“ALL HOPE IS NOT LOST”
My dear compatriots,
Let us give gratitude to God for sparing our lives to witness our country’s 58th Independence Anniversary.
We give gratitude to Him for being alive because these are not the best of times for our nation which, ironically God has blessed with abundant and valuable human and natural resources beyond the comprehension of man yet, we are are suffering in the midst of plenty.
This is because our country has in the last few years been going through horrendous conflicts resulting in innumerable loss of lives, socio-economic hardships and flagrant erosion of human dignity.
Hopes have been dashed, promises unkept, trust betrayed, lies have been elevated to an art or as a state policy while opportunities have also been wasted and lines of division widened among the various ethnic groups.
To worsen the plight of the ordinary Nigerian, our political and indeed the electoral systems have been turned into a nightmare in recent times with the bold-faced ‘robbery’ of the Peoples’ mandate at every turn- no thanks to the TRUSTEE (government) of our collective fate.
Again, we must give gratitude to God that our revered judiciary that has been pummeled, harassed or intimidated by the custodian of our fate (government) has survived to play its constitutional role as the last hope of the oppressed.
All hope is not lost. All hope is not lost because God has given us another chance to turn our fortunes around for the better. This can only happen if we collectively commit to having a Godly and genuinely transformational leadership.
Let us not fail to seize this God-given opportunity as we embark on another process to elect a leader in February 2019 who will pilot the nation’s affairs for another four years.
Let us plan and work together and be vigilant in order not to allow God’s plan and purpose for our nation to be subverted.
Remember, united we stand, divided we fall. Also, eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
God bless you all.
Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN
Frontline Presidential Aspirant, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP