The ongoing political campaign is getting more interesting day by day but unfortunately for the wrong reasons.
The most interesting aspect of the campaign is not the announcement of policies or a lack of but the different colourful personalities and bizarre utterances they are making.
A popular Nollywood actress has reportedly announced her voting intentions. Truth is nobody really cares about her voting intentions.
The other problem is this, it’s okay to publicly support a candidate even endorse one but to tell people you are voting for a particular candidate is wrong, rude and crass.
One of the most sacrosanct principles of democracy is known as “secret ballot”. Some people sacrificed their lives to fight for this right that this Nollywood actress is trampling upon. There is a reason why your voting intention should remain secret and you have the right to guard that secret jealously.
It’s quite possible to support or even endorse a particular candidate or party by virtue of your position or title but your conscience is supporting another party or candidate. The right to vote according to your conscience is the right being protected here.
In 2011, there was the case of a particular presidential candidate who went to the same polling booth with members of his family to vote and at the end of the voting exercise when the votes were all counted it was said that only one person vote for him, probably himself meaning every other member of his family voted for someone else. They must have supported his campaign until then. Needless to say, this candidate did not win. (Urnaija cannot vouch for the accuracy of this story).
People should learn to keep their voting intentions secret not only to observe the principle of secret ballot but most importantly because, frankly speaking, nobody gives a S**t.
*We will reiterate that as a news site we are not in support of any party or candidate but to observe the political situation and analyse accordingly for the benefit of our readers*