Happy Democracy Day from Mudassir and Brothers. Let’s talk a little about democracy and politics today
“Just because you don’t take an interest in politics doesn’t mean that politics won’t take an interest in you.” Pericles
The famous statement is for those people that stay by the sidelines whenever politics is being mentioned. You may not be interested in politics and be a part of it actively. Regardless, politics will extend its hands to affect your life and everything that you do as long you are a part of society.
Next time you hear something being discussed about politics, don’t run away from it. Listen even if you don’t have any contributions to make.
The latest buzz in town right now is about the candidacy for the upcoming 2023 elections. From the look of things, it’s going to be something different from the last elections Nigerians have witnessed.
Each political party is preparing its candidates for the various levels of political offices in the country. We hope and pray for the best for the country.
Let’s not forget to vote wisely. From our past experiences, we should know that voting for a political office should now transcend tribal and religious affiliations. We should vote for people into power based on their competency and what they can deliver.
This should be a time for you to reflect on what happened on the political front years back to help you make an informed decision. Your decision doesn’t only affect you; it will affect the next generations to come. Be intentional about your vote and make your vote count.
To the people that are yet to get their permanent voter’s card (PVC), kindly do so. Don’t bank on the what people about the votes not counting. Don’t give in to that, please. These are people that want to disrupt the electoral process. If you want your vote to count, then you have to vote first. That’s the only way to be sure.
You are never too small to make an impact. Make choices today that your future self with be proud of you tomorrow for it.
For the people that want to take the helm of leadership, we urge you to do right by the people and for the people. After all, that is what democracy is all about. It should be focused on how to make life better for the people and the society.
On this democracy day celebration, we want to leave you with these few words of wisdom, democracy can help make things better for the country or worse depending on how we use it. Let’s utilize the power of democracy to get the right people into power to work on making the country better. It is high time Nigeria took back its title as the “Giant in Africa”.
You and I are the people that can make that happen by voting for the right people. Let’s do that.
Lastly, I want to urge our youths not to resort to violence during the period of election and you shouldn’t let your vote be bought for petty material gains.
Happy Democracy Day Nigeria!