Peter Obi, Nigeria's Long Awaited Messiah
The idea of the book, “Peter Obi, Nigeria’s Long Awaited Messiah”, was conceived at a time when Nigeria was in dire need of a political messiah.
Nigeria as a nation, has been through a lot of huddles and has been embattled by gross infrastructural decay owing to its poor democratic structure.
The past seven years and counting, have been hell for Nigerians ranging from agonizing inflation of goods and commodities, to the alarming rate of unemployment, incessant strike actions, insecurity, epileptic power supply, high cost of living, etc, which have all made life unbearable for the average Nigerians. A situation which has caused citizens (both professionals and nonprofessionals), to flee the country. This is proof of a failed nation, where the citizenry have lost total hope of making a living, thus leaving the country in search of greener pastures while those who cannot afford the cost of relocating, are left with the option of enduring the pain and torture of bad leadership with the fear of what every new day holds.
While Nigerians kept gasping for breath and were fervently counting down to the next presidential elections with different candidates springing up across all political strata, then came a sudden rise in popularity of a particular candidate with clean sheets and notable past records, in person of former Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi whose leadership qualities supersedes that of every other candidate on the line and is evident in his eight year tenure as Anambra State Governor.
Through his political finesse, presentation of his political ideologies, and distinct projection of his leadership template, he won the hearts of many. His several intellectual speeches and analysis of the Nigerian economy, are like fertile seeds sprouting on the soil of the youthful segment of the country’s population.
His sudden rise, earned him a great level of acceptance and support from Nigerians especially amongst the youths.
Obi’s emergence, brought back faith to the people and ignited in them, the zeal to take back the country. This is evident in the sounds of hope heard in the voices of Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora.
This seeming outpouring of support only means one thing that, the youths are tired and angry at the crippled state of the country and are ready to take the bull by the horn.
This book therefore, focuses on critically analyzing the decay in Nigeria’s economy and infrastructural facilities as well as X-raying Peter Obi’s personality and what his emergence as Nigeria’s President, would mean to not just the good people of Nigeria, but to the economy of our dear nation itself.
There is no gain saying the fact that adequacy of functional infrastructure is necessary for a growing economy like that of Nigeria. The state of this decay has become so bad that over corporate institutions and individuals now resort to meeting their own infrastructural needs rather than depend on the government to provide these basic needs to the generality of the populace.
Before Peter Obi eventually emerged the most acceptable candidate in this election there was a voice in the wilderness shouting that the need for a messiah was imminent. He had long described the kind of messiah Nigeria needed as well as the qualities to possess. He had long predicted the need for a third force to emerge which will create a balance in the polity.