I have the same struggles,challenges, frustrations, hopes and desires.
And just like you, I want Nigeria to be better.
I was born 47 years ago to University lecturers (later Professors).. civil servants, who may not have been rich in material possessions, but were rich in values
For most of my life, I was raised by a single mother.
My mom raised 3 children after my dad passed away when I was 8 years old.
Just like you may have, I schooled in Nigeria and had my share of campus life & ASUU strikes.
I graduated with a 2nd Class Lower degree
I am not a genius, but I’m certainly no fool
Just like you, I prefer to drive myself around and I have done so for the last 7 years.
I do have a driver, but I as every good husband does, I put my wife @taradurotoye first, so she’s not driving herself in Lagos traffic after a hard day’s work.
Just like you, I’m committed to giving my family the best I possibly can provide.
Just like you, I pay school fees of my 3 sons who all school in Nigeria.
Just like you, I’ve paid salaries by the Grace of God and the labor of my hands
I stepped forward to run for the Office of President, not because I’m better than you, but because I AM YOU.
I have no Godfather, except God, The Father.
I have no money to induce people, rent crowds or bribe anyone to have my way (and I never will)
I have no rich friends to give me billions to support my campaign, but the donations from everyday Nigerians brings a prayer to my lips, joy to my heart and a smile to my face.
Just like you, I want a #NewNigeria.. one that works for all and not a select few.
Where generators are absent because light is present.
Where everything that is acceptable to the rich is available to the poor.
A Nigeria that we would all be proud of
And just like you, I’ve had enough of politicians putting themselves first and Nigeria last.
Just like you, I’ve decided to not complain,but to do something, anything about it… because this time will be different.
It will be difficult
But not impossible.
Because just like you, I thrive on doing the impossible.
My name is Fela Durotoye and I’m just like you