23rd December, 2013
Now that more politicians are dumping the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and joining the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, Nigerians are eager to see their manifesto.
In recent weeks, governors, federal lawmakers and prominent politicians have pitched their tent with the APC and abandoned the PDP.
As the PDP weakens or continues to fall apart, the APC is getting bigger and stronger. The expectations of Nigerians are also getting higher.
To millions of Nigerians, what is important is not the size of a political party or its composition, but the programmes and benefits that will be delivered to the common man.
Nigerians are eager to see a political party that will be committed to the fight against corruption, eradication of mismanagement and strengthening of education and health sectors.
Nigerians are also looking at a party that will engage in massive infrastructure development and the eradication of poverty as well as the creation of jobs.
The strengthening of the country’s institution such as the media and the judiciary are also of importance to millions of Nigerians.
Winning politicians is good but winning ordinary men and women who vote politicians into office is better.
Nigeria is a country in crisis and only honest politicians who want to move the country forward deserve the respect and the attention of the masses.
The manifesto Nigerians are expecting should be straightforward. Nigerians expect politicians to explain in details how they intend to implement what they claim they will do as talking is cheap.
They must explain to us what, when and why they want to do what they intend to do and how they intend to fund their programmes.
It is only when they do this that the APC will win not only political big wig but ordinary people who eventually will vote them into office.