The world is facing a whole lot of challenges. To overcome those challenges, there is a real need for good political leaders. The world needs people like Nenadi Esther Usman, people who are ready to take on the world. What sets people like Esther Usman apart, is that they are not interested in just saying what people want to hear. They are about actually doing what they say as well.
Nenadi Esther Usman, from Nigeria, has seen the rise of the far right in many countries in the “developed world”. The United Kingdom has voted for Brexit, Poland has voted for the far right, and the United States have voted for Donald Trump. She fears that people in her own country will be inspired by this, when what is needed in Nigeria more than ever, is unity, rather than division. She has the skills, the experience, and the knowledge required to lead the country towards greatness and she hopes people will enable her to show that she embodies the 5 Ps of political leadership.
The 5 Ps of Political Leadership According to Nenadi Esther Usman
First of all, voters need to be very much aware of the personal agenda of anyone wanting to earn their votes. A good political leader isn’t driven by self-interest. They are driven by sustainability and relevance. They care about the needs of their country and not about their own popularity.
Everybody has priorities and there are no absolute wrongs or rights in that. Rather, it is vital that a political leader is open and honest about their priorities, so that people actually know what they vote for. Not just that, however, those priorities should not just be words. Rather, the politician should also put forward real, actionable, solutions.
Good politicians know that Rome wasn’t built in a day. They need to be clear about the changes they want to make and what their ultimate goal is, but they should also have a clear plan to actually achieve those goals. Again, this is about not making any empty promises.
In order to take on a role in public service, a politician must understand the different challenges, alternatives, options, and nuances that are out there. They must make sure that they focus on processes that are sustainable and relevant. They also have to be consistent, because the electorate has expectations and those expectations have to be met.
Last but not least, a politician has to be able to go beyond populist promises and empty rhetoric and actually deliver on what they say by implementing policies. It is about clarity, and standing up for what they believe in.
Esther Nenadi Usman hopes that anyone who will be voting in Nigeria will review her own 5 Ps and determine, based on that, that she truly is the best representative for the country. She wants to make sure that people know what she stands for, so that she can truly deliver as well.