Irrespective of our democratic age and level, the political culture in our society is definitely depreciating. It is no longer news that the political class is devoid of men and women of good intentions, progressive and great ideas and the fear of God. Rather, it is filled with people of ego and criminal selfishness which is in turn detrimental to the overall development of the economy.
It is disheartening that after about fourteen years of uninterrupted democracy, we still remain in a state where some important elements of development are clearly non-existent and the so called politicians are not worried about it. We are known to be always preoccupied with the politics of who gets what and why. The politics of service delivery is usually given the rear seat while excessive ambition of accumulation of wealth becomes the in-thing.
It is a tradition today for the opposition politicians/parties to accuse the PDP for all our woes but such lame excuses are part of my worry for the political system of this country because the non-availability of a productive opposition is the bane of our political development as a nation. Why do I say non-availability or absence? I say so because what is obtainable here as opposition is a bunch of angry and aggrieved politicians. They are aggrieved simply because they are not in charge of the 'valuable stolen goods’, Nigeria. The misfortune in the quality of opposition we have in this country is in fact worrisome and pitiable.
Majority of the people making up the opposition are men and women that could not get the sole party's ticket in PDP, some of them have at a time or the other belonged to almost all the political parties in the country in an attempt to seek where their tea will be sugared. With this kind bread and butter politicians, where is the hope of the masses?
I think that the kind of opposition deserving to Nigeria and Nigerians is the type that will present a better opinion to issues and the policies of the ruling party/government, the type that is willing and able to lead by example in character, the type that have a history of excellence in governance and above all zero tolerance to corruption. The situation of opposition in this country is nothing to write home about!
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