The Accidental Presidents?
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So this Friday, I
stole got an advanced copy of Chude Jideonwo’s upcoming book titled Are We The Turning Point Generation?
I started reading the book Sunday evening and have been highlighting and making comments all over the pages of the book … just like I am studying for JAMB.
However, I have not gone far enough to be able to give a proper and comprehensive review of the book … that will come later. But with the small part I have read, I have already learned some interesting new things that I did not know before … like the fact that 90% of the Youth Ministry’s budget goes to NYSC (what a waste!).
But the paragraph that really turned got my highlighter excited was this …
Nigeria is plagued by a despondent dearth of men with character who were born and shaped to lead a modern society. Nowhere is this more symbolized than in the fact that our last two presidents were accidental in several important ways: one ill and incapable of making tough and long-term decisions, surprised as he was with a presidency he never sought, and the other pushed in by a series of unfortunate events. Just imagine what could have happened if men with the long-term will, the vision and the drive to be president of the world’s most populous black nation had the opportunity to do so.
Just imagine …
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