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As that Styl Plus song ringed in 2008, “four years don waka.” It’s been four gruesome years since Nigeria elected President Muhammadu Buhari and his ‘change’ mantra into , but the only changes we’ve seen are those which have taken Nigeria from bad to worse.

Over these four years, we’ve also seen the #NotTooYoungToRun bill get signed into Law and the emergence of the third force; most of which seem like swindle members of the ruling class, bamboozling Nigerians with parsel-tongue of deception and pretence before bowing out close to the elections. Nigeria is the home of drama, but we have seen nothing yet.

 

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At this time, the idea of a good seems as unreasonable as the choices in the polls, who have a reasonable shot at actually winning. Asides the unusual rigours we go through to get our Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC)a lot of Nigerians under-35 are about as interested in voting during this election as they are in eating faeces. Many like this scribe feel their votes will count for too little to affect anything.

Asides that, the choices are simply too alike to muster any reason for positivity. Asides that, there must be questions raging the heart of every Nigerian within this age-grade. Allow Pulse to you some insights. We hope you find some useful information to anyone who has the following questions;

1.      Why should I vote in this election?

Voting in elections is a civic duty for any Nigerian over the age of 18 and with necessary documentation required to vote. Asides that, nobody is as frustrated as a Nigerian under the age of 35, who never got to see the ‘glory days’ but only grew up into the Nigeria bemoaning the glory days amid attempts at scavenging for the spoils of the same Nigeria.

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Equally, nobody clamours for change more than an average Nigerian under the age of 35, despite his usual cynicism and social media posts to live the ‘Nigerian dream’ of travelling to far western colonies and post on social media, an undying love for the motherland.

Thus, change is a process, not usually a sudden happenstance, where power is seized. While there might be no attractive candidates for you with a chance to win – which we will address a little later, voting is an expression of that change you crave. Voting, despite subtle assurance that your candidate might not win is expressing your power that will end up counting.

Imagine if a million youths like you vote for one underdog. He might be impressed to run again, by which time his reps would have soared. Of course, all this is wishful thinking, but voting means you are more than talk and wild wishes of change. But before making a decision, you should know the candidates.

2.      What do I know about these candidates?

It’s not enough to just throw a vote away just because you don’t want another candidate to win. Throwing your vote behind someone should be more about your belief that they can change things in this country.

Thus, you have to really dig deep to understand the personality traits, record of excellence or failure, antecedents, excellence at governance and development as against the other candidates, leadership qualities, functionalities, vision and so forth.

The idea is to help you choose a good candidate.

3.      Will I regret voting for this candidate in the next four years?

To a lesser extent, it is important that after familiarizing yourself with your candidates, but before you vote, you should ask yourself how you might feel in four years and if you would be satisfied with your feeling.

Voting is now more than just an act of nepotism or bias, it is determining the fate of a country for the next four years. Of course, except you’re clairvoyant, nobody knows the future. However, the truth is you must understand why you’re voting and what you expect.

Nothing is certain, you might end up getting disappointed as human beings are about as reliable as a white bulb on a generator past its voltage, but you must take solace in the fact that you mad the best decision available.

4.      What do Senators and Representatives do?

A lot of Nigerians do not understand the power or role of the legislators as powerful, policy-making and lawmaking juggernauts that determine what becomes operative and what dies a slow death in the night fight of legislative pettiness.

Senators and Members of the lower house are law and policy makers that represent the interests of you and other members of your constituency at the National Assembly.

5.      My presidential candidate has no shot at winning so who should I vote for now?

This should be about your conviction because the truth is; in most elections, we all know who has a chance of winning and who cannot. While it is important to have a candidate that can actually win, the best men sometimes have no shot at winning.

If one of them, without a chance at winning is your candidate, it’s all about understanding that it’s not just voting anymore, it’s determining the fate of a country for four years and if you will be able to say you could have done better or worse in four years.

6.      Do I have to automatically vote every young candidate?

The narrative now is that the old heads have all eaten the forbidden fruit and are beyond redemption. While that is true to an extent, the actual truth is not all young candidates have experience. Neither do they understand the true meaning of leading a state, let alone a country.

To most young people, leading or contesting or winning is fulfilling a dream. Most of them have no good plans to actually govern. Anybody with a brain can pick their ‘attractive’ plans apart with simple questions – leading is more than just being different, young or talking smart. For me, the answer is a fat NO.

7.      When will the result of the presidential election be announced?

The results should be announced 48 hours after voting is done with.

 

Source: Pulse.ng

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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SUMMARY -Those who have a lot of money don’t always flaunt their wealth. It may sound surprising, but there’s no real need to buy a pair of $1,000 jeans if you can find a high-quality product that’s 10 times cheaper. -Things rich people don’t save on are: coffee machine, induction stove, LED light bulbs, energy-saving glass, thermostatic shower faucet. -Rich people don’t keep their income in savings accounts; they have funds in their budget that they can invest, and they do this regularly. -Rich people don’t overspend. If they use a credit card, they do everything to avoid paying finance charges. -Rich people see opportunities for growth and success in everything they do. -The rich are willing to overcome obstacles to achieve their goals. They realize that you can’t win without taking risks. -Rich people choose to face their fears to become a more successful and powerful individual.

 

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Excessive borrowing cannot help you develop as a youth. [Source/Philipine Independent]

A lot of what happens in your adulthood may be dependent on what happens when growing up. It is your youthful years that will set the tempo for who you become in the future.

Terrible mistakes will almost lead to a very terrible lifestyle in the future. As a guardian of your own life, therefore, you should work as much as you can to minimize some of the mistakes that you may certainly make while growing up.

Here are the mistakes you should avoid when growing up:

1. Prolonged relationships with the wrong people

There is no point in staying in a romantic relationship with people who are always afraid of commitment. It does not make any sense to be in a relationship spanning a period of, for example, five or so years and yet the ‘partner’ does not show any sign of seriousness for the long run.

You must seek clarity and chop them off your course if they continue taking you around and in circles. Happiness is a very key component of general living.

Anyone who tries to inhibit that is an enemy and should just be treated as such. There can’t be a middle ground with people who are stumbling blocks to your development.

2. Excessive borrowing

Debts cannot help you accomplish anything even if you have the best plans laid out. As a youth below the age of 30, you should learn to work hard to generate income and develop on your own.

Borrowing only helps pull you into a deep slumber and false sense of security. Every time you borrow, you will think you are getting help make progress but then you will have to, in one way or the other, pay for that.

It is like skipping step A in favour of step C and then later abandoning C to deal with A.

3. Valuing money over learning

There is nothing as powerful as knowledge. knowledge is what you should seek when growing up. You do not have to rush anything. Trust the process and learn first and fast. Once you have enough knowledge, the money will come in handy

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