Politics Of Mendacity (1)

Politics in our part of the world has been said to be a dirty game. We disagree. We think some people have decided to give politics the bad name.

Even partisan politics, though adversarial in some cases, is an imperative for the people to make a choice as to those they prefer to lead the country. However, since the advent of the Fourth Republic, a particular set of people have done everything possible to confirm the perception that there is a trust deficit in our politics.

To them, lies must be continually told to the extent that the gullible people accept them to be the truth.