Vote with your brain not your stomach, Gbenga Daniel tell Nigerians

vote with your brain not your stomach gbenga daniel tell nigerians
vote with your brain not your stomach gbenga daniel tell nigerians

Gbenga Daniel, the former Governor of Ogun State, has asked Nigerians to “vote with their heads, not their stomachs” in the 2023 general election.

On Tuesday, March 22, Daniel said the general election is another opportunity for citizens to actively contribute to significant change, speaking at the fourth edition of an annual lecture organized by the Freedom Online newspaper in Lagos.

The former Governor further stated that Nigeria will only improve as a nation if citizens make it a priority to elect realists as leaders.

He stated,

“It isn’t possible to sell an item and still dictate to the buyer how to use it. Once the vote is purchased, you can’t ask how they use what you have sold. 

“Nigerians have to realise that the only way to see a developed Nigeria is to ensure that they vote with their brain and not their stomach, because a night with hunger is better than four years of pain and struggle, I believe.

“The next election gives an opportunity for us to rewrite the destiny of this country. So, the decision we make next year will be with us for another eight years; that is long enough to make the country better or worse.

“The only way we can leave the trenches is by putting into power individuals who are realists, not just PowerPoint presentations and well-written manifestos that end up in the dustbin of history.

“We need leadership that has an automatic balance with talking and showing work.

“Anybody can rant and make promises, but we have to be intentional to ensure that we let those who know how to bring to life these visions.”