As much as i would have loved to consent to what the poor guy said, I cannot disregard the rants of the audience against his provocative statement.
The presidential aspirant at the Student Union Government level of the prestigious polytechnic Ibadan (name withheld) said today August 2, 2016 at the manifesto organized to precede the coming general election of the institution that _he has come in quest for the post to serve the student and not his parent_. That in response to a question officially thrown to his impatient mind by the programme moderator.
The question “if possibly you emerge as the president and you are entangled in a situation whereby you receive a call notifying you of your sick mother who urgently needs your attention and concurrently you receive another call apprising you “f a student presently in need of
attention at the health care center, what will be your move?” seems initially immature but ends up throwing the whole audience in commotion.
The perceptible point here is that we should not be too blinded by our yearn for victory that we forget to ponder on issues before giving responses.
My department president, executives as well as other attendees wore a transparent face that obviously describes the magnanimous tantrum hurled by our antagonistic mind.
I relate with his said ‘clause‘ as it triggers my sanity to assert the fact that when official duty interferes with personal or family matter, one has to give dog the bone
and grass to the goat.
As another aspirant would answer, he said; “At a situation like that, I will certainly ask my vice, welfare director or any other available personality to proceed to the health center while I humbly heed my mother’s call_*”.
I think with the consideration of all unarguable facts, the issue has been resolved with the solution presented above.
Not all questions require the racking of brain for most times a stressed brain gives a weed-like answer.
A mother remains a mother. Official duties remain on their stance.
We don’t have to say things we can’t do_things not feasible all because of our race to attain power and post.
Best of luck to all aspirants. I remain my humble self “Micheal Ace”: your Ace