People like Moses, Joseph, David and Daniel in the Bible served as statesmen.
I use the example of the characteristics of two domesticated animals: A cat and A dog.
When you place a cat in a warehouse full of maize, it will attack mice. But once a cat catches one mouse and eats it, it becomes full and forgets the purpose of its being there. It goes to sleep whilst the maize is being consumed by the mice. This is a picture that I equate with politicians. Once politicians have access to resources, they forget why they asked for the people’s votes. To them it becomes time to eat and enjoy.
A dog on the other hand will eat but once placed in a compound and he sees a stranger, the dog will bark to warn everyone in the compound about the stranger. This is what statesmanship is all about. People occupy positions of influence for the benefit of others.
The Statesmanship Forum of the Fathers Table seeks to develop, nurture and change the minds of political players and those who have an aspiration to enter into politics to have the Kingdom statesmanship mind-set, so that once they occupy the esteemed positions, they will function for the benefit of their entire community and state.