The journey of a thousand miles begins with a step. You longed to have peace but instability came. You longed for good governance but brutes came and took over power. You hoped for a better tomorrow, but despair and uncertainty embraced you like a lover. You were once the giant of Africa but now, even the ants are making a mockery of you. “When will she rise again?” Many are asking. When will she regain her vigour? When will she take back her former statue? Can the falling eagle regain its strength and prove to other birds that she still remains the king of the air? Yes, she can. My lovely Eagle, you will be fine!!!
How I wish you will all come out in mass and decide who your leaders will be tomorrow. Do you know that you have only a few hours to decide for them while they will have four or more years to decide what your future will be? Do you know that your decision tomorrow will either give hope to future generations or take it away from them? There are many questions we can raise here.
How I wish you will put into action those your desires for good governance. One thing is saying it and another thing is doing it. Courage, don’t be hopeless. It is true you have tried many times in the past, but the result wasn’t favorable. In the beginning, they appear to be angels walking like Innocent, but after some time, they will change their positions and promises and become like wolves. It will be okay. Go and vote again, it will be fine this time.
How I wish you will be bold enough to resist all forms of bribery and the temptation to sell your future. They are so wise that they make life difficult for you so that like a hungry man in front of delicious food, you can hardly say no. Better you die a hero than to die a coward. Don’t sell your integrity for a penny. Don’t sell your children’s future for material things that will last for only a few days. Don’t sell your peace for war, your happiness for sadness, your life for death, your security for insecurity, your home for homelessness, your job for unemployment, your unity for diversity, and your bright future for dark fate. Your action tomorrow will never be reversed. It will be like a chain reaction. Remember, you can’t sell your future to them and blame them at the same time. The system is so bad, corrupt, and porous that you don’t know who to trust and choose. You find yourself between the devil and the deep blue sea. Logically, you will prefer to go for the lesser evil. But this time around, I think there is a better choice or a lesser evil so to say.
How I wish the words of Charles Chaplin on his speech titled ” The Great Dictator,” will find fertile ground in your mind. You have the power to control them. You have all it takes to build a human society and not a machine society. You have all it takes to make democracy to be what it is. You have the power to decide the kind of leaders you want. United you can but divided you can never make the change.
Peace to my lovely country Nigeria as she chooses her leaders tomorrow. I love you and I will always represent you well! Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!!!!!