Our allegiance is to the Nation with all sense of patriotism.
The survival of the entity called Nigeria comes before every other interest, be it a party, ethnic, religious or cultural.
There is no loyalty in a vacuum neither is there to a none existing figure who may be seen to cause a change of life.
As time draws nearer, there is a need to shun violence, inter-party rifts, brothers calling for the head of another brother, sharp divisions along different lines etc.
All we know is that systems change and humans must adjust to fit in.
What we should have must be the “Cross River Project” as the state must remain despite the outcome.
It is normal to struggle for power but it must be done with ethics, decorum and respect for humanity.
No aspiration is worth the blood of another person as power is transient with the basic fact that nobody and nothing lasts forever.
People have the right to change platforms depending on their convictions and still reserve the right to return whenever they desire and feel appropriate.
Leadership comes from God and we do not have a choice but to follow whoever God decides to crown.
Let us not kill ourselves for what only God would decide in His own time.
We must be our brother’s keeper with or without politics.
Let love lead.
E-sign: Assoc. Prof. Mike Ushie. CROSIEC Chairman.