Not deterred by what is up against her in the slippery slope of politics, Elishama Ideh has entered the arena to run for the Presidential ticket. Her boundless energy, razor-sharp intelligence, and audacity in the face of formidable odds is her strength, not to mention her unflinching focus and love for her country. Elishama’s goal and desire is to spread hope among Nigerians. It is for these reasons she has decided to take the bull by the horn and run for the Presidential ticket of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come 2019! When l was first approached to feature our cover subject this week, my initial thought was to be dismissive when l heard what she was vying for: President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I remembered the first woman that tried so before her and how she has become a distant memory now. I wondered what gave her the courage to even harbour such thought and saw the whole venture as a waste of time really. Not because she wasn’t deserving to run but because one had become jaded with expections and as such did not take the venture too seriously because it just keeps getting juggled between the same old players. But then again, l thought to myself, why not if not? At least she will get her voice heard. She will enter the battlefield and give it her best shot. More importantly, she is doing something about her worries, disappointments of what is left of a country she loves no more than any of us. So instead of ruling her off, l felt privileged to give her a voice a platform. Many of us sit in our comfort zones and complain tirelessly but how many of us are ready to go to the battlefield and fight? How many of us are ready to put in the endless hours of labour, sweat and tears to fight to recapture what we once had as a nation? To provide a better tomorrow for our future generation? What makes Elishama Ideh’s case even more intriguing is her gender. Not to draw attention to what should not even play a role in order of importance in the first place, we admire her courage to enter a terrain that does not particularly favour women. She has taken the plunge and is standing her ground solidly against all odds. She relies not on political godfathers and is undeterred by the various obstacles that come in such campaigns. The least we can do, first as Nigerian citizens, then as women, is to encourage her. Let us all go out and vote for the person of our choice... whether man or woman. Let us fight harder to prepare a better Nigeria for our children. It is not enough to watch debates on TV. Not enough to argue at beer parlors. Not enough to argue over dinner. Do. Something. Get your PVC. Go. Out. Fashion Director/executive Editor And Vote!