By Valentine Obienyem
The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, is presently visiting some flood-ravaged parts of the country. Did you see him entering boats, exchanging views with the affected and interacting/mingling freely with them in the osmosis of mutual love?
He did not have to slur his words as if his uvula is sickly nor forget what he was there to do “dementially”. This is presidential – one’s mind being as mettlesome and resilient as one’s body.
How many presidential candidates can move with such agility? How many are healthy enough to enter boats unaided? Governance is optimised when a healthy body houses a healthy mind. We need a healthy president, one with the capacity to visit troubled areas of the country for first hand information and not one who will be constrained to live half of his Presidency in foreign hospitals.
We must not mock the sick or the elderly, but we must tell ourselves the plain truth.