In another not-so breaking news, the cowardly Boko Haram has taken to the social media to brag about Baga. This is nothing new, Nigeria has gotten used to this lifestyle, BOMB blast, village massacre and then the Boko Haram youtube video claiming responsibility followed by a Western media reporting our incompetence while ignoring the lack of support from their governments.
In fact the entire 2015 election hinges on the Boko Haram question … it is not an election on JOBS we don’t hear much about that or our terrible EDUCATIONAL system … but rather Boko Haram. But the problem with the Boko Haram election is that we largely hear each candidate talk about WHAT they will or have done.
And that is what frustrates me about this elections (amongst many other things) everyone is talking about the WHATS. What my candidate would do if elected, What my candidate did when elected, but we are not hearing the HOWS and the WHYS.
For an incumbent, we need to know WHY they have not done the things they promised to do. WHY is NEPA still the same old NEPA? WHY is Boko Haram still running around unchecked in the North East? WHY is corruption still not under control? WHY does Nigeria not have border controls?
And for the challenger we need to know the HOW, how do they plan to do the things they plan to do. HOW will they tackle NEPA that no one has figured out for years? HOW will they defeat the rampant Boko Haram? HOW will they set up coalition forces with Cameroon and Chad?
You see its fun to throw around the WHATS, but the real thing we the electorate need to focus on … are the HOWS and WHYS, especially the WHY Boko Haram keeps giving us the run around and HOW we can fight them differently!
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