The newspapers have been unusually bulky in the last one month what with many pages taken up by politicians and their praise singers for campaigns and slander as the case may be. This will remain so for a while, not withstanding that the elections are over as politicians, their supporters and sycophants fall over each other in sending congratulatory messages to those who won in the elections.
It is okay to rejoice in victory, it’s a standard practice in human societies everywhere. But while we rejoice, we must note that our peculiar situation calls for urgent action not funfair. The victory at the polls is simply and must be interpreted as, a call to duty by the people who of many other contestants felt you were the best to run this errand for them. An errand boy doesn’t sit around getting high fives and back slaps from other kids for being the chosen one, nor does he/she spend time making faces at those who were not chosen. An errand boy immediately jumps into action and that is what is expected of our victorious candidates.
We must hit the ground running. As they all must have acknowledged during the campaign, there is much to be done and indeed they had promised to do much. The inauguration date is a few weeks away, we cannot afford to remain in the mode of celebration until that day. This is the time to move on to the execution phase of whatever plans they have for us. Time to fine tune that action plan and get the tools oiled. Time to select a team. Time to get a proper understanding of the state of affairs in the current government for a seamless handover. Time to get set.
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