A political group, Atiku Global Network, has enjoined politicians to endeavor to define their prespectives and avoid “belittling” others, stressing that politics goes beyond name-calling.
The group stated this in a statement signed by its president, Basil Nsofor, emphasisng that politics is the art of “service and leadership” as such, every candidate should endeavor to explain in clear terms to the people how they intend to serve if elected.
Nsofor stated: This can be achieved wholeheartedly without calling names or maligning perceived opponents.
“Don’t think that the delegates or electorate are that foolish that they cannot vote for the best candidate, without your painting their forebears black or red to the public.
It is wrong for aspirants to seek election through character assassination of opponents. It never paid, does not pay and will never pay.
“Seek avenues to present your true credentials and instruct your team to stick to such in defending you to the voting public.
“You may think you are winning by discrediting others wrongfully only to see at last that you were rather killing yourself or your candidates or your political career.
“Politics of inclusion is the sweetness of Democracy and the earlier we appreciate that what is good for the goose is also good for the gander, the better for all of us. “
The group further urged politicians to desist from politics of “acrimony and vendetta”, noting that there is no good that can come from it and it is the electorates that have the final decision to make.
It added: “Destroying others can never make you appear better than them.
“Otherwise, you may be destroying just yourself. “