GOD, give us men!
A time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands;
Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men whom the spoils of office can not buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue
And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty, and in private thinking;
For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
Their large professions and their little deeds,
Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps,
Wrong rules the land and waiting Justice sleeps.
………………………. Josiah Gilbert Holland
Now, more than ever before, this prayer resounds in my mind for my nation Nigeria.
With the 2015 elections fast approaching and with Ekiti and Osun already in the kitty, the stage is set for upheavals and whatever it is that will come.
But above all, what we require most, is not the old crop of Politicians we have been recycling, but thought driven men, just as described above who will pivot this country out of this present abyss of abysmal failure and ineptitude.
In the coming days, will try to do an expository on this and what i believe we require and the men/women we need to be in this country.
Have a fantastic Week!