By Belliah K Theise
Having followed USA presidential debates and making comparisons of what is going on in the entire world with politics, we found similar paterns that has made third world countries be the way they are now, in terms of economy.
Here is what we have to say at Zambian chronicle:
As a presidential candidate aspiring for a public office, or you may be a voter. This is a time to revisit your weaknesses and try to improve on them.
Listed below are some of the things future Leaders should avoid in order to maintain peace and trust in people who they lead.
1. Negative campaigns that may bring damage to the image of the country and future leaders.
2. Malicious Rumors, without meaning or basis
3. Cheap Gossip
6. Racial discrimination
By all means, the above six elements should not be used as a tool to bring down your rival or to pick a right candidate for president. Positive campaign builds and unites nations. Negative campaigns, brings anger, violent and divisions.
As a voter, learn to validate each rumor, do not be a follower. Learn to use your own discretion, good sense of judgement and common sense, in critical matters like choosing or picking the right candidate as your commander in Chief. Avoid operating like robots that are programed to perform certain functions. Operating like a robot, makes both leaders and their voters look like idiots, when things go sour.
Important factor to Remember :
Separate Hollywood gossip of celebrities to a presidential candidate gossip. We do understand that, there is no smoke without fire , but on the other hand, Learn to separate facts from gossip, Every voter should know that, NOT every rumor or gossip comes out to be 100% true. You as voters only come to realize when it is too late, after you have voted for a wrong person, because you based your judgement on rumors. People use rumors and gossip for many reasons. May be for financial gain, hatred or other things.
Always keep in mind that, we humans always enjoy negatives, We all focus on unproductive rumors and gossip, that diverts us from dealing with serious topics that is affecting the country. If a negative outweighs a positive side of a candidate, it takes away all the good work he/she has done.
Remember, Media and campaigns are there to help voters to pick the best candidate, but at the same time, politicians uses that as a tool to bring down their rival candidates, depending how strong one has links to the media. Many great leaders are brought down in no seconds, and voters end up voting for useless candidates.
Again… use your common sense and your good judgement, when you read negatives that comes flying on potential candidates.
Good luck to all the presidential candidates, as they go on the road to lead their nations with a passion at heart for their people. Stay focused on important issues that affects your country. Do not get rapped up in personal issues, that can bring harm to your country and comes back to haunt you.
You all have one purpose:- To save your nation with integrity. The same people you are trying to persuade to vote for you, will be the same people who will vote you out. Voters always keep a record. Campaign with a passion for your people and country at heart.
For voters, validate your candidates with facts, and basing your votes on malicious rumors or unproductive gossip , that will not do good to your country in the future, will not help.
Thanks a trillion
Belliah K Theise
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