Obama’s Victory A Beacon of Hope to All – Princewill
Prince Tonye Princewill the Rivers state PDP stalwart and leader of Princewill Political Associates (PPA) has described the re-election of Barak Obama as a beacon of hope to all and a triumph of democracy. “This is truly remarkable and a sign of the triumph of hope over cynicism, the reward of hard work and evidence that if people take their fate into their own hands, they can rewrite their own history. I have always said politics is far too important to be left to politicians and I was glad to see ordinary Americans do what they do best. Write their own destiny”.
The Prince went on further to say, “We in Nigeria have a lot to learn from this great exhibition of people power. Nobody there played victim, everybody there showed an ability to stand up and fight not just for themselves but for each other. A love for their country symbolised in a simple and enduring patriotic spirit Nigerians would do well to think deeply about”.
Even as he celebrated with Americans and all well-meaning progressives, he warned Obama to remember his African roots even more in his final term. He urged Obama to take a deep interest in African issues particularly the promotion of investment in Africa as the security of the world and its financial sustainability lay in the continent.
He commended Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate for demonstrating statesmanship not only by conceding victory to the will of the people but for the manner and tone by which he did so. He urged Nigerian politicians to emulate this example as Nigerians were getting more and more aware of their power. “If we are to move our democracy forward the Prince concluded, we must listen to the voices of our people.
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,
Media Consultant, PPA