The drafters of our constituition were alive to the need of equitable representation, and inclusive participation in the democratic procesess. They didn’t count the costs. The cost of a bulging legislature whose credibility no one could vouch for. We have thus found ourselves being the most represented people in Africa and yet the most unrepresented. Am not sure whether any sitting MP can stand up publicly and justify his position in the August house. I don’t care about senators because they are as amorphous in their mandates as they are to whose interest they represent. When a sitting MP sans any bill to his name publicly and
shamelessly demand a higher pay, the facade is lifted. These fellas contested those seats as a sure avenue to richess and power. It was for
purely selfish reasons. Yet they pledged certain goodies to there electorate. I haven’t heard one of them pass a law about any substantive social issue. It is a sickening and pathetic situation that we find ourselves in. There is a school of thought whose argument is that we reap what
we sow. I am convinced that this is not the case. We were hoodwinked to vote in a thieving, greedy, shameless and corrupt entity called the
MP, who won’t even balk at being called a pig. I am inviting suggestions as to how we can remedy this situation. The blue print for most democracies is the American one. Let me quote a text in their Declaration of Independence ,— We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all
men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the
pursuit of Happiness.— That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of
the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to
abolish it, and to institute new Government