By Patrick Obia
Just as a Sierra Leon journalist and novelist, Syl Cheney-Coker in one of his poems (Myopia) said “on rainy mornings you will see them drenched, PEASANTS! shivering in their emaciated bones along the boulevards of misery, the boulevards of this country are railway tracks in my heart; a train of anguish runs on them, rage corollary of hunger. The ricepads of this country are putrid marshlands in my soul tended by no magic fertilizers.”
With the above expression of Cheney-Coker, former Attorney General of Cross River State, Barrister Attah Ochinke, Esquire, has asserted that, governance, in any society, will degenerate to lowest level the masses are willing to tolerate because the people have failed to hold their leaders to ransom of their policies and actions.
The Senior lawyer stated this in his official Facebook handle, positing that leaders are not to be blamed instead, the masses should blame themselves because they have given their leaders the upper hands to misgovern them.
“Governance, in any society, will degenerate to lowest level the masses are willing to tolerate. Don’t blame your leaders.” He said.
Governance, in any society, will degenerate to the lowest level the masses are willing to tolerate. Don't blame your leaders.
Ochinke’s statement refers to a society where the citizens sit-tight in low hidings, pray things get better without taking actions to press for good governance, thereby continue to waill in agony.
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