By Daniel Onimisi
Natasha you lose your race on Friday night?
We all know that the election was done and dusted on friday night.
That’s an awful thing to say right after the election,
right? How could I be so insensitive and mock your
pain? I’m not mocking. I’m totally serious.
You lost, that means you ran. You took a chance
and put yourself out there.
It took guts. Too many
people are happy to shout from the sidelines, to
criticize and critique and point fingers at what’s
By running, you took responsibility. You
stopped being a spectator and became an active part of solving a problem.
You lost, that means you and your friends and
family and supporters including me took time and energy and
money and applied it toward the democratic
You built a team of people who feel the way
you do and turned those feelings into action.
is the worst enemy of democracy, and you brought new blood into the game.
You lost, it means you stepped up to provide a
different option on the ballot.
there is no choice for people to make.
choice, voting means less and citizens often feel like
there’s no point in going to the polls.
you lost, that means you thought long and hard
about the values that you want to apply to making
our dear state (kogi state) better.
You formulated ideas and
found a way to articulate them to others. You
learned how to be persuasive and to respectfully
converse with those who disagreed with you.
Imagine just four days tour mama, and every were burst in kogi, No Rented Crowd just true love.
you lost, it means that you tried, and are now
accepting an outcome that you were not hoping for.
Abiding by the will of the majority and having a
peaceful transfer of power between opponents are
founding principles of our State.
That can only
happen when all participants abide by the rules.
you lost, you showed the kids in your life that it’s
OK to fail, that worth is not measured purely by the
numbers totaled at the end of the night, and that
losing gracefully is just as important as winning.
It’s the effort that counts.
you lost, you might have made mistakes, and
you’ll apply what you learned to do things better
the next time you run.
you lost, you’re in good company. President
Obama lost his first House run.
Lincoln lost five races
before being elected president. If they hadn’t tried
again, they wouldn’t have a successful legacy to
footnote with that stat.
So give it a few days before
swearing off any future campaigns, no matter how much your loss stings right now.
So, seriously -congratulations.
There is nothing in this life that can destroy you but yourself. Bad things
happen to everyone, but when they do,
you can’t just fall apart and die. You
have to fight back. If you don’t, you’re
the one who loses in the end. But if you
do keep going and fight back, you win.
You cant stop at this junction
we have to keep moving.
Plan ahead and set differents goals ma.
Thank you for being an important and an all-too-
regularly-unsung part of our political process. Your
race was better because you ran it. (And the next
one will be, too.)
Winning or losing of the election is less important than strengthening the State, so ma pls continue your good works.
God Bless Kogi State.
God Bless Natasha H. Akpoti
God Bless All The Ovidi Families.
God Bless Kogities.
God Bless Kogi Central.
By: Daniel Onimisi Ib