Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Post Elections - New Dawn NIGERIA

As we enter this new dispensation in our history as a nation, I want to congratulate Nigeria and all Nigerians for the great feat that was achieved yesterday. Indeed, it is obvious that God is still interested in the affairs of this nation Nigeria.

Despite the pressure and technical challenges, I must really commend Prof. Attahiru Jega for his composition and demeanor all through this very inundating task, Nigeria and Nigerians are proud of you Sir.

So many people didn’t know what to expect and even the international community is wowed at how well things have panned out and I know that these post-election outcomes are completely an act of God as the reality we see on ground is nothing like the permutations in the heart of many and the predictions of many.

To all our brethren who fled the country in fear of the unknown, we are all alive and well (though some are not excited about the results) and we look forward to welcoming you home whenever you decide that it is safe enough to return home.

To those of you who did not vote, you will have to live for another 4yrs with the decision that we made on your behalf and please don’t you dare complain about anything for the next 4yrs because you had an opportunity to say something and chose to observe us from the comfort of your sofa or bed as it may apply to you.

To those of us who voted, I want to commend you for your bravery. Your candidate may have lost or won, but the important thing is that you and I became a part of history and will tell our children how we were part of the process that saw a sitting democratically elected president (for the first time in the history of Nigeria) voted out of office. The tone of that story will depend on which side of the divide you were on lol, but all the same, together we made history and posterity will forever remember us.

To his Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, I want to salute your bravery Sir. You became the leader of this great nation in very challenging times and under very difficult conditions and I can only imagine the pressure, stress and distress alike that your office must have put you through. Your conduct yesterday just before the final result was announced I must commend as heroic. I wish you well in all your future endevours and hope that you will not do anything in your remaining days in office to change my comments.

To the president elect Gen Muhammadu Buhari, congratulations Sir. The people have spoken and I hope you have heard us. A leader is as strong as his team, a team is as strong as its weakest link. I think this is my only advice to you as you prepare to take on the enourmous challenge of leading this great nation of super smart people. My prayer is that God will grant you the wisdom to do His will only.

To all Nigerians, it is a New Dawn.

God Bless You.


Sunday, 29 March 2015

Post Elections - Day 1

The long awaited and much talked about Nigerian presidential elections have come and gone and we await the results today. There are arguments for and against the two most prominent candidates and it is mind boggling the volume of accusations, counter accusations, information (both true and false ones) flying around about these candidates and I hear them and just smile. Sitting here typing this piece, my colleagues have been on this same election, matter for over 30mins and it is not yet 7am.

My heart is glad with these outcomes because it tells me that people are finally ready in Nigeria to be involved in the affairs of the nation.

If you were eligible to vote and didn’t, I really don’t have much to tell you as you are entitled to the freedom to either exercise your civic rights as a citizen of this great nation or not to. However, in the aftermath of the elections, you do not have any moral rights to open your mouth and say anything either for or against whichever government that is sworn in come May 29 2015.

That said, I must confess that the long wait on Saturday to be able to cast my vote, leaves much to be desired but thank God that we eventually were able to cast our votes. And I actually saw how passionate Nigerians are about the desire to have good governance which is very commendable. I could also off of the discussions sense those that were into shady businesses and were scared that if a certain candidate won in the presidential polls, a possible jail term might be their portion (lol).

At the end of this entire process, I am glad that NEVER again will a leader over this nation come into power and assume that the populace will take just about any crap that they doll out at us. The voice of the PVC is the voice of the people and it sounded very loud and clear over this past weekend.

As we eagerly await the results of the election, I want to commend my fellow Nigerians for conducting yourselves in a very civil manner through this electoral process, I also want to commend all our friends in diaspora for your prayers and thoughts towards us.

I would like to say that by the time the results are announced later today, let us also conduct ourselves in the same civil manner with which we cast our votes and accept the results in good faith. No matter what the results are, whether or not it favours your preferred candidates Jesus Christ remains King over Nigeria.

God Bless Nigeria and Happy Easter.