With election getting closer by the month,
needless to say, it is the most talked about issue of the moment. Many of us sit in our comfort zones voicing one opinion or the other. And of course, everyone and their dog believe they have a strong knowledge of the political intrigues and further still, believe we have the answer to our prevailing situation. Many a time, while attending social gatherings or event, some have almost come to blows because of their strong views on these issues. Nothing holds our attention more than politics: the decay in our nation, the abysmal failure of the leaders who govern us, the disgruntled youths who have been deprived of a bright future. The list is endless. Tenure after tenure, we recycle the same people like musical chairs. One minute you are in, the next minute you are out. Even if there are people who can do the job, they are usually sidelined by those who have the political structure and pocket to get what they desire whether or not they are deserving of it or are the best candidates for the job. But lately a new crop of people has emerged to contest for this coveted seat. They, unlike most beer parlor commentators, have decided to take the bull by the horn and get into the arena. They, like us, believe enough is enough and have chosen to make their voices heard through their campaign. It is not about winning or not but their boldness to enter a terrain that seems too frightening to an outsider and considered a fruitless venture by most. But undeterred they have soldiered on and intend to create a momentum that will inevitably draw the required attention of the masses they are willing to serve. There are quite a number of such candidates and we believe it’s only fair to give them the same platform to air their views, as we would do the usual popular faces we have featured in the past. It gives you, and them, the opportunity to read what they have to say and give you the option on whom to vote for. Fela Durotoye is our 4th Presidential Challenger and we hope to feature a few more of them before the final candidate clinches the seat.