CAN YOU VOTE FOR SOMEONE WHO IS RUNNING AGAINST YOUR SIBLING FOR A POLITICAL OFFICE?
If the title of this article was a movie it would be epic. I’m sure every single person I know would sit down to watch this movie to the very end. No one would blink because they would not want to miss a thing but I can sit here and categorically tell you that this day is coming, this is neither Game of Thrones nor is it winter. Do not turn away from this article because it has the same word “change” that you were promised in 2015 and you are yet to cash in on political promises.
However, some interesting kind of politics is going on in America and I can’t say for certain if Africa should imitate everything but this one is certainly worthy of emulation. An Arizona congressman by the name, Paul Gosar, has been discredited by his siblings who came out to urge the public not to vote for their brother.
Hold on, just TINK about it for a minute, can this happen in any place in Africa? That people, especially siblings will come forth to un-endorsed their own brother and endorse his running opponent. This may just be one of those African fairy tales that were never written. No matter how terrible your sibling might seem to be, so long as he is entering office and would have the ability to make something beautiful for his immediate family, you would support your sibling to the very end irrespective of the level of havoc he is capable of wrecking upon people.
The day Nigeria changed would have to be the day we trade selfishness for selflessness and greed for kindness.
As the 2019 election gradually approaches, I sincerely hope we will begin to see some selfless acts from people instead of the usual parade of self-worth we see all year round.