By Dr. Tony Ordia.
In one of my previous articles, I unequivocally postulated that the next Governor for Delta state shall not only come from PDP ; but, will be an URHOBO MAN.
However, I did not mince words, when I said we are likely to be bedevilled by an intra Central squabble. This may taint the emergence of a consensus formidable candidate.
A few very qualified Men, have indicated interest already. Many more, will key in in the next few months.
Suffrage or Political Franchise in the Nigerian constitution ; 1999, ammended qualify every Deltan above 18yrs to be Governor.
The DC-23 is in the front burner to bring to bear, the gentleman agreement of ROTATION in Delta Politics. They are undoubtedly, doing wonderfully well, in this pursuit.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BE THE NEXT GOVERNOR ??
Certainly, an URHOBO MAN.
But who ??
” It is not always easy to find a Leader that possess both INTEGRITY and CAPACITY to govern. If there are, they certainly may not be able to pave their way to the political peak “
It is therefore better to choose that Leader with CAPACITY to govern, over the one with INTEGRITY, but bereft of ideas.
The one with CAPACITY will better the masses by his vast ideas, experience and management prowess, while the one with INTEGRITY ; but clueless, will benefit only himself, by keeping his good name. This is the sad irony we face with the APC government of today.
WHO IS A LEADER
One, capable of mobilizing others, to achieve better future.
WHAT IS MANAGEMENT
Effective planning and use of resources to achieve planned or intended results.
WHO IS A “GOVERN” or
The Verb “Govern” originated from Greece, the word “Kubernao” meaning ; To steer, direct or guide.
Generally speaking : A Governor ; is one, who
¹ steer a state and set procedure and machinery for effective running.
² Collective action or decision maker with his team.
³ One constitutionally empowered to exercise Authority.
WHAT IS GOOD GOVERNANCE ??
Good governance is not VETO. It is about sharing Powers, a partnership of decisions to achieve shared Vision, Mission and goals for the people.
There is no, one definition that captures good governance However, the following KEY factors are Necessary :
- Must base decisions on information, evidence and shared value
- Governing process must be transparent, inclusive and responsive to the needs of the people.
3.Those who make and those who implement decisions, must be accountable.
- Strategic objectives must be effectively, efficiently and ethically equitable.
- Must be able to sustain and maintain the Vitality of Government.
- Must be able to maintain a CONTINUUM of previous administrations.
Effective leadership is a prerequisite for good governance and sound management
Leadership, Management and Governance are interdependent, overlapping and mutual reinforcing
Consultations have begun. A few aspirants have already kick started a process of politicking.
The National convention by end October, will open a wide array of opportunities for aspirants to consult with the intra and National party hierachy.
- Our choice must be based on a sizable presence of the aforementioned pre requisite of a good Governor.
- We must put the general interest of the people in mind, and not, how much, we are able to line our pockets with.
- We must remember always that ” WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND For every dubious Credit, comes a Debit.
*Let’s choose that man that have both INTEGRITY and CAPACITY, or at worse, the man with little integrity but SUPER CAPACITY
Dr. Tony Ordia
Multi disciplinary Professional in :
Medical sciences, Law, Management, Administrstion, Peace and conflict studies, Arbitration, Governance and Health.
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