Individuals, who engage in politics, should strive to create a supplementary career to prevent disappointment in the event that they lose elections, a political and security analyst Irbard Ibrahim has advised.
Mr Ibrahim, who has embarked on a peace campaign ahead of the November presidential and parliamentary polls, has outlined that the heartbreak associated with losing elections, when an individual has no other job, leads to chaos.
According to him, having another career, apart from politics, would prevent politicians from using all means to cling onto power.
Speaking on Class91.3fm’s Executive Breakfast Show hosted by Ekow Mensah-Shalders, Mr Ibrahim stated that: “If I were a career person, for example, as a journalist before going into politics, then winning or losing will not be a do-or-die affair because I can always fall back on the profession for which I have been trained. But people leave school and go into politics, and if they don’t win then it means their world will come crashing.”
The peace ambassador sees it as very important for “every parliamentarian to have a career while in parliament or before going to parliament”.
Mr Ibrahim said such arrangements will prevent the violence associated with losing elections and will enhance peace in the country.