Nigerian Presidential Election 2015 Tomorrow
On Satuday, March 28, is the presidential election of Africa's most populous country, Nigeria.
Will you be voting for the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of People's Democratic Party (PDP) or the former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) party?
This election is obviously one of the toughest in the world considering the political sentitive timing -with the rise of Islamist group Boko Haram in the north-east. This disturbing problem has placed security at the centre of the campaigns for votes.
Nigeria is long overdue for CHANGE. We can't continue to lose lives. The rate of mass kidnapping and instability in the country is ridiculous. Though both presidential candidates have promised to eradicate Boko Haram, there is no guarantee that these promises will fly. Mind you, Boko haram is also keeping track of everything going against them and they are probably devising a retaliation.
So far, President Goodluck Jonathan has done well in tracking down several members of the islamic group and keeping the number of terrorist attack in the country to a minimal.
The debate on who is a better candidate has created three groups of people. One group is rooting for APC for change because they believe PDP has failed them, while another group (PDP's supporters) believe that the party's 16-year-rule would have been much better if the party did not suffer constant interruption from the opposition party. As for the third set of people, they have decided to remain non-partisan as a result of lack of trust for either party.
There is no going back now. Nigeria needs a lot of prayers at this time. We really need a good leader. Make sure you cast your vote for the "Best Candidate," but, be very vigilant as you go out there to cast your vote.
The outcome of this election could generate that peace that the nation is desperately in need of or could provoke more violence than what we have seen and experienced so far.
With politics, you never know what to expect next.