How About This… BY AGBA JALINGO 


Every election year, instead of wasting billions of Naira on routine elections, I am proposing a formalization of the prevailing situation.

1. Any zone of the country or State that overlords who own the political parties give their tickets to run, should all agree and give the rest of the country nominees. No need for elections.

2. The nominees across party lines can now approach the courts to determine who amongst them will become President or Governor.

3. Zoning of political offices and the courts, have successfully conspired with our inability to conduct free and fair elections, to effectively hijack the power of the vote from the ordinary citizenry. The office of the Citizen of the Federal Republic, has been stripped of ballot perquisites.

4. Periodic elections should therefore become undesirable. Just do the zoning by the parties and give us a leader on a platter, if there is any dispute, go to court. INEC spent N355billion in the 2023 elections. Yet it is the courts that are still telling us who won the elections. We can now disband INEC and save that money because their services will no longer be needed.

5. INEC officials and desperate election contestants will no longer trade deals and money and that’s a way of fighting corruption.

6. Lives that are usually risked and lost before, during and after elections, will become a thing of the past.

It appears to me that this system is what our political leaders will prefer and we may need to approve it for them since we don’t want to fight for good and accountable governance.

It is still a thing of great surprise for me that, a people so many, can be held down by them so few, and prolonged for this much. If e clear you, understand me. If e no clear you, no vex. No be only you. Country hard!

Yours sincerely,
Citizen Agba Jalingo.

Disclaimer: The opinion expressed in this article is strictly that of the author, Agba Jalingo and does not represent TheLumineNews or its agent.


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