„Since the pro people political parties, have neither the financial resources, political power and instruments of power, to confront, what Prof. Chris Nwaokobia rightly termed the Leviathan and the Behemoth, then wisdom demands, that focus should be on the masses, to let them know, that wresting power from the twin evil, is possible and doable “
I have diligently followed your emergence as a candidate of your party for the 2023 election. You are coming into Delta politics with a political fresh wind without any attachment to the existing establishment or God fathers and most importantly you are coming at the right time too when the masses are saying enough is enough, making your candidacy very attractive to a normal mind and I believe most Delta Northerners are normal minds. If the electorates are properly informed and politically educated, then and only then, will you be able to dislodge those oppressive and wicked structures and expose them for what they are, self-serving.
Majority of our electorates are unfortunately politically illiterate and uninformed, and they can easily be induced, swayed, and misled, by the twin evil of APC and PDP. Nigerians, as a whole, are fed up, with both APC and PDP, but seem helpless and are yet to come to terms, that these twin evils, can be dislodged and replaced. I expect that the new emerging political parties which you represent, should use all available means and avenues to inform, educate, warn and lead our people out of the vice like hold, that PDP and APC, is exercising over them. Majority of Nigerians wants and are craving for freedom, but believes that, since they can’t beat them, they should join them.
All we need now, is to educate, encourage, motivate, show and point the way out, for the dehumanized and animalized Nigerians. Collaborations with unions, religious groups, focus and support groups, is the only way to go. The entrenched and mafia like grip of the old brigade, will use all available resources and instruments of power, to protect and retain their selfish, self-serving interests.
Since the pro people political parties like yours, have neither the financial resources, political power and instruments of power, to confront, what Prof. Chris Nwaokobia rightly termed the Leviathan and the Behemoth, then wisdom demands, that focus should be on the masses, to let them know, that wresting power from the twin evil, is possible and doable.
It requires hard work and sweating in the brain, to achieve all rallies, town hall meetings, media, both conventional and social media. Village square meetings and religious organizations, are all avenues that can be engaged, harnessed and partner with.
The time to do that, is now not tomorrow. When the real election campaigns, starts, it will be too late, to capture these groups.
A Pastor, concern Nigeria and good governance advocate writes from Asaba, Delta State capital