Ondo State Gubernatorial Election and the impunity of imposition of candidates
In the coming weeks, political parties desirous of producing candidates to occupy the government house in Akure, will be conducting their primaries which is a welcome development.
Democracy like we all know is defined as government of the people, by the people and for the people.
It is in the light of this definition of what democracy connotes, that makes it expedient on us Nigerians to be very vigilant as stakeholders in the polity who have bore the brunt of years of misrule occassioned by the denial of the peoples right to choose their leaders, to ensure that we admonish the political parties to adhere to the tenets of democracy by ensuring that governorship candidates emerge through a credible primary and not by imposition.
The issue of imposition of candidates is one plague that has bedevilled our political space and has contributed in no small measure to undermining responsibility and responsiveness in government at all levels.
Thus, the time for us to begin to say no to imposition of candidates and insistence on credible primaries must begin with the democratic train now roaring in Ondo state.
Say No to imposition now!
– By Nelson Ekujumi