While registration for the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) might be over, there’s more work to do with sensitizing citizens on actually making their votes count. Nollywood actress, Ireti Doyle has taken the initiative to sensitize citizens on what they could do with her recent post on Instagram.
The Tinsel star, while using Afropop star Davido‘s recent fervent campaign for his uncle as a case study, shared with her fans the need to find a candidate they trust and believe in his/her politics ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Who he’s campaigning for and why is immaterial and beside the point. The way i see it, if a quarter of us got involved and pursued our political preferences with as much passion, single-mindedness, loyalty, doggedness and “we die here” fervour that @davidoofficial has displayed and sustained over the last several days, it’s safe to say that the last 2 decades probably wouldn’t have gone down the way they have and we probably wouldn’t be in the current socio-political situation we are in.It doesn’t matter how cerebral or articulate you are; back seat driving and arm chair political analysis don’t change a thing. Everyone is analyzing what A, B, C and D are doing, the real question is what are you doing? How are you getting involved? What is your political preference and how are you ensuring that you are effectively represented? Alas, classic Nigerianese, you no go do, person wey gree do will be damned for doing..Na so! Davido has found his “why”. I am PVC ready currently on the look out for my “why”. A candidate whose politics I agree with, who I feel I can trust.
Photo Credit: @Iretidoyle