So, the NASS elections did not hold as planned on April 2nd. Inadequate election materials made the postponement inevitable. And though a lot of spirits were dampened, many Nigerians became discouraged and demotivated; many eventually got over it and got their resolves back.
Saturday, April 9, the elections eventually took place and the enthusiastic, as well as some not so enthusiastic Nigerians made it to the polling units to cast their votes. The results of that days elections is another topic entirely, but I’ll just say “change is in the air!”. I can smell it, I can feel it, I can almost touch it!! And it feels good.
Once again this Saturday, we wear our determination on our feet, and move again, to join the poll queues to vote in the candidate who will have the ‘official’ responsibility of reorganizing our country. We cannot afford to make a wrong choice.Tthe future of Nigeria depends on the choices we make on that day, we cannot afford to make the wrong one. It begins with us and we owe it to ourselves, to our children, and to the future generation.
This time, we will strive to make it work. We will go, we will vote, and we will protect our votes. After casting our votes, we will wait till all the votes are counted, and we will record the results. Need I say the camera phones will be the most utilized accessories on Saturday?
And yes, we will; because we can, because we must, and together we will – Fela Durotoye.
I leave you with an inspiring music video from one of Nigeria’s great talents, TY Bello.