There were the campaign strategy to be designed and the operative team to be set up. I was mentally enmeshed in the confluence of INEC rules and the party manifesto, trying to tread one without ruffling the other. My days and nights both knew neither repose nor respite, each respectively attendant on and attentive to day rallies of the electorate and nocturnal reflections on prospects.Throughout that race, I was relentlessly torn between painful sorties of darts from political opponents and that trial faced in hopes, questions and demands from a fervent electorate. The glints of hope in their rapt stares, the tone of zeal in their jubilation, and the sizes of their gatherings, all converged to both strengthen and humble my resolve to serve them. The combinations of determination and doubt, responsibility and humility, proved oscillating mixtures on the mental plane of my campaign race. For it is universal truth that altruism breeds in an ideal leader two particular correlatives: proof and improvement. Thus, every attainment of a public goal is not just an end, but a good step towards better steps. The fear of shortcomings or failure is the fiercest fuel to excellence for a principled public servant. Hence, I resolved not to allow sycophancy (intrinsic or extrinsic, true or false) to chart the progress of my administrative responsibilities.
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