*Responses are unfiltered.
*Respondents are anonymous for their own safety.
It’s that interesting time of the session again! Faculty elections are upon us! This time, Supreme wants to deliver, Tobolos wants us to evolve, and Etse …errr …Etse is a girl. No really, ignoring all the poppycock BCs are portraying, which candidate do you think should NOT win the race for the LSS presidency, but of even greater importance; why?
We took to the “streets” of the Faculty of Law to sample students’ opinions on this topical issue. Views aired, thoughts voiced, and shots fired. People are not smiling.
“Etse. I have an issue with her. She hasn’t done anything for the faculty. I heard she’s active in ADR, but you can’t just come from somewhere and say you want to be president. Show us you’re willing to serve and you have what it takes. And then you want to control over a thousand people. Her friends are giving her bad advise and she should opt out of the race. I don’t think anybody wants to vote for her. And please, her campaign people should stop saying she’s a girl.”
“Supreme. I feel like he has nothing to offer. I feel like he cannot command. He doesn’t have sufficient antecedents. I feel like he just doesn’t need to lose another election.”
“Obviously the girl. She shouldn’t bother. Etse or whatever is her name. She shouldn’t bother because I don’t think she has any chance of winning. She should just leave it for the guys because seriously, nobody is going to vote for her. Well, people might, but I doubt if she’ll get a reasonable number of votes. The fact that she’s a girl is a kind of automatic disqualification for her. It’s a normal thing na. She should just leave it for the guys. Well, if she wins, it’s her luck. I’ll be happy for her.”
“Tobolos. He has issues. Many issues. You know this diploma/UTME division, it was during this Langa Tobolos time that the division is so obvious. The Tobolos clique. It’s annoying. Apart from that, the LSS games, Tobolos was behind the deduction of class of 18’s and 19’s points. That’s why I don’t want him to win.”
“Supreme. I feel he is quite dull, he does not have impact. Tobolos has been ASG and Sec Gen, I feel he has what it takes.”
“Tobolos. Like my friend had an issue with him, and his behaviour towards my friend was not good at all. I don’t want someone that will favour a particular set of people, and that’s Tobolos. Some even said he’s playful. Tobolos has been there. He should go and rest. That is exactly what is killing Nigeria. He should allow other people to work. Thank you.”
“Anybody that is not Tobolos, I don’t want him or her to win.”
“Supreme. He lacks the charisma. He’s smart and intelligent, but you need more than that to run the faculty.”
“Etse. I don’t believe she should win. She does not have the experience. I believe she’s only coming out to make a statement that women should also run.”
“Nobody. They all have a right to be voted for. Even Etse. Though I don’t know her, it’s still okay of she wins.”
“Supreme. He does not even have experience. He is just coming from no where and wants to become president. And the way he’s going about his campaign, last minute famzing, like ‘guy, how far?’ Can you imagine, he even came to play ball with us. He has not even said anything, just ‘Supreme will deliver.’ What is he delivering?”
“Etse. Most people don’t know her. She’s just going nowhere. I feel like she’s going to cast herself. Then Supreme, not to talk of the fact that he wasn’t supposed to go. Some moot members just sat together and said ‘Gabriel should go’ then later, ‘Gabriel should not go, Supreme should go.’ Like what is that? It is not based on that. I feel Etse and Supreme are wasting their time.”
“Etse. I’m her classmate, and I feel there’s more to just being president. There’s this charisma that comes with being a president. She doesn’t have it. Not because she’s a lady, but she just doesn’t have that charisma. There are girls I’ve met in this faculty and I’m like “why didn’t you run for president?” Etse doesn’t have what it takes.”
“Supreme. He should not win the race. I don’t know Etse, and I don’t want to mention her so it doesn’t seem discriminatory. But Supreme? Nah. The fact that you and your people can have a meeting in the moot court, and lock out non-members of your ‘party,’ even though they belong to the mooting society, only goes a long way to show that when you become president, you’ll belong to that fraction. He’s a part of the fraction already. A president should belong to nobody and everybody. So Supreme should not win.”
“Supreme. I don’t think he’s capable enough to be the LSS president.”
“The only Etse I know is Malemi. Truth be told, you don’t just appear from the wild blues and contest. Government, real government, requires indepth knowledge of the nitty-gritty. This knowledge doesn’t come overnight.”
“Supreme. I don’t know him. I can’t see him and say this is him. Right from my year one, it’s Tobi I’ve known. I am not a Supreme person.”
“Etse. She should not even be in the race. First, nobody knows her. Second, she has not done anything tangible for me to want to vote for her. Third, who is she? Who’s her daddy? Who she epp?”
“Etse. She cannot win. She’s just trying her luck. She’s not strong enough. It’s a waste of time. Even if she wins, it will still be a waste of time. It will be a whole session with no work done. We do not know her from anywhere. What are her previous experiences? What past positions has she held? What has she done and why is she trying to contest? Is it to prove that there is girl power? Or some kind of feminist? It is not going to work. She cannot win.”
“Etse. I don’t want her to win. I don’t know her or what she stands for. If you want to contest for election, you should make yourself available prior to this time. You can’t just come out of the blues and declare.”
“There is someone that almost everybody is against and they’re like why is she wasting her time? The girl obviously. Personally, I don’t feel that way about her, though I may not vote for her.”
So, do you have your own thoughts on the topic? who is your own ‘no’ candidate? Who do you think should win? Deal sealers? Deal breakers?
The comments box is all yours. Please, let’s hear all of it.
So. I hope this vox has been enjoyed. Good luck to all the candidates and may the best person win.
Election polls drop soon. Stay in touch.