A Day of Sacrifice

11 Mar 2019

Hi Folks,

I know TGIF is going to be bubbly for some but for most in Lagos and Nigeria in general, it is going to be another quiet Friday. Am I happy about this, naaah, but what can I do? It is just another Friday that we have to sacrifice for the good of our nation, Nigeria.

I had planned to celebrate Ghana’s Independence Day with my Ghanaian friends, but clearly that will not be happening this weekend. Bear it in mind though, that we shall celebrate after Nigeria’s elections.

Oluwole Olatubi reached out to me after reading my “Letter from Lagos” where I raised the issue of his absence from the presidential polls. I teased him that he bailed because he wasn’t sure about his candidate’s victory. He insisted that his absence was due to over-confidence, as he was positive that Muhammadu Buhari was going to win. He assured me of showing up for the governorship polls.

Party chieftains are busy running from coast to coast trying to ensure victory for their candidates. No electoral process has seen this much gallivanting in the history of Nigeria. Former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Àlàó Akala has been seen throwing his weight behind Bayo Adelabu of the APC in Oyo State, even as Otunba Gbenga Daniel has endorsed Dapo Abiodun of the APC in Ogun State. Lagos has its own share too in the gallivanting as the CUPP have thrown their weight behind Gbadamosi of the ADP, to enable him snatch the mandate from the APC.

The trend has been seen at different parts of the country, since the outcome of the presidential elections. This is an indication of what the Governorship and State House of Assembly Polls is going to be.

What are your plans for the polls? I have seen folks leaving town in droves to the various destinations where they are registered to vote. Whatever you choose to do, please ensure that you go out and vote and keep the peace as you observe the process.

Shout out to all the women who are making the world a peaceful place for us to live. Happy International Women’s Day to all the women.

Remember, as usual to make someone smile today.


Ilupeju B