Take Action to Get the Dividends of Democracy

For you like most Nigerians, there is nothing to benefit from a democratic Nigeria. Politics is perceived as untrustworthy and incapable of delivering the dividends of democracy. You are discontented, frustrated and do not have confidence in the democratic process in Nigeria.

You may have given up and feel that there is nothing that you can do. You cannot just throw your hands up in the air and give it up to the politicians to do as they please. Like Barak Obama said: “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

You can do something to make politics profit you and your community. Take action now to contribute to making democracy benefit you and other Nigerians. We draw from the words of Obama and urge that you can do the following:

Join us

Join and participate in grassroots and grasstop action to push individual and collective agendas towards making democracy and politics work for all Nigerians. Our membership is for Nigerians who want to make democracy benefit them by taking proactive and strategic actions that will ultimately make politics and politicians deliver democratic dividends.

Tell your own story

Be inspired to seek for change in the current deplorable narrative of our society by acquiring the ability to tell your own story of shared Nigerian values in order to encourage others to participate in the movement. This is not just about arm chair social media criticism but effectively and strategically raising and adding your voice to a collective of voices that is sufficiently motivated to push politics to benefit you.

Start a movement

Establish relationships to work together on behalf of common interests by starting a movement in your local communities – leverage on one on one meeting, village meetings, street meetings, association meetings to initiate and sustain working relationships, identify community leaders and activate group action towards these common interests. Volunteer time, skills, and effort to effectively advance the (your) movement’s goals.

What I’m asking for is hard. It’s easier to be cynical; to accept that change isn’t possible, and politics is hopeless, and to believe that our voices and actions don’t matter. But if we give up now, then we forsake a better future.

– Barak Obama