Everything about democracy revolves around “the people.” In Ningi-Burra, however, hatred, jealousy, and scuffles have engulfed the minds of the people to the extent that they give up any fruit that democracy will bear to them.
At a time when the focus of any progressive community is to ensure that the government provides them with education and amenities like hospitals, good roads and electricity, Ningi council area has become host to debates on whether or not a government appointee is from their camp and what better strategy can be employed to bring him down.
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We have forgotten that every one of us is a brother and we are tied together by the shared zeal and resolve to serve our community.
I would not hastily conclude, but I do not think there will be any positive development in any community that forgets about its progress on the altar of who gets what, how and when.
To be clear, this is a clarion call to those within the political circle and the electorate, the major driver of our choice for a candidate should not be where he comes from, what thought, ideology, or person he aligns with but rather whether he can deliver us from our ordeals.
Now 2023 is around the corner, politicians have since begun changing parties and/or creating new ones. What will keep us united and at the same time progressive is looking beyond what banner one is brandishing but the developmental plans he brings to the table?
If I would describe democracy as a tree, then I will call on the people of Ningi-Burra to focus on the fruits rather than the color of the tree’s leaves.