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15 Ways to Increase Facebook Followers and Likes in 2018

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My most successful online store grew to 54,000 Facebook followers. Having as many Facebook likes allowed us to create an engaged community of people who loved our niche and, more importantly, our products. And the high order volume of products we sold due to our Facebook popularity wasn’t too shabby either. If you’re just starting out and want to know how to get followers on Facebook or how to increase Facebook likes, I’ll break down the tried and true tactics that have worked for me.

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How to Get Facebook Followers

Here are 15 ways to increase Facebook likes and Facebook followers:

#1. Run Facebook Ads

If you’re trying to figure out how to get Facebook followers, the most obvious solution is Facebook ads. You can run “Engagement” ads, which help you increase the visibility of your brand on Facebook. Although, to be frank, any ad you create on Facebook will likely also create an increase in followers, even “Conversion” ads. If Facebook users like the ad content, they’ll likely engage with the post and potentially like or follow your Facebook page. So, if your main goal is to get store sales, you can run a conversion ad and still increase Facebook likes to your page.
Engagement Facebook Ads

#2. Invite People to Like Your Page

The easiest way to increase Facebook followers is by inviting people to like your page. Once you start creating ads for your store, Facebook will occasionally send you notifications asking you to invite people to like your page. I found that typically if I ran engagement ads, I’d get a higher number of people that I could invite to like the page. However, even though I manually invited people, I eventually got temporarily blocked by Facebook. So you need to pace the number of people you invite at a time. Also, if you do get temporarily blocked, Facebook might still send notifications telling you to invite people. But you still won’t be able to invite anyone. Wait a day or two before trying to invite more people. You can also invite friends and family to like your page. However, keep in mind that it’s better to have a small, targeted audience than to have a big, broad one, as it could limit the effectiveness of your future ads.

Invite People to Like Your Page to get followers on facebook

#3. Create Viral Content

On my most popular store’s Facebook page, we’d share memes, funny videos, and relatable quotes. People would tag their friends in the post, which usually helped increase social media engagement but also helped increase social reach. Chubbies is another online retailer who creates viral-type content. They regularly create funny content using their products. In this post, they promote their shorts with a silly video about the problems that pants give people. Since the scenarios are pretty dramatized, it results in funny content which helps boost social shares. About 250 liked the video and 98 people shared it. If you don’t have the artistic chops to create your own viral content, you can always share viral niche content with your audience. But be sure to always give credit to the creator.

#4. Host a Giveaway
Giveaways are a great way to increase Facebook likes. You can host a giveaway on your website using a tool like Rafflecopter. You can share your giveaway to niche Facebook groups or forums, giveaway websites, and of course on your Facebook page. By making one of the ways to enter “visit Facebook page” you’ll be more likely to increase the number of Facebook followers you have. Below is an example of a giveaway that CatLadyBox shared on their Facebook page. They used emojis to draw emphasis on the giveaway keyword. Since they shared it on their own page, it’s likely their Facebook followers will see it. They may share the giveaway post with their friends which can also help increase Facebook followers. So be sure to promote the giveaway on all social channels.
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#5. Add a Facebook Likes Pop-Up

Some online stores ask for emails upon exit intent. However, if your main objective is to increase Facebook likes instead of emails, you can create a Facebook like pop-up instead. OptinMonster is a popular pop-up tool that allows you to gain new leads, and can be repurposed to fuel Facebook likes, as well. You can also choose to set a timer so that after a person has been on your website for a certain number of seconds, the pop-up appears. Avoid adding too many pop-ups to your website, as they can be overwhelming on mobile devices and cause people to exit faster. So if you add this pop-up to your website, make sure it’s the only one.

#6. Try Out Facebook Live

Some of the most viral videos have been Facebook Live videos. If you’re building a niche store, your Facebook Live might be more about general niche tips. However, if you’ve just added new items to your store and have ordered samples, you can showcase a first look at the products on Facebook Live. You can increase Facebook followers by telling your customers and followers that you do a livestream every Tuesday, for example. All Facebook Live videos get shown on the Facebook Live Map, so the more viewers on your livestream the higher you’ll show up on the feed. Thus, potentially increasing Facebook likes.

#7. Partner with an Influencer

The best influencers I’ve ever partnered with weren’t really influencers at all. In fact, most of them were niche fan pages. You know, those pages for a niche that just share cool products or cool articles about a niche. They’re all over Facebook. They usually amass really big audiences. And they’re usually cheaper than an influencer. That strategy works well if you’re on a super tight budget. But if you want to partner with an actual influencer, you can find influencers in your niche as well. The easiest way to do that is to look up “[niche] blogger” in Google. You might look up fashion bloggers, for example. Then you look through their fan pages and reach out to them to find out their rates. If they’re up for collaborating, you’ll send them a sample product for them to model. When they share the post on Facebook, ask them to tag your Facebook page in the post. That way people who are interested in your product will be more likely to follow you.

#8. Use Automation Tools to Boost Your Activity

Marketing automation can help you gain new Facebook followers. How? Well, you’re not going to increase Facebook likes if you never post on Facebook. And running a store can get busy. So sometimes things like posting on Facebook fall by the wayside. Only have 20 minutes a week total to market on social media to market on social media? Use an automation tool to set up a series of posts over the next several days in advance. You can add product pictures to your post with a link to the page, a piece of content you’ve written, or even a funny video or picture you find online (with proper credit, of course). If you know that every Friday at 5pm you need to schedule posts for the following week, it allows you to spend the following week working on higher impact projects. The more you post on Facebook, the more chances you’ll have of getting more Facebook followers.

#9. Add a Facebook Like Widget

If you want to increase Facebook likes, the easiest way to do that on your website is to add a Facebook Like Widget by Widgetic. The free Shopify app adds a like icon to certain pages of your store, such as product pages. It can also show shoppers who else likes your page to give you a bit of social proof to get more Facebook followers. If you’re just starting to figure out how to increase followers on Facebook, this free tool keeps growing a Facebook following simple for you.  
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#10. Add Your Social Media Links to Your Website

You’d be surprised by how many new store owners forget to add their social media links to their website. Depending on your theme, your social icons might be in the header, footer, or in a sidebar menu. If you want to emphasize their placement, you can contact a Shopify Expert or use Hey Carson to get some minor development work done.
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#11. Email Your List

Some ecommerce brands choose to focus on email marketing instead of social media. If you’re one of those brands, you can either choose to include social media icons (including Facebook) in all of your emails, or you can directly email your list to tell them to join other Facebook followers by liking your page. If you haven’t been building an email list but have customers who’ve agreed to receive email marketing, you can email those people to increase Facebook likes. You’ll find that email list in your Shopify dashboard under Customers > Email Subscribers.
Customers Email Marketing

#12. Create More Video Content

Video content on Facebook usually gets higher levels of engagement than pictures or text-based posts. As a result, more people will view your content. The more viewers and likes you get, the higher the chance that your content will get found by potential new followers. The secret to getting new followers isn’t always about building an audience but also about building your brand. And creating great content regularly in a popular format can help you build a stronger Facebook following. So if you want to increase Facebook likes, you’re going to need to step up your video content strategy.

#13. Engage with Your Community

Some of the biggest ecommerce brands don’t engage with their customers. That gives even the smallest retailer a huge competitive advantage. Engaging with your community isn’t only about customer service like responding to questions about delivery times. It’s also about building relationships. And there’s no better way to do that than to be a bit playful or respond in a way where the customer feels like they’re chatting with their buddies. Netflix is a great example of a brand on Facebook that regularly engages with customers. Their comments are almost always hilarious which makes you want to engage with the brand. By engaging with your followers, their friends might end up following you as a result.

Netflix Celine#14. Hashtag It Up

While “hashtag” makes most people think about Twitter or Instagram, you can also increase your followers on Facebook by using hashtags in your Facebook posts. When it comes to hashtags, there are two key approaches. You can either use a literal hashtag like #fashion for a fashion post, or you can use an audience-focused hashtag like Sephora does. This Sephora post isn’t about #fitspo (fitness inspiration) at all. But they likely used the hashtag to attract users who are interested in fitness inspiration to their brand. In this case, the hashtag helps Sephora reach a new audience with their post – an audience that could potentially become Facebook followers.
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#15. Offer a Coupon for Liking Your Facebook Page

The whole point of getting Facebook followers is to get sales. With the Facebook Likes Popup app, you can offer customers a coupon if they like your page. So not only do you get a potential new audience member, but the customer can redeem the coupon to get a discount on their purchase. This exit intent app is perfect for those who are looking to gain social proof on their Facebook page and maybe score a couple sales too.
Facebook Likes Popup

Conclusion

In this article, we broke down how to increase followers on Facebook. There have been a lot of big changes happening at Facebook over the past few months, but that doesn’t make Facebook any less of a powerhouse. They’re still the most popular social platform. And their 2.2 billion monthly active users is no joke. Hopefully, some of these tips help you increase the number of Facebook followers you have.
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Meet the Dog Responsible for the Capture of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Just like the saying goes, “A dog is a man’s best friend”, oh well, this dog sensed a threat and enemy close-by!

President Donald Trump tweeted a photo of the dog that chased ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi into the dead-end tunnel, where he detonated his suicide vest, killing himself and three children. He applauded the dog’s actions while describing the Saturday evening raid, but did not reveal any information about the courageous canine’s identity.

Unfortunately, the dog got injured in the raid but it’s back with his handler and recovering from his injuries, Pentagon officials said.

Trump  tweeted: “We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi!”

Here’s your first look at the hero pooch.

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We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi!

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Buhari sends message to Nigerians, speaks on election victory

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Buhari sends message to Nigerians, speaks on election victory

President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, in Daura, Katsina State, said he will use his second term in office to improve the lives of Nigerians by paying close attention to the poor and those on the lower rungs of society.

Addressing leaders of various communities from five Local Government Areas of Daura Emirate, who paid him a visit as part of Eid El-Kabir celebration, the President said he is convinced that majority of Nigerians understand who he is and his mission, on account of which they returned him for a second term in office with larger margin of votes than 2015.

“You know how much I laboured to get here. I ran three times in the past. The fourth time, God used technology to do it for me. The fifth time I ran (February 23, 2019), I went to all the states of the federation. The turnout of crowds was overwhelming.

“Truly, the people know and understand my mission. This is what the votes showed. The administration will dwell on our campaign issues — security, economy and corruption. We will fight for the poor,” the President said.

He emphasized the important place of agriculture under his administration, promising to appoint a minister who is knowledgeable and will know how to promote interest and investment in the sector.

“I will appoint a minister who knows agriculture and its role in providing jobs and growing our economy. You have seen how we broke the fertiliser jinx in the country. We will do more to better the lots of our farmers. Agriculture is our strength,” he added.

President Buhari expressed happiness with the changing attitude of young people to agriculture, with many earning respectable incomes, urging all of those without regular incomes to return to the farm.

In his remarks, Hon. Yusuf Bello Mai’ Aduwa, one the leaders of the delegation, thanked Nigerians for giving the President a second mandate to lead the country for another four years, stressing that he will not let the country down.

Mohammed Saleh, another community leader, said the communities under the Daura Emirate were grateful to the President for signing a bill to establish a Federal Polytechnic in Daura, after they had complained that the area needed a tertiary institution to encourage the youth to pursue higher education.

In her remarks, Hajiya Talatu Nasir, a Permanent Secretary with the Ministry of Information, said President Buhari’s government had empowered many women, with many already owning businesses like poultry and livestock farms.

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Here’s How to “Get it Legit” When You Purchase Your iPhone & Apple Products

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Here’s How to “Get it Legit” When You Purchase Your iPhone & Apple Products

 

It’s quite correct to say an Apple device is one of the most prized possessions of any young person today. For every iPhone purchased, there’s an untold story of someone who didn’t mind spending more to get an iPhone instead of the lower-priced phones in the market because they were convinced that an iPhone was a durable, reliable, secure device and the perfect choice for all their mobile communication needs.

Unfortunately, after so many people have saved up money for their desired iPhone, they get swindled at the point of purchase by un-authorized dealers who sell substandard devices to them. You are robbed of so many extra benefits of using an iPhone when you patronize just any random phone vendor on the street. Here’s what could likely happen when you buy an iPhone from the wrong hands:

Doctored Devices

Your device may have been internally tampered with by selfish dealers who are seeking the best ways to make profit off you.

Stolen Device

Many un-authorized dealers indulge in untrustworthy ways to procure the iPhones they sell. In many cases, these devices could have been stolen, making you an unknown partner-in-crime for buying from them.

Fake Phone

You face the risk of buying a completely fake iPhone when you buy from just any vendor. These days, there are black-market manufacturers that are able to make prototypes of iPhones that look so convincing; until you use them.

No Warranty

Your unofficially purchased iPhone does not come with warranty benefits, making you helpless and fully responsible in cases of liquid damage, broken screens or similar incidents.

Where You Should Never Buy an iPhone

 

  • Off the street from a random guy
  • A black market dealer
  • A seller with a ridiculously cheap offer
  • Random online vendors

The Recommended Place to Buy an iPhone in Nigeria?

You should only buy an iPhone from Apple authorized re-seller outlets in Nigeria. You can find an authorized list of stores to purchase an iPhone here.

Here’s what you enjoy when you purchase an iPhone from the right source:

  • 1 year cover for accidental screen damage
  •  Liquid damage cover for 6 months
  •  Best price guaranteed for your iPhone Trade-in
  •  Free pickup and return from the service centre
  • Assured Buy Back
  • 24 months warranty

So why not #GetItLegit from an Apple authorized re-seller and enjoy value-added benefits including device insurance and free protection. Visit our website today, register and get even more benefits.

There has never been a better time to join the iPhone lifestyle in Nigeria!

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BREAKING: Falana files motion challenging Sowore’s detention order

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BREAKING: Falana files motion challenging Sowore’s detention order

Human Rights Activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Femi Falana, on Friday, filed a motion to challenge the legality of the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja that gave the Department of State Service, DSS, permission to detain the convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days.

According to Falana, he was briefed by Sowore to defend him.

Recall that Justice Taiwo Taiwo had held that DSS which earlier requested for 90 days, was at liberty to return for an extension of the detention order after September 21.

But Falana contended that the order which the vacation judge granted on the strength of an exparte application that was brought by the DSS, was illegal and unconstitutional.

The senior lawyer maintained that the detention order breached the fundamental right provisions of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

He specifically applied for, “An order of this honourable court setting aside, discharging and/or vacating the ex parte order of this Honourable Court for the detention of the Respondent/Applicant for a period of 45 days made on the 8th August, 2019, Coram: Taiwo Taiwo J, in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/879/2019 between State Security Service V. Omoyele Sowore”.

He enumerated reasons why the detention order should be quashed.

Falana argued that: “The detention of the respondent/applicant for an initial 4 days period before the grant of the ex-parte order is illegal by virtue of Section 35 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

“The order ex-parte brought pursuant to Section 27 (1) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2013 was obtained by the applicant/respondent to legalise an illegal detention by the applicant/respondent.

“The applicant/respondent dumped the video evidence in support of its application on the Honourable Court whilst the learned trial judge watched same in his chambers and not in the open court.

“The respondent/applicant was arrested on Saturday 3rd August, 2019 before the planned protest that took place on Monday 5th August, 2019 while he was already under the custody of the Applicant/Respondent.

“The persons who participated in the protests of 5th August, 2019 have been charged with unlawful assembly at the Magistrate Courts at Ebute-Metta, Lagos State and Calabar, Lagos State.

“The applicant/respondent had concluded investigation of this case and announced its findings.

“The Respondent/Applicant had also volunteered statement to the Applicant/Respondent.

“At the time of the hearing of the motion ex-parte, the respondent/applicant was in custody of the applicant/respondent at Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court.

“The day the motion ex-parte was filed at the registry of this Honorable Court, the respondent/applicant was allowed by the applicant/respondent to consult his Counsel, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN on phone”.

He alleged that the motion ex-parte was predicated on suppression and misrepresentation of material facts, saying it constituted gross abuse of the court process.

“The Applicant/Respondent motion exparte filed 5th August, 2019, did not disclose any fact capable of linking the Respondent /Applicant to any terrorism activity.

“That in the same vein the motion filed 5th August, 2019 did not in the supporting Affidavit allude to facts linking the Respondents/Applicants to any terrorism activity.

“The Applicant’s detention has exceeded the maximum period a court of law can allow the Respondent to detain the Applicant in accordance with the provisions of Section 35 (4) (a) of the Constitution of Nigeria (AS AMENEDED) 2011 which only empowered the Applicant/Respondent to detain the Applicants for a maximum period of two months from the date of their arrest.

“That the Order made on 8th August, 2019 was based on a wrong presumption and mistake that the Complaint against the respondent therein relates to terrorism.

“That by virtue of Section 293 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, an application for the remand of any suspect is to be made before a Magistrate Court.

“By virtue of the actions of the Applicant/Respondent, the Respondents/Applicants right to life, dignity of human person, health and freedom of movement are under threat as same is currently being violated by the Respondent without any justification known to law”, Falana argued.

In a supporting affidavit that was deposed by Marshal Abubakar, Sowore was described as a human rights Activist, blogger and the publisher of Sahara reporters’ news.

“That the Applicant/Respondent had accused the Respondent/Applicant of committing a treasonable act for calling on Nigerians to pour out on the streets on August 5, 2019 to protest against government’s failure to improve the living conditions of Nigerians. Attached hereto and marked Exhibit RN1 is a document confirming the assertion.

“That the protest called by the Respondent/Applicant was scheduled to hold on the 5th August, 2019.

“That the Applicant was however arrested on Saturday 3rd August, 2019.

“That the persons who participated in the peaceful protests of 5th August, 2019 were arrested and charged with unlawful assembly in the Magistrates Court at Ebute Meta, Lagos State Oshogbo in Osun state and Calabar, Cross Rivers State. Attached hereto and marked Exhibit RN2 is a document confirming the assertion.

“That on Wednesday, 7th August, 2019y, the Respondent/Applicant volunteered statement to the Applicant/Respondent.

“That the Applicant however brought an application seeking for an order of court detaining the Respondent/Applicant pending the conclusion of investigation.

“That the Applicant/Respondent had concluded the investigation of this case and had announced its findings. Attached hereto and marked Exhibit RN3 is a document confirming the assertion.

“That the Nigeria Police Force had also concluded investigation of this case and announced its findings. Attached hereto and marked Exhibit RN4 is a document confirming the averment

“That as at the time the motion ex parte was filed, the Respondent/Applicant was already in the custody of the Applicant/Respondent at Abuja within the territorial jurisdiction of this Honourable Court.

“That on the date the motion ex parte was filed at the Registry of this Honourable Court; the Respondent/Applicant was allowed to consult with his counsel; Mr Femi Falana, SAN on the telephone.

“That the Application ex parte for the detention of the Respondent/ Applicant did not disclose their involvement in any terrorism related activity.

“That it will serve the interest of justice if the order for the detention of the Respondent /Applicant is set aside.

“That the investigation of the Respondents/Applicants by Applicant/Respondent is not related to any terrorism activity.

“That I know by virtue of my training as a Legal Practitioner that it is duty- bound on the Applicant/Respondent to present before this Honourable Court facts linking the Respondent/Applicant to evidence of having committed acts of terrorism.

“That this honorable court has the jurisdiction to set aside its own order made pursuant to an ex-parte application.

“That unless this Honorable court intervenes by ordering the Respondent to release the Applicants forthwith and pay them adequate compensation for their illegal detention, the Applicants will continue to languish in the Respondent’s custody without being charged to court”, the deponent added.

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EYE LASHES AND ITS EFFECT ‘LADIES BE WARNED’

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EYE LASHES AND ITS EFFECT

Lades beware!!

Eye lashes is a synthetic plastic lashes artificially made to beautity the eye lid and exhume beauty.

The Artificial eye lash require a gum like glue to grip it to the eye lid. This glue weakens the retina of the eye and the upper eye lash region.

Most times if it is grossly soaked some gums from the glue could even get to the retina and therefore causing serious eye discomfort and endangering the eye to inevitable epidemic.

Our ladies might not truly understand the side effect of this slow eye killer until years to come when its repercussions will rain down on your eyes.

Beauty is pain.

Stay natural we men appreciate you the more natural you are.

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Sowore group, allies announce date to resume protests

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Sowore group, allies announce date to resume protest

The Coalition For Revolution (CORE), a group led by detained 2019 presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, and its allies, have vowed to resume protests demanding revolution in Nigeria.

Co-convener of the group, Mr. Olaseni Ajai, made the announcement to newsmen on Friday in Lagos.

He disclosed that, Monday August 19, 2019 has been fixed for the continuation of the protest tagged #RevolutionNow across Nigeria.

Noting that the protest was not calling for removal of the Buhari-led government, Ajai said: “the incumbent government, having failed to deliver good governance to the Nigerian people.”

“For the avoidance of any doubt, we hereby reiterate our five core demands: An economy that works for the masses; An effective and democratic end to insecurity; An end to systemic corruption and for total system change; The immediate implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage; including free and qualitative education for all,” he said.

CORE also condemned that the Federal High Court ruling which empowered the Department of State Services (DSS) to keep Sowore in detention for 45 days.

Ajai said: “The order described as being renewable, reminds one of nothing but the military days of tyranny.”

He expressed worry that government is trying to reintroduce Decree 2, an order that was used to unlawfully detain many Nigerians without trial during the past military administrations under maximum rulers.

“We vehemently condemn this Decree 2 in disguise that has found its way back into our democracy. We urge Nigerians and lovers of democracy to resist this.” Ajai added.

On the statement issued by the presidency that the August 5 protest was not successful, a member of the CORE movement, Mr. Lere Legacy, said: “The protest was successful in 21 cities, 17 states and 6 countries with over 30,000 people joining the conversation online in few hours of its commencement.

“Indices of growth are falling and the level of unemployment between 2018 and the first quarter of this year increased by 30%. Those with meaningful employment as of today are less than 40%. There’s acute poverty and insecurity everywhere”.

On his part, Deputy Director, Joint Action Front (JAF), Mr. Achike Chude said: “The groundswell of opinion is that there is no basis for detaining him. Government should release Sowore and do the needful. The needful is to provide for the people using the people’s resources.

“They have been given a mandate by the people; a mandate that must be directed towards the interest and the welfare of the people. If they undermine that themselves, then they put themselves in a situation where people begin to ask questions and power lies in the hands of the people.”

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