LETTER TO THE ELECTORATES: ANOTHER TIME TO DECIDE – RIDWAN ADENIRAN

Don’t join to fight on streets or any violence to woo Vote and watch religiously the counting of the votes


Oh men and women of this fertile land

Here I’m with admonition from my side

Can I say our destiny is in our hands?

I mean our thumbs should say our mind

For we have seen again beautiful brides

Saying sweet words to justify past ineptitudes

Promising their wombs would bear us fruits of pride.

Let me say this: I love the land and I love you too

Don’t join to fight on streets or any violence to woo

Vote and watch religiously the counting of the votes

Carry no arms to kill a fellow in exchange for petty alms

Trade not your vote for some naira or even dollars

For it’d mean you sold future for chicken change

Posterity would read and judge you with rage.

Listen to my words, even though I was born few years ago

It might take another four years to have this power again

And karma only moves in its pace and unexplainable manner

Remember today’s decision is tomorrow’s destination

Your suffrage is all you own to witness a great nation

Where education and health are in the best positions;

Workers’ wages and pensions are paid before hypertension;

And our roads are not death traps that end our aspirations.

Put your trust in God but speak to Him through your ballot 

For Him you trust bestows you sanity and crowns faithful’s efforts

Use your thumb as a tool for making the best decision

So you don’t harm your souls and those of coming generation

We either support the nation to prosper with our collective decision

Or we aid it to perish with our negative actions or inactions

Progression or regression, economic recession or its boom; we have options.

Do not fall for the beats of paid jingles or campaign songs

Or the oratorical memorised lines of lies from politician tongues 

Find the truth in their speeches and weigh the realities

Yesterday, some built castles in air and sang songs of many possibilities

Got the power and claim their seat is one filled with many difficulties

Some would come with anointing from your priests, Emirs, Obas and Obis

Or they tell you they are the beloved of your greatest ancestors and benefactors.

Oh men and women, it is another time to decide, be a good ambassador

Remember it’s a game of numbers and not of loudest noise makers

When the results are announced seek solace in the due process

And find justice without bulleting humans, baboons or monkeys

That you satisfy your conscience with your will is the key

Do-or-die is a dead philosophy that should not be reincarnated

At the end, the winners too would exit and have existed.

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