*Edo Decides 2016: POI's Perseverance - The People's Dividend.
A journey of a thousand miles, they say, begins with a single step. It is noteworthy to quickly point that my angle in this piece is to dwell on "step." The steps taken in an adventure determines the result and any attempt to teeter could be fatal. In the life of man, some choose to take bold steps, while some weak steps. The latter is perhaps because of uncertainty, fear of the strange and the unknown.
In every sphere of life, fear plays the devil and oftentimes leaves a catastrophic imprint that takes a lifetime to forget, either by commission or omission.
Therefore, surmounting the psychological barrier of fear is an inevitable responsibility that must be addressed.
Unfortunately, the small minds find it very difficult to address or square up with fear. These class of people even fear their shadows. To allay themselves of fear, they embark on a sinful journey. They become paranoid and agitated. They throw caution into the air and commit abominable blunders. As they sink in a quicksand, they try to drag other innocent ones along with them. This is the evil of fear!
As Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu plans to flags off his campaign, the lily-livered Comrade has not slept nor rest. He has been running from pillar to post devising ignoble plans to thwart the event because fear is at play.
In spite of the machinations of the twisted mind, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has remained steadfast, fearless and committed. His interest and burning desire to truly serve his people have over time never waned but rather energized and encouraged with the challenges. This is when fear is defeated!
To his teeming fans, well-wishers, and friends, the time has come to say no to oppression, repression, and intimidation; the time to say no to maladministration has come; the time to call it a day with mismanagement has come; the time to say good riddance to bad rubbish is now.
The time to talk about the future is now and with Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is SURE.
Therefore, be encouraged with his SIMPLE AGENDA. It is a GUIDE to Edo state of our dream.
Iredia Osakue JP, a Turin-based scholar, political analyst and public commentator on current affairs.