of mass people in developing countries are still unable to
elect their representatives due to deficient political
commitment of leaders and political unawareness. The present
study aspires to explore political dynamics influencing
leadership choice, and political instruments in influencing
electorates in relation to activities of local political
elites. National commitment to provide minimum democratic
rights to secure their mandate has not yet been reflected in
successive government’s activities during election period.
One decisive determinant of local election is the
accessibility of choosing prospective leaders and barriers
to manipulation of mandate that may develop because of
location, monetary necessities, bureaucratic practices, use
of various modes and technologies to attract voters,
socio-economic distances between people & political parties
and the gender biasness. The article argues that to enhance
accessibility in selecting local statesmanship, fundamental
changes are required not only in people’s consciousness but
also in the structure of election procedure.
Keywords: Local Statesmanship, Urban Local
Government, Local Election, Publicity Tools and Mechanism.