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Nigeria’s Destiny Begging For Attention

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Nigeria News takes a look at the preparations and feelings as the country goes to the poll tomorrow.

In less than 12 hours, Nigerians will troop to the polling stations to exercise their voting rights. God forbid another postponement.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reiterated its commitment to conduct a free and fair election while the political parties are rounding up with their campaigns.

The Saturday, February 23, 2019, is definitely going to be a life-changing date for many Nigerians and Nigeria. It is another time the poor and the rich; the old and the young people have got the same power to choose who should lead them.

A single vote matters on Saturday because it can redefine the status quo and that is why it is imperative for every Nigerian of voting age to cast a ballot for his choice leader.

Yes, President Muhammadu Buhari’s ruthless words may have sent fear to many Nigerians, it is only going to make the election peaceful and as I view the warning, it can favour either of the two big parties, that is the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This is not a war and for a responsible citizen whose intention is not to snatch the ballot box, there should be no fear.

It is clear now, going by the words of the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai that the soldiers would be ruthless with anybody who may try to be violent during the election.

The law is clear about this that ballot box snatcher may be doing so at the expense of his life. But I’m pleasantly amused this morning when a friend reminded me that life is turn-by-turn.

He reminded me that it is about a day to go. Make no mistake when so many destinies are going to be changed forever. With the way we play our politics here, they may never experience any low point ever again.

As destinies of men are going to be touched, so is Nigeria’s destiny begging for our attention. 48 months (1460 days) is too long a time to be left to chances. Let us resolve to make Nigeria work again.

What matters most now is Nigeria, not the political parties nor their candidates.  It does not matter to me who you vote for, the PDP candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; the Young Peoples Party (YPP) candidate, Prof Kingsley Moghalu; or the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari.

What matters to me is for you to participate in the process and be counted for Nigeria.

I am old enough to know who to vote for. But don’t let me bog you with my choice. I know my candidate and I have chosen him not because of the party he represents but because of factors I have considered are good enough that he possesses.

For the sake of our common destiny and heritage which is Nigeria, please don’t be dismayed. Turn your disappointment of the past week, or the past four years into determination. Be part of the process for a rebirth of Nigeria.

Wait a minute, do you have PVC?

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