The desperation of the politicians is so glaring that the-do-or-die pattern could be witnessed in the next election going by some reckless campaigns on sentiments that are daily being expressed flagrantly on the broadcast stations, billboards and advertisements in newspapers.
Political campaigns are not only laced with falsehood , some candidates also colour the politicking with ethnic, religious, and regional sentiments. Muslims- for-Muslims, Christians-for-Christians, South-for-South and North-for-North. This is very very unfortunate.
Some mischief makers have tactically recruited in to their fold innocent victims who are unconsciously used to spread the campaigns of calumny with offensive text and email messages either Muslims against Christian or Christianity against Islam.
To worsen the scenario some of our traditional rulers and religious leaders are publicly portrayed as campaigning for one of the Presidential candidates for the next Saturday’s Presidential election. Some newspapers were paid to carry some of the parochial and unfortunate adverts in their media which invariably put some important personalities in danger of backlash.
As more desperate politicians spend public funds for their campaigns while other capitalise on goodwill, we should all vote on the dictate of our consciousness. And if the environment is dangerous for such, then everybody should truly go back to his or her tents.
If the politicians succeed in instigating everybody-to-his-tent doctrine, then the ordinary citizens should use their gumption to deal squarely with the situation before the enemies of united Nigeria plunge the nation into another sad story of the past.
WE should not allow politicians to use us against our brothers and sisters from different backgrounds. Lets use our senses rather than emotion in reading the writing on the wall.