Who will you save tomorrow, Nigeria or your pocket?

On the 23rd of February, 2019, Nigeria as a country will have a date with history once again. Nigerians from all walks of life are expected to cast their votes for a person they trust to sail the boat of the country for another four years.

Though there are over 10 presidential aspirants from different parties the contest is unarguably between two political giants in the land - the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Before the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) gave the go-ahead for political campaigns, Nigeria's media especially the social media have been awash with a lot of name callings and attacks on the major gladiators. Now, the question in everyone's mind is who will carry the day on Saturday?

As for me, the question on my mind is not who will win it tomorrow but the way and manner we play politics with ourselves in all spheres of life. Whenever I listen to some so-called state men in the news and read their articles online, I begin to wonder whether their conscience and their reasoning are still functioning properly.

The annoying part of it all is that the supposing vibrant men and women who are well exposed educationally and had travelled far and wide are also allowing themselves to be blinded by the old and demonic way of playing politics through their actions and statements. Despite their uncivilized and unpatriotic way of speaking and writing on delicate topics and issues, they still have the guts to tag themselves as the leaders of tomorrow. Going by what I read and hear them speak if they truly become the leaders of this tomorrow then, we should be more scared of tomorrow than today.

 What I am trying to say is, why can’t we just stop playing politics with everything; why can’t we just forget our political, tribal and our religious differences for once, and come up with write-ups, events, talk shows, campaigns and any other thing that will help to bring back this country into an entity it was created to be; instead of all these things that will do no good to what we already have on ground. Please, let us forget our differences and begin to speak with one peaceful and matured voice so that we can be able to fix what is left to be fixed in this country for the sake of our children unborn.

Let us begin to use the social media and indeed the traditional media in a more positive way because if we should continue the way we are going, we will end ourselves in a kind of doom we might never recover from forever.

Let us stop corrupting and confusing the hearts of our children, our youths and indeed our citizens at large. Let us stop using our statements to bring ourselves against ourselves. Let us work together for once; let us give peace a chance; let us use our gifts, resources, reasoning and energy for the benefit of our nation. We can make a difference if we begin to do things differently.  Remember, my brothers and sisters, “together we stand, divided we fall. Let us go out tomorrow and use our PVC to save our country and ignore our pockets for once.

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