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Youths of Nigeria

24 February 2015, 18:08 Chimezie Elenwo

Now, to try and make it look like he has not been up and doing,you ask him where the Chibok girls are, you say he is languid in his approach to rescuing these girls,you say and imply many things which you yourselves know is so untrue. I want to ask, why are you (well schooled and educated young Nigerians that have read about Nigeria's experience of military rule) against a pure democratic government? I beat my chest and say that even in 1999 when civilian rule was inaugurated again.

Nigeria did not experience pure democracy and actual freedom of speech until after 2007 and pure press freedom until 2010. Knowing this, I ask would you have been so free and full of confidence to say and post all these allegations and insults to your democratically elected President and Head of State? The answer is no! A very big NO!! It is true that much is expected from him that much is given but it is also true that a person that has done well should be encouraged to do more. And why condemn a man that has not made the mistake you are expecting him to make? Please let not yourselves be used by any politician.

Also read: NGO calls on youth to avoid election violence

All of us that are eligible voters are adults, thus, knows what is right. Do the right thing and let peace reign. Any politician that threatens the peace of the Nation even the one that said "dogs and baboons will be soaked in blood" are only doing so because they know they have you to carry out their evil agendas. Now tell me, will killing your fellow Nigerians and destroying their homes and properties leave you with anyone to call "brother" or "sister"? Will you die if you, for once and all time,resist the devil and say "NO" to these men despite huge amount of money you have been offered? Few years back,I know you were among the children that proudly sang along the streets that you are the leaders of tomorrow, now, that tomorrow is here and instead of working together, hand in hand with those at the helm of affairs, those that you gave your votes four years ago to lift the Nation,you are plotting with greedy politicians and ex-heads of state to destroy what you have longed for.

Why? Is this about the money or about giving the right people the mandate? What question would you ask if your President from 1999 to 2007 came up again to contest for Presidency? A head of state is a head of state whether military, interim, parliamentary or executive. In that light,I ask,why should an Ex-Head of State come tagging along all these years contesting for the Presidency? What "change" does he have to bring that he didn't have the chance to bring years ago when he was in power? I also want to use this medium to remind of that saying which you know so well and probably used at one point in time,"Once a soldier is always a soldier". Would you want a military-executive government that is similar to the one Nigeria experienced during the regime of a military head of state that proclaimed himself a "Military President".

Wouldn't you rather prefer the continuation of pure democracy you enjoy in the present administration? What change to you still expect to see when all you've been seeing since 2010 is change? I will not go ahead to mention the achievements of this administration because its looking at you "eyeball to eyeball" but you choose to ignore it and clamour for "change" with an "expert in failure". Or did you not know that your so called "candidate of change" has been vying for the Presidency since 2003 under different platforms. Kilo de? Kilon wa? Wane hali ya naman? Gini k'ona cho? ANPP in 2003 and 2007,CPC in 2011 now APC in 2015.

Does he need a divine slap to make him stay put in his house and act(if he wants) as an elder statesman that he supposedly is. What does a 73 years old ex-general and ex-head of state have to offer that he didn't have the chance to offer in his prime. As one of our comediennes would say,"Let us by ourselves do ourselves" It is true that you no longer say that you are the leaders of tomorrow but it is also true that the future of this great Nation rests on your electoral power.

I wonder, I still wonder, I seriously wonder why you are clamouring for change change change when real speed transformation is taking place before your very eyes. There are so many things to look into but I'll leave that for next time.

In the meantime, cast your votes and be among those of us that will say,"What a transformed Nigeria!!!!!! Thank God my vote counted".

God Bless Nigeria!

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