A couple of days ago, Gay Rights Activist, Bisi Alimi declared his intention to run for public office in Nigeria.
Today, he shared a screenshot of a Facebook Post he wrote a year ago when he was in Nigeria, where, among other things, he said, “We need to do something and do it quick to salvage the beloved nation called Nigeria”.
He shared the screenshot and wrote:
It’s been a year since I made my first return trip back to Nigeria after 8. I wrote this piece on Facebook a year ago, the only thing that has changed has been the harsh economic situations over 80% of Nigerians found themselves now. The poor has become poorer. The indifference of the political class is of concern and the religious organisations are abandoning their responsibility to the poor while they enrich themselves. This is the reason I will be going into politics because, you don’t pray change into being, you force it into being. This won’t be change like before. No it won’t be business as usual. This will be change driven by the audacity to hope.