The final year of the campaign for presidency in Nigeria is just a few months away, and Nigeria's future will be in your hands. I urge all of you, to please, take time to vote not because you just have to do that but because of our tomorrow and that of our children. Don't allow flashy materials or token to take your vote away from you, vote and vote right. You are the guardians of this great but nascent democracy.
Here, I want to share with you my views about the issues that directly concern our future, the future of our children, and the future of this dream we call Nigeria. The election will offer us the clearest choice: whether to go forward together with courage, confidence, and common sense, making Nigeria strong again; or turn back to policies that will weaken our economy, diminish our leadership in the world, and reverse Nigeria's long awaited Hope.
For the first time in the history of Nigeria, the Northerners and Southerners came together to pick a president (The best president Nigerian never had) in an election that was tagged “free and fair" from all electioneering frauds. Yet, the spirit of every Nigerian was dashed by the then Head Of State, and some shameless and unpatriotic marauders in the corridors of power. Has the hope gone for ever???
Oh! what a remembrance, even if Federal Republic of Nigeria as a government will not recognise the “Nigerian democracy martyrs" the Nigerian masses do and we do.
I urge you to join us in a great national effort to free Nigeria from leadership that said we suffered from a malaise, that told us we must learn to live with less, and that our children could no longer dream as we once had dreamed. They introduced many programs (under the disguise of poverty alleviation) to feed their families at the expense of the poor masses.
In spite of the fact that Nigerian level of poverty is increasing tremendously, many are jobless, no good education, NEPA change its name to PHCN (Problem Has Changed Name), no water: Yet an absurd Third Term agenda.
The greatness of Nigeria does not begin with Abuja or Lagos; it begins with each of you. Each of you as an individual, worthy of respect, unique and important to the success of Nigeria. And only by trusting you, giving you opportunities to climb high and reach for the stars, can we preserve the golden dream of Nigeria as the champion of peace and freedom among the countries of Africa. Every Nigerian must be given the opportunity to contribute positively to the nations’ overall growth .
If anyone is looking for heroes, they are abundant on the streets of Nigeria.
2007; we can vote to go forward with a Nigeria of momentum, or back to a Nigeria of malaise; go forward with an economy that's robust, or back to an economy that went bust; go forward with morale up and jobs up
If the dream of Nigeria is to be preserved, we must not waste the genius of one mind, the strength of one body, or the spirit of one soul. Let us encourage all Nigerians - men and women, young and old, individuals, of every race, creed, and color - to succeed and to be healthy, happy, and whole. Our goal is a society of unlimited opportunity which will reach out to lift the weak and nurture those who are less fortunate.
Chief MKO Abiola has died, and has the HOPE gone with him? Will Nigeria ever has any HOPE?
I urge Nigerians to come together again like the time when Chief MKO Abiola contested an election in this country. Let's build together and wake up the Hope of Nigeria. But what I'm really thankful for is that all across this shining land, we're hoping together. We can say to the world and pledge to our children: Nigeria's best days lie ahead.
Thank you and God bless you.