Thursday, 4 June 2015

MAURITIUS MAKES HISTORY...CAN HILLARY CLINTON DO THE SAME IN 2016?

It is easy to just assume that what a man can do, a woman can do much more but who says leadership is about a gender...there is more to being called a leader and if you do not have what it takes, it is advisable such a person takes the back seat or should not even think of boarding. Chemistry researcher, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has emerged as the new president of Mauritius...Yes..She is a scientist and has pledged to target science diplomacy and to export the Island's good practices in research but she actually admitted in an interview that she has little political experience...Am so loving that honesty and with the right people around her, her rule would actually trip the country and make you think she's got the big deal about politics....She is the sixth president since the Island became a republic in 1992.

As we know currently, there are two elected female presidents in Africa alongside an interim one...Joyce Banda Sunday of Malawi, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Catherine Samba-Panza, who is an interim President of the Central African Republic...The train of influence seems to be moving at a good speed as more women globally are stepping out irrespective of the gender issues...At 67, Experienced politician, former US Secretary of State,  Hillary Rodham Clinton is also aiming for the White House in 2016 and the hopes are high because she has got everything that can place her as the president..Its all about Americans going out en mass to vote.

What can i say about my country...? I know for sure that It will take divine intervention for a woman to rule in Nigeria because so many factors will work against her..Some women will never support a fellow woman for presidency..Do not ask me why..some of them reading now would know the answer to that and the ego of some men will never allow them vote for a female president and yet we talk about equality in this global age...I totally  respect Professor Remi Sonaiya for making an effort at becoming the President of Nigeria but aside the fact that she was contending against top candidates, I know most women around the country never considered her as a choice.

Hillary Clinton will be going through some serious re-branding by top PR experts in the world in order to meet up with the current trends of electorate existing in the United States...Yes, she looks good on paper as a frontier in the political game but will America see her as a reliable tool to lead its people...I do know that her victory will push more women out and am sure Nigeria will not be left out but for now, my people are still basking in the 'changeology' that has taken over Nigeria.