As we prepare for another general election, TELL believes that our preoccupation-particularly in the face of the myriad of crises bordering on insecurity, economic hardship and under-development-should not be to focus on the geographical location of the candidate to take over the reins of government nor the religion or language he/she speaks. Rather, we believe that we should be concerned on the need to put forward candidates who have the competence, patriotism and strength of character to pursue for Nigeria a great future capable of overriding the near paralysis that currently assails the country. So, in the editorial in this edition we implore the political class and also sensitise the electorate on why we should desist from using the old method of putting the individual’s ambition or interest above national interest. The editorial is titled WANTED: A VISIONARY LEADER FOR NIGERIA.
The cover is the story behind the speculation that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo may run against his political benefactor, Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC for the presidential ticket of the party. What prompted the speculation? How true is it? Who are the powers behind the move? You will find these and more in the story, THE CHALLENGE OF THE GODSON.