The vicissitudes of life always revolve around the constant nature of the word *’change’.* Apart from *’change’,* every other thing else changes. *Change* is the only phenomenon that is constant. It is constant because it continues to occur. The day that *changes* cease to occur is the day the world comes to an abrupt end. The universe continues to exist normally because everything and everybody in it continue to undergo *change.* Some do *change* from good to bad, others from bad to good; but the underlying factor is that there is *change.*
However, one thing is clear, every change has its own unique *PROCESS.* Any shift in the accepted procedural status quo or the transmogrification norms of any form of change comes with an effect. Sometimes the effects could be minimal and thus, negligible. Yes, but not when it is the type of change that drives other changes, the effects are always unpredictably disastrous. One of such type of driver-changes is a *change of government.*
Without mincing words, the Faculty of Social Science Students Association (FOSSSA) of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) is due for a change of students government. Since the inevitable cancellation of her election which started normally but in the process, became largely characterized by unprecedented rigging and violence, the students of FOSSSA and some concerned minds allover the campus have become worried about knowing *if, when and how* the awaited change of government will still take place.
The *’if’* says *’yes’.* The *’when’* says *’after second semester exams or the beginning of next semester’.* Where the problem lies now is in the *how.* How will it take place?
Earlier, it was gathered that it will still be by election – *a more peaceful, freer and fairer election.* But then what is this that we hear agian? That it’s going to be by appointment. Where is that done please?
Well to those in charge, I have only written to state that it is not the best. It is not the best because any government that performs in the capacity of appointment is simply a pencil in he hand of the king makers. You know what that means. It is not the best because appointments does not give the students the opportunity to exercise their franchise and choose those to serve them.
Oh yes, it is true that necessity is the mother of invention, but in this case, the students have not seen what will necessitate an appointed government in FOSSSA. Everything has its own way of doing it, in this issue, election is the way. Whether soon or later, election is the way.
Don’t let the students suspect you. Don’t let them feel that trivial and infinitesimal issues like this can make you sacrifice your integrity on the alter of faculty interest. You are bigger than this you know. Give them election. Whoever the dice tosses to should be allowed to serve. Stop making people regret why they volunteered to serve the public. It’s not good for our generation. Thanks for understanding.
This is only coming from the diction of an advisory tone, and as such should *not* be taken as dictates of what to do and what not to do. Any misinterpretation away from this is simply a breed of your own thought, but even at that, I still humbly apologise in advance.
Spare the pen and punish the truth. Let the best things be allowed to happen.