How to choose the right fallen sinner as the best candidate and president on December 7th in a challenging job for all electorates who are not party affiliates in the upcoming election.
Choosing the right president is not a child’s play. It is of less importance during an election as to who is on the ballot because we will be making a choice between two or more fallen sinners to lead our nation.
FACT: It is a fallacy if you are told one is a saint, vote for him.
Your vote in every election always counts, so be a responsible voter in this year’s general elections to be held on December 7th, 2020.
To ensure you use your brain to decide and not your head, it is critical that you know how to make the right choice between the deceptive and the trustworthy choice who can better serve the interest of the masses and not that of a few upper social class.
Every nation needs a leader who genuinely wants to serve and who is not ready to give you cramps from the king’s table after promising you dinner.
How ever, arriving at the right choice demands more than just a mere choice.
Many electorates get puzzled and dribbled by the candidates and get lost in who to vote for due to the slippery and deceptive tongues of the communication teams of political parties.
Let us learn how to arrive at the best decision when selecting the candidate that deserves your vote.
Fact: None of the choices is perfect – anyone who tells you one option is the best choice may not be far from being wrong. They are only playing tricks on you. All candidates in an election are falling sinners with their own shortfalls.
1. Vote based on the platform and not the personality.
All candidates or political parties have a platform through which they make known their beliefs, the direction they want to take the country.
As a voter, you should be able to tell the right candidate based on issues raised by the floating voters and not persons with entrenched political affiliations. The best candidate should have godly values and virtues.
Choosing the right president demands objectivity from the electorate.
2. Candidates’ leadership abilities speak volumes
Leadership is about having a compelling and realistic set of vision and rally all resources to achieve this desire that the follows have bought into. Its a position for honest and daring people who are truthful and have the ability to communicate the truth and reality; with courage. Such an individual must be able to sell his or her ideas of where she/he intends to lead the country and how to get there. These ideas should meet the SMART criteria. Thus they must be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound.
Ask your self if genuinely the candidate can be a good leader and an honest one for that matter. This requires that you examine the background of the candidate and their experience.
3. Never base your choice of thoughts of the masses.
Don’t be cheap, don’t fall for ideas that flatter. You don’t want to regret you were part of those who voted a wrong leader into power for your country.
Fact: Democracy does not always choose the right leader for a nation if politicians are deceptive and win power on lies and unrealistic promises.
4. Study the campaigns of competing ideas and not competing personalities.
Are you convinced by the campaign information being shared by the parties seeking your vote?.
If the candidates have held any post before, don’t jump into conclusion based on the failures the opponent wants you to hear to discredit them only. Listening to the good things done from the perspective of the candidates alone will also lead to a poor decision. Weigh the two sides of both sinners seeking your mandate.
Choosing the right president must be backed by facts.
5. Examine their records on a similar basis
Examine their records on a similar basis and use publicly available data and not the one provided by the candidates which are often carefully selected to paint a better picture about themselves and a worse one for the opponent.
6. In making your choice, vote for a candidate that is ready to protect the sanctity of human life, the traditional marriage system, and your religious rights. The reality of who they are is found in their actions and pronouncement.
7. Good leaders are people who take hard, unpopular decisions. If you have a leader who takes decisions just to please the masses but the decision has huge negative potential for the future, you will be risking it falling for such leadership.
8. Don’t base your choice entirely on media reports. They are often easily influenced and maybe in bed with the opposition or the governing party. Seek for objective reports from neutral sources to help arrive at which candidate can deliver.
Fact: The mistakes of the past can tell you little about the potentials of the one seeking your votes.
9. The media voices can influence your choice easily, seek the truth, and ask God to guide your decision. Pray about if you want to because your choice will be permanent in the next four years. Turn to God for the decision, not the Television Screens. Don’t permit the enemy to introduce the spirit of confusion into your God-ordained right and responsibility in helping your country to make the right choice.
10. Persons who attempt to subvert the will of the people are not the right choice. Those who influence your decision and choice with gifts, cash, and other material things are not the God-appointed a leader to impact our political process and growth as a nation.
Fact: There is nothing like a perfect candidate. Vote for the right person.
Be a good steward of the voting right and give your mandate to the candidate that genuinely has your interest at heart.
Fact: The right candidate is always made unattractive by the rough political tactics of the worse candidates.
11. Candidates that avoid speaking to different groups of voters especially voters who are not sympathetic to them is a sign of danger that such a person will not be a father figure leader.
A bad candidate is also not willing to engage in national debates and may give very flimsy reasons for that. Choosing the right president requires that the candidate convinces us based on his or her ability to tackle issues and offer workable solutions.
Check the accuracy of facts they put out about themselves an that of the biggest rival. Those who lie to win your votes cannot be trusted.
12. Before you finally decide who has the nation and the future you desire at heart, ask your self
1. Which candidate’s view on the issues do I agree with the most?
2. Who ran the fairest campaign?
3. Which candidate demonstrated the most knowledge on the issues?
4. Which candidate has the leadership qualities you are looking for?
5. Is the choice clear? If so, pick a candidate.
Evaluate candidates’ use of television
13. See-through distortion techniques of weak candidates to make the right choice
Avoid name-calling candidates who want to look appealing. They are not good enough for your vote. Such candidates only attack the opponent on certain features and characteristics that will not affect the output of the opponent if elected into office.
Every candidate who engages in divisive political tactics including but not limited to references to race and ethnicity uses it to instill prejudice. Avoid that choice. its an evil good.
14. Rumor mongering: These include statements such as, “Everyone says my opponent is a crook, but I have no personal knowledge of any wrongdoing,” which imply (but do not state) that the opponent is guilty.
Such a candidate is not sincere with little things and can be the wrong choice for the nation; such candidates also attack the personality of the other candidate rather than discussion issues.
15. The bad presidential candidate is too crafty to be real and use catchwords and phrases such as “Law and Order” or “Un-Ghanaian”, “We have the men” “The alternative is worse” just to trigger a knee-jerk emotional reaction rather than to inform the electorates about what they can do. Choosing the right president demands sincerity.
16. A bad candidate is constantly passing the blame to others instead of fixing it or providing a SMART strategy that can deal with it.
They are quick to deny responsibility for an action. They easily blame opponents. Such persons can not provide the needed national leadership.
Fact: Leaders fix problems, followers complain.
17. When voted into power, “I will ensure, milk and honey flow in your gutters”. “I will change this nation into a haven of prosperity on the continent”.
Any political figure seeking your votes who goes about promising the sky is the wrong choice no matter how attractive such promises are.
Be wise in your choice. These are unrealistic promises and no one can fulfill them in four years.
18. The candidate that is seeking your mandate should be able to answer your questions. The moment he or she starts evading real issues no that, you don’t have to waste your vote.
Such candidates have no clear thoughts and don’t care that they are deceiving you. In many instances, these kinds of candidates offer very vague answers and solutions that keep everyone wondering. For instance, they can talk about the benefits of proposed programs but never get specific about possible problems or costs.
Democracy works if the electorates are truly informed on the issues and are not brainwashed by politicians.
This leads to making the right choice in terms of candidates and policies for social good. Democracy allows people to exercise their constitutional rights in decision making in the electoral process.
If the masses are deceived and flattered, democracy will produce the wrong leader.
Choosing the right president implies making the right choice. Make democracy work in choosing the right leader, your vote is your power, excises it in an informed manner, and get involved! And let the “I will not vote” chorus be discouraged.
Source: Electionsinghana| Wisdom Hammond (leadership Consultant and freelancer)
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