However I will highlight where it admonishes us all for indulging in the bribery orgy.
Mallam, if we don't bribe the messanger, he won't let us pass. If you don't bribe the clerk, your file won't move.....and you won't eat.....if you don't bribe madam, you can't see Lamide in peace....and the beat goes on.
Wetin man for do? If the leader leads through bribery and the people follow through bribery, how do we buck the trend?
Leaders are accountable firstly through the ballot box and it is through this mechanism that the people exercise power to hold leaders and representatives accountable. This is why, it is a fundamental pillar of representative democracy. Until our leaders are in office because the people truly chose them, so that elections become a purifying process, we will always end up with square pegs in round holes. Until Iwuoids are never allowed anywhere near an INEC office, we will not be near starting to see the virtues of good leadership.
The executive will only work to fulfil its pledges and the legislature will meet its remit when both are elected by the people. The checks and balances we so badly yearn will metamorphorsise. The state of democracy in the states is even worse and at the local government level, non existent. The state legislatures are beholden to an emperor governor who dispenses favour as if in its gift. The local government democracy is thuggery gone beserk.
Why did Obasanjo do what he did without any hindrance from the NASS? Why were governors able to get away with pocketing their state budgets without hindrance? Because the people did not choose their representatives! Because the people did not choose Obj in 2003!
Yes, we are all individual models of leadership and democracy is by negotiation between the leader and the led. In our micro environments, there is plenty of democracy and negotiation. No house can survive with OBJoid leadership style. Look at his home! A dysfunctional wreck!