Interesting point from Cheta Mwanze:
Nigeria’s Catch 22 situation is simply this: our leadership is bad, because our followership is bad, unimaginative, uncreative, uninspired. Nigeria’s followership does not understand basic concepts like civic responsibilities and duties. We do not hold our leaders to account.
Lets accept one real, hard fact about this “democracy” that we have: democracy, American style, is nothing more than a popularity contest. Citizens such as we have in Nigeria, CANNOT in any circumstance, throw up good leaders in such a popularity contest. Something must give. What is it that must give? For Nigeria to throw up sound leaders who are capable of looking at current trends and plotting a future course.
We have to accept the hard truth that given the kind of citizens we have at the moment, our leadership MUST be exclusive and not inclusive.