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TOWARDS NIGERIA AT 53... A colossal failure
TOWARDS NIGERIA AT 53... A colossal failure in our polity and human rights .
At 53, we are still learning how to climb the democratic ladder.
At 53, Nigeria cannot provide social infrastructure and basic necessity of life to its citizenry
At 53, Nigeria had experienced the most dehumanized civil war in its first decade of independence yet could not learn the indices of true federalism .
The easy way to get rich and get away with crime is to be a political figure or Pastor or Imam .
At 53, ethnical divisive is the game of the political class and a chance of tribal cleansing .
At 53, what hope lies ahead , as the ship is heading towards the edge.
Nigerians , even in the mist of this stagnancy and ill-economy , we can still rescue the ship .
On this note; I will call on every conscious and conscientious Nigerians , home and abroad to like and Join the Independent people's of Nigeria to usher the prodigy of NUHU RIBADU AND PROFESSOR 'WOLE SOYINKA into Aso Rock.
In this milestone journey of redemption, we would experience a cross carpet coalition of different kinds , but will remain ideological grounded in our pursuit for justice , equity , egalitarian and peace of the land.
We sincerely need to register this coalition with the electoral body , Today I plead to your conscience for justice and good life; to support this project, ' Every generation out of their relative obscurity will either fullfil its mission or forfeit it'.
As time goes on , the likes of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and Prof 'Wole Soyinka will be communicating with us in due time .
For this noble fellow to come forward , we need to show we are serious with their candidature and will stand tall to defend this democracy .... This is our generational struggle. The herculean task is for us to rally round the ignoble and noble people for support, The destination is now... Nigerians, this is our time to be real and be a people.
I sincerely applaud the media especially those comrades that gave their life's to see a new Nigeria.
We stand patriotic and firm in our hope for a great nation ' the most populous black nation in the history of the world'
Nigeria! we hail thee
Arise oh compatriot
THE PARADIGM SHIFT
When social order is being distorted by government and security apparatus of the state, the people becomes inaccessible to the issues of their well being and hope flitters in the minds of this generation with ignominy . To my generation , let endeavour to strengthen the need for comprehensive social welfare and re-ignite the spirit of positivity of the great African dreams in our ways of life ; that one day Africa will emerge as the super power and the leader in economical and technological advancement of this planet. I strongly believed in Africans, that the black Africans of this world are gifted and special in their own right, they have survived many storms of colonization and mental dehumanization of the other race but yet they keep on hoping , fighting and re-energised in the hope to come as we have seen in the life's of the great ones ....The greatest speech of the century was spoken by Dr martin luther king jnr and the most resilient man to have ever lived to date is President Dr Nelson Mandela while the reality of this dreams is achieved by President Barrack Obama; if we all hope and believe with fate to faith , we all can become heroes in our generation and promote global social network among men. I salute all men pushing the cord of peace and stabilities across geographical enclaves of this planet. I sincerely appreciate the undying spirit of our youth and our men in uniform, for their doggedness, relentless and aspirations of never given up attitude. without prejudice, I salute the rule of law of canadian life and the enabling environment to achieve the dreams of a life time and the second chance to hope and reflect on governance in Africa. To my kindred and people of Nigeria, its time for the paradigm shift .
Nuhu Ribadu and Prof' Wole soyinka could re-enact the dreams of the founding fathers. Nigeria arise! oh compatriots, though tribal tongue may differs but in brotherhood we stand.
I hail thee