MY OPEN LETTER TO YOUNG NIGERIANS – OJ Ayansola

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  1. Da Re Thomas says:

    Thanks for the great messages passed to we the Nigerian youths through this article; I must confess that I learned a lot from them.

    Frankly speaking I have been guilty of being apolitical for long, and this was because I never knew or heard this truth you just revealed about it now.

    And this has made me feel I had truly contributed to the problem of this nation, however little this may be.

    You highlighted few reasons the youths of Nigeria are not being active when it comes to volunteering to represent as our leaders; one of the reasons which informed I writing this comment is the point where you say “we the Nigerian youths have no choice.”

    And I strongly support this insightful observation. I must be frank with you, this problem still exist. If one takes a look at the prospective governorship and presidential aspirants in Nigeria right now, one would notice there are much left to take anyone of them serious. Majority of these aspirants had served this nation repeatedly at one time or another, and even some are still serving, without anything to show for it other than mediocrity; it’s not a secret that a good number of these aspirants had brought shames upon this nation in their course of rulership before now; same goes to those who are still serving- I don’t just want to be mentioning names.

    The question now is, how do we still not, for those in my category, be apolitical this coming election?
    The right people are afraid to come out to serve this nation. Maybe because they believe they are yet to be experienced, just as you have opinionated- maybe.
    We cannot continue to hide ourself and allow these wicked and deceitful old hags of a leader to continue with the destruction of our future.

    They are leaving corruption as legacies to their family members, and if care is not take, the leadership mantle of this country will be turned to a family heritage.

    People like you sir are the ones who ought to come out boldly to ask for the support of Nigerian youths to fulfill up presidential and governorship positions.

    If you don’t have the mind to do this, keep encouraging those at your level who share the same spirit as you to come out and salvage this moribund nation.

    We can’t continue like this. This has been the story right from when I have come become matured.

    And again, I will like to add that it is high time we took our “wards,” primary elections more than serious. For any youth that has the interest in contesting for any political post, he must go to his ward and do a serious homework.

    Even though these folks are mostly illiterates, they are the ones who determine who rules this nation directly or indirectly.
    Let these illiterates see you live amongst them; let them observe by themselves that you truly know the hardship they are constantly being subjected to, and such youth should be sincere about his dream of removing us from the hands of the Egyptians- so that when the whirlwind blows and the mountains flies in the sky like dry leaves would fly when the wind blows them, he won’t be shaken.

    Baba Obafemi Awolowo tried his best, but he couldn’t triumph. He would have won if only if their were a handful of folks who share the same spirit as his, and of course if he had won them to his side.

    This mistake shouldn’t be repeated. Any youth who has the dream of coming up as presidential aspirant this coming election must rally around himself with people who he has carefully examined and has passed transparency and diligence test.
    This is very important.

    To surmount the bad leaders in this country needs a high end strategy, and this must be kept at the back of the mind of any Nigerian youth presidential or governorship aspirants.

    God bless our country Nigeria.

    I’m Da Re Thomas.

  2. Damilola Adedini says:

    Before I state any point, I must acknowledge that this article is marvelous. Yeah that’s what came to my mind as I was reading it.

    The reason I’m more a bit apolotical is that I’m scared. Yes I admit it! It’s because I don’t know what would happen if I go out to vote. Will I be mugged? Will I be beaten? Will my vote count? And all other ‘wills? ‘
    The problem is not that we aren’t aware of the prolonged hibernation that Nigeria is in. The problem is that we are too scared to be the ones to take the first step. We’re all sitting in our comfort zones and praying on the mountains for God to kill the evil leaders. Really folks?

    See in this nation we need deep kind of sensitization. We need to respond. A whole level of wakefulness. This should start from the grassroots; the informal sector; the uneducated people; the uncivilized places. This is because they don’t have a any access to our facebook outcries, twitter hashtags but they are part of the voting population. As far as these people are know there are only two candidates for the 2019 elections. They need to know and believe in the other reasonable options. Emphasis on know and believe in.

    Availability of voting centres. I am a university student and during the elections we’ll most likely still be in session. There should be a voting booth in my school! That would rule out all security fears and encourage the students (youths) to vote. People like me would feel better if we don’t have to go through the woes of collecting exists just to cast our invaluable votes.

    Yeah that’s all I have to say. Thanks
    Once again Mr. Ayansola, this is a great post.

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