POLITICAL SICKNESS (NIGERIA, A CASE STUDY)

INTRODUCTION:

MANY COUNTRIES ESPECIALLY THE THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN VICTIMIZED TO THIS FACT BUT HERE, I AM GOING TO USE NIGERIA TO JUSTIFY THE TITLE;

POLITICAL SICKNESS AS THE NAME SUGGESTS COULD MEAN THE SHORTCOMINGS OF GOVERNMENTS OR HER CITIZENRY IN POLITICS.

SMART READERS MIGHT BE GUESSING MY PERSPECTIVE OR ENDPOINT BUT THE REVERSE REMAINS THE CASE. CORRUPTION, GODFATHERISM WILL BE SILENT THROUGHOUT THIS TIME.

POLITICAL APATHY IS THAT NEW SICKNESS RAVAGING THE EFFECTIVE MOVE OF POLITICS IN THE STATE .(NIGERIA)

What’s Political apathy?

In my own level, Political apathy is connots feelings or partial commitment to the affairs or activities of the state. The above definition gave a clear insight to the fact that everyone is Politically accountable. No one is an island. For any nation to attain to a greater height, citizens should not take Political activities for granted like Nigeria.

MANIFESTATIONS OF POLITICAL APATHY IN NIGERIA

* REFUSAL TO CONTEST IN ELECTIONS; Some qualified Nigerians are very careless to the extent that they neglect real Political positions like Presidency Governorship and Senate. While some are still using religion as a yardstick. This has resulted in given CORRUPT LEADERS UPPER HANDS TO DO WHATEVER THEY WISH AND TO MARKET THEIR NOTORIOUS ATTITUDE IN THE STATE.

*REFUSAL TO REGISTER FOR VOTE; Nigeria is over ONE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE but how many citizens have their PVC? Some citizens do not know it at all. This is also a problem messing the situation.

*REFUSAL TO BELONG TO POLITICAL PARTIES. Citizens with high level of Political experience do not see the reason to be a party member thereby allowing NOVICES AND POLITICAL BLIND MEN TO PILOT THE AFFAIRS OF A WHOLE NIGERIA.

*SOME CITIZENS HAVE ALSO REFUSED TO SUPPORT CANDIDATES WITH PROVEN INTEGRITY. This is an outright Political apathy slapping Nigeria as a state and more.

So, there should be a visible improvement in the Political Participation in Nigeria to make 2019 general election a huge success.

FROM MICHAEL OGAZIE,

POLITICAL SCIENTIST.

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