Okechukwu Ofili: The Accidental Presidents?

Okechukwu Ofili: The Accidental Presidents? [The Trent Voices]

Okechukwu Ofili
Okechukwu Ofili (Photo Courtesy Okechukwu Ofili)

So this Friday, I stole got an advanced copy of Chude Jideonwo’s upcoming book titled Are We The Turning Point Generation? 

I started reading the book Sunday evening and have been highlighting and making comments all over the pages of the book … just like I am studying for JAMB.

However, I have not gone far enough to be able to give a proper and comprehensive review of the book … that will come later. But with the small part I have read, I have already learned some interesting new things that I did not know before … like the fact that 90% of the Youth Ministry’s budget goes to NYSC (what a waste!).

But the paragraph that really turned got my highlighter excited was this …

Nigeria is plagued by a despondent dearth of men with character who were born and shaped to lead a modern society. Nowhere is this more symbolized than in the fact that our last two presidents were accidental in several important ways: one ill and incapable of making tough and long-term decisions, surprised as he was with a presidency he never sought, and the other pushed in by a series of unfortunate events. Just imagine what could have happened if men with the long-term will, the vision and the drive to be president of the world’s most populous black nation had the opportunity to do so. 

Just imagine …

Okechukwu Ofili is an author, speaker, and blogger and a The Trent Elite Voice. Follow him on twitterFacebook or subscribe to his blog for more honest talk and as @ofilispeaks on instagram for more sketches! To bring Ofili to your school or organization as a speaker simply go here. His third book How Intelligence Kills was published in December 2013, order it at https://bit.ly/intelligencekills.

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