CELEBRATING WHO FOR WHAT?
“Humanity, why do you keep giving certain people awards that many others deserve? …We don’t need symbols anymore. We need equality.”
The reward or award given for work well done is to be applauded but when failure and decadence, decrepit and collapse infrastructure decorate your environment, it is vainglorious and infamous to court awards, appointments and election into offices when you have not excelled at your local level.
When foreigners elect Africans whose countries are underdeveloped, backward and far behind in international indexes, what is their objective?
To extort, blackmail, encourage, exploit, use, arm twist or is it just politics?
How do you justify the election of persons lacking core competence into offices they have not succeeded in transforming in their countries?
What are the considerations informing such critical decisions? What is the expectation?
Apart from monetary donation, I cannot see the value such persons could add because, like our professional footballers, you start scoring at home before going abroad!
Ask Kanu Nwankwo, Sunday Oliseh, Jay Jay Okocha and many others.
If you lack the capacity to score at home what are you doing abroad? Occupying space, making up the numbers or footing bills?
The tragedy of the average Nigerian is the assumption that public office is everything. There are many citizens who have had nothing to do with any public office who are employers of labour. From public office to public office some trot leaving a basins of unanswered questions behind.
What is your track record? What have you done for humanity? Is selectivity and ethnicity an achievement?
If not for politics, can you compete?
If not for politics where could you be?
If not for access to public funds could you donate so lavishly without restraint?
What is your success story?
What could you point at as the outcome of your efforts?
Who could you point to as a manifestation of your tutelage/grooming?
Celebrate? What is there in it, from it, to celebrate?
To be crowned for failure is mockery best avoided.