The emergence of PO as the next President of Nigeria is not going to be a stroll in the park. We have already looked at how the opposition would fight back in a cruel, aggressive, demonic way. Beyond those unrelenting attacks from the opposition, there are other institutional challenges.

When people say PO/Labour Party has no structure, they have a solid point. Presently, there are approximately 187,000 polling units in Nigeria. There are thousands of wards, 774 local government areas and 36 states plus FCT. To have structure for Presidential elections, therefore means you need close to 300,000 agents who would be willing to fight to make sure nobody bends the law to favour anybody.

Can PO get 300,000 young men who:

  1. Will not agree to collect money from agents of PDP/APC?
  2. Will reject every overture from the opposition?
  3. Will be dutiful by coming very early to poĺling units?
  4. Will be bold enough to confront every act of injustice, corruption?
  5. Will be knowledgeable enough about the process?
  6. Will bear in mind that they represent the destinies of almost 100 million youths in Nigeria?

Can God depend on every one of the 300,000 agents to make necessary sacrifices to ensure that we change the narrative? Can the immortal destinies of 100,000,000 youths anchor on these 300,000 agents…?

It has been revealed that a particular candidate is notorious for corrupting INEC officials by giving them bribe monies that have been presented and spiritually empowered in an occult shrine, such that once you collect their money, your mind gets bent until you do their bidding. With that being said, how many youths will look at N20k, N30k, N50k bribe money and damn it? How many can follow their conscience when faced with such opportunity to make quick money?

That is the crux of the matter.

To guarantee this, there needs to be effective training and mobilisation of the youths, so they will do the needful.

By osibanews

Eliel Otote A is an Actor and Filmmaker, with a bias for journalism. He was a freelance feature writer with the Nigerian Observer in the 80's in Benin City, he also presented programmes on both radio and television. Eliel is the Editor and Publisher of OSIBAnews Network Magazine, of which this blog is an affiliate.

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