Umu nne m… some people keep asking me, “Why are you running for this position? You are in your thirties; this is a position for older people. You should be humble like your fellow youths. Maybe go get a regular job. You are vying for something that is reserved for older.”
I hear what they are saying, I really do. I know that this is how it has been in our society but it needs to change. I could ask similar questions of these older politicians and those older folks that are saying such things about me. I could ask them what jobs they have created for the youths?
Instead, to answer their questions and respond to them, I will use wisdom from Jesus Christ, my Savior.
You see, when His apostles were talking about who was the greatest among them, Jesus replied and said to them, “whoever desires to be great among you, let him be your servant.”
My dear people, Jesus did not tell them not to aspire to be great. He did not discourage them. I believe that what is lacking today in our society is that we have it backwards. In the eyes of God, it is the servant of the people who is great. Our older politicians have got it wrong.
So my dear people, I come to serve, not to be served. For it is in serving you that I know I will be great in the eyes of my God and eventually in your eyes too. I am very much aware of God‘s warning that He resists the proud and gives more grace to the humble. Therefore, I believe that only the Sauls of our day will be uncomfortable when humble David steps into the game.
My dear people, if you believe in real change, I humbly ask for your prayers, and your support and your vote on March 9. I believe that we as a society need to start getting it right.
– Philip Ejiogu