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Nigerian political offices’ holders and phone ringing

By Idris Adamu

Many Nigerian politicians are underrating the importance of communication by either deliberately refusing to pick calls, return calls, or text messages in respective of who the caller is particularly when it affects the electorates.

The state, condition, or purpose of the caller is no doubt a matter unknown to the recipient whether he is in need of urgent attention that can save lives or at worst give some advice. Almost all politicians or public officeholders are guilty of this barbaric act. They assume that callers only call to disturb them forgetting that public Office is a public trust.

Funny enough, during electioneering campaign the so-called politicians and public officeholders attended to callers but once it’s over they change like chameleon. Nigerian politicians and public Office holders must learn to be just and fear to all manners of callers whether highly placed or not.

Today, the majority of politicians or public officeholders only pick, return or reply text messages of government officials, party members, family, and friends if at all they do. The moment one assumes public Office he is for everybody in respective of gender, political affiliations, tribal and religious colorations.

If I may ask if they are in the shoes of callers how will they feel? Everything in life has its end. The person who needs you today may be the person you need must tomorrow. Politicians and public Offices’ holders, in general, must appreciate the fact that the people are their most important assent in democracy.

It is advisable, politicians and public Office holders should take note that God can decide to make them the callers.
Therefore, they have no reason to decline their calls or text messages. They must change as quickly as possible. If they don’t, they remain unappreciative of the votes of the people, unreceptive, un-listening, political mix-fit, un-civilize, myopic, ungenerous, over and above all undemocratic and unprogressive.

~ Comrade Adamu (Wakilin Rukubi) wrote in from Nasarawa state.

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