My fellow Nigerians, hahaha. Forgive me but I have to start this way. You know in Nigeria when a Government official begins with my Fellow Nigerians, you know they want to say something serious.
So my fellow Nigerians, another election will soon be upon us, I know you are praying for good leaders and a peaceful country but INEC will not count your prayer points, it’s your votes that will be counted. I know prayer is important, but we have prayed enough, it is now time for action and CHANGE.
This one is not APC’s change, oh, but the only way you can change and remove a bad government is through active participation and voting.
We have to get involved and be serious about good governance, we have slept on the sidelines for far too long.
How do you participate? Join politics, get involved. The days of saying Politics is a dirty game is long over. By the way, how won’t it be dirty when the people involved are dirty? If you want the game of politics to be clean, then clean people have to get involved.
If you can’t join politics, then you must exercise the power you have by getting registered, vote, educate and inform others to do same.
Don’t sell your vote, it is not for sale. It’s your future and the future of this great nation that we are talking about here. How can one mortgage his or her future for monetary gain? In fact, in some cases, it’s not even monetary gain, but things as little as tea, rice, garri etc.
The truth is politicians use the tool of poverty to continually enslave the people, if not how else will someone in his/her right senses will sell his/her vote for Lipton that you will drink today and piss out tomorrow.
Don’t mortgage your future for N500.
I remember the last election, in the FCT where I stay, it was difficult getting bikes during that period because Hausas had all travelled home to vote. But you tell Christians to vote, you hear one silly excuse or the other. Christians are just comfortable to pray. It haf do.
It would interest you to note that out of 67,422,005 being the total number of people who registered, only 29,432,083 of that number voted. It is even on record that the year 2015 has the lowest voter turnout ever since our transition to democracy. This must not be the case in 2019.
So my Fellow Nigerians, if you haven’t previously registered to vote, please do register and VOTE.
To register, visit the INEC website here. Type in the name of the state where you presently reside, for example, if you live in Abuja, just type in FCT. Click the result, a list of the registration centres in FCT will come up.
To confirm your voter registration status, click here.
If you have registered before, but you no longer live where you registered, you can transfer your registration, click here to know how to do so.
Protect your vote. Don’t sell your vote and please encourage others not to.
Let’s use every medium available to us, to campaign for active participation, registration and voting. If you want Nigeria to be better, you MUST fulfil this civic function.
God bless you all and bless this great country Nigeria.
Thank you for reading.
PS: If you do not vote, you have no right whatsoever to criticize any government.