Mr. Solomon Esor, a senate aspirant for Cross River Central Senatorial District has said that underperformance by politicians is inexcusable, stating that Nigeria’s democracy was old enough to produce world-class leaders.
The ADC aspirant stated this over the weekend in an online engagement with newsmen.
In the view of Esor, unless those who aspire to elective positions in Nigeria understand that getting elected is a rare call to appropriately serve the people and not concentrate on personal gains, as, according to him, is the practice, not much can be achieved in the quest for a greater Nigeria.
He believes that those seeking elective positions must be persons with visible means of livelihood, demonstrable managerial and entrepreneurial capacity as well as a clear and specific-driven focus that should ideally help constituencies develop.
Being quick to point out that “it is no more tenable for we politicians to offer the lame excuse that our democracy is young and that mistakes made must be excused,” said “if anyone comes before you and has no clearly thought out ideas on how to improve your living conditions, do away with that kind of a person” affirming that there is too much suffering in the land.
Not done, Esor was unhappy that “many of those who have been voted in and reelected, even seeking additional terms in office, have enjoyed a political patronage that has emboldened them to consistently do nothing for the people, would not it be beneficial to our people if we change all of that? No football coach continues to field a first eleven that cannot win matches. So for us, changing our losers would not happen over night, it would happen through an exceptional collaboration between the people and aspirants like me.”
He was emphatic that the electorate must begin to seize her moments, “protest with their votes, ease non performers out and re-engineer several elective positions with candidates who have intelligence that must be seen in the legislations that in turn guarantee the good life for our people”.