A unique election beckons

23 November 2020 | Opinion

The seasonal blabbering has ended. And with that, the public is saved from the bizarre and silly election promises.

It also means, rather sadly, that voters will only see politicians in their vicinity again five years from now.

But against this background, voting is the most potent weapon any Namibian possesses in setting the national agenda.

And despite the obvious weaknesses in our electoral processes, it would be absurd of any registered voter to simply look away on Election Day and not make their democratic voice heard.

True, the entire political basket of Namibia is filled with rotten apples, by default in rare cases, but some apples are less rotten than others.

The degree of rottenness lies in the eye of the beholder, so it is incumbent upon individuals to decide which devil they would rather have in office.

Indeed, the nation is now conscious, especially its army of young people.

There will be no rest for the wicked, just like the Lord commanded in the biblical book of Isaiah. Evil-doers will face eternal punishment at the ballot.

Those who get voted for this week must accept, with humility, that this is a privilege to serve. Servitude and nothing else.

Those who are in it for ‘honourable’ titles and for the dollar will be ushered through the exit door at the earliest available opportunity. May the best candidates, who genuinely want to serve, win!

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