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It is common knowledge that the bedrock of democracy is the rule of law. This kernel of governance in human society explains the essence of the potentials of leadership.

It is common knowledge that the bedrock of democracy is the rule of law. This kernel of governance in human society explains the essence of the potentials of leadership.


It is cheering news that the democratic spirit is embalming  or has begun to embalm  the fabric of the psyches of some of our leaders in modern times, taking into consideration their latter-day vituperations of those who, in their thinking, have been running foul of the game.
According to a British writer, G.K. Chesterton, “democracy can be distinguished if its citizens are distinguishable, if each has an area of choice in which he really chooses. To keep that area of choice as large as possible, is the real function of freedom”.
These issues that have relevant to our democratic growth, one should listen to the voice of President Muhammadu Buhari in his latest address.
While issuing this of democracy in our human development, one looks at President Muhammadu Buhari's what one could describe as a political detour in our nascent democratic explanation in governance.
President Muhammadu Buhari quoted  as saying that political leadership as a priesthood of sort, where leaders were expected to make sacrificial service to the people in place of personal ambition.
He said that democracy cannot heal the defects in human condition if politicians continued to steal the resources that were meant to improve standard of living of the people. “But let me say that moral leaders are not born. They lived with the worst amongst us and came to an understanding of the responsibility placed upon him or her by virtue of political leadership and determined to chose  the course of moral and exemplary leadership” he said.
According to the President, leaders of the nations of the world that have managed to have a decent existence had to conquer the base and selfish desire to use power for personal gains. Are they listening?

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