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.

@IamOluwaObinna
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