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The Nigerian Obama - The Time Is Now - The Choice Is Who: ?

if there was any doubt in my presidential ambition, it has finaly been alleyed. Now i believe i can become not just a president but a youthful president of Nigeria. OBAMA has successfully bullied the white skinned and the older generation of American politicians into submission. Fellow youths, please how do we takeover. If i can't be the candidate, then who can, what political party and how? let the calculation and strategy start today, here and now,

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My choice would be Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki. His administration of Kwara State is a case study in transforming civil service states into private sector driven economies. His approach has been visionary and holistic as opposed to narrow and isolated. The genius of his planning has been in instituting long term development projects and instituting institutional change. Changing a state is a long term job, but it takes a visionary leader to put the framework in place. Dr. Bukola Saraki has done this excellently, and given the opportunity to work at the national level, I believe that he will be able to replicate and exceed his achievements on the national level.

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They were not true Obamas! They were 25% Genuine, 25% Pretenders and 50% ignorant, as many of us really are in areas of life beyond our experience. Obama had his moment when he got his inspiration and then embarked on his training. The process could be reversed but those two ingredients are essential.

What this means is that we need somebody whose life experience (and his education) has prepared him/her, perhaps unknowingly, for the work of liberating Nigeria - Moses of the Israelites never thought he was being prepared and was really shocked when he was called upon. The true liberator of Nigeria is unlikely to come from the usual pathways to political power - although nothing rules it out. Do we have one in President GJ? Only time will tell.

The OP is certainly not an Obama for his description of the Obama phenomenon: "OBAMA has successfully bullied the white skinned and the older generation of American politicians into submission" is, to say the least, way off mark. Those who think Obama has not changed anything would need to open their spiritual eyes. The changes the Obama Presidency has engendered is not for the physical eyes to see - it is a generational shift of heart and minds.

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this cant work with everybody having varying opinions you know that is what the political godfathers are doing to keep control of power when they like; the divide,share and control system that is it

i like that illustration of the 7 passangers and an empty bus.

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what difference will anyone make?

Did u purchase a generator before you got light in columbus Ohio

Did you build any roads before u were guaranteed good roads in columbus Ohio

Do you have your own police regiment before you are guaranteed safety of life and property in columbus ohio?

Its just silly to come here and blame ordinary Nigerians when you have run away to take refuge where its all well and prepared for you

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Come back home and make those vital changes

There is no point hiding in Ohio and challenging everyone else to change Nigeria

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what is realy so special about Obama now, that we should be talking about him for our own presidency who will change things for good, Obama only preached for change and has not changed anything yet and someone is saying that we need someone like hm, what if he turns out to be the worst president US ever had, or dont some of you think it can be possible, what about when Yardua was contexting for presidency in 2007 were people not saying he was good and will change things for good, now he is a big fairlure , You should be saying we need some one who will change things for good and not some one like Obama who looks promising for a beter change and hasn't changed anything yet, THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN I WILL AND I HAVE

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Obasanjo was once the Nigerian Obama. So was Abiola. Men with little experience but ability to talk the people into backing them.We have had tons of those in Nigeria. My question still is, what do we have to show for the OBAMAs of our past? I mean so far we have learnt that one man’s Obama is another man’s . Why continue to wait for a messiah rather than step up as individuals to make vital changes needed to change the nation?

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Based on my own observation we need our own Obama who should meet the following profile,

1. A man born of a mixture of IGBO and Hausa parents--As Nigerians tend to vote across ethic and religious lines; this will put him in good stead, becos these 2 tribes account for the highest level of mistrust and tribal intolerance.

2.A man with Ribadu passion and Akunyili zeal and tact to deal with corruption,

My believe is with the above we can have our own Obama; as the present generation of nigerians are not liberated enough from the clutches or religious and ethnic politics.

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How was Hitler able to mobilise the German Armed forces and utilise the strength of his forces to a point where he conquered 70% of Europe. It took the Allied Forces including USA,USSR,Britain,France,Canada etc to stop one man at a price unprecedented till date. Hitler had a vision not only did he have a vision but he made his people believe in his vision and together they worked towards it even when it was glaring that it was going to cost some lives. How did he achieve this? through words of inspiration. It is not possible to be a good leader if you dont have a vision and cannot inspire your people to believe in your vision and to work towards that vison. There is no obstacle a leader with vision cannot overcome be it corruption, ethnic sentiments and all the rubbish we are familiar with that consitute our politics. We need some one that can change our mind set that is d starting point. Why do i say so? take a look at 2 examples below.

1. An empty bus with a passenger capacity of not less than 20 people came to a halt at a bus stop with only 7 people waiting. All 7 of the potential passengers rushed into the empty bus at the same time. The result was a struggle. WHY.

2. How do u explain a situation where a full grown man chooses to hoist his Bottom in public glare in the name of answering the call of nature especially when it is not a case of emergency down there. How do u explain these.

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mike a. (agf) for prez and the other mike o. (i.g.p.) for v.p. and then the veils will fall off our faces that naija is irredeemable at time t=now.

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Why mnetion candidates who have been indicted of corrpuption. Goodluck Jonathan, Donald Duke have been automatically eliminated.

NUHU RIBADU remains the incontrovertible candidate that will lead Nigeria out it's current mess.

other possible candidates are Fashola from the West, but he needs to be his own man and avoid negative infleunce from Tinubu. We cannot afford another weak leader.

Chris Ngige and Governor of Enugu (Chime) from the East.

Oshiomole- South South

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my choice. only him fit the bill

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@Informed:

Yoruba Candidate -

Babatunde Raji Fashola

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@ poster

This shows that you are far from being a Nigerian president and there are a lot for you to learn about Nigerian politics.

The first question you should have asked youself is, if Obama had contested as a president in Nigeria, would he have won, with the current political situation in Nigerian since independence?

That Obama won as the next president of america yet to be inuagrated. No body even knows if his regime will restore the image of black race by performing well or cause more harm to it.Moreso who told you that the Obama stragtegy would work in Nigeria?

It will do you more good being urself, trying to study Nigerian politics well from independence, discover why we keep on failing, from there you can know where to fit in and the best stragtegy to bring the change you disire for. Stop trying to be an Obama in a country like Nigeria.lol

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What good stories do we have to tell of all the 'Obama's' we have had in past? Africa, can we please stop deceiving ourselves by believing every other new world "FAD" is the solution to our problems? We have had so many OBAMA’s in the past (novice politicians who have rallied the people, promising everything will be different if we elect ‘em). What marvelous stories do we have to tell of them? Why do we PRETEND now that we have never had them?

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Since Nigeria is a still a state controlled by tribal sentiments, here is my list based on origin:

Hausa: Nuhu Ribadu, Has a genuine desire to change the state of things in this country and suceeded with EFCC

Ibo: Prof. Dora Akunyuli, Ngozi Ekwensili, World Bank vice president (Africa)

Naija Delta/ south south: Donald duke, Goodluck jonathan, Pat utomi : Chris Okotie

Yoruba:no clear cut candidate

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My choice has always been Donald Duke . . . . . . . . I followed his campaign in 2006 and could actually draw parallels on the direction Duke was heading to how Obama ran his campaign.

Unfortunately Nigeria refused to hope.

People need to realise that before their was an Obama the American society was ready for a President of his background.

1. Racism had generally become unacceptable even though there were hints of it, it was no longer popular

2. The main stream media which was traditionally conservative and right-wing became a lot more centrist and guided by common sense

3. Hollywood embraced the idea of a President of ethnic minority or female gender. You may not believe it but this affects people's psyche and their ability to judge a candidate not by his gender or colour but by what he stands for.

But unfortunately in Nigeria . . . . . .

Our idea of being politically savvy is to vote along tribal and ethnic lines. We still promote tribalism when we urge an ethnic group to come together and present a candidate to the country.

The mainstream media is Nigeria still thinks through its stomach and how they can line their pockets not what is best for our future.

Nollywood is yet to realize that . . . . . . by simulating an ideal Nigeria where democracy works, where people's votes are counted, where Presidential candidates campaign to the people based on their programme, where Presidential Candidates debate the future of the country on national TV, where Nigerians vote not along ethnic and religous lines but based on who can improve the economy, healthcare, schools . . . . . . . they can begin to render the status quo obsolete and drive a wave of attitudinal change.

I think 2006 and Donald Duke thought me that before we can have an Obama, we have to get our fundamentals right.

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Obama is not so young, and we don't yet know whether he'll be a good president.

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Pat Utomi any time any day is a pride to his generation. your emphasis on political party is a testimony of the major naughty issue in our political system. lets learn to focus on individual, i.e the candidate and not political party. i can assure you that Obama was more of a credit to his politcal party than his party was to him. he won the election more as Barak Obama than as Democratic Obama. we owe our nation a duty to rally around a pontentialy good leader than to wait to comment on his failure.

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I will nominate myself KOKORUNNA

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Who is the Nigerian Obama who will unite the country?

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you are asking too much from one person. it has to be a collective effort

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step1

To be president, we need someone that can heal the pain of the Biafran War, then address the injustice of the Niger Delter, give states more power, introduce American style separation of power, Reduce the power of the president. Respect and uphold decision of the judiciary.

step2 later

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@ Dis Guy,

Actually his nae just came to mind. It may not ncessarily be him but somebody in that mould.

You have asked very relevant quetions and we ned to use that as aplatform.

Start from today and cultivate the man. Attend to disabilities of our man in a very consistent

manner.

1) which party 2) WHAT IS THE PROGRAMME?3) FUNDING AND MOBILISATION 4)RESOURCE PERSONS ETC ETC

eVERYONE CAN SUGGEST.

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ahh at last I've been looking for this utomi discussion

lol and which of those does PAT UTOMI belongs to?

to be honest, shouldnt pat Utomi be described as a political chancer

along with the likes of okorocha, okotie, jerry useni who just launch political

parties when elections are around the corner then fizzle out when its over?

Where is pat utomi's political party, where are his party members?

apart from pat Utomi how many other candidate did his party put out for elections

and where are they now?

If utomi had gone ahead to win how exactly would he have done anything considering

all the reps and senators were from opposition parties

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Thats the spirit, but trust me Obama did not have to wait be given a chance. He actual created the chance, and this he did working from the grassroot. Accepted the politics of our country s polluted but as Aristotle had rightly put it, to change a society you need to be an active member of that society.

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My choices are:

Kobojunkie

Tayo D

Richyblack.

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You're right, I think Nigeria needs a charismatic, down-to-earth young intellectual. The only question is, will he be given a chance, the way Obama was given, not only by his party, but by his country? No decent politician can survive in Nigeria's political climate, it's too polluted.

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i would rather think that it is not all about the form but the content, for fear of imodesty, i can not speak much about the man in the singlet. i can only tell you that inside the singlet you saw is a man with a mission who believes so much in content rather than packaging.

meanwhile, thanks a lot for the complement.

But pls address the issues.

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PAT UTOMI IS THERE. LET US START THE RACE NOW.

Nigeria1, any sattelite data? Don't you dare pollute this space.

All those mushroom political parties should give way. ANPP is dead so it is either Labour ,AC or PPA.

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1st strategy: change your profile dressing. You want people to take you serious when you're wearing only a singlet?

Not bad looking, but you have to be professional and corporate. abi na joking president you wan be?

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