Ever since Banky W declared his intention to run for a political position, I am amazed to see and hear negative comments like
- “He’s looking for money to change his Range Rover”
- “Oh! This one thinks Politics is Entertainment.”
- “Him music career don back up, him dey look for alternate source of income.”
- “As EME don die na, the next things na politics.”
- “Oh! I see. That’s why he became a motivational speaker lately”
- “No money to maintain Adesuwa again?” (…and they had to bring his wife into it. Gosh!)
How soon people forget the saying – ‘LEAD BY EXAMPLE’.
Isn’t it impressive that one who advocates for good leadership/governance has taken the bold step to be part of the government in order to ensure positive change happens?
Same people who clamour for CHANGE are the same people castigating NEW, MENTALLY SOUND and 21st CENTURY THINKING political candidates. *In Lasisi’s voice – Are are are you mad?*
If you expect CHANGE in Nigeria and have refused to ignore recurrent politicians who have been in power for donkey years but have contributed little or nothing sustainable to Nigeria’s development; just know it’s not CHANGE you desire, maybe it is CHENG.
And hey, please don’t come with the ‘All are the same’ mentality. It is better to try new candidates than recycling old politicians.
The following are things that are bound to happen if Mr Wellington and other NEW, MENTALLY SOUND and 21st CENTURY THINKING political candidates win or get impressive vote counts in this coming election:
Hopes will rise.
The game of politics will gradually begin to change.
God-fatherism will begin to dwindle.
More new, selfless, innovative and mentally sound individuals will become courageous to vie for political positions.
We will get to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Let us all make conscious efforts to make the SDG 16 a reality in Nigeria.
To all the 21st Century Mindset candidates, WE DEY YOUR BACK *For the sake of extremely religious people who will begin to bind, cast and say “God forbid, I shall never be at the back.* Let me say instead – WE SUPPORT YOU!
And errrr…the caption was just to get your attention. *wink*