By Emeka Williams
With only about 8 months to the most crucial presidential election arguably in the history of Nigeria, political parties and their candidates are fine tuning strategies as modalities to carry the day.
Sequel, the electorate are being woed through diverse guises, the commonest being the internet.
Today the various social media handles are replete with advertorials and commentaries flooding from different political interests and allies of assorted candidates.
16 of them are the current gladiators from which Nigerians must expediently select the next president who will take the saddle from President Muhammadu Buhari and face the uphill task of managing a country in distress and dire need of leadership.
No doubt, leadership had eluded our nation and that dearth has been the bane of growth and development.
It is pertinent however to note the fact that there has been a loud cry and heated agitation for a youthful president who will mark a departure and a paradigm shift from the old order where elder Nigerians held sway as presidents, reasons leadership observers and indeed Nigerians believe Nigeria is backward.
In fact, the call for as youthful, vibrant, tech savvy and highly educated and experienced president had been on since the return of democracy in Nigeria.
The pros and cons about the array of candidates from sundry supporters not withstanding, one huge and fascinating reality stares us all in the face presently, and this is the fact that a 39 years old professor from the Engineering genre made it through the tough primary elections and emerged the Presidential candidate of Accord, one of the best political parties in Nigeria.
His name is Professor Christopher Irene Imumolen, Edo state born and vastly educated.
The credential of this promising global educationist, entrepreneur par excellence, philanthropist and humanitarian par excellence is not the big deal, but his beautiful and fascinating allure will eventually stem from the fact that he has made palpable impacts in the lives of Nigerians, especially the youths who are enjoying his widespread scholarship schemes which cut across virtually all the states of the federal republic including the FCT.
Imumolen is not one of those riding on any past political horse, or one of those powered by some overt and covert powerful godfather.
Rather, Imumolen is flying on the amazing public carpet made possible through good deeds dating back to a decade and half.
This is a long period since he has privately and charitably powered the education of thousands of people (mostly youths), never allowing them face academic or educational frustration that may be occasioned by socio economic impediments.
More, his various empowerment schemes which have made countless millionaires in Nigeria, coupled with his employment creation records are evidences and records of his Development strides as as successful management and administrative doyen who will certainly use political power to simply take the Nigerian nation to the map of prosperous nations.
It is also very interesting that he has since 2014 been involved in feeding the Internally Displaced Persons in the North of Nigeria and has facilitated the freedom of inmates from the Correctional Centres after which he offered them scholarships and business funds towards proper reintegration to the society after incarceration.
The record is endless, so when 2023 comes, it will be as case of flowers leaving fragrance in the hands that bestowed them.
No one can gainsay that as we approach the era of proper electioneering campaigns, concerted efforts will be made by every youth connected to the Prof. Imumolen Movement to preach his presidential bid to the nooks and crannies, and the social media will get saturated with the Imumolen anthem, and massive votes will follow, and victory will berthing the shore of Acccord to the delight of Nigerians.
Beautifully, this young Professor is patriotism oriented and masses driven, idiosyncrasies that connect with the current expectations of the Nigerian people who have fervently prayed for this type of opportunity to change the leadership trajectory.
It is also youth O clock, and the Nigerian youths, even the people will never allow monetary, tribal and religion inducements to becloud their consciousness
Prof. Imumolen’s greatest resource is his real life existence and relationship with the Nigerian people due to his antecedents; these are different from the superficial online popularity of his contemporaries.