‘No more indifference’ — what Ezekwesili wants Nigerians to do in 2018


Obiageli Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education, says she will be devoting 2018 to mentoring and encouraging more young and competent Nigerians to get more involved in politics with a view to bringing about true and positive change in the country.

Ezekwesili, a vibrant rights activist, made this known on Wednesday through her verified Twitter handle, stressing that citizen indifference in the face of substandard “political operators” continues to cost the nation dear.

Using the hashtag #TheYearOfTheOfficeOfTheCitizen, Ezekwesili said the time has come to “reset our political space with the entry of a new generation of people that can commit to building a new Nigeria at every level of our society”.

“2018 has to be the Year that all Citizens of Nigeria step up on shaping the Quality of our Participatory Politics. Houses of Assembly in all States. Governorship in 34(?) States House of Representatives in Abuja Senate in Abuja Office of President. #EnoughIsEnough. #RESULTS!” Ezekwesili tweeted.

“The price good men (and women) pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. – Plato.

“Citizens’ indifference to the Quality of our Political Operators, their Governance Process and what they ought to Deliver has COST us DIRELY. 2018 is time to shape a New Deal. No more Indifference.

“One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. – Plato.

“We must RESET our Political Space with the entry of a New Generation of people that can commit to Building a New Nigeria at every level of our society. Let our Quality young ones with sturdy character, high competence & capacity ARISE & RUN for Legislative & Executive offices.”

    “We do not need a Replacement Generation that will prove the sad point that ‘there are young Mugabes’. I mean who wishes to replace “old & corrupted incompetents” with “Young & corrupted incompetents”.

    “We need a deep RESET of our Political Landscape for Quality Governance Results.

    “Counting on the abundance of His Grace, I shall commit a considerable amount of my time in 2018 to mobilizing support for CREDIBLE CANDIDATES that can DISRUPT our DECADENT Political Space. Our Political Landscape nationwide- local, state and federal is overdue for NEW MINDS.”

    Ezekwesili, co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, was recently honoured with the ‘Anti-Corruption Defender Award’ by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism.

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