As Nigerians look forward to the 2023 general elections, eligible voters have been advised to shun premodial considerations and be guided by such objective criteria as capacity, patriotism and track record of performance of those putting themselves up for leadership.
This call was made by a former Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, Barr. Emeh Glory Emeh, while speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt.
The former adviser to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on political matters and strategy stated that ability.to perform should be the primary consideration in the choice of leaders, and not religion or tribe, emphasizing that only a paradigm shift in the leadership recruitment process will clear the way for Nigerians to have a breath of fresh air.
Barr. Emeh, who further regretted the high misery index among Nigerians because of the plagues of violence, insecurity, poverty and death, insisted that ability to perform should be the pre – condition for the choice of the next president of Nigeria.
“No country can be competitive in the 21st century that depends on imports for survival. Time has come to hand over the leadership of Nigeria to those who are in tune with global political and economic trends, and who have the education, experience and sagacity to reposition the country to play the leading role it is destined for in Africa and globally”, Barr. Emeh emphasized.
According to the politician, when Nigeria is re-positioned to play her rightful roles as the economic and political giant of Africa, it will rob off on the welfare of the citizens and in the reputation of the country.
The former adviser to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on political matters and strategy however warned against parochial considerations, stressing that no Nigerian is superior to another, and for that reason, no ethnic group should attempt to lord things over others in the choice of President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023.
” I appreciate the disposition of Governor Nyesom Wike to encourage matured politicians who are experienced in both private and public sector management to continue with his historic laudable achievements in infrastructural developments in the state for the short but very impressive period – approaching eight years in office.
“I advice politicians to appreciate one another for the benefit of the generality of the people of Nigeria”,Glory Emeh summed.