Nigeria, a country in West Africa which is often regarded as the giant of Africa is the most populated country in Africa. In order to be the president of a populated country like Nigeria with it diversified tribes and cultures, one has to have these 5 traits which will be discussed in this article.
- .Outstanding Record
Anyone who wants to be president should have a good history. People aren’t perfect, but if you are running for president, you’ve got to be clean because certain people will ask for your record.
That’s been Buhari biggest problem this year. His record as a former head of state is embarrassing even to his supporters. He and his vice, Tunde Idiagbon ran an oppressive government and he’s still judged by it till today.
Jonathan has a better human rights record than Buhari, but frankly, none of these candidates has an A record generally speaking. That’s why the Economist described the election between President Buhari and Former President Jonathan as one between an utter failure and a former dictator with blood on his hands.
Nigerians need a president reputable for doing what is right- someone, who is upright, respectable and who can be trusted to govern the country with integrity. The country needs someone who will be a model to the youth and the society.
- Public speaking.
Presidents have to give speeches all the time. It’s not about orator. It’s about the ability to communicate effectively in a way that touches people and instil confidence. People need and want to listen to you speak.
This gave Obama the edge when he first ran for president as an obscure senator, and it’s what made him world famous.
- Public spirit
Public spirit is the willingness to do things for the good of the people and the society. A president is the leader of the country. He must have a heart for the people. That should be the focus of his policymaking. He should be someone who is constantly thinking about how his actions affect the people, What he can do for them, How can he make things better for them, Their needs, That’s how a president should be thinking, and this has to show in his or her ways.
- Intelligent/Knowledge /Ability
Being president doesn’t mean you have to be a genius or know astronomy, but you have to be intelligent. It has to show in your way, your speech and decision making. You also have to be knowledgeable about the issues that matter most and be able to apply knowledge to solve problems and make things better.
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