Why business outfit should not influence electorates’ candidate choices


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In the recent
concluded general elections in Nigeria which saw Major General Muhammadu
Buhari, rtd, as winner and president-elect (of which the swearing-in is slated
for May 29, 2015): a lot has happened both secretly and in public glare.

Professional
organisations, business individuals, social groups, as well as, religion
organisations were, all, reported to be throwing their weights behind their
perceived would-be winners, in the elections. No political office was left
behind: there were supports from every quarter, and there were war of words.
However, while
the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, through its most respected
chairman, Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega, was
still collating the elections result for declaration
the sitting president, Dr.
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, congratulated the president-elect, Buhari: the
politically heated atmosphere (in the country) was doused and gradually – normalcy
returned.
We
bless God for everything: the peace, the minimal loss of lives, and the
establishment of democracy in Nigeria.

What now happened to organisations that has endorsed the outgoing
government?
As
in a democratic setting, no person would be haunted because he or she voted an
opposition to the government of the elect. Notwithstanding, there are issues at
stake for those organisations.
A
business outfit has diverse of clients that have different tastes, perception,
desires, as well as, plans. From these clients, a business outfit generates
resources that it uses to further its course. Now, when a business outfit
endorses a political office aspirant, and at the end – the business outfit’s
supposed candidate loses: there might be some crisis against that business.
It
will just be like a situation when somebody goofed on who will become the
winner, and there is the probability that the bulk of such business’ clients
are made up of opposition supporters. What would happen is relegation that will
require some financial, human, and time resources to come out of.
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A business, no matter what it offers, is at the demand of the public
and cannot afford to misstep in a sensitive area that includes endorsing
political aspirants

As
it is difficult (not ethical) for any religion organisation or a religion
scholar to openly endorse a political office aspirant, so it is not ethical for
a business outfit to do so. Of course, it does not mean that every business outfit’s
endorsed candidates loss in election, but it does not project such business
(very well) before the publics (who, invariably, belong to diverse interest
groups).
Except
when a business outfits diverted into political campaign organisation – there
should be no endorsement of any political office aspirants, by any business
outfits.
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