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4 INSTRUCTIONS FOR EVERY NIGERIAN DURING THIS ELECTION



1) To the Corp member

Don't! -I mean do not mistake yourself for a cop. You can be replaced with another copy of you immediately you are wounded or killed. So don't be a commando. I do not have to say more than that.

2) To parents

Keeping your PVC-carrying-18-year-old (+) children at home and preventing them from voting is not part of your parental duty. By doing that, you are preventing good leaders from emerging, you are ushering bad politicians into office and preserving  bad regimes in power. Let them vote. It their future, not yours. And I mean that with all due respect.

3) To slay queens

Elections are not the simple businesses of men and old women alone. It is for everyone. Pray take your pretty faces to the polling station, snap selfies, use Snapchat and cast your vote. Your photos will tell the world that El-Rufai is not all that Nigeria's politics has got. They are good advert'.

4) To the voter

Understand that no other system of government, no matter how benevolent, grants you your dignity better than democracy. Do not sell your vote. Let your mind be open to good influence. Do not love your enemy. Be jealous of the great democracies of the world. Never you think "it is impossible in Nigeria". Good governance is not meant for those countries alone. Human dignity is not meant for "them" alone. Because your "culture" does not condemn oppression does not mean you should not think. Nigeria is larger than any political party and its prosperity is most sacrosanct. I tell you  there are Nigerians who do not believe in "tribe first!". I am one.

And that's why I am going to the ballot with three things; my PVC, a chair and my plastic bottle of groundnut. Mo ma dibo. Maa dibo. Maa joko tii.

Ojo, Aderemi is the President of the University of Ibadan Students Union (2017/18 session) can be reached via email ojderemi@gmail.com and his articles appear on his website platinumderemi.com
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KoSh...
KoSh... Tue February 19, 2019 at 12:22am

As election had been postponed, save your bottle of groundnut till next Saturday o. 😎

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