The shadow being cast by the forthcoming harmonized elections is so vast that hardly any of us can afford the luxury of shrugging a nonchalant shoulder, wrapping ourselves in swathes of indifference and hoping that these elections will ‘just leave us alone’.
There is too much at stake for the eligible voter to merely decide that their pink finger is not worth staining or to make the ignoble choice of sitting at home, flipping through DSTV channels and pretending that elections are none of their business.
The elections are everyone’s business… no, in fact they are everyone’s battle.
Elections are not a business they are battles.
They are a battle to elect the people we want and the people we want to vote for are those whom we think will protect and advance our interests.
You see elections are as much about self-interest as they are about any other more ‘noble’ human quality.
The self-interests of the voting public reigns supreme in the ballot box – not the will of politicians but the will of individuals, expressed through one ‘X’ after another until cumulatively thousands upon thousands of individuals collectively morph into millions saying the same thing.
Millions of individuals, like you, determining whom they will entrust their wards, districts, towns, cities, as well as provinces and ultimately whom they will entrust their country to.
So do the selfish thing – go and vote! Elections are all about you.
FYI…they [elections] won’t just leave us alone!