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Sanni K. Yusuf

In a democratic system, people opt to be leaders via partisanship or individual candidacy. The former, however, is preponderant across the globe, including the United States - the origin of the governmental system. 

Competent or not, all that matters is the interest of the party, and the anointed candidates foisted on the masses. Whereas Islamically, the mere show or launch of interest in leadership renders the individual disqualified. It isn't for you to say you want to be leader; it is for the people to say they love to be your followers.

Interests are not only shown by mouth. They are launched in exorbitant multicoloured posters whose costs are worth taking the downtrodden from penury to prosperity. The audio, audio-visual and print media are overwhelmed by adverts and jingles worth millions of naira. Campaigners are usually pushed to bite more than they can chew. To this, Islam says a capitalized NO! 

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