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Ok - Who Will You Honestly Like To Rule Nigeria In Place Of Yar Adua?

Dont just complain YarAdua is bad - who in your honest opinion do you think will do it better than him, be honest please.

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Nothing and I can provide names of a few individuals I think can lead Nigeria effectively. When this leader has to work with the hindrance of "federal character" , "quota system" , "stakeholders", "ethnic balance" and "interest groups" I think it is obvious that a Nigerian President , regardless of his natural talent, may struggle to defeat the institution in an attempt to move us forward.

Why should we use the word rule? Today , same as how certain words that were popular in the past are no longer cool , it is even more pertinent for leaders and citizens to move away from the word "rule"- especially in nations where repressive and dictatorial leadership has been the norm . Like Nigeria !!!

I responded. I think Utomi and Fashola , amongst many others, can make good Nigerian Presidents. You then need to remind yourself of the futility in mentioning these names when they will never be allowed near our number one job as long as the parochial 'system' we have in place relegates the most capable to the background while promoting the most inept to the forefront.

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maybe we should hire British/American Administrators

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What is wrong in naming a person? Why wont we use the word rule? is it not democratic rule that the whole system is called? You spoke loads of english but wasnt realy answering the question.

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Why do we still use "rule" in Nigeria to connote leadership when we are not in a monarchical system? Nobody talks of Obama "ruling" the USA or Gordon Brown "ruling" the UK. Is it just a continental idiosyncrasy or an indication of  deliberately enforced serf/peasant subservience on a people by a cunningly deviant "rulership" that feels dominance and subjugation ensures longevity ? 

If we think mere mortals (highly flawed, incompetent and undeserving ones in most cases like Yar Adua) are our "rulers" then the battle to dethrone the mediocrity they represent is already lost.

@ post. It is pointless to name individuals. What must be put in place , first and foremost , is a meritocratic system that will automatically see Nigeria gaining the best candidate it can produce for its top positions. This system , heavily involving adherence to the tenets of genuine democracy, is badly required because Nigeria currently delights in hosting politics of popularity that involves the same names/families/caucuses/cabals leading us regardless of suitability for top office. Minus Tinubu we would not know of Fashola let alone see him become Lagos Governor. In a meritocratic system Fashola will emerge on his own. Much like how Obama was allowed to present himself to the USA and the world. When we are still in 'federal character' and 'quota system' mode it is obvious we have a way to go.

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