MY LETTER TO A LEADER
Dear President Goodluck E. Jonathan,
CONGRATULATION SIR !
As I watch and follow your political campaign programs in my private closet, I know so much work has been done, I am convinced that you have won this presidential race. I can stick out my head high to say you are Nigeria’s next president without any fear of opposing contention or contender. Congratulations sir! And to your able and tireless team, I say well-done!
Sir, haven passed this huddles made possible by the entire Nigeria people, I know you must feel a deep sense of obligatory responsibility to those who have helped you directly in your electioneering campaign, I beg you to extend greater and deeper commitment to those who voted you in ;the masses. Do not forget those who are in the opposition camp. It is godly to make conscientious effort to drive home the message of brotherly love by good examples which you have started long before now in the mind of many Nigeria, and teach the Nigerian politicians (by example) to learn that political election is not a battle, but a means to an expected end - good governance in the fear of God and interest of all, amidst the diversity, and to achieve the unity of purpose- to develop, manage and distribute Nigeria’s God-given resources evenly.
Expand your heart large enough to know that those who are in opposition parties are not your enemies, but they have provided the platform for true test of our growing democracy , which brought about your successful election; without who all the exercise would have been in futility.
Always remember that the interest of the ordinary people of Nigeria, whose thumbs has printed you into the seat of power should be held in supreme, they are the Nigerians; whose voice may never be heard on radio, those whose cry always sing the weeping of their hearts into the ever listening ears of the Almighty, and not the agbada and suite wearing elite who will come to congregate with you in Aso Rock. Beware of such men.
Listen and hear the cries of the weeping Nigerian children on the streets, they need to be in school and have hope for better tomorrow. Don’t ignore the weeping of the crying helpless mothers in the hospital. See it a paramount duty to protect the roads on which you have passed to the top. Set better examples than your predecessors, and remember that posterity has no eraser, only an engraver’s pen which omit no dots of the “I” nor cross of the “t”.
Make good effort to live behind footstep our children can tomorrow stand on tall and call your name with joy, happiness and admiration . Leave foundations that your successor can emulate and build upon.
Know that you are not Niger Delta president, but the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Do not be a sectional leader, do those things that your conscience will judge you right no matter who is against it. Please no man against the wishes of the people, no matter how highly placed. Always remember there will come a day when you will stand before God to give account, and to answer the question , and there will no man stand with you, no political allies, no Niger Delta! nor any kin's men on that day, the only thing that will counts is what you have done with the God’s given opportunities to better the lives of God’s people of Nigeria "
God bless you Mr President. CONGRATULATIONS SIR!
Prince Emeka Efeizomor Esq. writes from Owa Royal Palace, Delta State (15th April 2011).