2023: Don’t vote party but credible individuals, Gen. Enenche tells Nigerians




Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar


Former coordinator of Defence Media Operations (DMO) Maj. Gen. Enenche John Enenche (Rtd) has task Nigerias to vote credible candidates in the 2023 general election, to elect leaders in the presidential and other elections, saying new perspectives must be considered in the choice of electing new set of leaders.

He pleaded with Nigerians to look beyond traditional party affiliation, by adopting a new model of voting for a presidential candidate, which aligns with mood of the moment.

Gen Enenche observed that Nigerians had depended so much on political parties for the choice of presidential candidates over the years, with very little progress made as a result, thereby calling on Nigerians to consider a presidential candidate with integrity, competence, sound national economic knowledge, local and international goodwill, zero corruption and criminal records among other values.

In a statement titled: ‘Open Advisory to Nigerians’ Sunday in Abuja, the former Nigeria Army Corp Commander, said once right leaders are voted, there right followership will be in place and the country will regain her lost glory, potentials and greatness.

“We have depended so much on political parties for the choice of presidential candidates over the years, which has not produced expected results. It is therefore, expedient to try another alternative, purely Nigerian, in line with current mood of the country.

“This would not be the traditional political party approach but a modified method customized to bail the country out of the present predicament. This should be in form of mass concurrence on choice of the kind of President, the country needs.

“All are therefore, implored to shelve all divisive tendencies in order to bail the country out of the protracted economic stagnation, insecurity, and developmental retrogression; make the right choice for the future of our great country, Nigeria.

“In this regard, factors to consider should be integrity, competence, sound national economic knowledge, local and international goodwill, zero corruption and criminal records, (convicted or not) good health to withstand demands of the Presidents office.”

General Enenche also admonished that aside the presidential election, Nigerians should adopt the the same paradigm shift in ushering in other set of leaders saying: “Condition for the office of the President should equally apply to other elective positions at national and state levels. This comes by way of Specified Campaign cutting across ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds which is ‘Strategic Best Practice’ for the present situation of Nigeria and should, be adopted, reviewed and strengthened for sustainability.

“It is worthy of note that Follower-ship is a Function of Leadership. The follower is controlled by his or her inner conviction based on what they deduce from what they see, hear and feel. Nigerians have seen, heard and felt so much negativity in the last 20 years about their leaders.

“Hence, the difficulty in getting the right follower-ship to tackle the myriad of economic and security challenges in Nigeria. The accusation has been on bad leadership which should give way to the growth of a new Nigeria.”

Enenche said good followership will win hearts and minds of the suffering majority of Nigerians to support leaders that will emerge from the 2023 elections and beyond adding that, “leadership is by example,” which will usher in; good leadership, followership in Nigeria from 2023.

“For instance, if a leader does not steal directly or indirectly from government coffers, followers will not steal, which will make Nigeria work,” he added.

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