An Open Letter To Chief Olusegun Obasanjo By LP National Youth Leader, Prince KC. Ahanotu

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2nd January, 2023


Our Beloved Father – Chief Olusegun Obasanjo,


It’s with great joy and gladness, un-behalf of Nigerian Youths and Obedient family both in Nigeria and in diaspora, I respectfully wish you our dear revered elderly statesman a blessed Happy New Year 2023.

I enjoin millions of Nigerians to say Amen to your prayers and to declare ‘May all our national calamities disappear this year 2023’. In addition we pray may all the labors of our heroes past, including your own sacrifices never be in vain.

Your Excellency, no doubt the last seven and half years have been painfully eventful and stressful for Nigerian youths with unprecedented increase in unemployment rate, number of out of school children, severe poverty, endemic insecurity and FOREX exchange rate which negatively affected businesses. Indeed, we truly have moved from frying pan to fire, and from mountain top to the valley.

For many youths it has been hell on earth and incessant scourge of poisonous whips. The worst of it was the long stay at home as a result of protracted Federal Government face-off with lecturers which kept Nigerian students away from school for about 8 months.

Indeed the challenge thrown is for Nigerian Youths to arise, and we are very much determined to Take Back our Country (Awa lokan). Nigerian Youths are willing to obey this clarion call and do not wish to fall prey again, as we have been trampled beyond our resilient abilities.

Let me sincerely and humbly thank you for inspiring us with your letter and clearly giving the Nigerian Youths a specific direction with respect to 2023 Presidential election.

There is a proverb in Igbo parlance which says that “an elder does not watch the goat give birth in tatters”. These clear endorsement of Mr Peter Obi on the 1st January 2023 among other presidential candidates by you our elder statesman is timeously very significant and has equally shown that you care about Nigeria’s state of affairs, and the stellar excellent leadership qualities you will want Nigerians to support
Your message to Nigerians is clear, succinct, refreshing and it has built more confidence in our heart.

I am pleased to inform you that we are further motivated, inspired, encouraged, re-energized, united, resolutely committed to stand up and take our future in our hands.

Finally, it is always emboldening when a father stands in support for his children to succeed. Your letter to Nigerians, especially youths is enough to spur us to stand for our right and to vote without being bias along ethno-religious lines.

With renewed energy and God being our helper we shall make a statement come February general election by massively supporting and voting Labour Party’s candidate – Mr Peter Gregory Obi and Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed as we join hand together to build a prosperous nation where peace, equity, justice, credibility and excellence reigns.

While wishing you a healthy and prosperous year 2023, do accept my warmth regard of the highest consideration.

Thank you sir

National Youth Leader

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