Maumoon served for thirty years as President. He wants the people to reward his leadership with his election to be the first president under the new constitution. Anni fought for democracy in this country. He would like the people to recognize his services and give him the opportunity to be the next president. Gasim has been a generous philanthropist. He would like the feeling of gratitude to turn into votes to become president. Hassan Saeed expedited the reform process and contributed to the paradigm shift. He wants the people to give him a chance to lead them as the next president. Waheed was the play maker in standing up to the government before the momentum picked up for reform and democracy. He would like the people to appreciate his efforts by electing him as president. Ibra led MDP, the heart and pulse of the opposition as its first leader, and would like to be the first president of the nation too, under the new constitution.
The question is, how do I decide who to vote for! Should I vote to repay a candidate for his past contributions to the country and to me personally or based on my personal relationship to him? Is there a yard stick to measure who is the best candidate to vote?
Should I look to the past or the future? How can I decide who is best fit to lead the future? What questions should I ask? How shall I find the answers?
August 31, 2008 at 2:35 pm
we should find a voodoo child to replace the aging Black Magician from AZHAR>>>>>><<<<<<LohAma Psicologit"By way of deception, thou shalt do war"
August 20, 2008 at 9:51 am
Thank you, thats of great help and very good description of some the candidates. The impatient should learn to be patient and wait for his turn. The deserter can be desertedThe academic should write more books lecture us The opportunist should continue to accumulate more wealth and help our poorActivists are not fit to be presidentsA dictator can be a good leader
August 20, 2008 at 2:23 am
Let me rephrase those individuals a bit further:Maumoon is a better dictatorAnni is a better activistQasim is a better opportunistHassan is a better academicWaheed is a better deserterIbra is better an impatient MPDoes it help to pick a candidate now?
August 19, 2008 at 2:32 pm
Shihab, that’s a nice article with some valid questions. My response is we must choose the candidate with the best plans for our future. Yet, we cannot ignore their track records. And we cannot ignore their personal agendas and interests. We must consider a lot before casting our vote. At this age of information we are (at least most of us are) able to make an informed decision.It is our failure to do so in the past (rather the suppression of information in the past) that has led us to this current state.