Nigerian beauty queen Esther Gabriel has urged voters to choose leaders who have a track record of being able to improve the nation’s fortunes as they head to the polls on Saturday.
The Nigerian representative at the 2021 Miss Globe World final claimed the nation had been neglected by previous presidents in a post uploaded on her Instagram page.
She also pushed for reform and quick action to choose leaders with vision and commitment.
“In the past, we have allowed tribalism, blind loyalty, selfishness religious extremism, and sentimentalism to take away our democratic rights and power. And in turn denied ourselves the right to freedom, safety, employment, and every opportunity we deserve to enjoy as citizens.
“We ruined our land and made it unlivable for ourselves and thereafter run away to places we feel are better and safer than ours.
“Nigeria as a country has all it takes to be great. Nigeria has everything it takes to give its citizens all that they need to live. But sadly her citizens kept denying themselves that right and opportunity through their political actions and decisions.
“Now, here is another opportunity another chance to right our wrongs and make informed and unbiased decisions”.
Concerned about the tendency of few who may be interested to vote along tribal and religious lines, she issued a warning, saying, “This is the time as Nigerians to make the decision to either free ourselves from the shackles or continue to live in bondage.
“Remember hunger and insecurity does not care about tribe or religion. Vote wisely, Vote right”, she added.