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The change we actually need

03 December 2014, 18:25

It beats my imagination when I read opinions and comments of fellow Nigerians about our political life, and future hope. It leaves me wondering if I'm completely out of my senses for not seeing the positives in their views, or on the contrary if they've completely gone berserk themselves. It leaves me trying to decipher how the hope of this Nation rests on the shoulders of the APC.

I'm obliged on most occasions to think that these set of people must be commenting from the diaspora, but on a closer look and interactions, they are the same citizens resident here in Nigeria facing the same hardship like every other Nigerian is seeing at present. President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP has ran this country aground. All the promises of fresh air, and transformation have since taken on leave, with no expected or anticipated date of return. They have failed us woefully, and as such don't deserve our support any longer.

The APC brought hope to Nigerians when they first came on board, but with the quality of the candidates they're projecting for the presidency, it seems it's a lost cause, and all hope is eventually lost. How can people mobilise support for fellow clueless candidates who are also made from same materials as their PDP counterparts, and tag them "Elements of change, and progress?"

Also read: PDP says APC data centre an affront to democracy 

Will APC give us the desired change, when even the speaker himself who defected from the PDP a fortnight ago has refused to relinquish his office as the speaker in pursuit of his governorship ambition? The other day, I read about Obasanjo saying that GEJ's government is corrupt. Hmm...was OBJ himself a saint? A case of the pot calling a kettle black. It's even harder to take that some people were eulogizing him for such comments, instead of asking him to re appraise his own administration for 8 yrs and tell us what he has done better.

I wonder why we have become so gullible. APC with the present crop of candidates is, and will never be the "CHANGE" we need. By the way the PDP and APC is like an option by the way the devil and the deep blue sea. Where do we go from here? Presently we're on the precipice of a complete economic collapse, no thanks to the declining appeal of our oil in the international market. When this eventually happens, that time we go face real hardship.

It has already caught up with us. Since we cannot get a leader who can steer us out of this storm in the 2015 general elections, why don't we listen to the deputy senate president IKe Ekwremadu and go back to regionalism, and bring govt close to the people, so that we can explore other means of self dependence and for once think outside oil and gas, and the windfall that go to states every month. Remember, every ethnic nationality in Europe is now a Nation. They're fast developing at their own pace. Unity in diversity is arrant nonsense. We need to change our mindset completely about one Nigeria with so much power at the centre.

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