Elections In Africa has being one of the controversial topics and headliness across the globe.
Some countries have had change of government with or without fairness.
There are number of pressure groups mounted or created in the country to ensure the smooth running of state affairs. Pressure groups are a vital link between the government and the governed.
They keep governments more responsive to the wishes of the community, especially in between elections. Pressure groups are able to express the views of minority groups in the community who might not otherwise receive a hearing.
The biggest pressure group so far is lead JULIUS SELLO MALEMA, he is a South African politician, an activist who is a Member of Parliament and the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters in South African which he founded in July 2013.
He previously served as President of the African National Congress Youth League from 2008 to 2012.
Malema was a member of the ANC from the age of nine until his expulsion from the party in April 2012 at the age of thirty-one.
He occupies a notably controversial position in South African public and political life, having risen to prominence with his support for ANC president, and later President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma. He was described by both Zuma and the Premier of Limpopo Province, Cassel Mathale, as the “future leader” of South Africa. Less favourable portraits paint him as a “reckless populist” with the potential to destabilise South Africa and to spark racial conflict.
In recent news, Julius S. Malema has being seen chastising African leaders for their poor abysmal performance and hailing others for their good work, currently he is on the cases of the poor performance of the Zimbabwean president and that of Ugandas’ president also edging the youth to take up the mantle of responsibilities and accountability, boldly declaring his support for BOBI WINE(Opposition Leader of Uganda) to over throw the incumbent lead by Museveni.
How far can we go as citizens to demand accountability or create pressure group for the benefit of the country at large.
What political voices can demand good governance?
Why does it matter?
Would it bring about change?