freedom.

This is because when a man is hungry, he is more interested in surviving than electing his leader, and  he will readily "sell" his vote to the man who is ready to put that food on his table...whether he is the right choice or not.

Till we get to the Promised Land,I shall be waiting for when you will pass me a glass of water, and thank God for the gift of grace for the race.

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