#PoliticsinNigeria: Political Rigmarole, what next?
All this political rigmarole to what end? From PDP to APC to LP , why are we bent on staining every and anything we come in contact with?
In recent years, the Nigerian political landscape has been marred by a series of political rigmaroles that have left many wondering if there is any end in sight. From the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Labour Party (LP), it seems that our political system is determined to stain everything it comes in contact with. But what exactly is the endgame? What are we hoping to achieve with all this political maneuvering?
To answer these questions, we need to take a closer look at the motivations behind our political leaders. Unfortunately, it seems that many of them are more concerned with their personal interests than with the welfare of the Nigerian people. This has led to a pervasive culture of corruption, cronyism, and political patronage that has infected every level of our political system.
At the heart of this problem is a lack of accountability. Too often, our political leaders are able to get away with corruption and malfeasance because there are no consequences for their actions. This is compounded by a weak judicial system that is easily manipulated and a media that is often censored or intimidated. As a result, the average Nigerian citizen is left feeling powerless and disenfranchised.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can break free from this cycle of political rigmarole and start building a better future for ourselves and our children. To do so, we need to demand more from our political leaders. We need to hold them accountable for their actions and demand that they work for the good of the people, not just their own self-interests.
We can also work to strengthen our institutions and systems of governance. This means supporting independent media outlets that are willing to report on corruption and abuse of power, as well as investing in our judicial system to ensure that justice is served. It also means promoting transparency and accountability in all areas of government, from procurement to budgeting to policy-making.
Finally, we need to empower the Nigerian people. This means investing in education and training programs that can help citizens develop the skills and knowledge they need to participate fully in the political process. It also means promoting civic engagement and creating opportunities for citizens to get involved in local and national politics.
I will conclude by saying that , the political rigmarole that we see in Nigeria today is a symptom of a deeper problem. It is a sign that our political system is broken and in need of serious reform. But there is hope. By demanding more from our political leaders, strengthening our institutions, and empowering our citizens, we can build a brighter future for Nigeria. It won’t be easy, but it is a fight that we must undertake if we want to create a better tomorrow for ourselves and our children.
Duru Eunice Adaku
15th April 2023