Nigeria Election 2019; The People
ni’bo ni oruko mi wa?
That was everyone’s question
As they keep searching for their names
On the register pasted on the wall
Excitement on their faces
Anxious to join the line and vote!
As I watch every gesture every smile
And excitement trying to understand
Old! I mean the very old joy of voting
Their four years away was on the face of many
As I keep close-eye on everyone and still trying to understand the joy on the face of many people both old and young
Party agents making sure there are more votes on their side, and I keep wondering what the drive behind so much push to win!
These questions kept popping
- Are they working this hard for a change?
- Would the people applaud them for a job well-done and for helping them make the right decisions?
- I mean are the people their drive or the politicians?
Soo many questions and uncertainty
So I stayed calm, I need to be calm this is my country I’ll play my part…
People came out in their plenty but nothing close to the ballot papers allotted to the unit and then I watched closely and realized the many people whose efforts can change the hardship and inconsistency in our country are the ones not coming out to vote…
The bribed, the convinced and the manipulated made up the crowd
Anger, pain and tears grip my heart
Where are the people who would stand for what’s right? On social media, I guess!
We have failed individually…
We have done nothing but complain
We need to stop complaining
We need to act rightly…
The change we seek to find is us