When Will We Have Leaders That Have Our Hearts?

Leaders are the ones who keep faith with the past, keep step with the present, and keep the promise
-Harold J. Seymour

Someone recently told me that as far as the elections are concerned “TBH IDC” (To be Honest I Don’t Care). It was the same day during a class we had that a course mate of mine was desperately trying to sleep during a heated debate about Jonathan and Buhari. It wasn’t because of a need for sleep but just to avoid the whole drama. 

The person in charge of Nigeria at the moment does not have the people’s ‘mandate’, just their 2011 votes. He is not a leader in the heart of Nigerians but just a mere formality to keep the Nation going on a day by day basis. He has shown us time and time again through his actions to go and hug as many transformers as we can find. He seems to be more interested in campaigning than governance, the politics of paying felicitations than the politics of diplomacy. 

He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them.

-Chinese proverb

The most likely alternative to our current Commander-in-anything-else-but-chief should be a well retired elder statesman but instead he is the closest thing we can hold to change. He also doesn’t have our hearts just our frustrations and need to be told something other than to hug transformer. 

Which ever way the deck is stacked come Feburary 14, whoever is in power has a long long way to go to win our hearts.


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