Endorsement, Democracy, and the Will of Ekiti People”.
The current political landscape in Ekiti State has given rise to questions about the timing and significance of certain actions, specifically in the realm of endorsements for the present Governor.
The phrase “putting the cart before the horse” aptly captures the sentiment expressed by many residents who are puzzled by the urgency of these political maneuvers.
The first question that arises is whether the present Governor truly needs a second endorsement. Some argue that the answer is a resounding No.
The democratic process should be a means for the people to voice their support or concerns, but it is debatable whether the Governor requires such reassurance at this point.
Moreover, it’s important to consider whether the endorsements of a select few truly represent the voice and will of the entire Ekiti populace.
The diverse and educated citizens of Ekiti are well capable of making their own informed decisions about their leadership. Relying solely on endorsements can undermine the core principles of democracy and the power of the collective voice.
The concerns about the present endorsements extend beyond mere political support.
Many citizens believe that these actions are primarily motivated by self-interest. In the realm of politics, alliances and endorsements can often be driven by personal gain, leading to a misalignment between the interests of the politicians and those of the people.In light of these concerns, it is advisable for the Governor to take these endorsements with a grain of salt and maintain a focus on the broader welfare of Ekiti’s citizens.
The interests of a select few should not overshadow the well-being of the entire population.
Furthermore, there is a question of whether these Governors are truly representing the interests of Ekiti as a whole. It is essential to remember that Ekiti citizens have a say in their governance, and it should not be dictated solely by a select group. The principles of democracy dictate that the people’s will should prevail, rather than the interests of a few influential figures. While it is acknowledged that the present Governor may be doing well, providing assurance after just a year in office can be premature.
Democracy is not about fractional interests but the collective will of the people. Governor Oyebanji deserves the opportunity to demonstrate his capabilities and fulfill his promises to the citizens of Ekiti.
The ultimate decision should rest with the Ekiti people, and it is crucial to allow them to determine the path forward.
In conclusion, the present scenario in Ekiti raises pertinent questions about the role of endorsements in politics, the true representation of the citizens’ will, and the timing of such actions. It is essential to uphold the democratic principles of fairness, transparency, and the collective voice of the people.
Governor Oyebanji should be allowed the opportunity to serve the people to the best of his ability without undue influence, and Ekiti residents should be the ultimate arbiters of his success or failure.