The buzz about the US Elections is finally over but one would stop to wonder why most Nigerians took the matter personal. Some would call it ….’taking panadol for another man’s headache’. My mom went to bed late that night trying to analyze and count votes in Obama’s favour but had to go to bed because of her early rising the next day. She got the news early the next morning and shouted a big ‘AMEN’! We were all flabbergasted as to why she was so happy but then…this scene also played out in different homes and offices when President Obama was declared the winner.
I have been thinking about it and it has finally clicked……we Nigerians actually long for a rig free election,peaceful environment and leaders who are willing to make positive changes and not the other way round. Nigerians long for a President who can read an inspiring speech like Obama’s own and actually mean it. I asked myself why election days in Nigeria are always on Saturdays………..I answered myself by saying that if they were on weekdays,a public holiday would be declared which is totally unnecessary.If you listened to Mitt Romney’s concession speech,you would have realized that he was not ready or willing to go to an ‘Appeal Court’ to fight Obama because the results did not go his way. Instead,he acknowledged Obama’s fight for the presidency and every other person that stood by his side………..(His wife,Paul Ryan etc..),and said, ‘God bless America’…case closed!
I believe that its a good thing we are opportune to view these happenings around the world so that we can learn and try to make our country a better place.Its so amusing to see Nigerians giving testimonies about winning an American lottery…..things have to change for good!
Barack Obama has succeeded in becoming the American President for another four years….If He could….I believe YOU CAN!
Let’s help make Nigeria a better place…….Remember! It starts from you
God bless Nigeria and God bless America !