Former Ondo State Governor, Gbenga Daniel has called on Nigerians to ensure that they vote with their brain and not their stomach in the forthcoming 2023 election.
Gbenga Daniel Charge Nigerians To Vote Wisely
The ex-governor, who stated this on Tuesday at the fourth edition of the annual lecture organised by Freedom Online newspaper in Lagos, explained that the only way to see a developed Nigeria is for the citizens to vote wisely in 2023 election.
According to him, Nigeria can become a better nation only when citizens are intentional about having realists as leaders to contribute actively towards meaningful change.
He said, “It isn’t possible to sell an item and still dictate to the buyer how to use it. Once the vote is purchased, you can’t ask how they use what you have sold,” he said.
“Nigerians have to realise that the only way to see a developed Nigeria is to ensure that they vote with their brain and not their stomach, because a night with hunger is better than four years of pain and struggle, I believe.
“The next election gives an opportunity for us to rewrite the destiny of this country. So, the decision we make next year will be with us for another eight years; that is long enough to make the country better or worse.”
“The only way we can leave the trenches is by putting into power individuals who are realists, not just PowerPoint presentations and well-written manifestos that end up in the dustbin of history.
“We need leadership that has an automatic balance with talking and showing work. Anybody can rant and make promises, but we have to be intentional to ensure that we let those who know how to bring to life these visions.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Nollywood actress, Mary Lazarus had said that she would gladly collect money from any politician seeking to buy her vote, but she would not allow the bribery to stop her from voting for the right person.