I want to wish each and every member of this worthy cause Happy New year. This year shall be great for us as Individuals and as a nation in God's Name! But as we pray to God to intervene in the affairs of this nation, we also have a part to play because faith without works is dead on arrival!!
If the horrible pictures from the Jos bombings and senseless killings that circulated on this blog and others a few days ago is not enough to wake us up from slumber then the series of bomb blasts in Abuja on New Year's eve should be a wake up call 4 all Nigerians to the reality that governance in Nigeria is too important to be left to terrorists, thugs, rogues and criminals!!They want to turn Nigeria into IRAQ!! Bombs are now exploding like bangers!!!
If u think voting is not important enough to warrant ur coming out to cast your vote and to protect it in the upcoming 2011 elections, then Remember Jos & ABUJA!! When the wrong set of people are in government, citizens often pay with their lives - U can count that as the cost of not voting!!!
The situation in Nigeria did not happen by chance or luck. We foisted on ourselves the current socio-economic situation we are now in by ignoring the great impact that our political indifference could have on us. While countries like Singapore and Malaysia who were once our peers in the 70s are now counted among the top economies of the world we are still struggling as an under developed economy where 80% of WAEC Students are failing English Language and Mathematics year in year out. Our Hospitals have become worthless and infrastructure have decayed beyond what could have been imagined decades ago. Our agriculture is virtually dead and our Security Network is comatose to the extent that Armed Robbers even overwhelm armed police officers in shoot-outs! Over 70% of our working population are unemployed while 50% of the remaining 30% who are employed are underemployed. A situation where a University Graduate will be working as a Corporate Guard and as a Corporate Cleaner and as Drivers is totally condemnable.
It does not matter which Political Party or politician u want to vote for AS LONG AS U CAST UR VOTE and get all your friends and neighbors to do so. Enough of 50 years of complaint and zero action. Now let us give ourselves a fresh 50 years of political participation! The power lies with us. If u are not happy about the representation your Senator or Member of the House of Reps is giving u, this is your chance to kick them out of power. If you are not happy with the Representation u are getting at the Presidency this is your opportunity to kick them out. If you are happy with them, this is your opportunity to keep them in Power!! We want to appeal to you to make sure that you invite 75 of your friends everyday to this group and encourage your friends to do the same. One person at a time we can change the whole of Nigeria!! STOP COMPLAINING AND START AFFECTING YOUR NATION POSITIVELY!! Your Votes can make a huge difference!!!