Nigerian singer/songwriter, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa aka Charly Boy, shared this open letter to the President, asking him to make sure his change agenda touches the lives of the youths whose future has been stolen away by fantastically corrupt leaders.
My Dear Presido,
You know how hard and for how long you have fought for this your job, now that you have it, we cant wait to see how our lives will change! People already don begin dey throw stones, but me know say many things spoil, one year no fit balance anything.
How far? You see say this matter no dey as easy as you think am, but I know say many of your yarns before you enter, Na political, rhetorical acrobatic, jingoism. Na him make I talk say I go ride my bike reach China if one dollar equal to one Naira. I know that was part of your sound bite during your campaign. Nothing spoil, na Una way.
Now, work don set. I know you understand why our expectations are high, so you can’t blame us too much, because we have been lied to, over and over again by most of our insincere leaders. By faith or design, you have become a symbol of renaissance for a nation that has been battered by mismanagement and unprecedented corruption.
Weather or not you live up to that billing, time would tell.
Many Naijas were sold on your Change Campaign, tired of the usual statuesque and many more just wanted a better life for themselves and their loved ones. All eyes are on you, I trust you know that by now. Let your actions and words demonstrate to us possibilities, hope again for the youths of this country and a channeling back to those core values which we hold sacred. Anything less will be same of the same. Shey you get? Make I no organise boys come shout for your head o.
It will never be easy because of the wolves and sharks amongst us who benefit big time from the corruption, the poverty, the confusion and hopelessness they inflict on Nigerians.
All I ask of you, is to pay attention to the youths of this country whose future has been stolen by the fantastically corrupt leaders.
Oga me, e don set oooooo.
Charles Emeka Oputa. ( CEO )
All Frustrated, Abandoned and Voiceless Youths.