Ending Distraction (YMCMPP)

Here at the Young Money Cash Money People’s Party, it has come to our attention that one of the biggest problems bedeviling our nation is that of distraction.
Whenever the ruling class perceives that we the people are on the threshold of demanding progress and better living conditions, they look for something that will serve as a distraction to us.
They know it is not possible to bribe the whole country, and the elderly are too tired or uninformed to come out and demand for change, so they distract them with something “comfortable”.
As for we the energetic and passionate youth, they distract us with something equally passionate and energetic. During the military era, that distraction would have been gun-wielding soldiers, looking menacingly at you. Giving you second thoughts about going out to protest.
In this day of social media, generating a distraction that can hold us spellbound has gotten easier than ever in history. Despite the fact that we are the “two-second attention span” generation, they still find something to keep us looking away from the ugly reality that is Nigeria.
From two eggs palava, to Mercy Aigbe and the red dress, to even Wizkid and Tiwa Savage, with their big pot of red stew. We just can’t keep our attention on the polity, long enough to be interested in making a difference.
It is time for we the youth of Nigeria, the leaders of tomorrow which never seem to come, the ones who can make Speed Darlington and Bobrisky “celebrities”, to decide on our Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat who we want to lead us, then put aside our devices and come out to affect these change.
When I eventually do run for president, I promise to imprison those who have kept us so distracted, then keep them very distracted in their cells.

Wilson Joshua is a Video Editor, Content Creator and Creative Writer.
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