The dreadful and bloody things that some politicians engage in to attain power are a cause for worry; the mentality of taking power at all costs is one of the main causes of disunity and retrogression in Nigeria.
Many lives have been lost and properties destroyed due to the desperation to attain power and lack of respect for the masses opinion. Ideally, election is supposed to be a peaceful practice which should be conducted freely and fairly at the allocated time.
Some losers have been known to use their influence at the courts to obtain power through the back door. Their strong desire for money, influence and power has uprooted the natural conscience and empathy in them.
Instead of being concerned about the progress of the state, they focus on how to violently take over positions they do not merit. Others do their utmost to retain power, monopolising a position which is not and will never be one man’s inheritance. They boast and declare that no one can unseat them.
Personally, I do not belong to this school of thought. I believe in the “abandoned” democracy which is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. The people have a right to vote in their preferred candidate and have their votes respected at every point in time. Anything contrary to this is not democracy.
Come March, 11th 2023 Young Progressive Party will be on the ballot paper and I urge eligible voters to cast their vote in my favour for a democratic state, good governance and a standard living. A new dispensation has come for Rivers people!
Remember that the Logo of YPP is a GREEN LEAF and the party’s colour is GREEN, YELLOW and RED. Do not forget to thumb print with your index finger by that column.
HIS EXCELLENCY, ENGR. DCN DANAGOGO WENIKE-BRIGGS.