Thursday, 2 April 2015

A Better Nigeria.

All my life I've been surrounded by politics, I grew up in a family surrounded by politicians. My grandpa may his soul Rest in Peace was an active politician till he took his last breathe, there is a difference between been a rich politician and an influential politician.

He was important enough for people to burn down his house, and make attempts to kill his family, including my mother, grand mother and aunties, but they survived the ordeal and moved.

He was important enough for a well known politician and minster to order a hit for his life, he was well known amongst politicians and his opinions were respected. He didn't go down in history for his work.

My father is also an active politician from been a member of the House of Reps, to a well respected political Godfather in our constituency , he also had several attempts made on his life.

I guess that's the price you pay for political success.
Growing up with all this happening I turned my back against politics and vowed not to have anything to do with it, I encourage those who I know are interested in politics.

The only opinion I had on Nigerian politics was that change is needed and the government is corrupt.
I know the youths needed a voice and I was happy to see young people building a political ambition, every I see a post online I  follow the individual and I look forward to seeing their faces on posters.

But I was disappointed by a lot of opinions after PDP lost the presidential election, my family is APC but most youth I followed were PDP, I don't really mind what party you belonged to as long as you want a better Nigeria.

A lot of them condemned the incumbent presidents loss and clearly stating he has made billions and would never have to suffer. I was deeply saddened by the views Nigeria's future leaders had. The country was simply a profitable loot for them and that woke up the political voice I never had.

What do people really have in mind when they go into politics?
I don't live in Nigeria but I'm a proud Nigerian, most of my holidays are spent back home, I've never planned  to continue to reside outside Nigeria . I look forward to the day I write my final exams, back my bags , wave goodbye to the Western world and move back home to invest what I've learnt in My Country .


1 comment:

  1. Great thoughts, hope your plans work out in the end and all the best!