The Nigerian election was marred with intrigues, threats, and violence with political parties endorsing candidates and changing allegiance swifter than a gazelle. Some political parties spewing murderous threats and chanting war songs in a warning that it is not a mere selection process but a full-blown war.
Bodies dropping like flies and individuals being threatened with certain reckoning, a comeuppance for exercising their franchise; voting for a candidate not chosen by the ‘Godfather’ and his cabal.
The race has been run and the occupant of the throne has retained it. What next?
While some Nigerians are already wailing and bemoaning their fate at having to endure yet another four years of poverty, others are hopeful that things will be taken to the #next level.
The next level hopefully will entail improve in power supply with the government truly transparent about the ownership structure of the Power Holding Company which is supposedly private yet still somehow cowers behind mummy’s skirts.
It will entail that the government will somehow borrow a leaf from the US and free Leah Sharibu from the Lion’s den. (She is a human being not a trump card).
It will entail truly getting rid of all the murderous and corrupt officials the president has aligned
Creating more jobs and opportunity for the youth, solving the problems of the education and health sector so that there will be no need to take a trip abroad for a mild headache.
Creating a conducive and sustainable environment for businesses to thrive and squashing the terror and bloodbath in certain parts of the country.
These and more are the expectations of any sane Nigerian but unfortunately, we should all be prepared if the rottenness in the system continues, with politicians squabbling like children and hurling out threats sometimes over mere words that their impoverished IQ does not understand and selling their souls just to keep their noses in the trough.
It will truly be a miracle if all these winners being called out these past few days fight for posterity and the success of the country and not their precious hide.