Mythologization: Critique Of Infallibity And Incorruptibility In Leadership, By Otunba Ilemobade
“Honest assessment is an essential requirement of effective leadership, but the higher you rise on the corporate ladder, the less likely you’ll be to receive complete and accurate information. Seek the truth.”-Antisthenes
In the process of seeking the truth Political leaders must be fearless and willing to adopt logical sequencing of arguments in other to weed out sycophancy tending towards catapulting them into the Philosophy of demigod with the myth of infallibility and incorruptibility a superhuman characteristics falsely arrogated to mere mortals.
Political leadership is not about engravings in stone monuments nor is it about fabricated narratives, commentaries bordering on virtues and values rather it is an examined life, the pursuit of truth and justice as reflected not only in the dealings of leaders within/around the corridors of power but significantly its impactfulness in the lives of the citizenry.
If we manufacture superhuman characteristics for mere mortals we are setting them up for tsunamic failure and if those individuals are in Political leadership positions then we are making them too much intrepid to the point of foolishness. The danger here is that those individuals then become too brave to the extent that when faced with ethically challenging events their responses are often condescending and snobbish.
This raises a fundamental question, can the wearer of the veil of invisibility behave justly most especially when they understand that they can behave unjustly without any overt questioning given the false characterization of infallibility and incorruptibility arrogated to them within a geopolitical space of messsianic ideology.
It is the opaqueness of such characterization that is making it difficult for me to decipher whether @mbuhari is a deontologist or teleologist in respect of his ethical inclination but a broader fleshing out of this article following the messianic ideology trajectory by association of recent scandalous events like #Mainagate #Babachirgate #Oke/Ikoyigate suggest to me and most Nigerians that the sloganism of anticorruption predicated on supposedly infallibility and incorruptibility of this administration is nothing but nothingness.
What are we to make of surreptitious “rehabilitation” recall of Abdulrasheed Maina back into the civil service with the connivance of the President according to Oyo Ita (HOS) from the leaked memo to Abba Kyari in concert with Malami (AGF) and Dambazau (IAM). Is it right to label this administration as incorruptible and infallible given the assistance provided by security agencies like the Department of state services (DSS), Nigeria immigration service (NIS) in providing safe haven for criminal fugitive and scofflaw?
The reactions of Nigerians since the news broke are affirmative and vividly a rejection of any attempt at covering up within the universe of investigating this national security fiasco an abandonment of national interest for pecuniary interest of few individuals. Ahbaaa!!! this is an administration that came into office with massive political goodwill from the populace and within a period of two years has become a taboo in the political lexicography of Nigerian electorates because it lacks the finesse to consolidate political power to drive economic growth, justice, truth, fairness for all citizens.
The authority of Political leaders under the administration of @mbuhari is eroding faster than they can imagine yet they ensconce themselves in delusion of infallibility and incorruptibility propaganda failing to see the reality of their crumbling falsehood and hoping for another political Manna in @2019.
It is noteworthy to state here that we/Nigerians would purge clannishness which is the genotype of this administration before @2019 by campaigning vigorously against clannish tendencies and silence in the face of corruption. You can’t run a country in mute mode.
Change must begin with @MBuhari and his cabinet members if the anticorruption propaganda of this administration would be able to kill a fly before corruption within this corruption personified administration kills the anticorruption propaganda. This view of mine is based on the fact that I have not seen a thorough habituation to values and virtues of anticorruption in this administration given the recent scandalous events and I am not certainly positive If this imperfection would go away soonest given the calibre of players in perfidy.
OTUNBA ADE ILEMOBADE IS A PHILOSOPHER.