Nigerians are urged to Take A Stand in 2015 elections

February 18, 2015 4:59 pm
“It is not our beliefs, but our
actions that make us better people. must keep moving, but that means it
is you and I that must keep moving. We must fight against not only corrupt
leaders and mediocrity at all levels, but against our own inertia which
whispers to us that we are helpless. We must seize our destinies and act before
it is too late. We must now” –
Take A
Stand Nigeria. 

The need for
better participation by Nigerians in shaping the future of the country has been
emphasized. This was thrust of a statement released by a group of young
Nigerian professionals from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds.

The group, Take A Stand, in a statement says it is
time for Nigerians to take a stand against governments that take the citizens
for granted regardless of party affiliation at the local, state and national
levels.
“Nigerians, we
must stop complaining and take our destinies into our own hands. If I have to
sleep in my office to ensure that I vote, I will do it. If I don’t vote, I have
no right to complain” , a member of the group
admonished.
Worried about
the high level of corruption and impunity in the country, Take A Stand believes that citizens need to play a major role by
ensuring that they come out and vote for those they believe will take the
country out of her present woes. “If 70% of the population come out to vote, it
will be difficult for the elections to get rigged” another member of the group
added.
Promising to
not let up until the ‘Nigeria of our dreams” is realized; The Take A Stand group has planned a self-supported mass
mobilization campaign, where Nigerians of various social and economic strata
will be further enlightened on the merits of taking part in the selection of
leaders for the country.
“When your
kids are 20years old, where will Nigeria be? This is affecting all of us, you
cannot take your whole village abroad” – Odu-Onkosi further challenged everyone
to get involved as this was bigger than individuals and parties.
In a bid to
reach a wider audience, an inaugural blog chat hosted by singer and Nigerian
Idol judge, was held on
Valentine’s Day on the initiative’s official website www.takeastandnigeria.com to discuss the Love for
Country. According to the organizers, such innovative chats will hold every
Saturday with respected public figures who will drive a non-partisan
conversation.
This week, international
Public Speaker and blogger, Omojuwa will be hosting the blog chat on the group’s
website at 2PM. People in and out of Nigeria are urged to join in this
discussion and lend their voices to the noble cause. To follow and be a part of
the initiative’s activities on social media:
Twitter: @takeastandng , Instagram : @takeastandng  Google+ : @takeastandng
Join the
exclusive group on Facebook : Take A
Stand Nigeria
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