Nigeria’s Democracy Day – Words of Hope
In my humble opinion, today’s presidential speech is the best presented speech on an epoch making day in Nigeria, since 1979. I detected flawless elocution and unblemished modulation in that speech that sounded like that of a man making a proposal to his potential wife, rather than an abrasive voice of a rude intruder. I imagine that people who seldom listen to official broadcasts involuntary listened to today’s speech and understood its message.
Once more, it occurred to me that words matter, but words presented abrasively could cause friction rather than sooth nerves. At this time of uncommon despair, Nigeria is blessed to have an Acting President, H.E. Yemi Osibanjo, who knows how to choose his words and how to present those words.
I pray for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari. May God reward him for choosing an able assistant and reposing unflinching trust in him. It may have been worse for us, if this wasn’t the case.
May God continue to bless Nigeria. Amen.
However, In a tenure of four years in the first instance, two years shouldn’t be too short to begin to see the positive impact of “change” in the governance of our country. But I am in darkness and can’t see anything. The part of town where I live hasn’t received any flicker of light for several days, from the electricity distribution company in charge of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.
Although this is one of several hiccups in the change that I foresaw, I still prefer to hope that just as there is always light at the end of every tunnel, there would be a change from this current state of despair to a state of contentment. We can still attain cheerfulness and comfort, if we all replace selfishness with selflessness.
I wish all my fellow compatriots a Happy Democracy Day!
- Cornelius Ellah
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