Sunday, April 17, 2011

Nigeria and Change

I look at the image above and all I see is a nation without a clear sense of direction. If People’s Democratic Party (PDP) can win this election by a whopping 60% then there is a problem somewhere and we are definitely sleeping with fire on our roof. The truth of the matter is we as a nation we are not ready for change because all we do is recycle leaders.

The only change that Nigeria will experience is in the telecommunication industry. No pun intended. I mean, we are still using ballot papers and we’re rigging elections. When we vote electronically all they have to do is input the number of votes. Until we are ready to elect a sound mind, Nigeria will remain a political mess. Both personalities and platforms matter in an election and I’m not just confident enough to say that a party like PDP will present a presidential candidate that will deliver because of their past records.

The truth of the matter is a sheep that walks with a dog will end up eating shit. GEJ is PDP, don't get it twisted. Buhari cried and the entire nation thought it is out of sheer desperation. He and those at the upper echelon of the society understand the reason for his tears. UNA NEVER READY. CHANGE KO, CHANGE NI. Lagos State is perhaps the only reference point because it is the only state democracy dividends can be seen. It was so unimaginable but now we can all behold it. The destiny of our future was in hands because of the awareness about this election and we threw it away by voting the same set of people. It is so pitiful.

Jerome Nathanson said, “The price of the democratic way of life is a growing appreciation of people's difference, not merely as tolerable, but as the essence of a rich and rewarding human experience.”

What would our world be like if we ceased to worry about ''right'' and ''wrong'', or ''good'' and ''evil'', and simply acted so as to maximize our well-being, our own and that of others? Would we lose anything important?

Pray for Nigeria.


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