Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Nigeria and Dangerous Leadership

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"Those who seek power without a sense of purpose and dedication to service, but for personal gains, will, at the very best, are dangerous leaders."
The Nigerian political scene is inundated with dangerous leaders, men and women who come to power with no vision, sense of purpose or commitment to serve, but for personal gains: to pander to their insatiable greed. To them power offers the opportunity to luxuriate in fame, pomp and other trappings of power, enrich self, friends and relatives, and entrench the privileges of the political class. Neither subject to the law nor beholden to the people, they perverted democratic power, ordinarily, a selfless servant of the people, to a ruthless enemy of the people. Their manner of speech demonstrates their scorn for the will of the people, and the tenets and institutions of democracy.

In politics and statecraft, power means life or death, prosperity or poverty, happiness or tragedy for millions of people”. And as such, those who seek power must do so with a sense of mission. They should so much believe in their mission and their ability to change the course of history to the point that nothing, not personal gain, not even their own personal survival, matters to them.

Those who seek power without a sense of purpose and dedication to service, but for personal gains, will, at the very best, are dangerous leaders.