#SoundOff: One Thing I Don’t Understand About Nigerian Politicians

#SoundOff: One Thing I Don’t Understand About Nigerian Politicians

By Sola Kuti | Op-Ed Contributor on October 20, 2015
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Here is one thing I don’t understand about our politicians…

Why would I be a governor in Nigeria then after serving 8 years I would accept to “go and be doing yes, sir” in Abuja as a minister and “be carrying file up and down”?

I can’t even understand the governor to Senator one either…

People will argue that the Senate is a national service and higher than Governor in the hierarchy… I agree… but only on paper…

Maybe this applies in the US because being a Senator gives you a bigger platform to maybe become President.

But in Nigeria where it is the governor of a state who regulates the list of senators it just makes no sense.

Then to add to the confusion there are also some senators who have chosen to aspire to be governors in their states… backward integration?

The truth is that politics has hardly ever been about service in Nigeria.

It has been largely about staying relevant till you die…

That is why I keep asking the question… is there nothing else that these people can find to do with their time and money than contest elections?

Can they not groom people, offer services to their communities?

Don’t get me wrong… I love politics but only if it translates to service to the people, not this self serving egoistic nonsense that is being practiced here.

So to all those people who have dedicated their time to staying in power forever… There are a new generation of warriors who have dedicated their time to ensuring that you all leave the stage immediately.

You cannot continue to do things badly and then expect to be rewarded with appointments or promoted even.

The question is: who blinks first?

Let us wait and see…

Sola Kuti (SK) is a new age politician, a serial entrepreneur and social justice crusader with a passion for children. He has been a member of the PDP for 12 years. Connect with him on Facebook

The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.

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