It is not a gainsaying that nobody rules forever, as the saying in pidgin English will put it – Soldier go, Soldier come, Barrack go still remain. Therefore, it is important to rule with ease and to make impact because the table keeps turning and turning. The political environment isn’t different, people want to succeed the ruling from the inception of the administration. In Nigeria, many politicians have been working towards 2023 presidential yet this present administration is barely one year.
We can say like Nigeria like NUESA, as soon as the HOPE team was inaugurated, several candidates started to make known their interest to replace the HOPE team who still had more in their mouth to swallow.
In the ocean of politics, awareness comes first and people seem to key to the point that ”he told me first” but sincerely, should good governance be all about who declares intentions first or those who have good intentions.
It is quite important to note that those who want to preside over NUESA actually need to know when to deaf-dance to a funeral hymn, the people should caution them so that their deafness won’t be interpreted as madness.
Subsequently, as the biblical injection says- By their frults you shall know them; your good works and your plans will put you in. Educators have learnt their lesson; that department numerical strength does not qualify a good candidate, assessing the HOPE team, educators could point out those who are diligent in their duties and those who only get there to ‘look’. Now, before you preside over NUESA, what have you done and what will you do in office? is the question to be ruminated on.
As a matter of fact, before you preside over NUESA, know your duties and have your plans. A funny scenario played out during the last NUESA electioneering process whereby the two candidates who contested for the post of Assistant General Secretary presented the same manifestoes, word for word, to the noble pressmen present at the press night, meanwhile one of them who eventually won seemed to move forward, to become the next General Secretary, as they use to say, “General security” but that’s just by the way. Before you preside over NUESA don’t just have the supposed duties alone, but also have good intentions towards NUESA and say no to plagiarism.
Leadership can make an association great and on the other side, it could also mar an association or a country. Educators if we actually want to contribute to the development of NUESA, then we need not to support candidates based on sentiments but base on capability and what such person tends to offer.
Dear nation builders, the political atmosphere is getting tensed, the HOPE team is counting down the days left for them in office while those who want to replace them are at the corner salivating like a dog anticipating the big meat. Look before you leap dear educators, seeing sometimes may not be believing. Check their level of integrity, check their antecedent and if possible check their intellects.
Many were called but few would be chosen in this race of political struggle, some will walk the walk, work the work, spend the cash and at the end of the race they will be defeated, in fact might be defeated by only one vote while the few that will run this race will be part of the team that will replace the HOPE team.