How To Become A Nigerian Politician

Have you ever thought about becoming a politician? Do you still have those dreams to be that influential politician you’ve always wanted to be? Don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.

You can become whatever you choose to be. No king, no lord, no knave can say you nay. As long as you believe that you are a potential politician because Politics is said to be about “who gets what, when and how”.

From this article you will know the appropriate steps to take when considering a career in politics.

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How To Become A Nigerian Politician

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1. Know What You Are Going Into

Many politicians have no background of politics, having deep root knowledge of politics gives you a glittering edge. Although you can get into politics without it, that which makes it not a prerequisite.

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2. Start From Now

Your dream of becoming a politician should collaborate with instant action

Stay up-to-date with latest political news and happenings
Give yourself a public image

Get that social media presence
Getting a strong social media presence is essential to maintaining a great public image. Make sure your profile is professionally maintained; leave no traces of inappropriate pictures or status that might ruin your chances.

Asides from connecting with political figures or getting a large fan base, use your social media presence to showcase your opinions and ideas, be the voice of the people in your community and nationally. You can also use your social media later to build momentum for your political campaign on a long run.

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Get closer to your community and it leaders
Your community is your foundation; your community is also a public medium of getting others to know you. If your community and it leaders can attest to your great ability, then you are good to go

Reach out to the youth and women
Reaching out to women and youth is not just about brainwashing them with your ideas, its all about trying to make impact and trying to reach out with materials of wealth or foodstuffs etc.

Improve on your ability to convince people
The ability to convince will be proven needed skill on the long run; one has to improve on such on a daily basis.

3. Join A Political Party And Start With Grass Root Politics

Entering into politics and contesting elections are two different things. Most National parties have thousands of party members working for them.

How many of them, do you think, get a ticket to contest in the elections? Its not that easy as a lot of networking and lobbying goes into it.

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Join the youth wing of any prominent party whose ideology comply with yours. Once you are in, try to get noticed. Vie for grass root political positions which will propel you to greater heights,

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