Matters Arising from the Nation’s Polity

“The electorate should participate fully in all the elections both at the state and national levels and ensure they vote wisely.”

It is often said that when two elephants are fighting, it is the grass that suffers. In the case of Nigeria’s political scenario where the elephants have multiplied in numbers, your guess is as good as mine. Ever since the political fever gripped the country few months ago, every other sector has been largely affected in one form or the other. While some sectors are favored, others have not really fared well. For instance, the socio-economic sector appears better favored as this period seems to be a bumper harvest season for
the players.

On daily basis, drummers throng the streets in numbers singing and dancing with placards and banners to drum up support for one party or the other and at the end of the day, the cash balances improve; food is placed on the table and some bills are settled. However, it is not so rosy for other areas like the financial and investment sectors where promises of better investment opportunities rent the air. Yet, no matter the circumstance, the bottom-line is a better future for all sectors in the country – economic, social, religious or political sphere. What this implies is that all hands must be involved in the collective effort to bring about a better government.

In Cross River State, with the track record of achievement of the Prof. Ayade-led administration, there is no doubt that his second term bid will be actualized. The advice however is that the second coming should focus on the completion of most of the projects that have been started or about to start. the Super Highway and the Deep Seaport projects that hold the key to the industrial development of the state should be given adequate attention. Cross Riverians from all walks of life and of all shades of opinion should be involved in the efforts to midwife the second term ambition of Prof, Ayade as his success promises hope of economic emancipation for the state. the electorate should participate fully in all the elections both at the state and national levels and ensure they vote wisely.

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