May peace be upon ye all. Elections are here with us yet again, but it should not be a matter of life and death in a democratic society like ours. First and foremost, I pray and hope that all the actors in the forthcoming general elections will conduct themselves in a manner befitting the stature of civilized people by respecting the rights of others, even those with divergent views, opinions and ideas without resorting to propagation and execution of hatred or violence. Let us join hands to shun bigotry and arrogance.
Elections determine the course and quality of life that a people lead, as such; we ought to vote wisely with our conscience and not emotions. Let us question each and every promise being made, let us go through the manifestos that will be bandied around with a toothcomb and let us look into the character of each of the candidates and what they stand for. Let us vote for the candidate with the interests of the populace at heart and who wants to lead and serve but not just to acquire power for the sake of having it. The type and breed of people we elect impart either negatively or positively on the socio-economic standards of life we lead based on the policies they advocate. Let us all join hands in seeing that the rights and properties of our neighbours are secured against acts of some misguided miscreants who might be in our midst. I believe that the above-mentioned is tenable if each and everyone of us puts our hearts to attaining peaceful co-existence.