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The intimidating height of unaccountability and opacity that enshrouds our seeming democracy brings to bear the large gulf between political manifestoes and what is delivered while in office. If you do not know, then take a break now, go to the following website (http://www.proshareng.com>reports) scan through the document you find there, before continuing this reading. Having done that, you will be sure to agree with me that we should stop voting mere manifestoes because they cannot solve our problems.

The intimidating height of unaccountability and opacity that enshrouds our seeming democracy brings to bear the large gulf between political manifestoes and what is delivered while in office. If you do not know, then take a break now, go to the following website (http://www.proshareng.com>reports) scan through the document you find there, before continuing this reading. Having done that, you will be sure to agree with me that we should stop voting mere manifestoes because they cannot solve our problems.


Which Way Nigeria?
This is an old question that is yet to be answered either in words or in actions by the political elites or the military, that has been in charge of Nigeria's leadership at one time or the other. When Sunny Okosun asked the question, it had a rider 'I love my Fatherland' which is now, a more troublesome query than the question. Do our present political elites who have amazing and innovative expertise in devising ways of milking the nation dry, love their Fathers' land? A bird's eye view of the present day political elites in Nigeria, shows a dying political nucleus.
There is a seeming mythical belief among Nigerians that only those who have been in the leadership positions before, or those from political elite and military background, can rule the nation. Still, a critical look at history would force us to discard such a belief. For example, the national leadership of 1977 and its repetition in 1999, the one of 1983 and the on-going tenure since 2015, even the 2011 and 2013 leadership, do not show any significant improvement from one tenure or regime to the other that would encourage the citizenry to continue to support this pattern.
Meanwhile, it has been said that nations are nurtured to greatness by the blood of their martyrs, in other words, citizens of a nation are known to die in pursuit of worthy national ideals.  Their deaths, however, work to bring such nations to greater strength, but the matter is different for Nigeria. Nigeria is a nation rife with citizens who do prefer to see the nation die for their upkeep. No wonder the ceaseless looting, corruption and unprogressive leadership.  So, it might be that the question to answer is not exactly 'Which Way Nigeria?' rather, it should be 'Who Would Die For Nigeria?' Now take a break from this article once again and ask 20 less than 40 years old Nigerians inyourvicinity, the following question – Do You Love Nigeria? How many sincere 'yes' answers did you get? The response you get should inform you of the degree of patriotism obtainable in tomorrow's Nigerians.
In the course of writing this article, I conducted an online survey with the above question. In a sample of 149 youths, only 3 persons said 'No', they don't love Nigeria. Many of the responses received showed that the young in Nigeria still think that the nation can be remedied and that they have what it takes to do this. This revelation forms the foundation for the request that the leadership of this nation be taken from the old and given to the worthy young no matter their political or military background. In other words, the new leader need not be Jonathan's daughter nor Obasanjo's son. What is hereby proposed is not unheard of or new, as far back as in the Old Testament, while God led out the Israelites from Egypt to the promised land, the unbelieving and disobedient elders did not reach the promised land; instead God consecrated a new generation of Israelites at Gilgal (Jos.5:4-7)
Match the Brake!
In the search for the problem with Nigeria, late Prof. Chinua Achebe identified leadership and Odumegwu-Ojukwu pointed to disunity fuelled by politics and I am sure you (the reader) would have your opinion on the matter. Nonetheless, no matter the identity of the problem with Nigeria, its' course is leading the nation to damnation, if nothing is done quickly. There is no hope, faith, peace, development or prosperity where we are headed.
Let us then match the brake now, make a 'U' turn, follow another path and discover our greatness in time. Nigeria has to remain the Giant of Africa, no matter what it would cost. Today, United Kingdom is taking the step to maintain their greatness in the European Union via BREXIT and no matter the threat, UK is going for what is best for her; in a manner that could cause a disconnect with other EU nations, and seemingly in alteration of the dictates of the founding six of the EU. Nigeria must learn that the 'status quo' does not necessarily mean the best or the unalterable. Come 2019, politics, politicians and political system in Nigeria must be altered and who better to do this than you.

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