Politics in Nigeria is nothing short of swimming in the mud, filth and dirt in an attempt to drag one’s opponent into the deepest part of the filthy mud, while plotting to then rise saintly like the morning sun into victory. And so a popular saying goes, if you want to know a very dark side of your history that is unknown to you, join a political contest.
Indeed, there is little doubt that personal morality and commitment to uprightness are some credible pointers to one’s ability to lead better, however, there is even much more. Also the mere fact that politics by nature is divisive does not translate to politics being a filthy and thirty game where players must swim in the filth and dirt they throw open at each other, some of which have capacity to destroy lifelong reputations.
The governorship election in Anambra state is still clearly over a year ahead, yet, there are signs all over the place with different elites and groups already throwing punches here and there in an attempt to dissipate opponents. The fact however is that politics do not have to be personal.